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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...

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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...

President calls for more foreign investment

President calls for more foreign investment

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged foreign investors and entrepreneurs to invest more in Bangladesh, saying the country could be their first investment destination because of its investment-friendly policy and congenial atmosphere. "The government of Bangladesh is providing various facilities for foreign investment in the country. It is ensuring 100 percent security to the foreign...

Celebrating Life 2014

Celebrating Life 2014

President Abdul Hamid has officially consented to be the Chief Guest at the Gala night of the Standard Chartered-The Daily Star Celebrating Life 2014 competition. Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star (2-R); Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank (R) and Rafi Hossain, Celebrating Life Director (L) --...

Sushma Swaraj arrives today

Sushma Swaraj arrives today

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Dhaka today on a three-day official visit. In the first visit of a cabinet member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India, she is likely assure Dhaka that New Delhi is committed to fulfilling the deals and agreements the two neighbours reached since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in 2010. "This is Swaraj's first visit abroad as the external affairs minister. It reflects the importance India attaches to its bilateral relations with Bangladesh, a close friend and neighbour,” said the spokesperson of the external affairs ministry in a statement. Swaraj is scheduled to meet President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh...

Ban stresses political reconciliation

Ban stresses political reconciliation

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has regretted the failure of Bangladesh's political parties to reach an agreement on an inclusive parliamentary election in January. At a meeting with President Abdul Hamid at UN headquarters on Thursday, the UN chief stressed the need for engaging the “extra-parliamentary opposition” in social and political reconciliation. The secretariat of...

5 addl HC judges' appointment confirmed

5 addl HC judges' appointment confirmed

President Abdul Hamid has confirmed the appointment of five additional High Court judges. The law ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard today. The judges are: Justice Ashish Ranjan Das, Justice Mahmudul Haque, Justice Md Badruzzaman, Justice Jafar Ahmed and Justice Kazi Md Ejarul Haque Akondo. Supreme Court Registrar AKM Shamsul Islam told The Daily...

Sangsad goes into budget session Jun 3

The Jatiya Sangsad goes into the budget session on June 3. This is the first time since the restoration of parliamentary democracy in 1991 that the BNP will not have any participation in the session. The party, which was either in the treasury or in the opposition bench between 1991 and 2013, ended up having no representation in parliament after the BNP-led 19-party alliance boycotted the January 5 national elections. President Abdul Hamid convened the budget session yesterday, Mahfuzur Rahman, secretary to...

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