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Don’t go beyond rules: PM to UGC

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to go beyond the rules in case of overseeing both public and private universities. “Don’t go beyond the rules. Follow them properly,” she said when an UGC delegation, led by its Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah, met her at her office on Thursday in the city. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Sheikh Hasina said the UGC will be empowered by enacting law. She directed the UGC to strengthen the capacity of the commission and monitor the colleges affiliated with the ...

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No act of injustice to be tolerated in educational institutions: PM Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government wants to maintain academic atmosphere in all the educational institutions of the country and will not tolerate any act of unjust and injustice. “Our message is very clear. We won’t tolerate any act of unjust and injustice, we never did that in past and won’t do either in the future. We’ll take action against whoever will commit any act of unjust and injustice. The academic atmosphere must be maintained in all the educational institutions,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the second national council of ...

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Indian Congress leaders meet PM

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MNA National Desk: Leaders of Indian National Congress on Sunday met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi were present, among others, at the meeting. During the meeting, they exchanged pleasantries and recalled their old memories. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting held at the PM’s place of residence, Taj Mahal Hotel. The Prime Minister recalled the contributions of the Indian government and its people to the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. Hasina invited Sonia Gandhi to visit Bangladesh and ...

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Red carpet rolled out as PM reaches New Delhi

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MNA Editorial Desk: A red carpet was rolled out as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in New Delhi on Thursday morning on a four-day official visit to attend the India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF). A VVIP flight (BG-2030) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed there at Air Force Station, Palam at 9:45am (local time). Indian Minister of State for Women and Child Development Debasree Chaudhuri along with Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Moazzem Ali and Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das received the Prime Minister at the ...

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Imran Khan phones Sheikh Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan made a phone call to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday afternoon. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said, Imran Khan made the phone call to Sheikh Hasina to exchange pleasantries and to inquire about recent treatment of her eye. Sheikh Hasina thanked Imran Khan for inquiring about the treatment of her eyes.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s 73rd birthday today

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MNA National Desk: The 73rd birthday of Prime Minister and Bangladesh Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will be celebrated across the country today (Saturday). Sheikh Hasina, the eldest of the five children of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj on September 28 in 1947. Like previous years, Awami League and its affiliated organisations will celebrate the day through various programmes on the life and achievements of Sheikh Hasina, who is driving the nation towards prosperity following the footsteps of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On the occasion, Milad ...

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Sheikh Hasina At UNGA: Global harmony, regional peace and human rights

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina will deliver her speech at the 74th Annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 27. This is going to be her 16th speech at UNGA, a record for any Bangladeshi premiere ever. She has transformed herself from a Bangladeshi leader to a global leader in the course of time. Her influence has gone beyond the 1.7 million Bangladeshi people. She has been vocal on different global issues and played a very significant role in soliciting and addressing global concerns. Bangladesh has received huge ...

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PM Hasina receives ‘Vaccine Hero’ award

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received the prestigious ‘Vaccine Hero’ award in recognition of Bangladesh’s outstanding success in vaccination to immunise children. Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisations (GAVI) conferred the award upon the Prime Minister at a ceremony at the Conference Room 1 of the UN Headquarters in New York on Monday (local time). GAVI Board chair Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala handed over the award to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Receiving the award, Hasina dedicated it to the people of Bangladesh and said, “This award is not mine, it’s the award of the people of Bangladesh.” She ...

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Nursing education to be upgraded to int’l standards: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the nursing education and training in Bangladesh will be upgraded to international standards as the country needs a large number of trained nurses. “Alongside foreign trainings (for nurses), we’re also taking measures so that its (training) standard in the country could be upgraded to international one,” she said. The government has already created a scope for oversees trainings for nurses, she added. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the 1st Graduation Ceremony of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialised Hospital and Nursing College at Kashimpur area in Gazipur district. ...

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PM returns home concluding her visit to UK

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from London on Thursday morning, wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here at around 10:45am. Earlier, the flight departed from Heathrow International Airport in London for Dhaka at 6:55pm (London time) on Wednesday. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem saw the premier off at the airport, reports BSS. Sheikh Hasina went to London on July 19. During her stay there, the prime minister ...

