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PM praises BGB role in Jan 5 polls

PM praises BGB role in Jan 5 polls

Appreciating the brave role of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) during the January 5 general election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the members of this force played a very important role in foiling the plot to stop the polls. “You resisted with an iron hand the evil plot of BNP, Jamaat and Shibir...

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

Fakhrul summoned for calling Hasina a “killer”

A Dhaka court today summoned BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a defamation case filed against him for terming the ruling Awami League a “killer party” and its chief Sheikh Hasina a “killer”. Fakhrul will have to appear before the court on January 22. Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Kumar Dey passed the order after Paltan police submitted a probe report saying that the BNP leader was found guilty of making derogatory comments about AL and its president. Nur-e-Alam Siddique, vice president of Awami Matsyajibi League, a pro-AL organisation, filed the suit against Fakhrul with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court of Dhaka on September 1. "The Awami League is a killer party...

Khaleda plotting to make Bangladesh failed state: PM

Khaleda plotting to make Bangladesh failed state: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today blamed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for hatching a conspiracy to turn Bangladesh into a failed state and called upon the people to remain alert to foil the plot. “BNP leader Khaleda Zia wants to make the country a failed and dysfunctional state by enforcing anti-government movement,” said the PM...

Bangladesh proposes joint venture power plant in India

Bangladesh proposes joint venture power plant in India

To bolster bilateral energy ties, Bangladesh has suggested setting up of a thermal power plant through a joint venture in India, reports The Economic Times. In this regard, Bangladesh has proposed that a coal block could be allocated to the joint venture entity while power generated from the plant could be supplied to Bangladesh. The...

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Bilateral relations looking up

AT a press briefing at Gono Bhaban yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other issues, told journalists that her recent trip to Malaysia aimed to infuse dynamism into the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit was clearly a success as it marked the inking of four deals that included signing of Memorandums of Understanding in the field of tourism, abolition of visa requirements, cultural exchanges, and the most important of all, employment of workers. Malaysia remains a...

Hasina nudges US

Hasina nudges US

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the US had made all-out efforts but failed to thwart the January 5 parliamentary election in Bangladesh. She also alleged that the World Bank cancelled its loan for the Padma Bridge project on Washington's instructions.

2 deals inked with Bhutan

2 deals inked with Bhutan

Bangladesh and Bhutan today signed two agreements, including one on trade which will allow the two neighbouring countries to enjoy duty-free export of 90 items to each other. Another agreement is on allocation of a land at Dhaka city’s Baridhara diplomatic enclave to Bhutan for the construction of its embassy. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and...

PM returns home after Malaysia tour

PM returns home after Malaysia tour

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this afternoon from Malaysia wrapping up her three-day official tour when Bangladesh and Malaysia signed four deals, aiming to further deepen ties between the two brotherly nations. A VVIP flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which left the Malaysian capital around 11:55am (Malaysian time), carrying the prime minister and her entourage reached Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 1:40pm. Deputy Leader of the House and Awami League presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, PM's adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, civil and military high officials welcomed her at the airport. During her stay in Malaysia, Bangladesh and Malaysia signed an agreement on partial...

PM to brief media on Saarc Summit, Malaysia tour tomorrow

PM to brief media on Saarc Summit, Malaysia tour tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the media tomorrow afternoon about the outcome of her recent Malaysia visit and the Saarc Summit held in Nepal late last month. The press conference will be held at 4:00pm at the PM’s official residence Gono Bhaban, her Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury told The Daily Star this...

Peace accord implementation depends on PM’s will: Santu Larma

Peace accord implementation depends on PM’s will: Santu Larma

  The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord will be implemented only when the prime minister steps forward and call upon all stakeholders to do it, said Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, president of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) today. The PCJSS chief, popularly known as Santu Larma, pointed out that civil and military bureaucrats are one of the major obstacles towards the implementation of the treaty. “It seems the government is delaying to implement the accord in fear of the vested interested group that has been opposing the treaty,” Santu Larma said at a discussionin Dhaka. “The deprived people from CHT would not sit idle if the government keeps delaying to implement the accord,”...

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