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5th parliament session starts

5th parliament session starts

The fifth session of the current parliament began this afternoon amid the ongoing nationwide blockade by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. The Jatiya Sangsad went into its session around 4: 15pm which will continue till February 5, according to the decision of the parliament business advisory committee. To finalise the duration of the JS session, the...

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

Student politics in grip of personal, group interests: President

President Md Abdul Hamid today said he is saddened by the absence of ideals in today’s student politics. “Student politics, in some cases, is now operated based on personal and group interests instead of ideals,” he said today while addressing the 49th convocation of Dhaka University at its playground. DU conferred degrees to 6,157 graduates,...

President declares elderly people as 'senior citizens'

President declares elderly people as 'senior citizens'

President Abdul Hamid has declared the elderly people as "senior citizens" of the country and urged all quarters to work sincerely to ensure their social dignity and security, and other facilities including food, clothing and treatment. "I'm declaring all elderly people of the society as senior citizens of the country to pay respect to their contribution to the society and state," said the President while speaking at a programme here today. Ministry of Social Welfare organized the programme to declare the elderly people as senior citizens of the country. Social welfare minister Syed Mohsin Ali, national professor Dr M R Khan, social welfare ministry secretary Nasima Begum and secretary general of...

Arrest RU teacher’s killers: President

Arrest RU teacher’s killers: President

President Abdul Hamid today called for immediate arrest and exemplary punishment to the killers of Rajshahi University teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. “Along with the whole nation, I have been saddened by the incident,” Hamid said while addressing the 4th convocation of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) on the campus, reports our RU correspondent. Expressing deep concern over the killing of the sociology professor, he prayed for the slain teacher and conveyed his sympathy to his bereaved family. Prof Shafiul, 48, was hacked to death by unknown assailants near his house in Choddopai area on the outskirts of the city on Saturday. Hours after the killing a group calling itself Ansar Al...

President urges increased access to Chinese market

President Abdul Hamid yesterday sought further concession for the access of Bangladeshi products to China and greater Chinese investment in Bangladesh, aiming to address the trade imbalance between the two countries. The president made the call in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. "We're happy to see some of the remedial and preferential measures are being taken by the Chinese government to address the existing trade imbalance. We look...

President seeks greater market access to China

President seeks greater market access to China

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday sought further concession for the access of Bangladesh products to China and greater Chinese investment in Bangladesh, aiming to address the trade imbalance between the two countries. The President said this in a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held at the Great Hall of the People. "We’re happy to see some of the remedial and preferential measures are being taken by the Chinese government to address the existing trade imbalance. We look forward to further concession for the access of Bangladesh products, including more jute and jute products to the Chinese market as discussed during our Prime Minister’s meeting with you (Xi Jinping)...

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....

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