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Much Awaited Dialogue begins at Ganobhaban


MNA Editorial Desk: The much-talked-about dialogue between the ruling alliance leaders, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and the newly-formed Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, has begun at the Ganobhabanin Dhaka on Thursday evening. In her introductory speech Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to get united to build the country. Development of the country is now visualized after nine years’ rule of Awami League, she said. The talks began around 7pm. Through the talks with the Oikyafront, the Prime Minister opened her door of discussions over the 11th parliamentary polls before the announcement of its schedule as ...

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Armed Forces to be made well-equipped: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the armed forces will be equipped with modern technologies to have all sorts of preparation to protect the independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh in case of any attack. ‘We don’t want to engage in war with anyone…but if there’s any attack, we’ll have all sorts of preparation to keep Bangladesh free from enemies, protect our independence and sovereignty. Our goal is to equip our defence forces with modern technologies accordingly,’ she said. The Prime Minister said this after inaugurating ‘Bangabandhu Complex’ of Bangladesh Air Force Academy, reported news agency. She ...

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PM opens world’s largest burn institute

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the world’s largest burn and plastic surgery institute in the capital on Wednesday morning. The Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute was inaugurated around 11:30am in Chankharpul area. The institute will provide best treatment facilities to patients with burn injuries, said chief coordinator of the institute Dr Samanta Lal Sen. Sen also said the institute with 500 beds, 50 intensive care unit and 12 operation theatres would be a centre of excellence for treatment, research and studies. The Construction work of the main building began on April 27, 2016 ...

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PM lands in Riyadh for four-day visit


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in Riyadh on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage departed from Hazrat Shajalal International Airport at 3:45pm and reached King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh at 6:51 pm. Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar and Ambassador of Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia Golam Moshi received the prime minister at the airport. During her visit, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia will sign two documents on defence and ...

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Cabinet approves new Broadcast policy


MNA National Desk: The cabinet on Monday approved a new draft of broadcast law to oversee radio, television and online news outlets and ensure they follow regulations, reported news agency. The draft of the ‘Broadcast Act 2018’ was approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Secretariat. The proposed law would form a seven-member Broadcast Commission that would be appointed through recommendations from a search committee. The commission will give broadcast licences and will be the sole authority on the registration of online media outlets.

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Spanish version of Bangabandhu’s autobiography

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday unveiled the Spanish version of the autobiography of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – ‘The Unfinished Memoirs’. She unveiled the cover of the book, published by Spanish Embassy in Dhaka, at a function at her official residence Ganobhaban, reported news agency. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the Spanish Embassy in Dhaka for publishing the book in Spanish language. She also thanked those who translated and edited the book. The book was first published on June 18, 2012 in its original Bangla version ‘Oshomapto Atmojiboni’ as ...

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No people to live sans food, home: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said that the utmost goal of her government was to build a country where no people will live without home, die without food and treatment and every person would have the opportunity to have a decent life. “We will celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation in 2020 and golden jubilee of our independence in 2021 when Bangladesh will be a country free from hunger and poverty. In 2041 Bangladesh will be a developed nation in South Asia and we are implementing our all plans with this goal,” ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s birthday today


MNA National Desk: The 72nd birthday of Prime Minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina will be observed today. She is the eldest of the five children of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa. Sheikh Hasina was born at Tungipara in Gopalganj on this day in 1947.Ruling AL and its associate bodies, and like-minded organisations will arrange elaborate programmes, including milad, doa-mahfil, special prayers and discussion, on the occasion. As part of the central programme of AL, a milad and doa-mahfil will be arranged at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque after Zohr prayers today. Sheikh ...

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Sheikh Hasina

MNA Editorial Desk: Today is the 72nd birthday of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. She was born on September 28, 1947. Eldest daughter of the greatest Bengali of all times, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina is three-time Prime Minister of Bangladesh today. Due to her tireless and relentless efforts, Bangladesh is at the door of becoming a middle income country after overcoming so many obstacles. With grief of losing her family from inhuman and barbaric killings, she returned to Bangladesh from deportation ignoring dictator’s bloody-eyes on May 17, 1981. Beside adverse political, social and economic ...

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Cost cuts may hinder UN peacekeeping mission: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned that cost cuts might seriously hinder the UN peacekeeping mission that is playing an important role in saving the lives of people in many turbulent areas around the world. “Reducing costs and personnel can have a serious impact on the ground,” she told a high-level event for action for peacekeeping, organsied by UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Rather, she said, investment in UN peacekeeping is worth every life it saves. “The concerns of those on the frontline must be heard. Troops and police-contributing ...

