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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

BNP's Human Chain

Alive or dead, give him back

The only thing that 56-year-old Shamsuddin wants is to get back his son, alive --- or dead at least. "I am requesting the Prime Minister [Sheikh Hasina] to bring back my son or at least inform us where he is buried so that we can offer prayers at his grave," said Shamsuddin, father of Nizam Uddin Munna, joint convenor of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) of Airport Thana unit. There was no case against my son, but his fault was that...

Blue Economy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday underscored the marine-based economic activities and management of sea and its resources through “Blue Economy”, saying such activities could create new horizon for the development of a coastal country like Bangladesh. She also emphasised the need for tapping the huge potentials of sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure sustainable development. The prime minister made the observations while inaugurating a two-day “International Workshop on Blue Economy” at a hotel in the capital. Hasina said the marine-based...

Engage in politics of sacrifice, not of indulgence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Bangladesh Chhatra League leadership and activists to get involved in the politics of sacrifice and nation building instead of the politics of indulgence.    Those who would run after money and wealth would die out in politics as in the past, she said, addressing the student body's rally in the capital's Suhrawardy Udyan.  “So, you will have to engage in politics to serve the nation inspired by the ideology of Bangabandhu. What I get is not...

BCL rally in city leads to traffic chaos

BCL rally in city leads to traffic chaos

Thousands of commuters suffered immensely yesterday, thanks to a rally organised by pro-Awami League student body Chhatra League at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital causing huge traffic gridlock. The road from Matsya Bhaban to Katabon intersection connecting two major thoroughfares -- Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue and Mirpur Road -- was closed for around two...

PM for marine-based economic activities

PM for marine-based economic activities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today underscored the marine-based economic activities and management of sea and its resources through ‘Blue Economy’, saying such activities could create new horizon for the development of a coastal country like Bangladesh. She also emphasised on using the huge potentials of sea and sea resources through proper management to ensure...

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday branded her political archrival Khaleda Zia "a killer" and "a person with a sick mind", and said the BNP chairperson had better go to Pakistan. "There are many people in Bangladesh who still wish to be slaves of Pakistan and they do not believe in the country's independence. Khaleda...

Formulate specific MPO policy, PM asks education ministry

Formulate specific MPO policy, PM asks education ministry

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the education ministry to formulate a specific policy for the enlistment of the schools and colleges under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) system. “You have to formulate a policy for the MPO enlistment across the country,” she said while addressing the high officials of the Education Ministry and...

Hasina knew it beforehand

Hasina knew it beforehand

BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman on Sunday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was involved in the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League rally. Referring to the PM's recent remarks accusing top BNP and Jamaat leaders of being directly involved in the grisly attack 10 years back, Tarique questioned why the AL had...

Govt to export 50,000 MT rice to Sri Lanka

Encouraged by a bumper yield and good stocks at home, the government has decided to export at least 50,000 tonnes of rice, first of its kind since the independence, to Sri Lanka in the current fiscal year.   The decision came at the cabinet meeting yesterday, two months after the government extended the ban on non-fragrant rice export until June 2015 in order to ensure good supply and control price hikes in the local market. Notifying the cabinet about this year's rice...

Fakhrul hits back at PM

The hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina are stained with the blood of several hundred innocent youths of the country, said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday. “Awami League is a killer party and its president Sheikh Hasina is a killer too,” the BNP acting secretary general told a press conference at the party's Naya Paltan central office in the capital.  The press conference was organised to give the party's formal reaction to a recent remark by the PM that BNP chief...

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