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Japan to continue support to Bangladesh’s development

Live Correspondent: Visiting Minister-in-Charge of Economic Revitalization of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi today said his country would continue to support Bangladesh in key development areas particularly in implementing the Vision 2021. “Japan particularly is keen to invest in IT sector,” he said during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here. PM’s press... details

PM appoints five advisors

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed her five advisors under the new government. The Cabinet Division published a gazette dated January 13 in this regard. The advisors are- HT Imam for Political Affairs, Dr Mashiur Rahman for Economic Affairs, Dr Gowher Rizvi for International Affairs, Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs and... details

“Fight against corruption to continue”

Live Correspondent: Reiterating her government’s firm stance against corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government will continue its fight against graft to keep up the country’s development spree and uphold its achievements. “Though it’s not possible for any country to root out cent percent corruption, it’s a responsibility of our government to check... details

PM asks BNP to find causes of polls debacle

Live Correspondent: Urging BNP to find out the reasons behind its defeat in the last general election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a party that failed in mobilizing people for a movement cannot win public support in the election fray. “BNP has many reasons for their defeat in the December 30, 2018 election. One is their failure to wage anti-government agitation involving... details

EU delegation meets UGC Chairman

Live Correspondent: A-three member delegation from the European Union to Bangladesh led by its First Counsellor Ms. Doerte Bosse met Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh on 10 January 2018. Ms. Doerte Bosse elaborately discussed capacity building of higher education, international credit mobility and Erasmus Mundus joint master degree, PhD and... details

Hasina takes oath as PM for 4th term

Live Correspondent: Sheikh Hasina, the Awami League President and elder daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, today formed the government for the third consecutive term as she took oath as the prime minister for fourth term with 47-member council of ministers. The new council of ministers — including 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and three deputy ministers... details

Syed Asharf laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard

Live Correspondent: Veteran Awami League (AL) leader also Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam was laid to eternal rest in the city’s Banani graveyard after Asr prayers today, three days after he breathed his last at the age of 68 on Thursday. Body of Syed Ashraf, also AL Presidium member and former general secretary, arrived on the graveyard premises at 4:35 pm from Mymensingh... details

47-member council of ministers announced

  Live Correspondent: A 47-member council of ministers, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, will be formed tomorrow, the cabinet secretary said here today. The new council of ministers includes 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and 3 deputy ministers, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a press conference at the Secretariat this afternoon. “President Md Abdul Hamid will administer... details

President to attend Janaza of Ashraf at JS complex

Live Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid will attend the first namaz-e-janaza of Public Administration Minister and Awami League Presidium Member Syed Ashraful Islam, MP to be held at the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban around 10:30 am tomorrow. “The President will attend his namaz-e-janaza,” President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told BSS. Family sources, meanwhile,... details

Veteran AL leader Syed Ashraf’s body arrives

  Live Correspondent: Amid grief and gloom and with people of all walks of life waiting to pay tribute to eminent Awami League (AL) leader Syed Ashraful Islam, his body arrived here from Bangkok this evening. Family sources said the body of Syed Ashraf, Public Administration Minister and AL Presidium member and former general secretary, was flown to the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport... details

PM, other AL MPs pay tributes to Bangabandhu

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina along with the newly-elected parliament members of her party today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The prime minister and other AL MPs paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing wreaths at his portrait in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi here this morning,... details

Body of Syed Ashraful Islam to be brought home tomorrow

Live Correspondent: The body of Public Administration Minister and former general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) Syed Ashraful Islam, MP, will be brought home around 6pm tomorrow. Condolences poured in from colleagues and admirers across the political spectrum along with professional organizations on the death of Public Administration Minister and Awami League Presidium Member Syed... details