Tag Archives: PM Sheikh Hasina

Govt plans to introduce health insurance for all: PM


MNA National Desk: The government plans to introduce health insurance for the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday. As part of the plan, the government has already started health insurance activities on pilot basis for the poor communities in Tangail’s Madhupur, Ghatail and Kalihati upazilas, she said. “The incumbent Awami League government has a plan to introduce health insurance with a view to ensuring healthcare services for the people,” Sheikh Hasina said replying to a tabled question from Jatiya Party MP Md Rustum Ali Faraji (Pirojpur-3). She said the government formulated the Healthcare Financing Strategy 2012-2032 for ...

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Keep up pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: PM


MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the international community including Vietnam to keep up pressure on the Myanmar government to take back their forcibly displaced nationals from Bangladesh. “Myanmar must take back their nationals from Bangladesh and we want the global community to help their repatriation from here,” she said when visiting Special Envoy of the Vietnamese Prime Minister and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dzung paid a courtesy call on her at her official residence Ganabhaban here this morning. After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. The prime minister said ...

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PM opens Padma Bridge rail link work

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday opened the construction work on the rail link between Dhaka and Jashore under the ‘Padma Bridge Rail Link Construction Project.’ She also unveiled the plaque of Padma Bridge’s name, ‘Padma Multipurpose Bridge’. The first phase of the ‘Padma Bridge Rail Link Construction Project’ will establish rail link between Mawa and Bhanga via Janjira and Shibchar through the Padma Multipurpose Bridge. This will connect Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Faridpur, Gopalganj, Narail and Jashore. China Railway Group Limited, a Chinese government-nominated contractor, is implementing the project under China G2G system, reported news ...

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PM to visit Padma Bridge construction site Sunday

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit the Padma Bridge construction site on Sunday to see for herself the progress of the country’s largest infrastructure project and to inaugurate the construction work of its rail link. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inspect the construction sites of the much-awaited Padma Bridge at Mawa in Mushiganj, Janzira in Shariatpur and Shibchar in Madaripur on Sunday to see for herself the progress of the mega project,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) sources told news agency. During the visit the premier will open the construction work of the rail link between Dhaka and ...

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Stay alert against conspiracies: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the Awami League leaders and activists to remain alert against all conspiracies keeping in mind that the party is moving forward fighting various odds and obstacles. ‘The conspirators are still conspiring …their conspiracies are going on…we’ve to move forward keeping that in mind,’ she said. The Prime Minister said this when AL leaders accorded an instant reception to her at Ganobhaban for her successful completion of the US visit to attend the 73rd UNGA, brightening the country’s image, reported news agency. She returned home on Monday morning completing her weeklong ...

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PM leaves New York for home

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left New York for London en route home wrapping up her weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, reported news agency. A British Airways flight carrying the premier and her entourage members departed from John F. Kennedy International Airport here for London at 7:30 pm local time (BST 6.20 am on Sunday). Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen saw the premier off at the airport. The flight is ...

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Heads of states, int’l agencies expect Hasina’s election win: Foreign secretary

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 MNA National Desk: Different international agencies and heads of states have expressed hopes that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will win the upcoming national election and continue her legacy of development and democracy. They expressed their hopes during separate meetings with the prime minister at the bilateral meeting room of the UN headquarters on Wednesday, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters after the meetings, reported news agency. They hoped that, by coming to power again, Hasina’s government will continue the progress of economic growth and development, Shahidul said. He said from the discussions it became clear that the global reading ...

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Govt wants free, fair, participatory polls: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government wants the next general elections be held in a free and fair manner and all political parties to join it. The prime minister made the remarks when UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt called on her in the bilateral meeting room at the UN headquarters on Monday morning, reports news agency. After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters. Jeremy Hunt said the UK is looking forward to free, fair and participatory elections in Bangladesh. In response, the premier said: ‘We also ...

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PM arrives in New York to attend UNGA


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A British Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage that left the Heathrow Airport at 11:05am (local time), landed at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey at 2:10pm on Sunday. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh permanent representative to the UN Masud Bin Momen received her at the airport. After the reception at the airport, a ceremonial motorcade escorted the Prime Minister to Hotel Grand Hyatt New York, where she will be staying during ...

