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South-south Award

Joy receives it for Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been honoured with the “South-South Cooperation Visionary Award” of the United Nations for her leadership in taking Bangladesh towards progress. PM's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy received the award on behalf of his mother at the closing ceremony of the Global South-South Development Expo 2014 in Washington on Friday, according to a message received here yesterday. Joy also spoke on the occasion and read out the message of the PM. “Bangladesh is marching ahead under the...

Joy receives south-south award on behalf of PM

Joy receives south-south award on behalf of PM

Adviser to the prime minister on Information and Communication Technology Sajeeb Wazed Joy has received "South-South Cooperation Visionary Award" of the United Nations on behalf of Prime Minister and also his mother Sheikh Hasina. He received the award on the concluding day of the five-day "Global South South Development Expo-2014" held in the US...

Govt committed to modernise armed forces further: PM

Govt committed to modernise armed forces further: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government's firm commitment to further strengthen the armed forces for safeguarding the country's hard-earned independence and sovereignty. "Our government has taken steps for further development and modernization of the armed forces so that they can move keeping pace with the entire world," she said. "We have also set...

Lt Col Isaac Zida named Burkina Faso PM

Lt Col Isaac Zida named Burkina Faso PM

The authorities in Burkina Faso have appointed an army officer, Lt Col Isaac Zida, as transitional prime minister. Col Zida had been among officers who took power when then President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on 31 October during mass protests. He declared himself head of state but on Tuesday oversaw the swearing-in of...

PM annoyed with HT Imam

PM annoyed with HT Imam

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her severe annoyance with her Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam during a cabinet meeting and said he had briefed the media without her knowledge. Speaking to journalists earlier in the day, Imam said he arranged the media briefing on the premier’s advice obtained from “a different channel”. The PM...

BNP-led alliance a thorn in side of country

BNP-led alliance a thorn in side of country

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the BNP-led 20-party alliance had turned into a thorn in the side of  the country as it was comprised of anti-liberation elements, killers and rapists who did not want peace and development of the nation. "Apart from war criminals and Razakars who killed our brothers and raped our...

Unique protest

Unique protest

Hundreds of protesters have taken to the beach in Australia to express their anger at Tony Abbott's failure to address climate change – by literally burying their heads in the sand. The colourful demonstration came as their prime minister issued an extraordinary statement saying “jobs and growth” should be the focus of the G20...

Imam's remarks prove govt influenced Jan 5 polls

The BNP yesterday claimed the recent remarks of prime minister's adviser HT Imam about the January 5 polls have substantiated its allegation that the then government had used the administration to hold the election.   “During the polls we had said the Awami League government used the commission [Election Commission] politically to establish its control over the election. This is the commission that presented us with such an election,” BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told a press...

Draft of metro rail bill gets cabinet nod

Draft of metro rail bill gets cabinet nod

The Cabinet today approved the draft of the 'Metro Rail Bill, 2014' to give a legal framework to the overall activities of the proposed Metro Rail Project, including its operations, control and regulations. The proposed law has kept provision of Tk 1 crore fine and 10 years imprisonment for operating metro rail without licence...

Hold councils of all AL units

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed the Awami League high-ups to complete the councils of its all grassroots units immediately to strengthen the party. She gave the directive at an unscheduled meeting with the senior party leaders at her political office in Dhanmondi. The AL chief made a surprise visit there to learn about the party's organisational activities. Briefing reporters after the meeting, AL General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said, “She inquired about how many grassroots councils have been completed so...

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