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PM urges people to avoid mass gathering


MNA National Desk: In the wake of detection of the first coronavirus cases in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the people of the country not to panic and avoid any mass gathering. Sheikh Hasina made the call while talking about coronavirus at the weekly Cabinet meeting held at her office with the PM in the chair, reports UNB. “The Prime Minister requested you (people) not to get panicked…Since it’s a contagious virus, her directive is to avoid any huge mass gathering as much as possible,” said Health Services Division Secretary Md Ashadul Islam at a press briefing ...

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Investors welcome PM’s directives on securities market


MNA Business Desk: Some market supportive measures helped Dhaka stocks end the sharp losing streak in the week ended on Thursday. Out of five trading sessions, the DSE broad index witnessed sharp fall in first three sessions hitting 56-month low. The last two sessions closed positively following a meeting called by the ministry of finance (MoF) to discuss the market supportive proposals. On Thursday, the DSE broad index closed the session with a sharp rise of 2.0 per cent or 81.62 points. On the day, Prime Minister gave six-point instructions for revitalizing the country’s stock market, including ensuring easy credit ...

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BD on right track to attain SDGs: PM Sheikh Hasina


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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PM Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on Sunday afternoon for Abu Dhabi on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week”, “Zayed Sustainable Awards Ceremony” and other programmes. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka for Abu Dhabi at 5:10 pm. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury Liton, State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism ...

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PM directs to stop buying demo train


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to stop purchasing anymore diesel electric multiple unit (Demo) train. The premier gave the direction at Ecnec meeting held at the NEC Conference Room on Tuesday. In absence of planning minister, planning Secretary Md Nurul Amin briefed the reporters after Ecnec meeting. Prime Minister has given the direction cancelling the project of purchasing six sets (1 set in 6 units) shuttle train plying in capital Dhaka to Kaliakair Hi-Tech Park. In this connection, she suggested for introducing a separate direct train from capital to the Hi-Tech Park. Railway has been in ...

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PM to brief media on China visit Monday


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold a press conference on Monday about the outcomes of her just-concluded visit to China. The press conference will be held at PM’s official residence Ganobhaban at 4pm, PM’s speech writer M Nazrul Islam said. Sheikh Hasina went to China on July 1 on a five-day official visit. During her visit, Sheikh Hasina attended the annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) in Dalianon July 2 as well as held bilateral talks with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijingon July 4 and 5 respectively. She ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Saturday morning wrapping up her tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:55 am. Sheikh Hasina left Helsinki for home on Friday afternoon (Finland time) concluding her five-day official visit to Finland, the third and final destination of her tri-nation tour. A Qatar Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members departed Helsinki International Airport in Finland for Doha around 7.05 pm (Finland time). BSS adds: Bangladesh ...

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Bangladeshi PM places five ideas to make better Asia


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday put forward five ideas to make a better Asia and said Bangladesh wants to resolve the Rohingya crisis through dialogues which is a lesson for the world to overcome chaos in a peaceful manner. The prime minster proposed the ideas while delivering a keynote speech at the Nikkei Inc’s International Conference titled “The Future of Asia” at a hotel here, reports BSS. The theme of the conference is “Seeking a New Global order – Overcoming the Chaos.” Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad, Cambodian Premier Hun Sen and Philippines ...

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Papua New Guinea PM resigns

Papua New Guinea

MNA International Desk: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced his resignation on Sunday after seven years in the top job following weeks of high-level defections from the ruling party. O’Neill had resisted calls to resign for weeks but said recent movements in parliament showed a “need for change”, ABC News reported, handing over the reins of power to former prime minister Sir Julius Chan. Opponents of O’Neill said on Friday they had mustered enough support in parliament to oust him over a range of grievances including a gas deal with France’s Total, which critics have questioned. Political instability ...

