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4th JS session begins Nov 13

4th JS session begins Nov 13

The fourth session of the 10th parliament will start on November 13. The session will began at 4:00pm, a release singed by SM Manzoor, director of the Public Relations section of the Parliament Secretariat, said today. President Abdul Hamid has convened the session, it added. The first session of the 10th parliament began on January 29...

Global business leaders call for inclusive growth

Global business leaders call for inclusive growth

Businesses and policymakers alike yesterday called for inclusive growth as the traditional approach taken so far has largely failed to benefit the poor and cut disparity in the last few decades. “I think we need to start talking about growth and, more importantly, inclusive growth and a growth model that will carry with it...

PM to meet President this afternoon

PM to meet President this afternoon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban this afternoon. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make a courtesy call on the Honourable President at Bangabhaban around 2:00pm”, Ashraful Alam, deputy press secretary to the Prime Minister told The Daily Star. Besides, question over the courtesy call has arisen in different quarters including...

President signs 16th amendment bill

President signs 16th amendment bill

President Abdul Hamid has given consent to the 16th constitution amendment bill that empowers the parliament to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour and incapacity. The approval came five days after the parliament unanimously passed the amendment bill, according to the Parliament Secretariat. On September 17, the parliament passed the bill rejecting all calls for soliciting public opinion and bringing some changes to the bill. Today, the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced the hartal protesting the 16th constitutional amendment. The passage was bizarre, though, in that the opposition and the ruling alliance MPs, who themselves had moved the motions for soliciting public view and incorporating some changes, also voted in favour of the bill....

Bangladesh envoy to US presents credential to Obama

Bangladesh envoy to US presents credential to Obama

The newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to US Mohammad Ziauddin presented his credential to President Barak Obama on Thursday (US time).   On receiving the credential papers, President Obama welcomed the ambassador in the Oval Office of the White House, said a press release issued from Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC. Welcome to the new...

President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Bhaban on Dhanmondi Road No. 32 this morning by placing floral wreaths marking the National Mourning Day. On this day in 1975, Bangabandhu and most of his family members were killed in this...

Eid, a call to unity and shunning division: President

Eid, a call to unity and shunning division: President

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday observed that the lesson of Eid-ul-Fitr will unite all to build a beautiful and prosperous country shunning all the differences. “The role of Eid-ul-Fitr is significant to build egalitarian and peaceful society. Today, I expect that the lesson of Eid-Ul-Fitr will unite all with a view to building a...

UN stresses dialogue among political parties

UN stresses dialogue among political parties

In a meeting with President Abdul Hamid last week, the UN chief expressed his regret at the failure of political parties to reach an agreement that would have allowed for inclusive elections in January. Ban Ki-moon emphasised the importance of engaging the extra-parliamentary opposition and encouraged progress in social and political reconciliation. The secretariat of...

Situation very stable now, Hamid tells UN chief

Situation very stable now, Hamid tells UN chief

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday told UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that the situation in Bangladesh is very stable now, especially after the January 5 election. “People have accepted the election results and they are looking forward to a better future,” he said in a meeting with Ban Ki-moon at UN headquarters, according to...

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed floral wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial here this morning marking the 44th Independence and National Day. The President and the prime minister placed wreaths at the altar of the memorial around 6:00am. After placing the wreaths, the President and the prime minister stood in solemn...

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