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Want to see if any plot behind onion price surge: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government wants to see whether there is any conspiracy behind the sudden surge in onion price in the country. “Onion price is a problem right now…this is right that onion price has surged in different countries, but I don’t know why this price soared abnormally in our country. We want to see if anyone is involved in this conspiracy,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the 3rd national council of Awami Swechchhasebak League, an associate body of Awami League, at historic Suhrawardy Udyan. A total of ...

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No fund for public universities if provocative acts don’t stop: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will stop providing funds to public universities if the teachers do not stop provocative activities to take their students to a wrong path in the name of movement. “The government will stop all funding…why should the government provide funds, these are autonomous institutions. Now, you have to think, what you will do,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the 13th council of Jatiya Sramik League at Suhrawardy Udyan, reports UNB. No one will ever accept taking students to a wrong path through provocation and uttering ...

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Use insurance industry for humanitarian welfare: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the insurance companies to utilise their industry for humanitarian welfare and said Unified Messaging Platform (UMP) will be introduced to save the customers from insurance-related cheating. “I hope you (insurance companies) will use the insurance industry for humanitarian welfare and play a more effective role in keeping production and economy out of risk,” she said. The prime minister was addressing as the chief guest the inaugural ceremony of the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the afternoon, BSS reports. Sheikh Hasina described inadequacy of ...

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Masterminds of Aug 15, Nov 3 killings to be unveiled one day: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that someone in the future will surely find out the real conspirators behind the killings of August 15 and November 3 in 1975. “We may not be able to try these conspirators… we’ll try to do that… history cannot be erased… in the future someone will surely catch these conspirators (of the killings of August 15 and November 3) that [day] will come…this must be done,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing a discussion organised by Awami League at the city’s Krishibid Institution marking the Jail Killing ...

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Shakib should have informed ICC about match fixing offer: PM

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said skipper Shakib Al Hasan should have informed the International Cricket Council about the match fixing offer. “It’s clear that Shakib made mistakes and he realised that,” Hasina said at a media briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday. Shakib allegedly hid a match fixing offer as per the probe report of the anti-corruption and security unit of the ICC, the media reports. Bangladesh plans to travel India without Shakib for the three T20I and two Test matches, scheduled to start on Nov 3. The new development has confirmed Shakib’s non-availability for the tour. “There’s ...

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Working to enhance Bangladesh’s air connectivity: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is working to enhance Bangladesh’s air connectivity with the rest of the world. “We’ve procured 10 passenger carriers in the last 10 years which include four 787 Dreamliners, two 737 and four 777 from Boeing. We’re preparing to procure two more aircraft,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the closing ceremony of the three-day 6th International Flight Safety Seminar 2019 jointly organised by Bangladesh Air Force and Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon with the theme ‘Team Effort Can Ensure ...

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Stop plying unfit vehicles on roads: Prime Minister

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned to stop plying unfit vehicles and their unhealthily race on the roads to avert road accidents. “Plying of unfit vehicles and their unhealthy race on the roads must be stopped… stern actions will have to be taken if anybody unnecessarily increases the size or other things of the trucks and buses,” she said. “The mentality of earning some money by fixing the vehicles somehow will have to be discarded,” she added. The prime minister issued the directives while addressing a programme marking the National Road Safety Day-2019 at ...

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PM orders not to set up industries in Sonadia

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed all concerned not to establish any industry in Sonadia, saying that only ecotourism will be developed in the island of Cox’s Bazar. The prime minister issued the directive while witnessing a power point presentation on the master plan of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial City) at her office in the afternoon. After the event, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. He said Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) made the power point presentation on various aspects of the industrial city. The press secretary said the ...

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PM flies to London Friday on 17-day official visit

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for London on Friday on a 17-day official visit to the United Kingdom. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for London at 9:30am on Friday, reports UNB. The flight is scheduled to reach Heathrow International Airport in London at 3.55 pm (local time). “During the visit, the Prime Minister will attend a Conference of Bangladesh envoys who are in Europe, in London, the UK capital city, on July 20,” said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim. At ...

