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BD on right track to attain SDGs: PM Sheikh Hasina

SDGs

MNA National Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh is now on right track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) due to her government’s time-befitting initiatives. “We achieved spectacular success in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and we’re already on right track to achieve the SDGs,” she said while replying questions in an interview session at the “Future Sustainability Summit” on Tuesday. The interview session titled ‘The Critical Role of Women in Delivering Climate Action’ of the Future Sustainability Summit was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim ...

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Keep faith in me: PM Sheikh Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people to help her face new challenges as she promised to move forward by drawing on past experiences with the her third consecutive government completing its first year. In a televised address to the nation to mark the occasion on Tuesday, the prime minister recalled the lifelong struggle and sacrifices of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to ensure the people’s welfare. Mentioning that the government always welcomes any peaceful democratic movement, Sheikh Hasina said it will not tolerate any destructive activity aimed at realizing illogical ...

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Govt will work to promote tennis: PM

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MNA Sports Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will undertake projects to develop tennis courts at school, college and university levels to popularise tennis alongside cricket and football. “We’re usually busy with cricket and football but tennis is also a good sport. We’ll provide assistance so that universities, colleges and schools can set up tennis courts to flourish this game as the young generation is showing interest,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while speaking to the players of the participating countries in Sheikh Russell International Club Cup Tennis Tournament-2019 and diplomats of the respective ...

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PM emphasises making railway staff better prepared

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for making the railway staff better prepared and alert to prevent train accidents, particularly during winter. “I don’t know exactly why I see rail accidents occurring with the advent of winter, not only in our country but also throughout the world. Those who work in the railways should be made more alert while loco masters need to be provided training as well,” she said. The Prime Minister expressed her deep shock at the casualties in Kasba train collusion while addressing the 34th meeting of the Board of Governors ...

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PM assures exporters all-out support to expand export basket

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MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured the country’s businesspeople of extending all-out cooperation to them in producing diversified products and exporting those to new markets across the world. “Our government is always active to produce new products and explore new markets across the world for expanding the export basket,” she said. “You’ll get all-out support from us in this connection. We can give you this assurance,” she added. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the Bangladesh Leather Footwear & Leather Goods International Sourcing Show (BLLISS) at BICC in the capital on Wednesday. LFMEAB together with the ...

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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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