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PM to join envoys’ conference in London today

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend a conference of Bangladesh envoys in Europe, the first of its kind, in the British capital of London today. “The prime minister will join the conference at a hotel in the British capital this afternoon (London time),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. He said 15 Bangladesh ambassadors, high commissioners and permanent representatives posted in different countries of Europe will attend the conference. They are Abu Zafar (Austria), Mohammed Shahdat Hossain (Belgium), Muhammad Abdul Muhith (Denmark), Kazi Imtiaz Hossain (France), Imtiaz Ahmed (Germany) , Jashim Uddin (Greece), Abdus Sobhan Sikder (Italy), ...

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PM slams US Congressman’s proposal to annex Rakhine with Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday came down heavily on US Congressman and Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Subcommittee Brad Sherman for his proposal to incorporate Rakhine State of Myanmar into Bangladesh, terming it ‘fulsome and unjust’. “Uttering such words is very much fulsome and unjust,” she said while responding to a question at a press briefing at her official residence Ganobhaban about the outcomes of her recent China visit. The Prime Minister said Bangladesh is happy with its areas of 54,000 square miles or 147,000 square kilometres. “We fully reject the proposal to include other ...

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None can destroy Awami League: Sheikh Hasina

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said no one can destroy Bangladesh Awami League as it is a well-organised political party having numerous achievements during its 70-year history of struggle. “Awami League is one of the well-organised oldest political parties of this subcontinent. No one could tear the party to shreds through hundreds of attacks and won’t be able to do so in the future, Inshallah,” she said. The Prime Minister made the remarks while addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Awami League marking its 70th founding anniversary at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka, reports ...

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PM leaves Saudi Arabia for Finland

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Saudi Arabia for Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation visit, early Monday. A flight of Lufthansa Air carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage departed from King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah at 1.30am (local time). The flight is scheduled to land at Helsinki International Airport, Finland at 1pm (local time) after nearly a four-hour stopover (5:55am to 9:40am) in Frankfurt International Airport in Germany. During her stay in Finland, Sheikh Hasina will have a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on June 4. The Prime Minister will return ...

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Hasina seeks OIC support to launch Rohingya case at ICJ

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought support from the OIC member states to launch the Rohingya case at International Court of Justice with voluntary funding and technical help to ensure the legal rights of Rohingyas and address the question of accountability and justice. Mentioning that the Abu Dhabi Conference of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in March last created a pathway to move the International Court of Justice she said, “We thank the Gambia for steering the process this far. We make an appeal to the member states to support 6launching of the case with voluntary funding ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day & start of a blissful history

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MNA Editorial Desk: On May 17, 2019 we had observed the 38th homecoming day of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Though we as a nation do not realize the importance of this day totally and colour it with political angles but this day is very significant in the history of Bangladesh. With the grief of losing her whole family except her sister Sheikh Rehana, who was with her abroad during the barbaric and inhuman killing of all her family members, she returned to Bangladesh from deportation ignoring dictator’s bloody eyes on May 17, 1981. Her return changed the political scenario of ...

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Nation celebrates 49th Independence Day

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MNA Feature Desk: The nation celebrated the 49th Independence and National Day today, refreshing the resolution to uphold the spirit of the War of Liberation and build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The day’s programmes began by heralding a 31-gun salute early in the morning as a mark of profound respect to the heroic struggle of this nation, which suffered a protracted subjugation under foreign rules from time to time till achieving their coveted Independence in 1971. The nation paid the glowing tributes to the Liberation War martyrs and veterans at the ...

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Govt aims to reach benefits of independence to villagers: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the prime aim of her government is to reach the benefits of independence to each house in villages. “Everyone will get a prosperous life… no one will be left hungry and homeless, and no one will suffer without treatment… everybody’s life will be meaningful, beautiful and developed one. ‘This is our aim …we’re running the state to this end,” she said. The Prime Minister was distributing the “Swadhinata Padak-2019” (Independence Award-2019) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The Prime Minister said her government’s efforts will be to reach the fruits of ...

