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PM returns home from Italy

PM returns home from Italy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home last night after wrapping up her four-day official visit to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit-2014 in the Italian city of Milan. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage took off from Milan Malpensa International Airport at 11:30am (Milan time) and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 11:50pm. Cabinet members, civil and military high officials received the prime minister at the airport.

Drilling of Kailashtila well-7 begins

Drilling of the Kailashtila well 7 (KTL 7) at the Sylhet Gas Field in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet began yesterday, 13 months after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally laid the field's foundation. Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company (Bapex) is entrusted with the drilling at a cost of Tk 218.18 crore, which is likely to be completed in three months, said Harun Ur Rashid Molla, project director of KTL-7 and general manager of the state-run Sylhet Gas Fields Limited (SGFL). The new well...

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have expressed optimism that the socioeconomic relations between the two countries would grow further in future. The two leaders talked about bilateral relations during a gala dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Nepolitano at Sala Delle Cariatidi in Milan, Italy on Thursday evening (local time). Leaders...

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Hasina, Putin for stronger ties

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Russian President Vladimir Putin have hoped that the socioeconomic relations between Bangladesh and Russia would get strengthened further in the days to come. Both leaders expressed their high hopes while having talks during a gala dinner hosted by Italian President Giorgio Nepolitano at Sala Delle Cariatidi at Milan, Italy...

PM in Italy, media team at home

The government is worried about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's media coverage in Milan as three news agencies could not travel with her for not having visas. Hasina reached Milan yesterday with a 118-member entourage to attend the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Bangladesh Ambassador in Rome Md Shahadat Hossain and Bangladesh's Consul General Rozina Ahmed and other officials received her around 3:45pm local time at Milan Malpensa Airport. The media adviser to the prime minister and Awami League president, four eminent media...

Nepalese FM in Dhaka

Nepal's Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey arrived in Dhaka yesterday on a two-day visit to hand over an invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Kathmandu from November 26-27. According to foreign ministry officials, Pandey will formally hand over the invitation letter to the Bangladesh prime minister at Gano Bhaban at 6:30pm today on behalf of Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. Officials said Pandey will brief Hasina on preparations for the summit...

Leased Out, Sold During Latif's Reign

PM orders taking back mills, factories

PM orders taking back mills, factories

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the Textiles and Jute Ministry officials to reclaim the jute mills and factories which had been sold or privatised during 2009-2013 when the embattled Posts and Telecommunications Minister Abdul Latif Siddique was in charge of the ministry. The ministry should take necessary steps to reclaim the mills and...

Navy to get 2 submarines by next year

Navy to get 2 submarines by next year

Bangladesh Navy is going to have two submarines in its fleet by 2015, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced yesterday. “Inshaallah, two submarines will be added to the naval force by next year,” she said while awarding National Standard to BNS Osman at Naval Berth in Chittagong. Besides, two new corvettes will be added to the...

Govt will reclaim privatised jute mills: PM

Govt will reclaim privatised jute mills: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today spoke of reclaiming the privatised jute mills and factories in order to rejuvenate the glory of Bangladesh’s golden fibre. “We will resume production in those mills and factories privatised in the past,” she said while visiting the Ministry of Textiles and Jute at the Secretariat. “We need to expand our...

Latif’s remarks not acceptable: PM

Latif’s remarks not acceptable: PM

Awami League chief and premier Sheikh Hasina today said Latif Siddique’s remarks on hajj and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) are not acceptable in any way. “We believe in secularism. But that does not mean we are irreligious. What Latif Siddique has said is an evil act. I don’t know why did he make such statements?”  The...

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