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Same abducted Ilias: BNP

Same abducted Ilias: BNP

BNP today alleged that abductors of Abu Bakar Siddique, husband of prominent environment lawyer Syeda Rizwana Hasan, were involved in the disappearance of its leader M Ilias Ali. BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi came up with the remark while addressing a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office at noon. Ilias, former...

PM calls BNP illegal

PM calls BNP illegal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today lambasted late president Ziaur Rahman for capturing state power illegally and termed his party,  BNP, illegal. “The party founded by an illegal person is also illegal,” she said at a programme at her official residence Gono Bhaban this evening. Hasina, also chief of the ruling Awami League, came up with the remark at a time when BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman are making controversial comments about the history of the country and Bangabandhu. Speaking at a function in London where he has been staying for more than five years, Tarique on March 8 said Sheikh Mujibur Rahman became the prime minister of country in 1972 illegally. BNP-Jamaat...

Be sympathetic to autistic children: PM

Be sympathetic to autistic children: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the people to help create scope for flourishing talents of the autistic children and be sympathetic to them as all have duties and responsibilities to such disadvantaged children alongside their parents and the state. “I'll urge all to see that the autistic and disabled children are not neglected...

UK minister for int'l dev arrives

UK minister for int'l dev arrives

British State Minister for International Development Alan Duncan arrived in Dhaka this afternoon to check progress on health and safety standards in the garment industry and how the industry is supporting its workers, including the many women it employs. He will also press for political dialogue to strengthen democratic accountability, according to British High...

AL didn't join or witness Liberation War: Khaleda

AL didn't join or witness Liberation War: Khaleda

Amid a fresh controversy over BNP's claim that Ziaur Rahman was the first president of the country, the party's chief Khaleda Zia today claimed that Awami League leaders and activists neither joined the Liberation War nor witnessed it. "Awami League only speaks about the spirit of the Liberation War. It is very obvious that they would do so because they did not take part in the war or witness it the war. They were not on the war field," Khaleda said. She was addressing a programme of a section of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) at Jatiya Press Club in the capital. "The AL men who claim to be freedom fighters...

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President, PM place wreaths at National Memorial

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed floral wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial here this morning marking the 44th Independence and National Day. The President and the prime minister placed wreaths at the altar of the memorial around 6:00am. After placing the wreaths, the President and the prime minister stood in solemn...

Magic on stage, illusion off it?

Although the promotion leading up to Thursday's BCB Celebration Concert focused on it being a musical show to celebrate Bangladesh cricket as well as to hype up the upcoming ICC World Twenty20, there was always a veiled attempt to align this event with a non-existent opening ceremony of the cricket extravaganza. The International Cricket Council never recommended or obligated the Bangladesh Cricket Board to hold an opening ceremony. So when the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC World Twenty20...

Diplomacy of cooperation: Way for resolving water sharing issues

DIPLOMACY means the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of states. Usually it refers to international diplomacy; the conduct of international relations through intercession of professional diplomats with regard to peace making, trade, war, economics, culture, water resources sharing, environment, human rights and so on. Water resources sharing between countries situated in the same basin of a particular international river has, of late, occupied a very important place in diplomatic relationship between countries for obvious reasons. In this...

Primary teachers' status upgraded

Primary teachers' status upgraded

The status of government primary school headmasters has been upgraded from grade III to II, announced Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday. Inaugurating National Primary Education Week-2014 in the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium, she said the government aims to provide education free of cost till class VIII and making it mandatory for all children who were the nation's invaluable assets.The government also aims to continue stipend programmes for female education and it has approved a project for implementing the non-formal education programme for the elderly to achieve the 100 percent literacy target, she said. Primary School...

Unesco praises Hasina's role in empowering women

Unesco praises Hasina's role in empowering women

Unesco Director General Irina Bokova today praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her commitment to women empowerment and girls’ education. Bokova greeted Hasina while she was speaking to journalists at the inauguration of the exhibition organised to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Unesco headquarters in Paris. On the occasion, Irina Bokova recalled her...

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'India's youth: the decisive factor'

India's youth: the decisive factor

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Gujarat model a myth

Gujarat model a myth

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BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

BJP copied Congress manifesto: Rahul

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