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PM Hasina urges affluent people to serve distressed humanity

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the affluent people of the country to come forward for the welfare of the distressed people following the example set by Ranada Prasad Shaha through his philanthropic activities. “He (Ranada Prasad) had founded massive service providing institutions in such a remote village. What he did was to serve people. So, I think there are many wealthy persons in our country who can follow the example the Kumidi Welfare Trust (founded by him) set for the promotion of women education and services of the distressed people.” The Prime Minister said this ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Wednesday morning, wrapping up her weeklong visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:28am. The flight departed Abu Dhabi International Airport for Dhaka at early hours (12:45am, local time) on Wednesday where Mohammad Imran, Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE, saw her off. On February 14, the Prime Minister left Dhaka for Germany on her first overseas tour in her third consecutive term in office to attend a ...

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UAE to consider manpower export, investment demands of BD: Crown Prince

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MNA Business Desk: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Nahyan on Monday assured Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that his country will give due consideration to Bangladesh’s demands, including manpower export and increasing investment. He made the assurance during a meeting with the Prime Minister at his Royal Palace. After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque briefed reporters where PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim was present. He said there will be a foreign office consultation on Tuesday between the two countries. “This is very much unusual as normally a foreign office ...

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PM arrives in Germany to join Munich Security Conference

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Munich of Germany on Thursday to attend the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2019 billed for February 15-17. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at the Munich International Airport around 1:10pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Imtiaz Ahmed received the Prime Minister at the airport. On Thursday morning, Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on her weeklong visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). On her way back from Germany, she will visit the UAE to attend the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) ...

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PM inaugurates six power plants

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated six power plants which have added some 1,062 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid. Besides, she opened nine grid sub-stations, power supply to Sandwip upazila in Chattogram district through submarine cable, and cent per cent electrification of 12 upazilas. The Prime Minister inaugurated these projects through a videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban in the city on Wednesday. The six power plants are- Sirajganj 282 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant, Bhola 225 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Chandpur 200 MW Power Plant, Ashuganj 150 MW Power Plant, Rupsha 105 MW ...

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Nine projects worth Tk164.33 billion approved by ECNEC

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MNA National Desk: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved nine projects involving an estimated cost of Tk 164.33 billion. Among the nine projects, it approved a Tk 86.90 billion project to bring some 10 million people under the electricity coverage across the country. The approval came from the 2nd ECNEC meeting of the current government, held at the NEC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said a total of nine projects involving Tk 164.33 billion ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina addresses nation

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday evening had addressed the nation. Following is the text of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s today’s address to the nation: Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Dear Countrymen, Assalamualaikum Greetings to you all. The 11th Jatiya Sangsad elections were held on December 30 in 2018. I am extending my heartfelt thanks to you for electing the Bangladesh Awami League-led Grand Alliance in a huge margin in the election. Simultaneously, I express deepest gratitude to Almighty Allah. I am grateful to those who made us victorious by casting their votes in favor of ‘Boat’. I am also ...

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BD a role model of disaster management now: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for collaboration and cooperation among neighbouring countries to minimise damages caused by natural disasters. “Collaboration and cooperation among nations, especially the neighbours, is very crucial in facing damages caused by natural disasters of greater magnitude,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 4th session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific here. She inaugurated the three-day international conference at hotel InterContinental Dhaka in the city. “We may not be able to prevent natural ...

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Sheikh Hasina among 100 top Global Thinkers of the decade

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named among the 100 leading Global Thinkers of the decade from 2009, a list made by Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine. She is on the list in the defense and security category. “Sheikh Hasina has responded to the greatest security challenge facing Bangladesh with a generosity that she has not always shown her opponents at home,” the magazine said about her. “Rather than turn away the approximate 700,000 Rohingya who fled persecution in Myanmar, Hasina welcomed them and allowed them to remain in her country,” it added. Though the date of the ...

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