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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...

Hamid flies to Delhi today

Hamid flies to Delhi today

President Abdul Hamid leaves for New Delhi today on a six-day visit at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. This is going to be the first visit to India in nearly three decades by any incumbent Bangladesh President. The visit takes place at a crucial time when the two neighbouring nations are expected to ratify the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) soon to take the bilateral relations to a newer height. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the President and his wife, Rashida Khanom, will depart the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am, President's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said yesterday. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam will accompany...

President, PM pay tributes to martyred intellectuals

President, PM pay tributes to martyred intellectuals

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyred intellectuals by placing wreaths at the Martyred Intellectuals’ Mausoleum at Mirpur in Dhaka this morning. The president placed the wreaths at first around 8:00am and the prime minister followed him to show their heartfelt homage to the great heroes, who...

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...

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