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PM urges expats to brighten Bangladesh’s image

PM urges expats to brighten Bangladesh’s image

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the expatriate Bangladeshis living in Italy to put in their all-out efforts in brightening Bangladesh’s image and dignity before the world community. She also called upon them to contribute more towards strengthening the Bangladesh economy upholding the spirit of the country’s Liberation War and the principles of independence. The...

PM off to Italy to attend ASEM summit

PM off to Italy to attend ASEM summit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the Italian city of Milan this morning on a four-day visit to attend the 10th summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:05am. Ministers, advisers, civil and military high...

Don't lower girls' minimum marriage age: HRW

Don't lower girls' minimum marriage age: HRW

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Bangladesh government not to lower marriage age for girls, suggesting the country complies with international prohibitions against child marriage. "The proposed revisions would reverse stated government aims to reduce child marriage among girls," the New York-based rights group said referring to the proposed lowering of girls' age...

AL chief approves show-cause notice against Latif

AL chief approves show-cause notice against Latif

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today approved a show-cause notice asking Abdul Latif Siddique to explain why he would not be expelled from the party permanently. “Awami League General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam today signed the show-cause letter which would be sent to the permanent address of Latif,” AL Deputy Office Secretary Mrinal Kanti Das told The Daily Star this evening. A meeting of the AL Central Working Committee yesterday relieved him from the party presidium and suspended his primary membership of the party. The notice says as one of the oldest traditional parties in the South East Asia, AL cannot shoulder the responsibility of his derogatory comments that...

PM to meet President this afternoon

PM to meet President this afternoon

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will meet President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban this afternoon. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will make a courtesy call on the Honourable President at Bangabhaban around 2:00pm”, Ashraful Alam, deputy press secretary to the Prime Minister told The Daily Star. Besides, question over the courtesy call has arisen in different quarters including...

Govt not afraid of any conspiracy: PM

Govt not afraid of any conspiracy: PM

Asserting that her government has the capability to face any challenge, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she is not afraid of any conspiracy against her as reported in different news media recently. "I don't see any reason to be afraid of…had I been afraid of such conspiracies I wouldn’t have come to politics,"...

'Killing' BNP men won't save Hasina: Rizvi

'Killing' BNP men won't save Hasina: Rizvi

BNP leader Rizvi Ahmed today blamed the Sheikh Hasina government for the alleged "killing" and "disappearance" of BNP men and said Hasina won't be able to "save herself by doing these". The joint secretary general of the party told reporters at a press briefing that, “The present illegal government is thinking that it would...

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Latif will pay the price, not govt: Hasina

Latif will pay the price, not govt: Hasina

Terming the comments made by Latif Siddique on Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) inconsiderate, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said it was Latif Siddique who would pay the price, not her government. “It is not the government or the country, but Latif Siddique is in trouble for his inconsiderate remarks, which hurt the...

Statement of Latif Siddique is his own: Inu

Statement of Latif Siddique is his own: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Huq Inu said that the statement of Abdul Latif Siddique was his own and that he alone would bear responsibility for it. The government has nothing to do with it. "What he had said in a discussion with the Tangail Association of New York is absolutely his personal opinion. The government...

Talks with BNP a must: Fakhrul

Talks with BNP a must: Fakhrul

BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said dialogue must be held with his party for immediate inclusive national polls. “Otherwise, the ruling Awami League will pay a heavy price which has been given in the past,” the BNP leader warned while addressing a press briefing held at the party chairperson’s Gulshan...

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