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PM hands over RP Shaha Gold Medal to 4 personalities

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over “Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha Smarak Gold Medal” to four eminent personalities including legendary political leader and former prime minister of erstwhile Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (posthumous), and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (posthumous). Two other recipients of the gold medal are Nazrul expert and... details

ECNEC approves Sheikh Hasina Nakshipalli, Jamalpur project

Live Correspondent: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved the ‘Sheikh Hasina Nakshipalli, Jamalpur (1st phase) Project’ involving Taka 722 crore in a bid to enhance the civic facilities of the Nakshi entrepreneurs, handloom and handicraft workers there. With ECNEC chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, the approval came from... details

Chief Justice calls on President at Bangabhaban

Live Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid today expressed his satisfaction over the quick disposal of cases in the Supreme Court as a delegation of SC judges led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain called on him at Bangabhaban here this afternoon. The President said the sufferings to the litigants have already been reduced significantly for the quick disposal of many long-time pending... details

“Bangladesh-India ties a role model”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India have appeared as a “role model” of good neighborliness for the rest of the world, expressing her firm belief that this cooperation will also continue in future. “As a result of multifaceted and multidimensional cooperation, our bilateral relations have become a role model of... details

Sheikh Hasina, Modi to open four schemes

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate four projects in Bangladesh, including supply of 1,100 buses and trucks to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), tomorrow. The two premiers will open the schemes through a videoconference from their respective capitals at 1:10 pm tomorrow, the Prime Minister’s Office... details

”Womenfolk need to achieve power”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the country’s womenfolk to achieve power with their own ability as the government has ensured their equal opportunities in various sectors to empower them. “Though, we have given them (women local representatives) power, but they cannot apply it. I would like to tell them, who are now in charges (of local government... details

“Bangabandhu gave main declaration of independence”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangabandhu gave the main declaration of independence and encouraged the freedom-loving people to an armed war through the historic March 7 speech. “Through the speech, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gave the main proclamation of independence and severe all relations with Pakistan,” she said. Sheikh... details

Historic March 7 observed with great fanfare

Live Correspondent: The historic March 7 was observed across the country today commemorating Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s epoch-making speech of 1971 that drew the crucial strategy for an independent and sovereign state. On March 7 in 1971, Bangabandhu delivered a momentous speech at the Race Course Maidan, now Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka, effectively declaring... details

PM for national alliance to build developed Bangladesh

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today stressed the need for national alliance irrespective of political party and opinion for making Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country through achieving economic emancipation after freeing it from hunger, poverty and curse of illiteracy. “Awami League, being a believer of the constitution and democratic form of government,... details

Nation to observe historic March 7 tomorrow

Live Correspondent: The nation is set to observe the historic March 7 tomorrow in a befitting manner commemorating the landmark speech by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman which was touted as indirect declaration of the country’s independence in 1971. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages on the eve of the day, paid rich tributes to the... details

EU wants to continue to work with Bangladesh

Live Correspondent: European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rense Teerink has said EU wants to continue to work with Bangladesh for mutual benefits. “We want to continue to work with Bangladesh for mutual benefits,” the EU ambassador told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she paid a courtesy call on the PM at her Jatiya Sangsad Office here this evening. Teerink said EU is one of... details

Cabinet urges countrymen to pray for Quader

Live Correspondent: The cabinet today requested the countrymen to pray for Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader, who is now being treated at Bangabandhu Medical University Hospital (BSMMU) with critical cardiac ailments. “The cabinet was informed about his (Quader’s) health condition (and) it urged the countrymen to pray for his early... details

Quader on way to Singapore

Live Correspondent: Ailing Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader is being taken to Singapore for better treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital following the advice of renowned Indian cardiologist Devi Shetty. An air ambulance of Mount Elizabeth Hospital carrying Quader left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4:15 pm. Quader’s wife... details