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Share market manipulators to face action: PM Hasina


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday warned that action will be taken if anyone wants to play with the share market. “… if anyone wants to play (with the market), obviously we’re taking action and will take so,” she said while giving her winding-up speech in the second session of the 11th parliament, UNB reports. The Prime Minister said the government has taken many steps to keep the share market stable. “Those who are going to the market should know that there’s the possibility of both profit and loss. When you make profits, you’ll be happy but when ...

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PM Hasina returns from Brunei


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from Brunei on Tuesday evening ending her three-day official visit at the invitation of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 7:25pm, reports UNB. The flight left Brunei International Airport around 5:15pm local time. During her stay in Brunei, Bangladesh and Brunei signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and the supply of LNG. The instruments were signed after the official ...

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No more distortion of history: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said no one can distort the country’s history and play ducks and drakes with the fate of the nation anymore. “Many generations read and learnt distorted history. Today, no one will be able to distort the country’s history and play ducks and drakes with the fate of the Bangalee nation,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing a discussion meeting arranged marking the Independence Day and National Day, 2019. Bangladesh Awami League organised the discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina said Father of the ...

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March 7 speech – an inspiration for freedom-loving people: PM

March 7

MNA National Desk: Describing the March 7, 1971 speech of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as one of the best speeches in the world, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, “The speech is still an inspiration for the freedom-loving people.” “Every word, every sentence of the speech inspires us afresh— the March 7, 1971 speech of Father of the Nation is a never ending appeal. The speech will give inspiration to the freedom loving people across the globe,” she said at a discussion organized by Bangladesh Awami League on the occasion of March 7 at Bangabandhu International Conference ...

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PM assures fight to eliminate corruption will continue


MNA Editorial Desk: Reiterating her government’s farm stance against corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will continue its fight against corruption to keep up the country’s development spree and uphold its achievements. “Though it’s not possible for any country to root out 100 per cent corruption, it’s a responsibility of our government to check it so that it cannot impede the uplift of the country and ruin our all successes,” she said while exchanging views with senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on the first working day of her office at the PMO after ...

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PM will hold talks with political parties again


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold talks with all political parties again, said Obaidul Quader, general secretary of Awami League on Sunday. The prime minister will send letters inviting them to a dialogue, he told reporters at the AL’s central offices on Bangabandhu Avenue and announced the new round of talks. The decision comes after the Jatiya Oikya Front called for a ‘national dialogue’ after it boycotted the 11th national parliamentary election. On Dec 30 the Awami League won an unprecedented third consecutive term in office in a landslide victory. Meanwhile, the Oikya Front, which won only ...

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PM pays tributes to martyred Armed Forces martyres

Armed Forces

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the assumption of her office as the Prime Minister for the fourth time. The Prime Minister paid the homage by placing a wreath at the Shikha Anirban (flame eternal) of Dhaka Cantonment in the morning. After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs, who made the supreme sacrifice during the War of Liberation. A smartly-turned out contingent drawn from Army, ...

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32 US election observers to monitor polls: Miller


MNA National Desk: Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller today said there will be 32 US election observers in the country as the US Embassy will arrange a total of 11 teams in this regard. The US envoy also hoped that the next general election in Bangladesh will be credible and peaceful, reported news agency. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. Terming the Bangladesh-USA relations strong ones, he also mentioned that the USA wants to cooperate with Bangladesh in energy and education sectors. While describing the struggle of Bangladesh in establishing democracy, Prime ...

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PM to address poll-rallies in Dhaka, Sylhet, Rangpur


MNA National Desk: PM Sheikh Hasina will address different rallies in Dhaka, Sylhet and Rangpur division between December 21 and December 24 as part of the party’s election campaign. She will address a rally in the city’s Gulshan area on December 21 and will visit two shrines in Sylhet on December 22 in where will address an election rally as well, said an AL media release. Sheikh Hasina, also the Prime Minister, will visit Pirganj and Taraganj in Rangpur and join rallies there on December 23. The AL president will also address a rally in Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka on ...

