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PM returns home after Malaysia tour

PM returns home after Malaysia tour

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this afternoon from Malaysia wrapping up her three-day official tour when Bangladesh and Malaysia signed four deals, aiming to further deepen ties between the two brotherly nations. A VVIP flight of national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which left the Malaysian capital around 11:55am (Malaysian time), carrying the prime minister and her entourage reached Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 1:40pm. Deputy Leader of the House and Awami League presidium member Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, PM's adviser Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, civil...

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

PM arrives in Dhaka after Saarc visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today returned home after attending the two-day 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal. The premier landed at Dhaka’s Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:05pm. Earlier, she left Kathmandu for Dhaka this morning. The flight carrying the premier and her entourage left Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s Kathmandu at 10:35am local time. She was...

Checking Campus Violence

PM for prompt, proper action

PM for prompt, proper action

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities concerned to take prompt and proper action against those unleashing violence at educational institutions irrespective of their political affiliations. “Action must be taken promptly against those who commit this kind of acts,” Hasina told the Sylhet divisional commissioner and police commissioner through a video conference after...

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...

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...

Latif to be dropped from cabinet, AL posts: PM

Latif to be dropped from cabinet, AL posts: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Abdul Latif Siddique will be removed from the cabinet and all the posts of Awami Lague for his comments on hajj, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Tablighi Jamaat. “He will be dropped from the cabinet and party posts as hurting the religious sentiment of people by anybody is not...

PM TO US INVESTORS

Create new business partnership with Bangladesh

Create new business partnership with Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the US investors to create a new business partnership to help Bangladesh become a middle income country by 2021. "As we aspire to become a middle-income country by 2021, I call upon the US entrepreneurs to create new business partnerships by investing more to take Bangladesh-US relations to...

Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh: Abe

Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh: Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today said Japanese entrepreneurs want to invest in transport, infrastructure, power and energy and garment sectors mainly to increase the bilateral trade with Bangladesh. "Bangladesh is an emerging economy. So, our government plans to promote Japanese investment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also an important partner of Japan in South Asia," said Abe, who arrived this afternoon in a 21-hour visit. The Japanese PM was addressing the business luminaries of both Bangladesh and Japan at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. Chiefs of major business houses of both the countries were present at the meeting. Bangladesh garment export to Japan is on the rise for relaxation of the Rules of Origin...

SUPPORT FOR JAPAN

Bangladesh to withdraw UNSC candidature

Bangladesh to withdraw UNSC candidature

Bangladesh today declared it would withdraw its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the term of 2016-17 in support of Japan. “…in view of Japan’s continued and strong support in Bangladesh’s development process and in the solidarity and unity of the Asia-Pacific Group at the UN, it is my...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the incidents of August 15, 1975 in which Bangabandhu and most of his family members were assassinated. "Col Faruque (one of the killers of Bangabandhu) said that Bangabandhu was so popular that there was no way without killing Bangabandhu. They went...

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