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Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the incidents of August 15, 1975 in which Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated. "Col Faruque (one of the killers of Bangabandhu) said that Bangabandhu was so popular that there was no way without killing Bangabandhu. They went...

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is Modi avoiding the media?

Is India's new PM Narendra Modi avoiding the media? Two months after leading his party to a historic victory in May's general election, Modi has preferred social media over India's thriving mainstream press - hundreds of newspapers and 275 news channels - to communicate to the people, writes Shantanu Guha Ray, a Delhi-based senior...

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

PM witnesses World Cup Cricket Trophy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today witnessed the much-coveted World Cup Cricket Trophy, which is now in Bangladesh as part of its visit to countries that are going to participate in next year's World Cup Cricket Tournament. Officials of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) brought the spectacular trophy to the Prime Minister's official Ganobhaban residence this morning to show her. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister asked the cricket players of Bangladesh national team to take preparations with utmost sincerity for better result in the upcoming World Cup, 2015. "I hope that you will further brighten the country's image by showing excellent performance in the World...

London to work with Dhaka, Cameron tells Hasina

London to work with Dhaka, Cameron tells Hasina

Voicing his government's firm confidence in the present Awami League government, British Prime Minister David Cameron today said they would work together with Bangladesh for ensuring its socioeconomic development. Cameron came up with the assurance when visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a meeting with him at 10 Downing Street in the morning. After the...

PM for remanding Khaleda, Tarique for Zia murder

PM for remanding Khaleda, Tarique for Zia murder

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her son Tarique Rahman will have to be taken on remand first for holding the trial of late president Ziaur Rahman murder. "Whatever link the mother and son have with the killing of Zia will have to be looked into," she said at...

PM flies to Beijing from Kunming

PM flies to Beijing from Kunming

A red carpet was rolled out to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she arrived in Beijing from Kunming this afternoon. A special flight carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Beijing International Airport around 2:00pm (local time). On her arrival in the Chinese capital, Hasina was received by Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of China Liu Zhenmin and Bangladesh Ambassador to China Muhammad Azizul Haque. Hasina was presented a bouquet and then introduced with those in the presentation line. The prime minister then walked through the static guard before going to Diaoyutai State Guest House in a ceremonial motorcade where she will be staying during her tour. Earlier, the prime minister departed...

Fakhrul blasts PM for comments on HC judges

Fakhrul blasts PM for comments on HC judges

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam today lambasted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her remarks about High Court judges for issuing arrest order for three former Rab officers in connection with Narayanganj seven-murder. "The prime minister even did not leave judges from giving threat. She [Hasina] has given direct and indirect threat to judges," Mirza Fakhrul said at a press conference today. The BNP leader's statement came a day after the premier's press briefing at Gono Bhaban where she commented on the arrest order for three Rab-11 officers who are now being investigated. Hasina said yesterday: "When we were still investigating the matter … and before that investigation was complete …...

PM declares dedicated taskforce for Japanese investors

PM declares dedicated taskforce for Japanese investors

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today announced constitution of a dedicated taskforce to support the Japanese companies to do their business conveniently in Bangladesh. "We highly value the Japanese investment," she said adding forty industrial plots in the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) areas were kept reserved exclusively for the Japanese investors. She hoped that Japanese...

Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be biggest in India

Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be biggest in India

Ahead of Narendra Modi's oath of office as India's new Prime Minister, around 4,000 people expected to attend the grand celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Anil Ambani, Sunil Mittal, Prashant Ruia, Gautam Adani, Pawan Munjal and AM Naik will be among the guests, repots Indian daily The Economic Times. The event, the biggest of its...

Manmohan resigns

Manmohan resigns

After 10 years of eventful rule, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today bowed out of office, insisting that he had tried to do his best in serving the country and his tenure was an "open book", reports Times of India. Singh bid adieu as prime minister of two terms in a televised address where he...

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