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PM Hasina leaves for UN General Assembly


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has left for New York where she is expected to highlight her response to the Rohingya crisis, at the UN General Assembly. She is also expected to present Bangladesh’s proposals to end the Rohingya crisis, at the UN General Assembly or UNGA. A special Biman Bangladesh flight carrying Hasina left Dhaka at 10:23am on Friday for London en route to New York to join the 73rd Session of the UNGA. The prime minister is leading the 50-member Bangladesh delegation and a 200-member delegation of businessmen has also been accompanying her. Among the top ...

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Get clear idea before investing in share market: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the small investors not to get tempted by others while investing in the capital market but take their own decisions after knowing everything about a company, reported news agency. “You’ve to take steps after having a clear idea about everything, don’t take any decision after getting influenced by anyone,” said said. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a programme marking celebrations of the Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Dhaka on Wednesday. Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Financial Institutions ...

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PM advises generals for patriotic men in army leadership


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the Army Generals to select patriotic and eligible leadership who are imbued with the spirit of the Great Liberation War. She said, “The army leadership should be placed in the hands of those who are patriot and believe in the Liberation War.” “The leadership should be handed over to such eligible officers who are well educated, active, cautious, intelligent and above all have strong credence to strengthen democracy,” the Prime Minister added. The premier said this while inaugurating the ‘Army Headquarters Selection Board 2018’ at Dhaka Cantonment., reports UNB. She ...

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PM praises officials for realising ultimate goal of govt

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday appreciated the public servants for realising the ultimate goal of the government and working to take the country to the height it wants to see, reported news agency. “You have realised what we want, what the goals we want to achieve and the level we want to take the country. Being able to realise this and implement this is the main thing,” she said. The Prime Minister said this at a function in her office marking the signing of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of ministries and subordinate bodies 2018-19 fiscal ...

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PM hosts reception for women cricketers

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hosted a reception for the Bangladesh women cricketers who won the Twenty20 Asia Cup recently, reported news agecny. “Let’s not look back now that the journey has begun,” Hasina told the team at the reception organised at the Ganabhaban on Wednesday evening. “I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart for the fantastic pride that you have brought us,” she said. The prime minister handed the players, coaching staff and officials of the team Tk 20 million awards announced by Bangladesh Cricket Board. On June 10, Bangladesh beat six-time champions India ...

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President, PM congratulate Tigresses

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MNA Sports Desk: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday congratulated Bangladesh women cricket team for achieving a historical victory over India by three wickets in the Asia Cup T-20 cricket final at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Bangladesh defeat India by three wickets in the final of the T20 Asia Cup to clinch a memorable victory. Batting first, India scored 112 runs for 9 in 20 over and in reply, Bangladesh scored 113 runs for 7 in 20 overs, reported news agency. In a congratulating message, President Hamid greeted all the players, coach and officials of ...

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PM arrives in Canada to join G7 outreach

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on a four-day official visit to Canada to attend the Outreach Leaders Programme of the G7, the group of seven countries with advanced economies in the world. A flight of Air Canada, which left Toronto Pearson International Airport at 12:00pm (local time), arrived at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport at 2:00pm on Friday (local time), reports news agency. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited 12 world leaders, including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, to take part in a special outreach session of the G7 Summit. The G7 consists of Canada, ...

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PM leaves for Australia today

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will start a three-day official visit to Australia today (Thursday) at the invitation of her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. During her stay in Australia from April 27 to 29, she will receive the Global Women’s Leadership Award at the 2018 Global Summit of Women and hold a bilateral meeting with him. A Thai Airways flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Sydney, Australia at 1:35pm. The flight is scheduled to reach Sydney International Airport at 7:20am on Friday (local time) after making a ...

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PM pays tributes to ex-mayor Jhantu


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid tributes to former parliament member and valiant freedom fighter Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu. The prime minister paid the homage by placing wreaths on his coffin, also the immediate past mayor of Rangpur City Corporation, at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. After laying the wreaths, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memory of Jhantu. Flanked by senior party leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League president, placed another wreath on his coffin on behalf of the party. Earlier, a namaz-e-janaza ...

