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Sheikh Hasina

South-south Award

Joy receives it for Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been honoured with the “South-South Cooperation Visionary Award” of the United Nations for her leadership in taking Bangladesh towards progress. PM's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy received the award on behalf of his mother at the closing ceremony of the Global South-South Development Expo 2014 in Washington on Friday, according to a message received here yesterday. Joy also spoke on the occasion and read out the message of the PM. “Bangladesh is marching ahead under the...

Joy receives south-south award on behalf of PM

Joy receives south-south award on behalf of PM

Adviser to the prime minister on Information and Communication Technology Sajeeb Wazed Joy has received "South-South Cooperation Visionary Award" of the United Nations on behalf of Prime Minister and also his mother Sheikh Hasina. He received the award on the concluding day of the five-day "Global South South Development Expo-2014" held in the US...

Govt committed to modernise armed forces further: PM

Govt committed to modernise armed forces further: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government's firm commitment to further strengthen the armed forces for safeguarding the country's hard-earned independence and sovereignty. "Our government has taken steps for further development and modernization of the armed forces so that they can move keeping pace with the entire world," she said. "We have also set...

PM annoyed with HT Imam

PM annoyed with HT Imam

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her severe annoyance with her Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam during a cabinet meeting and said he had briefed the media without her knowledge. Speaking to journalists earlier in the day, Imam said he arranged the media briefing on the premier’s advice obtained from “a different channel”. The PM...

BNP-led alliance a thorn in side of country

BNP-led alliance a thorn in side of country

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BNP-led 20-party alliance had turned into a thorn in the side of  the country as it was comprised of anti-liberation elements, killers and rapists who did not want peace and development of the nation. "Apart from war criminals and Razakars who killed our brothers and raped our...

Cheers for BCL

Cheers for BCL

It is good news for the Bangladesh Chhatra League men but a shock for others aspiring to be bureaucrats. The BCL men will just have to try and get over the hurdle of written test in civil service examinations. "We will see how much we can help you with the viva voce," pledged HT Imam, one of the advisers to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at a discussion at Dhaka University yesterday.  "Our leader [Sheikh Hasina] has told us to arrange jobs for you by any means," he said. Quizzically though, the prime minister had said just the opposite at a meeting the day before. Speaking at the Digital Centre Entrepreneurs Conference, the PM...

Draft of metro rail bill gets cabinet nod

Draft of metro rail bill gets cabinet nod

The Cabinet today approved the draft of the 'Metro Rail Bill, 2014' to give a legal framework to the overall activities of the proposed Metro Rail Project, including its operations, control and regulations. The proposed law has kept provision of Tk 1 crore fine and 10 years imprisonment for operating metro rail without licence...

Hold councils of all AL units

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the Awami League high-ups to complete the councils of its all grassroots units immediately to strengthen the party. She gave the directive at an unscheduled meeting with the senior party leaders at her political office in Dhanmondi. The AL chief made a surprise visit there to learn about the party's organisational activities. Briefing reporters after the meeting, AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said, “She inquired about how many grassroots councils have been completed so...

Indian cops arrest suspect in plot to kill Sheikh Hasina

Indian cops arrest suspect in plot to kill Sheikh Hasina

Indian police have arrested a 36-year-old woman suspected of being involved in a plot to assassinate Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and carry out a coup, police said on Saturday. The arrest comes days after Indian security officials said they had uncovered a plot by members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, accused of carrying out scores of attacks in Bangladesh, targeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The group also planned to assassinate the country's main opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, Indian officials said. Hasina and Zia have dominated Bangladeshi politics for more than a decade. Pallab Bhattacharjee, additional director general of police in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, said the woman had been also charged...

Hasina orders completing AL grassroots councils

Hasina orders completing AL grassroots councils

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today directed party high-ups to complete holding councils of all grassroots units immediately to strengthen the party. She gave the directive at an unscheduled meeting with the senior party leaders at her political office in Dhanmondi. The AL chief made a surprise visit there to learn about the party’s organisational activities. AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam who welcomed Hasina at the office briefed reporters later. “She has inquired about how many grassroots councils have so far been completed and how many have still been left and directed us to complete holding councils immediately,” Ashraf quoted the premier as saying at the meeting.   He...

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