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Government has confidence in armed forces

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said the government has strong trust and confidence in the armed forces. “This is the reason members of the armed forces are deployed in times of need for the services of the country and the nation. In the same manner, the armed forces would have to contribute in the future in welfare activities,” he said. Hamid made the remarks while addressing the 5th Corps reunion of the Signal Corps and march-past at the Shaheed Captain Abdul Hamid...

Make pvt universities genuine learning place

President Abdul Hamid today urged all to work together to make private universities a genuine place for learning. Educational institutions should not only focus on making profits, he said at the third convocation of Uttara University. Prime Minister's Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury and Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University Prof Dr M Azizur Rahman also spoke. Chairman of the University Grants Commission Dr AK Azad Chowdhury was the convocation speaker. The president asked the private universities to offer more facilities, including scholarships, to...

President for immediate arrest of RU teacher's killers

President Abdul Hamid yesterday called for immediate arrest and exemplary punishment for 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 the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) on the campus. Expressing deep concern over the killing of the sociology professor, he prayed for the departed soul and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family. Earlier, Hamid, also chancellor of Ruet,...

JS goes into 4th session Thursday

JS goes into 4th session Thursday

The 10th parliament is going into its fourth session on Thursday after a 56-day recess. The House is set to start at 4:00pm preceded by the Business Advisory Committee’s meeting that will decide the duration of the fourth session. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury will chair the Business Advisory Committee’s meeting to be held at...

Dhaka wants to join APEC

Bangladesh wants to be a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), said President Abdul Hamid, hoping that APEC will soon lift its existing moratorium on including new members. The president was addressing a session titled “The region beyond APEC: Opportunities for growth; opportunities for cooperation” at the APEC CEO Summit at the National Convention Centre at Beijing yesterday. “This is indeed important for the countries of the Asia-Pacific region to follow the suite of other established regional economic blocs around...

Resolve Rohingya issue

Resolve Rohingya issue

President Abdul Hamid yesterday said Bangladesh and Myanmar should work together to find out effective mechanisms for a permanent solution to the long-pending Rohingya issue. “The continued influx of Myanmar refugees to Bangladesh has created enormous socio-economic problems in Bangladesh's bordering districts of Cox's Bazar and Bandarban. Both countries should work together to find out fruitful mechanisms for resolving the problem,” he said. Hamid said this at a bilateral meeting with Myanmar President Thein Sein held at Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing of China. The Myanmar president was apprised of the serious problem being faced by Bangladesh in frontier areas due to the huge influx of Myanmar citizens since 1991-92. At...

JS goes into session on Nov 13

The Jatiya Sangsad goes into the fourth session on November 13. President Abdul Hamid convened the session yesterday, a parliament secretariat release said. The fourth session will be a brief one, sources at parliament said. According to the constitution, there can be a maximum 60 days' gap between the end of a session and the beginning of the next one. The last session of parliament had 14 working days and ended on September 18. The much-talked-about 16th constitutional amendment bill was passed in...


President terminates Latif Siddique

President terminates Latif Siddique

President Abdul Hamid today terminated Abdul Latif Siddique as a minister on the advice of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina days after his derogatory comments on hajj and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) created a furore at home and abroad. A gazette has been published on this, country, Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said at a press...

Latif's removal from cabinet in a day or two

Latif's removal from cabinet in a day or two

The government is set to remove Posts and Telecommunications and ICT Minister Abdul Latif Siddique from the cabinet in a day or two. President Abdul Hamid, who returned home last night, is likely to sign a file regarding the removal of Latif today or tomorrow. Following the president's signature on the file, the cabinet division would issue a gazette to this effect.     Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina told a press conference on October 3 that Latif would be removed from the cabinet and his party post and that the file for his removal would be sent to the president once office opens after Eid holidays. The Awami League Central Working Committee...

Language Movement Hero Abdul Matin's Death

Nation mourns

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and different politicians and organisations have expressed their condolences at the death of Language Movement hero Abdul Matin. Matin, 88, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday morning. Hamid, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, in his message said the nation has lost a legend of the Language Movement. In a similar message, Sheikh Hasina termed Matin's demise “the end of a living history.” “The first step for the independence of the...

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