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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...

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....

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...

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