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President Abdul Hamid

President, PM for upholding Liberation War spirit

On the eve of the country's 44th Independence Day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, calling upon the nation to uphold the spirit of the Liberation War and fulfil the dreams of the valiant freedom fighters. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia also issued a message, congratulating all Bangladeshis at home and abroad on the occasion. The national day programmes will begin with a 31-gun salute early in the morning as a mark of respect to the heroic...

JU gets first female VC

JU gets first female VC

Farzana Islam, a professor of anthropology department, has been appointed vice chancellor of Jahangirnagar University. She is the first female VC of the country. In a circular issued today, President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, appointed her for the next four years. On February 20, JU senate elected a panel of three vice chancellor candidates following resignation of Prof Anwar Hossain in the face of around a year-long movement by a section of teachers demanding his removal. Prof Farzana of anthropology secured the first spot bagging 43 votes, while Prof Abul Hossain of physics...

Mahmud made foreign minister

Forty-five days into the formation of the new cabinet, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expanded it by inducting AH Mahmud Ali and Col (retd) Mohammad Najrul Islam into her council of ministers. Mahmud has been made foreign minister and Najrul state minister for water resources. President Abdul Hamid administered their oaths at the Bangabhaban at noon in the presence of the PM, cabinet members and senior civil and military officials. Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan conducted the ceremony. However, journalists were...

Mahmud new foreign minister

Mahmud new foreign minister

Forty-five days into forming the new cabinet, AH Mahmud Ali has been made foreign minister. Meanwhile, Col (retd) Mohammad Najrul Islam has been inducted into the cabinet as a state minister and given the portfolio of water resources ministry. Two separate gazette notifications will be issued in this regard today or tomorrow, sources at the...

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past zero hours amid tight security...

Editorial

President's address to parliament

PRESIDENT Abdul Hamid's address to the inaugural session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad in which he urged the election-boycotting parties to help democracy through dialogue is welcome.  He also asked those parties to shun communal and terrorist organisations' company and extend cooperation to enhance country's image. As expected the president's speech reflected the government's view on most political issues, because it was basically drafted by the government of the day. He mainly read out a set speech according to the...

Anwar quits as JU VC

Anwar quits as JU VC

Prof Anwar Hossain yesterday resigned as the vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University in the face of around a year-long movement by a section of teachers demanding his removal. "I have already sent my resignation letter to President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of the university, by a messenger," Prof Anwar told The Daily Star. "I don't know yet whether my resignation has been accepted," he added. Prof Anwar who was appointed on May 20, 2012, is the fifth JU VC forced to step down following movements. Prof Ajit Kumar Majumder, president of JU Teachers Association (Juta), described Prof Anwar's resignation as a victory for the teachers participating in the movement. On January 12, the JU...

New cabinet Sunday

New cabinet Sunday

A new cabinet will be sworn in Sunday afternoon. The swearing in ceremony will take place at 3:30pm at Bangabhaban, the official residence-cum-office of the president, Cabinet Division sources confirmed to The Daily Star today. Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said today that the new cabinet will take oath early next week. He however did...

FORMATION OF NEW GOVT

President invites AL chief to form govt

President invites AL chief to form govt

President Abdul Hamid has invited Awami League President Sheikh Hasina to form government. The invitation came after Prime Minister Hasina requested the president to take necessary measures to form the government.

BNPPP PRESIDENT MEETING

BNP MPs meet president, seek help to ‘free’ Khaleda

BNP MPs meet president, seek help to ‘free’ Khaleda

BNP lawmakers meet the president seeking his cooperation so that party Chairperson Khaleda Zia can move freely and continue her political activities

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''Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader''

'Modi sent emissaries to separatist leader'

The Jamaat-e-Islami of.......

Gujarat model a myth

Gujarat model a myth

Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma .....

Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

Narendra Modi yesterday ....

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