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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Joining UNGA

PM leaves for US tonight

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for the United States tonight to attend the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA). An Emirates flight carrying the prime minister and members of her entourage is scheduled to take off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:30pm. The flight is expected to reach John F Kennedy International Airport in New York at 8:25am (local time) on Monday. According to govt sources, Hasina is leading a nearly 200-member delegation to the UNGA this year, the biggest entourage since...

Mobile talk gets costlier

Using mobile phones is going to be costlier as the government yesterday decided to introduce one percent surcharge on calls and other uses of the device. The amount raised will be spent on education and healthcare. The decision came at the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The decision will come into force upon publication of a gazette in this regard. The cabinet also approved in principle the Child Marriage Prevention Act, 2014 with...

Save tigers, save nature

Save tigers, save nature

Assuring her government will do everything necessary for conservation of the tigers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the tiger range countries to continue their sincere efforts for protecting tigers. “Let us join hands to save the tigers and save the nature,” she said. The prime minister gave the assurance and made the appeal...

Hasina to meet Modi on Sept 27

In a bid to take the bilateral relations to a new height through solving pending issues, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New York on September 27. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque yesterday said the two prime ministers are expected to meet on September 27 on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He, however, did not elaborate on the matter. Diplomatic sources said Sheikh Hasina will leave...

PM wants unity across Bay

PM wants unity across Bay

Putting emphasis on pragmatic and realistic approach for achieving overall development and progress, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for greater cooperation among the BIMSTEC members. “The BIMSTEC provides a formidable platform for developing deeper understanding and cooperation between our neighbours and work for progress and prosperity of the people of the region,” she...

News Analysis
Restoring '72 Constitution

PM's claim and the reality

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has portrayed the proposed constitutional amendment to restore parliament's powers to remove a Supreme Court judge on grounds of misbehaviour or incapacity as a step towards making the constitution the way it was in 1972. Speaking at a meeting of the Awami League Parliament Party on Sunday, the AL chief also claimed her government's main aim was to restore the constitution of 1972 to its original position. The reality appears to be the very opposite to her...

PM's Education Assistance Trust Fund

Now 1.44 lakh males will also get stipends

Now 1.44 lakh males will also get stipends

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday handed over the prestigious Unesco International Literacy Prizes to seven recipients this year. This is the first time Bangladesh hosted the programme which usually takes place in Paris every year marking International Literacy Day on September 8. This year, Unesco awarded seven persons and institutions worldwide for contributions to literacy...

Recognition For Work on Autism

Saima Wazed wins WHO award

Saima Wazed wins WHO award

Saima Wazed Hossain, daughter of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has won an award of the World Health Organization for her contributions to the fight against neuro-development disorder and autism. WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh will hand over the “South-East Asia Region Award for Excellence in Public Health”, introduced this year, at a reception at 7:30pm tomorrow. “We congratulate her on behalf of the health and family welfare ministry,” Health Minister Mohammed Nasim told  a press conference at the capital's Sonargaon Hotel. He made the announcement while briefing reporters about the four-day South-East Asia Regional Conference of WHO, beginning at the hotel tomorrow. Saima, nicknamed Putul, is a school...

HISTORY DISTORTION, REMARK ON PM

Defamation case against Tarique, Fakhrul

Defamation case against Tarique, Fakhrul

A defamation case was filed against BNP leaders Tarique Rahman and Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir for making derogatory comments about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and distorting history. AB Siddique, president of Bangladesh Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami league organisation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka today. Taking cognisance of the...

PM hands over Unesco int’l literacy prizes

PM hands over Unesco int’l literacy prizes

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over the prestigious Unesco International Literacy Prizes to the recipients for this year. This is the first time Bangladesh hosted the prestigious programme. Usually, the award-giving ceremony takes place in Paris every year. The ministries of primary and mass education, foreign affairs and education jointly organised the event on...

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