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Stay alert to check militancy, terrorism: PM to Ansar, VDP

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked all including the members of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP to stay alert to check militancy, terrorism and drugs in the country, BSS reports. “We’ll have to remain always careful to prevent militancy, terrorism and drugs in the country,” she told the 39th National Rally of Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Party (VDP) at its academy on Tuesday morning. The premier also directed Bangladesh Ansar and VDP personnel to work together with hard labour and honesty to keep up the country’s development spree. “As the biggest force of the country, you’ll have to ...

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Govt trying to ensure equal right for everyone: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: The Bangladesh government is working to ensure equal rights for every citizen regardless of religion, race and ethnicity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. She was speaking at a scholarship ceremony organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, which runs a project offering assistance to small ethnic groups living in flat lands. Five-hundred students whose higher education is supported by the project were awarded stipends during the ceremony on Thursday. “Everyone in this country will enjoy equal rights regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or caste. This is our goal and we will meet our goal,” said Hasina. ...

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PM receives ‘Int’l Achievement Award’ & ‘Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred with the prestigious ‘International Achievement Award’ and the ‘2018 Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’ for her humanitarian and responsible policy in hosting the Rohingyas. Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency, conferred her on the ‘International Achievement Award’, while the Global Hope Coalition, a network of three not-for-profit foundations based in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong, honoured with the ‘2018 Special Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership’. The prime minister received the awards at two separate functions in New York Thursday evening. She received the ‘International Achievement Award’ ...

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PM opens 7th March Bhaban at DU

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the 7th March Bhaban of Rokeya Hall of Dhaka University constructed in memory of the historic March 7 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She opened the building as the chief guest through a function at the auditorium of the bhaban at Rokeya Hall of the university this morning, reported news agency. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan were present at the function as the special guests, while DU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Aktaruzzaman was in the chair. DU Pro-VC (admin) ...

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48th Independence Day being observed

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MNA Feature Desk: The nation in festivity and with the spirit of the War of Liberation is celebrating today the 48th Independence and National Day of the country. On this day in 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared independence of Bangladesh following the crackdown by the Pakistani occupation forces on the unarmed innocent Bangalees on the black night of March 25. The nation soon launched the War of Liberation at the call of Bangabandhu and brought independence to the country on December 16, 1971. During the nine-month war, Pakistani forces killed three million innocent Bangalees, perpetrated ...

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Digital Security Act draft approved

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MNA National Desk: The cabinet has approved a draft of the Digital Security Act, which amends parts of the ICT Act, including the controversial section 57. Section 57 criminalised ‘publishing fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form’. The approval for the ‘Digital Security Act 2018’ draft was granted at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday. Section 57 deals with defamation, hurting religious sentiments, causing deterioration of law and order and instigating against any person or organisation through publishing or transmitting any material in websites or in electronic form. It stipulates maximum 14 years in ...

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PM pays rich tributes to Bangabandhu

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid rich tributes to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the great leader. The PM paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city in the morning. After laying the wreaths, the prime minister stood in solemn silence for sometime as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Bangabandhu, the architect of independence. Later, the leaders of Awami League’s associate bodies, including Jubo League, Chhatra League, ...

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Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day

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MNA Feature Desk: The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed today across the country with due respect. On January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu had returned to independent and sovereign Bangladesh after over nine and a half months of captivity in a Pakistani jail. The ruling Awami League, its associate and front organisations and various socio-political platforms have drawn up elaborate programmes to mark the Homecoming Day. The programmes include hoisting of the national and party flags atop AL offices at dawn and placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Bhaban ...

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Students to celebrate textbook festival

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MNA Education Desk: The National Textbook Festival is being celebrated at all primary and secondary level educational institutions on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2018. The premier opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will inaugurate the central programme of the ‘National Textbook Festival-2018’ at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital at 10:30am on January 1. Chairman of National Curriculum ...

