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Sheikh Hasina

178-member team to go with PM

UN General Assembly

178-member team to go with PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for the US on Sunday to lead Bangladesh to the 69th UN General Assembly (UNGA) with a 178-member delegation, the biggest entourage since her taking office in 2009. Last year, she led a 134-member delegation to the 68th UNGA. “The number of entourage members may rise further as the authorities have issued a government order [GO] later and others are possibly awaiting visa because their applications were submitted a few days ago,” said a highly placed government source. Besides, an advance team of Special Security Force...

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...

JS body submits 16th amendment report

JS body submits 16th amendment report

The parliamentary standing committee on law ministry today submitted its report on the proposed 16th amendment to the constitution, which will empower lawmakers to impeach judges, to Jatiya Sangsad. Suranjit Sengupta, chief of the body, placed the report before the parliament following completion of its scrutiny. The body has unanimously recommended passing the proposed law...

PM inaugurates Bimstec secretariat

PM inaugurates Bimstec secretariat

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the permanent secretariat of Bimstec at Gulshan in Dhaka today. At the Inaugural Ceremony of the BIMSTEC Secretariat pic.twitter.com/3yGAOcl07g — Hüseyin Müftüoğlu (@hmuftuoglu) September 13, 2014 Terming the inauguration day as “historic” for Bangladesh and Bimstec, she said the secretariat marks beginning of a new journey towards a greater and...

Conflicts rattle JP

Jatiya Party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu yesterday denied that there was any rift in the party, and said the discussion between the prime minister and four JP leaders over JP's internal affairs was nothing unusual. “The prime minister [Sheikh Hasina] is the leader of parliament. Therefore, she is also leader of the opposition party. That is why we must talk to the premier,” Bablu said at a press conference at the JP chief's office in the capital. When a reporter...

AL joint meeting Sept 20

AL joint meeting Sept 20

A joint meeting of Awami League Central Working Committee, the highest decision-making body of the ruling party and its advisory council, will be held on September 20 to discuss the country’s latest socio-political and organisational matters. The meeting will be held at 5:00pm at Gono Bhaban, the official residence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,...

PM also leader of opposition party: Bablu

PM also leader of opposition party: Bablu

Jatiya Party Secretary General Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu today ruled out any conflict in the party and defended a group of JP leaders’ discussion with the prime minister over the JP’s internal affairs. Referring to the four JP leaders’ meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bablu at a press briefing said in the parliamentary democracy, the opposition party is called the shadow government. “The prime minister is the leader of parliament. She is, therefore, also leader of the opposition party. That’s why we must talk to the premier,” he added. The press briefing was organised at the JP Chairman HM Ershad’s office at Banani in Dhaka following today’s media reports that four JP...

Japanese investment focus of Abe's trip

Japan wants to see the "real start" to make a difference in Bangladesh and considers Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Dhaka visit a mission of "actions" in doing business together with special focus on investment. The two prime ministers--Sheikh Hasina and Abe--laid out a "framework" for broader engagement, when Hasina visited Japan in May, Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima said in an interview with the agency at his office. “So this is time to take action. First action is...

Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh: Abe

Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh: Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today said Japanese entrepreneurs want to invest in transport, infrastructure, power and energy and garment sectors mainly to increase the bilateral trade with Bangladesh. "Bangladesh is an emerging economy. So, our government plans to promote Japanese investment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also an important partner of Japan in South Asia," said Abe, who arrived this afternoon in a 21-hour visit. The Japanese PM was addressing the business luminaries of both Bangladesh and Japan at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. Chiefs of major business houses of both the countries were present at the meeting. Bangladesh garment export to Japan is on the rise for relaxation of the Rules of Origin...

SUPPORT FOR JAPAN

Bangladesh to withdraw UNSC candidature

Bangladesh to withdraw UNSC candidature

Bangladesh today declared it would withdraw its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the term of 2016-17 in support of Japan. “…in view of Japan’s continued and strong support in Bangladesh’s development process and in the solidarity and unity of the Asia-Pacific Group at the UN, it is my...

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