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Hasina’s jail release day today

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MNA Feature Desk: The 10th anniversary of release of Awami League president and prime minister Sheikh Hasina from prison will be observed today. On this day in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad building after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months. The Awami League president was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed caretaker government, which assumed power in the political changeover of 1/11 in 2007. Marking the day, Dhaka city south unit of Awami League will arrange a ...

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PM inaugurates second Dharla Bridge

Dharla Bridge

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday opened the second Dharla Bridge in Kurigram district on Sunday, reported news agency. She inaugurated the bridge, named ‘Sheikh Hasina Dharla Bridge’, through a video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban. The 950-meter long bridge over the Dharla River has connected Fulbari upazila of Kurigram and Lalmonirhat Sadar upazila. The 9.8-metre wide bridge has 19 spans and 2.919 km of approach roads. The main bridge cost Tk 131.58 crore, while the approach roads Tk 13.09, the 3.5-km river training works Tk 43.50 crore and land acquisition Tk 2.33 crore. The total ...

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PM briefs press at Ganobhaban

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is addressing a press conference at 4:00pm today (Wednesday) to brief journalists about the outcomes of her just-concluded visit to Kolkata, India. The press conference has been started at her official residence Ganobhaban. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina went to the West Bengal, India on May 25 on a two-day official visit. During the visit, Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated ‘Bangladesh Bhaban’ at Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan. They also had a meeting with Modi at Bangladesh Bhaban. Sheikh Hasina also attended Visva Bharati Convocation Ceremony as the Guest of ...

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PM receives DLitt degree

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MNA Education Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday received ‘Doctor of Literature (DLitt)’ degree from Kazi Nazrul University in West Bengal’s Asansol, reported news agency. The university authorities conferred the honorary DLitt degree upon her at a special convocation programme. Sheikh Hasina was honoured with the degree in recognition of her outstanding contributions towards building exploitation- and disparity-free society which is the ideal of poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. Vice Chancellor of the Kazi Nazrul University Dr Sadhan Chakrabarti delivered the welcome speech. West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee was present at the convocation ceremony. Sheikh Hasina arrived hereon Fridayon ...

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National Film Award-2016 on July 8

National Film

MNA Entertainment Desk: The National Film Awards-2016 will be distributed through a gala function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on July 8. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to hand over the awards, the highest recognition for contribution to the film industry, reports news agency. On April 5, the Information Ministry announced the names of the National Film Award recipients for the year 2016 in 26 categories for outstanding contributions to the industry. Farida Akhter, better known by her screen name Babita, and Akbar Hossain Pathan, also better known by his screen name Faruq, have jointly been ...

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PM inaugurates Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva-Bharati University

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MNA National Desk: Terming Bangladesh-India ties beyond strategic, PM Sheikh Hasina on Friday hoped that the two countries will be able to solve their any problem maintaining their bonds, reported news agency. ‘I hope, we’ll able to solve any problem through maintaining our friendly relations,’ she said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan. Sheikh Hasina further said, ‘We, the two neigbouring countries, want to move together always. If there’s a neighbouring country, there may be some problems with it. We’ve solved the problems one by one. I don’t want to break the excellent ...

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Nuremberg trial system for war criminals: PM

Nuremberg trial

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday laid emphasis on introducing Nuremberg trial system in the country where there will be no need for any witness against war criminals. “There’s no need for any witness for the trial of war criminals as documents are there. Justices in Nuremberg do not take any witness, and that trial is still there as the trial for war crimes in the World War II is going on. We can take that type of step in our country, too,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said this when the party leaders greeted her on the ...

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Maintain peace in hill districts: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday laid emphasis on maintaining a peaceful atmosphere in the hill tracts of the country. “Make it sure peace prevails there [in hills]… we do want that. All must maintain a congenial atmosphere. This is not important who is Pahari (indigenous) and who is Bangalee,” she said. The PM said this while speaking with a cross-section of people of Bandarban district through a videoconference after unveiling the results of SSC and equivalent exams at her official residence Ganabhaban, reported news agency. The premier said all have to be treated as human being. ...

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PM gets global women’s leadership award

Leadership Award

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will receive the prestigious Global Women’s Leadership Award in Sydney during her next week visit to Australia. Hasina will visit Australia from April 26 to 28 at the invitation of her counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said at a media briefing on Tuesday. US-based Global Summit of Women will give the award for Hasina’s leadership in women’s education and entrepreneurship in Bangladesh, reported news agewny. During her visit, Hasina will have a bilateral meeting with her Australian counterpart on April 28 when both sides will mainly focus on education, sports, ...

