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Anti-govt movement aims to protect war criminals: PM

Anti-govt movement aims to protect war criminals: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the people of the country will not respond to the BNP-led 20-party alliance's ongoing anti-government movement aimed at protecting war criminals.   “During this month of victory [day], BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia along with anti-liberation forces the Razakars, Al-Badr and Al-shams have been threatening anti-government movements to save the war criminals,” she said. Hasina, also president of ruling Awami League, made the remarks while addressing a discussion marking Martyred Intellectual Day at the auditorium of Krishibid Institute in the capital. AL Presidium Member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury...

New aircraft, choppers for BAF soon

New aircraft, choppers for BAF soon

Reaffirming her resolve to turn Bangladesh Air Force into a strategically and technically capable force, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BAF will get Mi-171, YAK-130 helicopters and PT-6, LET-410 planes soon. She was addressing the induction ceremony of the newly procured K-8W Trainer Aircraft to the air force fleet at BAF Base...

Partner us in hydro projects

Partner us in hydro projects

Bangladesh yesterday urged Bhutan to consider it as a partner in its future hydropower projects as Dhaka and Thimphu agreed to bridge the existing trade gap between the two countries. The request was made at the bilateral talks between the two sides at the Prime Minister's Office. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese...

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.

Dhaka, KL sign 4 deals

Dhaka, KL sign 4 deals

Bangladesh and Malaysia today signed four deals in the fields of manpower export, tourism, art, culture and heritage for further strengthening the ties between the two brotherly nations. The deals are: an agreement on partial abolition of visa requirement, a MoU on cooperation in the field of tourism, one protocol amending the MoU of...

Proton to set up car plant in Bangladesh

Proton to set up car plant in Bangladesh

Malaysian car manufacturer Proton Holdings Berhad will open its plant in Bangladesh soon, company chairman and former Malaysian premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday. He was in a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her hotel suite at Grand Hyatt in the evening. Hasina is now on a three-day official visit to Malaysia. Briefing...

Khaleda wanted martial law

Khaleda wanted martial law

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Khaleda Zia had actually wanted to create a Thailand-like situation where martial law was declared amid the opposition's movement. Speaking at a rally in Habiganj New Field, she said the BNP leader had tried to foil the January 5 election. “What would have happened had the election been...

Don't meddle in local committees

Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over her party's first-time MPs and minister for interfering in the grassroots unit councils, and said they could not run in elections for the party's thana units. Hasina also warned them against meddling in the formation of local committees, sources said. "The new MPs want to keep everything in their grips and this way they want to control the committees. They should not do it," the AL chief was quoted...

Hasina, Nawaz discuss power, terrorism

Hasina, Nawaz discuss power, terrorism

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina discussed bilateral matters yesterday on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu. Nawaz told Hasina how his country was suffering from acute power shortage, in response to which Hasina explained how her government had successfully addressed the power crisis in the...

PM calls for finding low cost healthcare

PM calls for finding low cost healthcare

Urging the faculties of BSMMU to do intense research, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the researchers of medical science must find ways for prevention of new diseases and provide people with low cost healthcare services. She said healthcare services are a basic right of the people. Only a healthy person can play a...

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