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Abed honoured with Trust Women 2014 Hero Award

Abed honoured with Trust Women 2014 Hero Award

Brac founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has been honoured with the Trust Women 2014 Hero Award for helping women defend and promote their rights, according to a press release.  He is the first man to receive this award. The award giving ceremony took place at the Trust Women Conference in London on November 18. Simone Sultana, chair of Brac UK's Council of Trustees, received the award on behalf of Sir Abed from Queen Noor Al-Hussein of Jordan. Sir Abed was chosen from over 160 nominations received from more...

Shirin, Saber Elected to Lead CPA, IPU

Win doesn't mean int'l community accepted polls

BNP yesterday claimed that the election of Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and lawmaker Saber Hossain Chowdhury as chairperson and president of CPA and IPU respectively did not mean that the international community had accepted the January 5 polls. “They (voters of the international parliamentary bodies) have expressed their stance independently in all parliamentary associations at international level including Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU),” claimed BNP Vice Chairman Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury. “They did not take any suggestion from the...

Spain honours Sir Abed

Spain honours Sir Abed

Brac founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed has been honoured with the prestigious Spanish Order of Civil Merit in recognition of his outstanding contribution to poverty alleviation and community empowerment. The Spanish ambassador in Dhaka Luis Tejada handed over the award to Abed in a ceremony at a city hotel yesterday.  Receiving the award, Abed said he owes this recognition to all his colleagues at Brac. "I'm extremely happy to receive this award. However, this recognition has been achieved by all of my hardworking colleagues," he said. The Order of Civil Merit award is usually granted to Spanish nationals or foreigners who have carried out civil services of extraordinary value to Spain,...

UPAZILA POLLS

Results prove AL lacks people's support: Khaleda

Results prove AL lacks people's support: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said that through the upazila election results people have proved that they do not want to see “this illegal government in power”.  “It has been proved that the Awami League government has lost ground under its feet,” she said while addressing a rally this afternoon on Shaheed Khushi Railway ground in Rajbari district town to rejuvenate the grassroots leaders. Calling upon the people to forge a movement to oust the government, the former prime minister warned, “If the government does not step down from power , it will be compelled to do that through a movement.” Also leader of the BNP-led 19-party alliance, Khaleda said, “This time...

Khaleda to brief media at 4pm tomorrow

Khaleda to brief media at 4pm tomorrow

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a press conference tomorrow to reveal the BNP-led 19-party alliance's stance on current political development of the country. The briefing is scheduled to begin at Westin Hotel in the capital around 4:00pm, said Shamimur Rahman Shamim, an assistant office secretary of the party. The BNP chief might disclose the...

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