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President Abdul Hamid

Go tough on arsonists

Go tough on arsonists

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the law enforcement agencies to take stern legal action against those killing people by hurling petrol bombs at vehicles. "You know the people of Bangladesh love democracy. Having differences of opinion in a democratic society is normal and that's the beauty of democracy. That's why it's important to practice...

President orders stern steps against arsonists

President orders stern steps against arsonists

Terming those involved in the killing of innocent people by launching petrol bomb and arson attacks as enemy of democracy, humanity and civilisation, President Abdul Hamid has asked the law enforcement agencies to take strict legal measures against them. "I'm deeply shocked along with the countrymen over killing of innocent people by throwing petrol bombs and launching arson attacks on motor vehicles . . . those who are involved in it are enemy of democracy, humanity and civilization and I urge the law enforcement personnel to take strong legal steps against them," the president said while address a programme organised as part of ongoing 'Police Week 2015' at Bangabhaban in...

Chobi Mela VIII begins in Dhaka

Chobi Mela VIII begins in Dhaka

The eight edition of Chobi Mela, Asia's largest photography festival, began in Dhaka on Friday. President Abdul Hamid inaugurated the two-week event, themed this year on “Intimacy” on January 23. The opening ceremony was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in presence of distinguished guests. Asaduzzaman Noor, Cultural Affairs...

President off to Riyadh

President Abdul Hamid yesterday went to Saudi Arabia as world leaders are gathering in Riyadh to pay last respect to late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. King Abdullah, who had been king since 2005 and effectively in charge since his brother Fahd suffered a stroke in 1995, died on Friday at the age of 90. The national flag was kept at half-mast at all government and private buildings yesterday as the country observed a day of mourning to pay...

Unite again to consolidate democracy

Unite again to consolidate democracy

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said the nation was required once again to forge unwavering unity to uphold the spirit of the Liberation War and rule of law, to consolidate democracy, and to develop a "Golden Bengal" as dreamt by the father of the nation.  We can repay our debt to the blood of martyrs only if we enhance the pace of democratisation and socioeconomic development ignoring our differences of party, creed and religion, Hamid said in his address to the inaugural sitting of the parliament's New Year session.  The president in his written address, which was earlier approved by the cabinet, lauded the government's role for carrying out development activities. Upholding the...

Sow seeds of non-communal spirit among children: Hamid

Sow seeds of non-communal spirit among children: Hamid

President Abdul Hamid on Friday stressed sowing the seeds of non-communal spirit, indigenous culture and the ethos of Liberation War among children, aiming to develop mutual respect, empathy, patriotism and affection in society. "Communal harmony is our tradition. To cherish the valuable tradition, we have to sow the seeds of these values among the children," he said. The President said this while addressing the national conference 2015 of Kendriya Khelaghar Asor at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city. Terming the children as hopes for the world and steersmen for the nation, Abdul Hamid said full flourishment of body and mind is needed to make children as worthy citizens. "On one side, balanced diet...

Student Politics

Hamid upset with lack of ideology

Hamid upset with lack of ideology

President Abdul Hamid said he is saddened by the absence of ideology in today's student politics. “Student politics, on many occasions, is now based on personal and group interests,” he said while addressing the 49th convocation of Dhaka University at its central playground on the campus yesterday. “I am not against student politics as it...

JS goes into session Jan 19

JS goes into session Jan 19

The 10th parliament is going into its fifth session on January 19, 2015. The House is set to start at 4:00pm on Monday (January 19) for the first in the New Year. On December 31, President Abdul Hamid summoned the parliament session exercising his power bestowed upon him by article 72 (1) of the Constitution,...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

Modi assures Hamid of resolving Teesta, LBA issues

Modi assures Hamid of resolving Teesta, LBA issues

Reaffirming the Indian government's commitment on resolving Teesta water sharing and implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has been working continuously on these two crucial matters. "We've been working on Teesta water sharing and LBA issues for their immediate solution," the Indian premier...

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