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President, PM ask passport officials to be patriotic

      Llive Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the officials of Immigration and Passport Department to serve the people with sincerity and patriotism. In separate messages on the occasion of Passport Service Week-2017, they wished success of all programmes marking the week. The President, in his message, said... details

Gas price : political parties call half-day hartal

Live Correspondent: Leftist political parties on Friday called a half-day hartal in Dhaka on February 28 protesting the gas tariff hike. “The hartal will begin from 6:00am and will continue till 12:00pm in the capital Dhaka,” Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of Communist Party of Bangladesh, said. Apart from this, they will stage demonstration and hold protest rallies across the country... details

BD presides UN global counter-terrorism meeting

Live Correspondent:  Bangladesh has presided a meeting on implementation of the "United Nations Counter Terrorism Strategy" held at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday. Masud Bin Momen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, presided over the meeting. The UN Secretary-General Ant¢nio Guterres, who was present in the meeting, gave speech on... details

‘Govt. plans constructing two more airports’

Sangsad Live: The government has undertaken a plan to construct two new airports in the country apart from modernization of the existing Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA). Replying to a tabled question from treasury bench member Gazi Golam Dastagir during the question-answer session slated for the PM today, the prime minister said Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. is conducting the... details

Amar Ekushey observed with due respect

Live Correspondent:  The "Amar Ekushey and International Mother Language Day" was observed across the country today amid paying glowing tributes to the Language Movement martyrs. President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Deputy Speaker Advocate Fazley Rabbia Miah placed wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past the zero hour... details

Prime Minister calls for correct practice of Bangla language

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all to remain careful about the correct practice of Bangla language and particularly the new generation to be more cautious about spelling and pronunciation of words. "Growing practice of Bangla language is very encouraging as errors are corrected through practices. But, we have to remain careful about the correct practice of the... details

Banglees’s successes cannot be wiped out: PM

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged everybody to remain careful so that none can destroy the achievements and successes of the Bangalee people saying the successes of the nation cannot be wiped out. "As a nation Bangalee people have earned everything in exchange of huge sacrifice and struggle. We have to hold up these achievements and remain careful so that none... details

PM leaves Abu Dhabi for home

Live Correspondent: The United Arab Emirates, Today Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here this afternoon for home after making more than a six and a half hours’ stopover in the United Arab Emirates capital. An Etihad Airways flight (EY258) carrying the premier and members of her entourage departed Abu Dhabi International Airport at 1.35 pm local time. Bangladesh Ambassador to the... details

Victims can file case against WB: PM

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the persons affected by the World Bank’s decision on cancelling financing the construction of Padma Bridge and subsequent lawsuit in Canadian court would file case against the bank. The premier came up with the remarks in response to the demand of the expatriate leaders and workers of European Awami League in Munich of... details

PM leaves for Munich tonight on three-day

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here tonight on a three-day official visit to Germany to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) begins tomorrow. During the visit, the Bangladesh premier will also hold bilateral talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The prime minister will leave Dhaka by an Etihad Airways (EY 253) at 9.45 pm and will take a one-hour... details

75th birthday of Dr Wazed Miah tomorrow

Live Correspondent: The 75th birthday of eminent nuclear scientist and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's husband Dr MA Wazed Miah is tomorrow. On February 16 in 1942, Wazed Miah affectionately called 'Sudha Miah' was born in a respectable Muslim family of Laldighi Fatehpur village under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district. He breathed his last in Dhaka on May 9 in 2009 and was buried at... details

Necessary reforms carried out in labour sector: PM

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said necessary reforms have been carried out in the labour sector to ensure welfare of the workers alongside boosting production. "Our government has taken necessary steps and carried out reforms in the labour sector for ensuring welfare of the workers side by side with raising production in mills and factories," she said. The... details

Eight universities to get Tk. 7 crore 41 lakh 50 thousand

Live Correspondent: Eight universities (two public and six private) will get Tk. 7 crore 41 lakh 50 thousand for establishing Institutional Quality Assurance cell (IQAC) in their respective universities under round four. The eight universities signed the agreement with UGC for establishment of IQAC at a ceremony held today (13.02.2017) at UGC auditorium. Professor Abdul Mannan, Chairman,... details