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Hasina helps blockade affected transporters

Hasina helps blockade affected transporters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday provided cheques worth Tk 4,20,65,000 as financial assistance to 146 owners of 156 buses, trucks and other vehicles, with one getting the highest Tk 10 lakh, damaged during the BNP-led 20-party alliance's recent hartals and ongoing blockade. This is the first phase of support, Road Transport and Bridges Minister...

Hartals, blockade eat up Tk 1.20 lakh crore: PM

Hartals, blockade eat up Tk 1.20 lakh crore: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today informed the House that the country has incurred a loss of over Tk 1.20 lakh crore in the hartals and nonstop blockade since January 6. The programmes imposed by the BNP-led 20-party alliance have also left 101 people killed and 1,173 vehicles torched and vandalised across the country. Replying to...

Armed forces must move keeping in view govt stance against terrorism: PM

Armed forces must move keeping in view govt stance against terrorism: PM

Reiterating Bangladesh's firm stance against all sorts of terrorism, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the country's armed forces must move forward imbued with the same ideology. "We are committed to international peace and security. Our standpoint against all kinds of terrorism is very clear. Our armed forces must move forward imbued with the...

BNP blasts PM for Sunday’s remarks

BNP blasts PM for Sunday’s remarks

BNP lambasted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after she had expressed her worry regarding grabbing of state power through unconstitutional means. Addressing a discussion in Dhaka yesterday, Hasina said: “She (Khaleda) has been looking to Uttar Para in the hope that someone will come from there to take her to power.”   BNP in a press...

Modi's suit sells for $690,000

Modi's suit sells for $690,000

An Indian diamond trader has agreed to pay 43.1m rupees ($690,000; £450,000) for a suit worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Winning bidder Hitesh Patel told BBC Hindi: "We will keep the suit at our factory and it will be a source of inspiration." Critics attacked Modi when it was revealed the suit was decorated...

Star will face action

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said actions would be taken against The Daily Star, the country's largest circulating English daily, for "trying to patronise banned militant organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir by publishing its poster in the newspaper" recently. "Publishing a poster of a banned organisation in a newspaper means helping publicise that banned outfit," the premier said in parliament, to the cheers of lawmakers from the ruling Awami League and the opposition Jatiya Party. The Daily Star on February 11 published a...

BNP-Jamaat indulged in destruction spree: PM

BNP-Jamaat indulged in destruction spree: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, today, sought cooperation of the country's conscious people to free the nation from the BNP-Jamaat criminalisation, saying that this evil force has been indulging in a spree of destruction "Bangladesh has been advancing towards economic prosperity and has been placed in the seat of dignity on the world stage. But...

PM warns Daily Star

PM warns Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today warned of actions against the country's leading English daily, The Daily Star, for what she said “patronising banned militant organisation Hizb-ut Tahrir by publishing its poster”. "Action will be taken against those who tried to patronise Hizb-ut Tahrir by publishing its poster," she told the parliament amidst thumping of...

Mamata due Thursday

Mamata due Thursday

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrives in Dhaka on Thursday on a three-day visit which is expected to deepen the bond between the two countries, said an official at the foreign ministry.  Diplomatic sources said New Delhi is sending her considering the importance of Bangladesh and to take the current excellent bilateral relations to a new height. Earlier in September 2011, Mamata had cancelled her visit to Dhaka accompanying the then prime minister Manmohan Singh, as she had claimed that Teesta water-sharing would not protect the interest of West Bengal. The Teesta pact could not be inked at that time. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is giving much priority to Dhaka now. Modi,...

20-party threatens shutdown from Sunday

20-party threatens shutdown from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has threatened to go for all-out movement including hartal alongside the countrywide blockade from Sunday if the government does not meet its demand. The alliance will also hold demonstrations in all upazila, municipality, district and city headquarters on Saturday demanding a fresh election under a nonparty administration. BNP Joint Secretary General...

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