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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home

Sheikh Hasina

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


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


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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PM inaugurates six power plants

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated six power plants which have added some 1,062 megawatt (MW) electricity to the national grid. Besides, she opened nine grid sub-stations, power supply to Sandwip upazila in Chattogram district through submarine cable, and cent per cent electrification of 12 upazilas. The Prime Minister inaugurated these projects through a videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban in the city on Wednesday. The six power plants are- Sirajganj 282 MW Simple Cycle Power Plant, Bhola 225 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Chandpur 200 MW Power Plant, Ashuganj 150 MW Power Plant, Rupsha 105 MW ...

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Nine projects worth Tk164.33 billion approved by ECNEC


MNA National Desk: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved nine projects involving an estimated cost of Tk 164.33 billion. Among the nine projects, it approved a Tk 86.90 billion project to bring some 10 million people under the electricity coverage across the country. The approval came from the 2nd ECNEC meeting of the current government, held at the NEC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Planning Minister MA Mannan said a total of nine projects involving Tk 164.33 billion ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina addresses nation

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday evening had addressed the nation. Following is the text of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s today’s address to the nation: Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Dear Countrymen, Assalamualaikum Greetings to you all. The 11th Jatiya Sangsad elections were held on December 30 in 2018. I am extending my heartfelt thanks to you for electing the Bangladesh Awami League-led Grand Alliance in a huge margin in the election. Simultaneously, I express deepest gratitude to Almighty Allah. I am grateful to those who made us victorious by casting their votes in favor of ‘Boat’. I am also ...

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BD a role model of disaster management now: PM


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for collaboration and cooperation among neighbouring countries to minimise damages caused by natural disasters. “Collaboration and cooperation among nations, especially the neighbours, is very crucial in facing damages caused by natural disasters of greater magnitude,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 4th session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific here. She inaugurated the three-day international conference at hotel InterContinental Dhaka in the city. “We may not be able to prevent natural ...

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Sheikh Hasina among 100 top Global Thinkers of the decade


MNA Editorial Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been named among the 100 leading Global Thinkers of the decade from 2009, a list made by Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine. She is on the list in the defense and security category. “Sheikh Hasina has responded to the greatest security challenge facing Bangladesh with a generosity that she has not always shown her opponents at home,” the magazine said about her. “Rather than turn away the approximate 700,000 Rohingya who fled persecution in Myanmar, Hasina welcomed them and allowed them to remain in her country,” it added. Though the date of the ...

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PM pays tributes to martyred Armed Forces martyres

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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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War on corruption: Tracing a starting point and eliminating inequality


MNA Editorial Desk: We have just started a terrific new year with a new government in Bangladesh after a much awaited national election. The people have given their verdict in favour of the ruling party of 2008 onwards–Bangladesh Awami League or to be more specific in favour of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership as they are going to form government for the consecutive third term. PM Hasina prior to the national election expressed her commitment on zero tolerance to corruption among many other commitments. It was even given highest priority in her party’s manifesto. After getting elected also, she again ...

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Sheikh Hasina takes oath as PM for fourth term


MNA Editorial Desk: Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has taken oath as prime minister of Bangladesh for an unprecedented fourth term as well as third consecutive term. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to her followed by ministers, ministers of state and deputy ministers at his official residence Bangabhaban in Dhaka city at 3:40 pm on Monday. The term of the government that came to power in January 2014 has officially ended after the oath-taking ceremony. A 47-member new cabinet led by Hasina was announced yesterday and all of them are party fellows. Even some heavyweights were dropped from the ...

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Sheikh Hasina named leader of 11th parliament

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has been named the leader of the 11th parliament, reported news agency. The newly-elected Awami League lawmakers made Sheikh Hasina the party leader, in the house, during the party’s parliamentary body meeting held there on Thursday. Awami League Secretary General Obaidul Quader proposed Sheikh Hasina as the leader of the party’s parliamentary body; while another member of the party’s advisory council and Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu supported the proposal.

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AL secures people’s trust through landslide victory

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MNA Editorial Desk: The ruling Awami League (AL) led alliance has secured a landslide victory in the 11th parliamentary elections held across the country on Sunday. They are going to form the government for the consecutive third term under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Unofficial results show that Awami League led alliance secured 289 seats with Awami League itself winning 266 seats while its main opponent Jatiyo Oikyo Front which includes BNP and Jamaat leaders winning only 7 seats out of 299 constituencies, according to a private Television. Through this result Sheikh Hasina and her government successfully retained people’s ...

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Sheikh Hasina unveils AL manifesto

Sheikh Hasina

MNA Exclusive Desk: Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday rolled out her party’s 21-point manifesto with various pledges, including expansion of urban facilities to villages and creating huge jobs to remove the curse of unemployment. Sheikh Hasina released the manifesto ahead of the 11th national election slated for 30 December with the slogan ‘Bangladesh on the march towards prosperity’.

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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

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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

Sheikh Hasina

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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