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Khaleda plotting to make Bangladesh failed state: PM

Khaleda plotting to make Bangladesh failed state: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today blamed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for hatching a conspiracy to turn Bangladesh into a failed state and called upon the people to remain alert to foil the plot. “BNP leader Khaleda Zia wants to make the country a failed and dysfunctional state by enforcing anti-government movement,” said the PM...

Bangladesh proposes joint venture power plant in India

Bangladesh proposes joint venture power plant in India

To bolster bilateral energy ties, Bangladesh has suggested setting up of a thermal power plant through a joint venture in India, reports The Economic Times. In this regard, Bangladesh has proposed that a coal block could be allocated to the joint venture entity while power generated from the plant could be supplied to Bangladesh. The...

Malala hopes to be PM

Malala hopes to be PM

Malala hopes to pursue a career in politics. She may even aspire to be prime minister of Pakistan once she has completed her studies in the UK. "If I can serve my country best through politics and through becoming a prime minister then I would definitely choose that," Malala told BBC HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur...

Gowher Rizvi for 'self-regulation' in journalism

Gowher Rizvi for 'self-regulation' in journalism

Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi urged journalists to practice self-regulation in their profession. If the media does not maintain self-regulation, outsiders will try to regulate it which will create a problem for this sector, Rizvi said at a discussion on "Recent perspective of journalism in Bangladesh" and award giving ceremony for investigative...

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM'

Malala ‘hopes to be Pakistan PM'

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has told the BBC ahead of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday that she hopes to pursue a career in politics. She said that she may even aspire to be prime minister of Pakistan once she has completed her studies in the UK. Yousafzai has been jointly awarded the prize...

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Bilateral relations looking up

AT a press briefing at Gono Bhaban yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other issues, told journalists that her recent trip to Malaysia aimed to infuse dynamism into the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit was clearly a success as it marked the inking of four deals that included signing of Memorandums of Understanding in the field of tourism, abolition of visa requirements, cultural exchanges, and the most important of all, employment of workers. Malaysia remains a...

2 deals inked with Bhutan

2 deals inked with Bhutan

Bangladesh and Bhutan today signed two agreements, including one on trade which will allow the two neighbouring countries to enjoy duty-free export of 90 items to each other. Another agreement is on allocation of a land at Dhaka city’s Baridhara diplomatic enclave to Bhutan for the construction of its embassy. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and...

Modi named Asian of the Year 2014

Modi named Asian of the Year 2014

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is The Straits Times Asian of the Year 2014. The editors of the paper picked the development focused Indian leader, who fashioned an impressive election victory for his party in the national election that ended in May, from a rich field of contesting names,  reports The Straits Times. Last year's...

PM to brief media on Saarc Summit, Malaysia tour tomorrow

PM to brief media on Saarc Summit, Malaysia tour tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the media tomorrow afternoon about the outcome of her recent Malaysia visit and the Saarc Summit held in Nepal late last month. The press conference will be held at 4:00pm at the PM’s official residence Gono Bhaban, her Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury told The Daily Star this...

Peace accord implementation depends on PM’s will: Santu Larma

Peace accord implementation depends on PM’s will: Santu Larma

  The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord will be implemented only when the prime minister steps forward and call upon all stakeholders to do it, said Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, president of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) today. The PCJSS chief, popularly known as Santu Larma, pointed out that civil and military bureaucrats are one of the major obstacles towards the implementation of the treaty. “It seems the government is delaying to implement the accord in fear of the vested interested group that has been opposing the treaty,” Santu Larma said at a discussionin Dhaka. “The deprived people from CHT would not sit idle if the government keeps delaying to implement the accord,”...

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