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PM’s new book at book fair

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MNA Culture Desk: A new book containing 100 speeches of Prime Sheikh Hasina is now available at the Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2018 in the city. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina dedicated the book ‘Nirbachito 100 Bhashon (2014-2017)’ to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib. Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim Helal is the chief editor of the 552-page book. The Prime Minister delivered the speeches on different occasions from 2014 to 2017. The book has been published by Genius Publication. Its price is Taka 750. With 25 per cent discount, the book is now on ...

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Hasina calls Khaleda mad in parliament


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday blasted apparently her arch-rival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for her remarks over the Padma Bridge. “It’s true that a bridge is made attaching different parts. But what she meant by patchwork is not understandable to me… I’ll say it’s better not to concentrate much on the remarks of such a mad person. Any person with a sound brain can’t utter such words,” the prime minister told parliament. Sheikh Hasina was answering a supplementary question from Awami League MP Fazilatunnasa Bappy. Last week at an event of the student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra ...

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Build yourself as pro-people force: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the police to build themselves as members of a propeople force. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the Police Week-2018 at Dhaka Metropolitan Police Lines at Rajarbagh. The Police Week-2018 has begun with the motto ‘Remedy of Militancy and Drugs: Commitment of Bangladesh Police’. Hasina reviewed a spectacular parade of different contingents of Bangladesh Police arranged on the occasion. The Prime Minister handed over awards in four categories to 182 policemen for their outstanding performance in 2017. Of the police personnel, 30 received Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) while 71 ...

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Non-MPO teachers call off hunger strike


MNA National Desk: The teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions, who went on hunger strike for enlistment under the government’s MPO facilities, called off their strike on Friday following assurance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister’s personal secretary Sajjadul Hasan and education secretary Sohrab Hossain went to the Jatiya Press Club along with Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzamman Mia around 4:15pm and informed them the PM’s assurance, reported news agency. Earlier on Tuesday, the demonstrators ignored Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid’s assurance, and vowed to continue their strike until an assurance is made to meet their demand ...

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Khaleda sends legal notice to PM

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MNA National Desk: Khaleda Zia has sent a legal notice to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, asking her to apologise for making ‘baseless and defamatory’ remarks about her assets abroad. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s counsel and BNP joint secretary general Barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon sent the notice by post on Tuesday. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir disclosed this at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office. In the notice, Khaleda demanded that the Prime Minister apologise unconditionally and publish it in the media by 30 days. Otherwise, Khaleda will take legal steps to sue the Prime Minister for ...

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President and PM paid tributes to war martyrs

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MNA National Desk: President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday morning paid tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the National Memorial here marking the 47th Victory Day. After placing the wreaths, the premier stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of the Great War of Liberation of 1971. A smartly turned out contingent drawn from three services presented a state salute on the occasion when bugles played the last post. Cabinet members, PM’s advisers, parliament members, chiefs of ...

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PM to open envoys conference


MNA National Desk: A consultation meeting with the participation of all Bangladesh envoys currently posted in 58 countries around the world titled ‘Diplomacy for Peace and People’ will begin here on Sunday. This conference, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is being hosted for the first time since the independence of Bangladesh. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the three-day envoys’ conference and is expected to give necessary directives to Bangladesh diplomats. High commissioners, ambassadors and Permanent Representatives of Bangladesh will attend. The conference will have exclusive sessions on foreign policy issues in the changing global context. It will ...

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Sheikh Hasina 30th most powerful woman


MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has moved up to 30th position on the list of 100 most powerful women on earth this year. She was 36th most powerful woman in the last year’s list, prepared by Forbes magazine, reports news agency. Sheikh Hasina has been dubbed the “Lady of Dhaka” in her profile published with the list on Wednesday. Forbes said Hasina has promised aid to the Rohingya people in stark contrast to Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and allocated 2,000 acres of land to provide them shelter. Citing Bangladesh’s own state sanctioned genocide during 1971’s liberation ...

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UN chief Guterres talks to PM over phone


MNA Exclusive Desk: PM Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to the international community, especially the United Nations, for exerting more pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas from Bangladesh. She reiterated Bangladesh’s demand during a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday night, the Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters. He said Guterres made the phone call to Hasina at around 9:30 pm and the conversation lasted for about 20 minutes on the Rohingya crisis. The press secretary said the UN secretary general expressed ‘grave concern’ over the exodus of hundreds of thousands of ...

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