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Hasina on list of top 100 influential persons

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named among the top 100 influential persons of the world along with the US President, Britsh Prine Harry, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The influential US magazine ‘Time’ on Thursday published the names of top 100 influential persons across the world. Among others, the names of Prince of Wales Prince Harry and her girl friend Meghan Markle (actor and humanitarian), Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London), Kim Jong Un (Supreme leader of North Korea), Virat Kohli (Indian cricketer), Mauricio Macri (President of Argentina), Emmanuel Macron (President ...

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Increase infrastructural facilities for scouting

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the ministries and divisions concerned to increase infrastructural facilities for the expansion, development and strengthening the monitoring of scouting in every district.  ‘You must get yourselves ready as eligible citizens and work imbued with patriotism,’ she asked scouts while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 5-day long 6th National Community Development Camp (COMDECA) of Bangladesh Scouts at Haimchar, Chandpur. She asked the rovers and scouts to further strengthen their service-oriented activities as well as reach the fruits of scouting at all levels through expanding scouting in educational institutions and community-based ...

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PM asks to work sincerely to implement ADP

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MNA National Desk: Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked officials of various departments at grassroots to work with utmost sincerity to implement the government’s Annual Development Programmes (ADP). ‘Our goal is the development of the country and…proper implementation of the ADP is very important to achieve the goal,’ she said while speaking at meeting with district level government officials at Thakurgaon Circuit House in Thakurgaon. The prime minister also asked them to play their role in building awareness against militancy, terrorism and drug involving cross section of people particularly guardians, teachers and religious leaders alongside creating sports opportunities for the children ...

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PM hopes for bright future of football

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MNA Sports Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed the hope for a bright future of the country’s football in the global sports arena. Male and female players being groomed up through Bangabandhu Gold Cup and Bangamata Fazilutunnesa Mujib Gold Cup primary school football tournaments would take forward the country’s football to a more successful position in the global arena in future, she hoped. The Prime Minister was distributing awards among the winners of Bangabandhu Gold Cup Primary School Football Tournament-2017 and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib Gold Cup Primary School Football Tournament-2017 at Bangabandhu National Stadium here. Sheikh Hasina said ...

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Continue pressure on Myanmar: PM

China, Russia

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday reiterated her call to the international community to continue pressure on the Myanmar government to take back its nationals from Bangladesh. She made the call when Regional Director of WHO-SEARO Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. The Prime Minister informed the WHO Regional Director that Bangladesh has given shelter to Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds. Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh highly appreciated Bangladesh government’s move over the Rohingya issue. ‘The Bangladesh government is doing a great job,’ she ...

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People of Bangladesh can achieve anything

Independence Award

MNA National Desk: Attributing the achievement of Bangladesh’s graduation from the group of least developed countries (LDCs) to a developing one to the people of the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said they can achieve anything. ‘This achievement is the achievement of the people of Bangladesh. I think country’s people are the main source of all power. They can achieve anything,’ she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a reception accorded to her at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) for this historic achievement The function was arranged as part of a five-day government programme to celebrate the graduation. ...

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PM inaugurates BNA Bangabandhu Complex

BNA Bangabandhu Complex

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated BNA Bangabandhu Complex at Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) in Chittagong. It is the first international standard training academy of Bangladesh Navy with all modern facilities. The ship-like complex has been built on the bank of the Karnaphuli River with a 41-feet high bronze made bust of Bangabandhu in front, is a unique architecture from aesthetic point of view. To ensure international standard training, the complex has seamanship, antisubmarine, gunnery and communication model room, chart room, library, computer and language club, modern auditorium and seven different types of laboratories. Prime Minister ...

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PM returns today shortening Singapore visit

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home today shortening her official visit to Singapore to stand beside the families of the victims of tragic plane crash at Kathmandu on Monday. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed that the prime minister will return to Dhaka Tuesday afternoon by a regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Singapore. Sheikh Hasina, who arrived in Singapore on Sunday on a four-day official visit, was scheduled to return home on Wednesday. Meanwhile in a message to the nation, the prime minister said she will return home to stand beside the families of ...

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PM accorded warm reception in Singapore

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a warm reception as she reached Singapore on Sunday afternoon on a four-day official visit to Singapore at the invitation of her Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage landed at Changi Airport in Singapore at 2:30pm local time. Singapore Senior Minister of State of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources and the Ministry of Health Dr Amy Khor and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman received the premier at the airport. From the ...