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PM flies to NY to attend 72nd UNGA

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Saturday for New York to attend the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The prime minister will leave Dhaka for Abu Dhabi by a Bangladesh Biman flight at 2:00 pm. On Sunday morning, she will leave Abu Dhabi for New York by an Etihad flight, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. Bangladesh Ambassador to USA M Ziauddin and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Masud Bin Momen will receive the prime minister on her arrival in New York on Sunday afternoon. During her visit, the prime minister ...

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Awami League needs another term in power: PM

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MNA National Desk: Awami League president Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Awami League needs another term to implement mega projects to make Bangladesh a middle-income country. “We need another term to implement the mega projects we have taken,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said this in her introductory speech at an AL central working committee meeting at her official residence Ganobhaban. Bangladesh’s overall development will get a boost on completion of these projects as Bangladesh will become a hunger- and poverty-free middle-income country with that, she said. She also said her party thinks there will be continuation of development ...

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PM seeks Moroccan investment in economic zones

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MNA Business Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought Moroccan investment in Bangladesh’s economic zones for mutual benefits of the two countries. “We’re developing 100 economic zones across the country for further industrialization and generating employment … Morocco could make investment in these economic zones which will be beneficial for both countries,” she said. The premier made the request when newly appointed Moroccan Ambassador to Bangladesh Majid Halim paid a courtesy call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad office. “We can sit (together) and identify the areas of cooperation for mutual benefits of the two countries,” Sheikh Hasina said. ...

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PM left for Bhutan on three-day state visit

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Thimphu this morning on a three-day state visit to Bhutan. The prime minister will attend a three-day ‘International Conference on Autism and Nuero Developmental Disorders’, beginning tomorrow at the Royal Banquet Hall in the Bhutanese capital. A Druk Air VVIP flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Thimphu at 10:50am. The flight is scheduled to reach Paro International Airport in the Bhutanese capital at 11:35am (Local time). Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is expected receive her at the airport. Hasina will ...

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PM returns home from India after four-day visit

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this evening after a fruitful four-day visit to India on an invitation by her counterpart Narendra Modi. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carried the premier back home along with her entourage members landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 6:50m. During the visit, the prime minister held official talks with Modi and called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice-President Hamid Ansari. All India National Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Mukherjee called on her. At the fag-end ...

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PM’s Visit to India: New Doors of Opportunities

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Written By Mir Mosharref Hossain MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh is surrounded by India from three sides and obviously our relationship with our greatest neighbor is of much importance as our development and welfare is much dependent on that. Good relationship with the neighboring countries can drive the economic and social welfare of a country. Our honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her three terms as the head of the government has been successful in establishing a good relationship with the influential neighbor. In spite of our achievement in gaining economic and demographic benefit, there are still several issues to be ...

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BNP owned property through corruption: PM

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) made money and owned property through committing plundering and corruption, snatching food from the mouth of the poor and playing ducks and drakes with their fate, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said. Coming down heavily on Begum Khaleda Zia and her party colleagues for stepping onto the main platform at the Central Shaheed Minar to pay respect to language martyrs, destroyed the dignity of the Shaheed Dibosh, she added.  “So how they would respect our culture, language, tradition and the great victory of the Liberation War?” she questioned. She also added, “There is ...

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Death penalty for disrupting civil aviation

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved a draft law imposing death penalty and a fine of Tk 50 million for disrupting civil aviation. Cabinet has approved the ‘Civil Aviation Movement Act 2017’ at a cabinet meeting on Monday. The draft is also an updated form of the 1960’s ‘The Civil Aviation Ordinance’, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the meeting. The Cabinet Secretary said a provision has been kept for maximum five years of jail or maximum taka one crore as fine or both the punishments for violating the rules of the Air Navigation Order (ANO). ...

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Irregularities in rice distribution among ultra-poor

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MNA Editorial Desk: Though Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has frequently warned that, severe action will be taken if irregularities are found in distribution of low-cost rice among the ultra-poor, but within few days of the programme, there have been reports that chairmen and members of different union councils issued cards against well-off families. While many card-holders come up with the allegations that they haven’t get the amount of rice allocated by the government. Reports are also there that the rice allocated for the ultra-poor has been sold on the black market in many areas. Evan though PM warned that the ...

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