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Resolve Rohingya crisis from its root: PM

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday placed three recommendations, including abolishing discriminatory laws, policies and practices by Myanmar against Rohingyas, to solve the protracted Rohingya crisis from its root. Sheikh Hasina placed there commendations at the ‘High-level Event on the Global Compact on Refugees: A Model for Greater Solidarity and Cooperation’ held at the UN headquarters here with UN Secretary General António Guterres in the chair. Her second recommendation is Myanmar must create conducive environment by building trust and guaranteeing protection, rights and pathway to citizenship for all Rohingyas. If needed, create a ‘safe zone’ inside Myanmar ...

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Hasina’s popularity marks significant rise: IRI survey

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MNA National Desk: The popularity of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has marked a significant rise as around 66 per cent countrymen have lent out their support for the Bangladesh premier, alongside the Awami League-led government still rides on a good public support at 64 per cent, said a survey of IRI. The Washington-based International Republican Institute (IRI) conducted the survey between April 10 and May 21, 2018, reported news agency. IRI collected data using a multi-stage stratified probability sample through in-person, in-home interviews. The sample was stratified by division, by district, and by urban and rural locations. Majority people of ...

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Everyone will enjoy equal rights: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has exchanged greetings with the members of the Hindu community on the occasion of Janmashtami at Ganabhaban. Sheikh Hasina has said that all citizens of the country, irrespective of their religions, will enjoy their equal rights. “You, the people of the Hindu community, will live here with your own rights. This soil also belongs to you… All citizens of Bangladesh have their own equal rights,” she said on Tuesday, reported news agency. “In every sphere of life – socioeconomic, education, healthcare and religious rituals – all have equal rights,” she said. Religious Affairs ...

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Killers of Ramiz Uddin College students will be punished: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday promised to bring to justice those responsible for the accident that took the lives of two students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School and College, reported news agency. “This is completely unforgivable because the driver was driving the bus defying all the (traffic) rules, resulting in the loss of two lives…many students were also injured,” she said. The prime minister said this while speaking at a programme at Armed Forces Medical College ground after laying the foundation stone of an underpass at a road adjacent to Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment School ...

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Govt working to strengthen democracy: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government is working relentlessly for further strengthening democracy and speeding up development in the country as Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland QC paid a courtesy call on her. “We’re working tirelessly for further consolidating democracy and accelerating development in the country,” Premier’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka. In this connection, the Commonwealth Secretary General said her organisation is ready to extend cooperation with Bangladesh in upholding its democratic process. Sheikh Hasina said over 6,000 ...

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PM Hasina urges all not to pay heed to rumours


MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country not to pay heed to rumours and get confused by false propaganda, reported news agency. “A vested quarter is trying to create instability in the country through false propaganda. Please don’t pay heed to any rumour and don’t get confused by any false propaganda,” she said. The prime minister said this while inaugurating optical fiber connectivity in 300 unions of ten districts under ‘National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Development (Info-Sarker Third Phase) through a video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban. “Whatever you see ...

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Forgo ‘red tape culture’, PM to public servants

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the public servants to do the work for the people’s benifit, abstaining the ‘red tape culture’. “There’ll be complexities in every work…once there was a red tape culture; now we’re using white tape (in public office files), but it doesn’t imply that the work will be getting quicker for using the white tape as the red tape (culture) still exists,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating National Public Service Day 2018 and distributing Public Administration Award 2018 at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka, reported news agency. She ...

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Use jute bags, reject plastic: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday laid emphasis on increasing the use of jute-made products giving up plastic-made ones, reported news agency. “Plastic has become a huge problem for the world; plastics cause pollution. Sometimes we saw it blocks the drainage system and also canals. Wherever there is plastic, you’ll find problem there,” she said. The Prime Minister was speaking at the function of World Environment Day, Tree Fair and Campaign for Tree Plantation at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). She said when Awami League came to power in 1996, it took steps to ban the use ...

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Army chief adorned with General rank badge

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MNA National Desk: Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff Aziz Ahmed was adorned with the rank badge of General in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat adorned the new army chief with the rank badge of General. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said that after the function, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the new army chief by presenting a bouquet, reported news agency. Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Advisor HT Imam, Security Affairs Advisor Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed ...

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PM inaugurates second 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


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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National Film Award-2016 on July 8

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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


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


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


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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