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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

PM greets war-wounded freedom fighters

PM greets war-wounded freedom fighters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday greeted the war-wounded freedom fighters sending them sweetmeats and fruits on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh. On behalf of the prime minister, her assistant private secretary Saifuzzaman Sikhor and deputy press secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan handed over the sweetmeats and fruits to the war-wounded freedom fighters at their...

Al's Dhaka City Thana Units

Councils held yet leaders not elected

Conferences of 41 thana units out of 49 under Dhaka city unit Awami League were held after more than a decade, but the meetings could not pick the new thana leadership. In every council session, party men of the respective thanas had high hopes of getting new leadership. But they were frustrated that no election was held in the meetings to pick new leaders, pointing to lack of democracy within the party. AL sources said elections were not held at the...

Movement at 'right time'

Movement at 'right time'

BNP chief Khaleda Zia has called upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to sit for a dialogue on holding a parliamentary election immediately under a non-party administration. Otherwise, the government would be responsible for the consequences, she said. “The BNP does not run on anyone's dictation. I along with my party colleagues will take to the streets at an appropriate time to realise the demand for polls under a non-party administration,” she said at the sixth council of Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal's Dhaka city unit at the Institution of Engineers yesterday. Khaleda on several occasions had said the opposition alliance would wage a fresh movement against the government after the upazila polls were...

Country's largest cancer hospital opens

Country's largest cancer hospital opens

Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital began its official journey in the capital's Uttara yesterday after a decade long effort of Dhaka Ahsania Mission with much-needed support from the government, private sector, and ordinary people at large.   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened the 15-storey state-of-the art cancer hospital, the largest in the country,...

Ninth National Jamboree

PM urges scouts to become leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the scouts to prepare themselves to shoulder the future leadership of the country rising above hatred, enmity and moral degradation. She hoped that the scouts enlightened with education would groom them as worthy citizens, upholding the noble vow of scouting in every sphere of life. Hasina was speaking after inaugurating the Ninth Bangladesh and First SAARC National Scouts Organization (SANSO) jamboree with the theme “Scouting for Peace and Harmony” at the National Scout Training Centre...

AL loses grip on upazilas

AL loses grip on upazilas

Despite resorting to widespread rigging in the just-concluded upazila polls, the Awami League has failed to match the success it had in the local body elections five years ago, which indicates a sharp decline in its popularity. Candidates backed by the ruling party secured 225 chairmen posts in the 458 upazilas that went to...

AL thanks EC for 'fair polls'

The ruling Awami League has claimed that the just-concluded upazila parishad elections were much fairer than other local body elections held previously, but an Election Commissioner expressed dissatisfaction over the failure to prevent some irregularities. The polls were held in a fair and credible manner even amid a conflicting political situation in the country, said AL presidium member Obaidul Quader at a press conference at the party president's Dhanmondi office in the capital. The communications minister also thanked the government, Prime...

EU concerned over political deadlock

EU concerned over political deadlock

A delegation of the European Parliament (EP) has expressed concern over the country’s political deadlock centring the January 5 general elections and incidents of violence and vote rigging during the recently held local polls. The EP team led by Jean Lambert, chairperson of the delegation for relations with South Asia, expressed the concern during...

Absence from Street Movement

BNP top brass slam Dhaka city unit leadership

A number of top BNP and 19-party alliance leaders yesterday sharply criticised activists and leadership of the Dhaka city unit BNP for not taking to streets during the recent anti-government movement. Even a BNP vice chairman lambasted the activists who, at a discussion at the capital's Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh yesterday, chanted slogans demanding release of BNP leaders including Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu. “Why are you chanting slogans here inside the room against the arrest of BNP leaders? Have we arrested them?...

President, PM for upholding Liberation War spirit

On the eve of the country's 44th Independence Day, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages, calling upon the nation to uphold the spirit of the Liberation War and fulfil the dreams of the valiant freedom fighters. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia also issued a message, congratulating all Bangladeshis at home and abroad on the occasion. The national day programmes will begin with a 31-gun salute early in the morning as a mark of respect to the heroic...

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