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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)...

PM unwell; trip to Italy, UK cancelled

PM unwell; trip to Italy, UK cancelled

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has cancelled her scheduled trips to the UK and Italy on November 16-20 due to ailments. “She is indisposed. She visited the Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka for a check-up today [Thursday],” a highly placed source at the Prime Minister's Office told The Daily Star. The PM, he added, has been suffering from cold and fever and advised complete rest. Diplomatic sources said Hasina was scheduled to visit the UK from November 16 to deliver a speech on “Girls Education” in Oxford Union on November 17. The president of Oxford Union, a debating society in the city of Oxford, England, had invited the PM to the event. From London, she was...

Keep country free from militancy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought cooperation from all, including the people of Chittagong, in keeping the country free from all sorts of terrorism and militancy. “We've built a terrorism- and militancy-free Bangladesh, and want to continue this atmosphere in the coming days,” she said. She was speaking after inaugurating the construction work on a 5,200-metre-long and 15-metre wide Muradpur-Lalkhan Bazar Flyover on the CDA Avenue. Hasina said the prime aim of her government was to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh...

PM’s UK, Italy visit cancelled

PM’s UK, Italy visit cancelled

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to the UK and Italy, scheduled for November 16 to 19, has been cancelled, foreign ministry sources said. However, the sources could not mention the reason behind the cancellation. The premier was scheduled to address a programme of Oxford Union in UK while a FAO conference in Italy.

All dists to get hi-tech parks: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government would set up hi-tech parks in all 64 districts of the country with the headquarters in the capital in order to make digital services available on the doorstep of people.  The government will launch a satellite into the space to facilitate the digital services, she told “Digital Centres' Entrepreneurs Conference-2014” at the National Parade Ground. Around 11,000 young entrepreneurs of 4,547 Union Parishad digital centres, 321 municipality centres, and 407 ward-level centres in...

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