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NEC approves Tk 1,48,381cr revised ADP

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MNA Business Desk: The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved a Taka 1,48,381 crore Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) for the current fiscal year (FY18) downsizing the original ADP by 3.23 percent. “The NEC today approved the Revised ADP making a cut of Taka 4,950.25 crore from the foreign sources portion,” said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing reporters after a NEC meeting. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting at the NEC conference room at city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. The Planning Minister said considering the organization’s own fund of Taka 9,213.39 crore, the overall RADP size now ...

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3 MoUs signed between Bangladesh, Vietnam

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh and Vietnam have signed three memoranda of understanding (MoUs) to promote bilateral cooperation in fisheries and livestock, industry and cultural exchange. The MoUs were signed after talks between the two sides, reported news agency. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh delegation at the talks while visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang his country side. The MoUs are on promoting cooperation in the field of fisheries and livestock on renewal of the MoU signed on November 02, 2012. Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda signed the MoU on behalf of Bangladesh side while Minister ...

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Zafar Iqbal’s attackers are fanatics: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday termed fanatics the attackers of Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and urged all to keep their children away from militancy, terrorism and drug abuse. She said her government is committed to ensuring that no terrorist or militant activity occurs in Bangladesh. “Those who commit such acts are fanatics,” she said at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka on Sunday, a day after popular science fiction writer Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal was attacked and injured by a man during a campus event in Sylhet. “They believe they can gain access to heaven through murder. ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina reaches Natore

Leadership Award

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Natore on Thursday morning to join the 6th Engineering Corps Reunion of Bangladesh Army at Engineer Centre and School of Military Engineering at Qadirabad Cantonment. An Air Force helicopter carrying the premier landed at the helipad of Qadirabad Cantonment here around 10:50 am. After attending the reunion, the prime minister will go to Rajshahi where she will open 21 development projects and lay foundation stones of 12 other schemes from Madrasa Moidan, reported news agency. Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, will address a public meeting to be organized by the ...

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PM hands over Ekushey Padak-2018

Ekushey Padak-2018

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday distributed coveted Ekushey Padak-2018 among 21 eminent citizens for contributions to their respective fields. Prime Minister handed over the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian awards in Bangladesh, to the awardees at a function organised by Cultural Affairs Ministry at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. AZM Takiullah (posthumous) and Prof Dr Mirza Mazharul Islam got the award for their role in the language movement while Sheikh Sadi Khan, Sujoy Sham, Indra Mohan Rajbanshi, Khurshid Alam and Motiul Haque Khan won for music. Minu Haque and Humayun Faridi (posthumous) got the Padak for dance ...

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PM assures of polls with or without BNP

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has restated that the national election will be held in time with or without the BNP as she attended a press briefing after returning from Rome at Dhaka on Monday. “We cannot do anything if the BNP doesn’t participate in the election. The election will be held in time,” Hasina said. The BNP had stayed away from the 2014 election demanding a neutral polls-time administration, which they still want. Now, the BNP has ruled out going to the election with Chairperson Khaleda Zia in prison. “Nobody can do anything, if they don’t participate,” ...

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PM reaches Abu Dhabi on way to home

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Abu Dhabi on Thursday morning from Rome concluding her four-day official visit to Italy and Vatican City. An Ethihad flight carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. Bangladesh Ambassador to UAE Mohammad Imran and senior officials received her at the airport. Earlier, Bangladesh Ambassador to Italy Abdus Sobhan Sikder saw the prime minister off at Fiumicino Airport in Rome last night. In Italy, the premier attended the annual governing council meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) at the ...

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PM offers prayer at Sylhet shrines

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered fateha at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (RA), Hazrat Shah Paran (RA) and Hazrat Gazi Borhan Uddin (RA) in Sylhet. The Prime Minister arrived here today to inaugurate different development projects as well as address a public rally. Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate 14 development projects and lay the foundation stones of 24 others. The PM will address a public rally on Sylhet Government Alia Madrasah ground in the afternoon. Like previous visits, Hasina first visited the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal, Hazrat Shah Paran and Hazrat Gazi Burhan Uddin after reaching ...

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PM Hasina to Visit Sylhet Tomorrow

Sylhet

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina will visit Sylhet on Tuesday. She is likely to start campaign for next national polls and elections to five city corporations during this visit. She will visit the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (R) and Hazrat Shahporan (R) around 11am. Prime Minister is set to inaugurate 38 development projects, including five of the Sylhet City Corporation, around 2:40pm. Of those, she will open 20 projects and lay foundation stones of the rest 18 projects, said Rahat Anwar, deputy commissioner of Sylhet. As chief guest, the Prime Minister will address a ...

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