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Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

Fakhrul asks PM to speak cautiously

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to speak cautiously. The BNP spokesperson was reacting to a recent comment of Hasina who had termed the party’s Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman a “spoiled son” of Khaleda Zia, chief of the party. Fakhrul was addressing the day-long convention of former...

US, Bangladesh in ‘best relationship ever’

US, Bangladesh in ‘best relationship ever’

United States and Bangladesh now have the “best relationship and partnership ever,” said Dan W Mozena, the outgoing US ambassador to Bangladesh today. Mozena made the comment after meeting leader of the opposition Raushan Ershad at 4:30pm at her Gulshan residence. The meeting began at 4:30pm and lasted an hour. The Obama administration of the...

Anti-govt movement aims to protect war criminals: PM

Anti-govt movement aims to protect war criminals: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the people of the country will not respond to the BNP-led 20-party alliance's ongoing anti-government movement aimed at protecting war criminals.   “During this month of victory [day], BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia along with anti-liberation forces the Razakars, Al-Badr and Al-shams have been threatening anti-government movements to save the war criminals,” she said. Hasina, also president of ruling Awami League, made the remarks while addressing a discussion marking Martyred Intellectual Day at the auditorium of Krishibid Institute in the capital. AL Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury chaired the discussion. The premier castigated the BNP chief for keeping Jamaat-Shibir men by her side during a  rally in Narayanganj on...

Don't use excessive pesticides

Don't use excessive pesticides

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged farmers not to use excessive pesticides in their croplands as those reduce the fertility of land alongside destroying the local species of fish in wetlands. She was distributing the Bangabandhu National Agriculture Award among 30 recipients at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka. “We have to reduce the usage...

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...

Equal rights for females must for development

Equal rights for females must for development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for establishing equal rights of males and females, saying that no society could advance if half of the society is left behind in the process of development. She made the call while inaugurating Begum Rokeya Day and distributing Begum Rokeya Padak-2014 in Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital. The...

Bangladesh women’s political empowerment spectacular: PM

Bangladesh women’s political empowerment spectacular: PM

Pointing at the women’s spectacular leadership at the country’s current parliament, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Begum Rokeya would have been very happy to see that Bangladesh has been able to partially fulfill her dreamland ‘Naristhan’ (place for only women). "She had always dreamt of a land where there’ll be only women, but...

Ties stronger with Dhaka

The United States has declined to comment on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's remarks about the January 5 general election, but said bilateral relations between the two nations are broader and stronger than ever. At a press conference at the Gono Bhaban on Friday, Hasina said the US had made all-out efforts but failed to thwart the January 5 parliamentary election in Bangladesh. She also alleged that the World Bank cancelled its loan for the Padma Bridge project on Washington's instructions. Asked about...

PM opens Centre of Excellence for garment industries

PM opens Centre of Excellence for garment industries

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industries in Dhaka today. She opened the centre during the inauguration of the three-day apparel summit in Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, a press release said. The event is aimed to brighten the image of Bangladesh’s RMG and gain traction for the sector as...

‘BNP doesn't need conspiracy to come to power’

‘BNP doesn't need conspiracy to come to power’

BNP does not need to resort to conspiracy to come to power, the party’s spokesperson said today asserting that it was rather the Awami League who is seasoned in this regard. Acting Secretary General of BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir’s comments came in view of the allegation made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that...

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