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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

red tape culture

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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Highest budget for education for country’s advancement: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said education sector continued to receive highest budgetary allocation as her government envisages an educated nation for country’s advancement in all fronts. “The government allocates highest budget to education sector and took steps for diversification of the education to build up country’s huge population as human resources,” she said as she released the annual results of HSC and equivalent exams at a function at her Gonobhaban residence. The premier added: “We want to create a generation which will take the country in every sector including education, culture, science and technology.” The ...

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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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Don’t isolate me from people: PM to SSF

red tape culture

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Special Security Force (SSF) personnel to remain alert so that she does not get isolated from the mass people for whom she does politics. “I work for people… if we get detached from the people for whom we do politics then our lives will become meaningless,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said this while addressing a function marking the 32th founding anniversary of SSF at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). She asked the SSF personnel to remain cautious that her contact with the general people is not hindered as they ...

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Hasina, Russian Dy PM open construction of 2nd reactor unit of Rooppur plant


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Russia’s deputy prime minister for defence and space industry Yury Ivanovich Borisov on Saturday jointly inaugurated the construction of the second reactor unit of Rooppur nuclear power plant. Both the leaders poured concrete at a programme in Ishwardi of Pabna on the occasion of the first concrete pouring of the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, reports news agency. The construction of the first reactor unit began on 30 November 2017. Currently, the construction works of the walls, reinforcement of the reactor building and the foundation slab of the auxiliary reactor ...

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‘Bangladesh favours resolving issues with neighbours through talks’


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh always favours resolving any issue with its neighbouring countries through talks. “We’re always in favour of holding dialogue to mitigate any problem. We’ve resolved many issues like land boundary disputes through this process,” she said when visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh met her at her official residence Ganobhaban. PM’s Additional Press Secretary M Nazrul Islam briefed reporters after the meeting, reported news agency. Indian Home Minister Rajnath put emphasis on a regional dialogue for eliminating terrorism and militancy from this region. “But, for non-cooperation by some of the ...

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No militant act undercover of Islam: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to remain alert so that militant acts cannot be carried out in the name of Islam as it promotes peace and the rights of people. ‘We’ve to take steps so that Islam always remains on top,’ she said while inaugurating the Hajj programme-2018 at Hajj Camp, reported news agency. After the inaugural programme, the Prime Minister exchanged greetings with the Hajj pilgrims. The hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims for performing hajj this year will begin on July 14. This year, a total of 1,27,198 pilgrims— 7,198 under government management ...

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Cabinet approves ‘National Agriculture Policy 2018’

National Agriculture

MNA National Desk: The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of ‘The National Agriculture Policy 2018’, aiming to ensure profitable agriculture and nutrition and food security in the country, reported news agency. The draft was approved at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet at the Bangladesh Secretariat, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in chair. “The new agriculture policy has been formulated by incorporating some new elements following the expiry of the Agriculture Policy 2013,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said in a briefing to reporters after the meeting. The new elements include research on agriculture development, technology transfer and agriculture ...

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2020 to be celebrated as ‘Mujib Year’: PM

Mujib Year

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday announced to celebrate the year of 2020 as the ‘Mujib Year’ across the country to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She made the announcement in her introductory speech at a joint meeting of Awami League Advisory Council and Central Working Committee at party’s Bangabandhu Avenue central office, reported news agency. It was the first such meeting of the party at the newly constructed central office at Bangabandhu Avenue after its inauguration on June 23. The PM said she has already directed the Cabinet ...

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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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Hasina’s jail release day today


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


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


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


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

boosting cooperation

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

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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Increase infrastructural facilities for scouting


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


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

bright future

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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