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PM expresses delight over Tigers’ victory


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed delight over Bangladesh’s victory against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup Cricket. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to my cricket team for today’s victory against Pakistan,” she told journalists in New York in her instant reaction after the Bangladesh’s win in Abu Dhabi. “I pray that the trend of victory that they initiated is continued,” she added, reported news agency. Bangladesh moved into the final of the 14th edition of the six-nation continental tournament as they defeated two-time champions Pakistan by 37 runs in a virtual semifinal at the Sheikh ...

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People getting back trust in police: PM


MNA  National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said people are now getting back their trust and confidence in the police force as they are discharging their responsibilities with utmost honesty, sincerity, devotion and dedication to ensure their security. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the newly established Rangpur Metropolitan Police (RMP) and Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban. She said the police personnel are discharging their duties with honesty and they have been able to ensure security of the mass people. “To develop a country, maintaining the law and order is very ...

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Be helpful to people: PM to police


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed police to be helpful to people, by extending service and support, reported news agenyc. “People come to police when they face difficulties. Therefore, police must give importance to human rights and rule of law while performing their duties. They have to be attentive towards women, children and elderly people in society,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing the passing-out parade of the 35th BCS batch of assistant superintendents of police (ASPs) at the Bangladesh Police Academy here. The Prime Minister took salute and inspected the parade. She asked the police ...

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No VAT on private universities: PM


MNA Education Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said no VAT will be imposed on private universities. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal briefed the media about the premier’s directives after holding a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today. Quoting the prime minister, the planning minister, briefing reporters at the planning commission this afternoon, said, there is no need to slap VAT on the private universities now. Yesterday, Finance minister AMA Muhith told reporters after a pre-budget discussion with newspapers and private television channels that VAT will be imposed on universities in the next budget, ...

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President, PM issue messages on Holy Ashura


MNA National Desk: President Mohammad Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday issued separate messages on the eve of the holy Ashura, paying deep respects to Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and other martyrs of Karbala. Prophet Hazrat Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson Hazrat Imam Hossain, his family and a host of his followers embraced martyrdom at Karbala on the 10th Muharram of Hijri 61 in a battle to establish truth and justice. In his message, the President said the supreme sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) and his companions in Karbala for upholding the ideals of Islam, the religion of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria

Bridge Rail Link

MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Austria on Monday to attend the conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). A special Biman flight carrying the prime minister left Dhaka in this morning. She will attend the opening session of the conference titled “Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development” on May 30. Hasina will also have bilateral talks with her Austrian counterpart, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told the media on Sunday. Bangladesh became member of the IAEA in 1972. The prime minister’s husband, late nuclear scientist Dr MA ...

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1423: PM Sheikh Hasina’s achievements with prospects in 1424


Written By Mir Mosharref Hossain MNA Editorial Desk: Another year has passed and the Bengali New Year is knocking at our door as the whole country has been decorated in festive mood to welcome 1424 with PM Sheikh Hasina’s achievements. The last year was full of events with so many achievements of Bangladesh as a nation has taken us to a new height. The world has recognized us a country with lots of prospect in spite of our very large population and so many obstacles to development works. In these achievements, one name came up again and again as the ...

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BNP to propose PM for election-time government dialogues


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday said it will now place a proposal for an election-time supportive government and urge the Prime Minister to take steps for engaging in talks over the issue, reported news agency. Speaking at press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said they are not going to approach the President to take initiatives for dialogue on the election-time government as he has already ‘committee misdeeds’ over the formation of the Election Commission (EC). ‘Now people are talking about supportive government as they strongly feel that ...

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Government decided to split Home Ministry into two divisions

Home Ministry

MNA Editorial desk: The government has decided to split Home Ministry into two divisions. The Cabinet Division issued a circular on Thursday, which means that the ministry will now have two secretaries for separate divisions handling public security and security services. Public Security division will handle the law-enforcement agencies while the Security Services division will handle fire-service, prisons, narcotics department, and immigration and passports. Cabinet division’s circular said that the prime minister has restructured the ministry in line with the Rules of Business. A total of 493 officials and employees will be working in the two divisions. The decision was ...

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