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PM leaves for Nepal today

Saarc Summit

PM leaves for Nepal today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Nepal today to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit on November 26-27 where she is expected to meet all top Saarc leaders. Though there is no proposal for bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Summit with heads of important member state or government according to the PM's programme schedule book, the foreign ministry officials yesterday said the premier will go to Kathmandu with the intention to hold meaningful dialogues with as many Saarc leaders as possible. So...

Checking Campus Violence

PM for prompt, proper action

PM for prompt, proper action

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to take prompt and proper action against those unleashing violence at educational institutions irrespective of their political affiliations. “Action must be taken promptly against those who commit this kind of acts,” Hasina told the Sylhet divisional commissioner and police commissioner through a video conference after...

‘Arrest those involved in campus violence’

‘Arrest those involved in campus violence’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today instructed police and civil administration to arrest all involved in violence at educational institutions without considering their political affiliations. Her directive came four days after a deadly clash between two groups of Bangladesh Chhatra League – the ruling Awami League’s student wing -- at Shahjalal University of Science and...

Govt for modern, efficient forces

Govt for modern, efficient forces

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government wants to see the armed forces as disciplined, efficient, modern and well-equipped units. The government will do whatever is needed to achieve this, she told a reception at the Senakunja at Dhaka Cantonment marking the Bangladesh Armed Forces Day 2014. The armed forces, glorying in the spirit...

Joy, Iqbal new advisers to PM

Joy, Iqbal new advisers to PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed Sajeeb Wazed Joy as her honourary part-time Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adviser and Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury media adviser. She signed the appointment files today, an official at the Prime Minister’s Officer told The Daily Star this evening preferring anonymity. He said the public administration ministry would issue gazette...

PM's adviser lies

PM's adviser lies

Prime Minister's Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam once again misinformed the media yesterday when he claimed that he took the premier's consent to hold a press conference to “clarify” his recent controversial statement. Just when he was briefing reporters in the morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting with her cabinet colleagues said...

Cabinet Meeting

HT Imam comes under fire

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and many of her cabinet colleagues yesterday came down hard on HT Imam for his recent controversial comment that the government used the administration for holding the January 5 polls. In a cabinet meeting at the secretariat, the PM was furious that Imam was using her name to clarify his position on the comment, said meeting sources. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Imam claimed the premier was aware that he was going to hold a press...

Ctg youth detained for Facebook posts against PM, son

Ctg youth detained for Facebook posts against PM, son

Locals in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong caught a youth and handed him over to police for allegedly posting and sharing derogatory comments and photos against the prime minister, her son and the railway minister. The locals alleged that Md Amran alias Titumir Amran, 23, had been posting comments on Facebook against Prime Minister Sheikh...

Nothing can stop war trials: PM

Nothing can stop war trials: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today once again reaffirmed the promise of her government, saying nothing can stop the trial of war criminals. “We had pressures from the international community when we started the trial of war criminals. But the people of the country do not know to bow down their heads,” she said while addressing a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka.  Hasina, also president of the ruling Awami League, vowed: “The trials are ongoing, will go on and the verdicts of the trials will be executed one by one on the soil of Bangla Inshallah.” She alleged that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been siding with war criminals. “It becomes clear...

Editorial

Providing BCL cadres with jobs by any means!

WE were heartened by the prime minister's exhortations to the country's youths when she urged them to become self-reliant and not take to lobbying for job as it was not a dignified pursuit. However, her adviser H.T. Imam's statement during a discussion at the Dhaka University essentially contradicted her by suggesting that once the BCL members got over the hurdle of written tests at the civil service exams  the rest would be left to them (Imam and his likes)...

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