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Quick trial of Abrar murder case ordered, PM tells

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she has directed the Law Minister to look for a way for the quick disposal of the Abrar Fahad murder case. “I’ve already asked the Law Minister to find out a way for the quick disposal of the case (Abrar Fahad killing),” she said. The Prime Minister said this while the ... Read More »

Maintaining non-communal spirit a big achievement: PM

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said it is a big achievement for Bangladesh that its people have learnt to move upholding its non-communal spirit. “We always say religions are for individuals but festivals are for all. We all together celebrate our festivals. It’s a big achievement in Bangladesh that we’ve learnt to move with a non-communal spirit,” ... Read More »

Abrar’s mother knocks on PM’s door seeking justice

Kushtia – Rokeya Khatun, mother of slain Buet student Abrar Fahad, on Monday urged the Prime Minister to take steps to ensure exemplary punishment of the killers of her son. Rokeya Khatun, stunned by the murder, said she simply failed to understand how a gentle and meritorious boy like her son who was a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic ... Read More »

PM leaves for Delhi Thursday morning

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave here for New Delhi on Thursday morning on a four-day official visit to India to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit and hold meetings with top Indian leaders. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will depart from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ... Read More »

Toll on using national highways for long-distance trips: PM

Dhaka, Sept 3 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said toll should be collected from the long-distance vehicles that plyfour national highways and the money should be used forthe maintenance of the major roads. The Prime Minister said this while presiding over a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) at the NEC conference ... Read More »

Govt working for single digit bank loan interest rate: PM

Dhaka, Sept 1 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said steps are underway to bring down bank loan interest rate to single digit in all banks, noting that higher interest rate naturally causes loan defaults. “We want to bring it (bank loan interest rate) down to single digit. In the meantime, we’ve taken appropriate measurers so that investment ... Read More »

Keep surroundings clean to prevent dengue: PM

Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB) -Terming the dengue outbreak a big problem, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country to remain aware about the mosquito-borne disease and keep their houses and surroundings clean to check the breeding of aedes mosquitoes. “The dengue prevalence is still there…it used to be believed that these elite aedes mosquitoes are ... Read More »

Mourning Day: President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation is observing the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom in a somber mood. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the Independence by placing wreaths ... Read More »

Boris Johnson takes over as UK PM

London, Jul 24 (AP/UNB) — Boris Johnson became Britain’s new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to lead the U.K. out of the European Union, “no ifs, ands or buts.” Standing outside the shiny black door of 10 Downing St., Johnson said that “after three years of unfounded self-doubt, it is time to change the record.” Read More »

Govt plans to introduce electric, high-speed trains: PM

Dhaka, Jul 17 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government has a plan to introduce electric and high-speed trains in the country to make the railway services better and faster. “We’ve a plan to generate more electricity as we’re now producing 22,000MW…we’ll be able to introduce electric trains in near future…we’ll set up rail lines for ... Read More »

Steps taken to make Bangladesh capital market vibrant: PM

Dhaka, Jul 8 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said her government has taken various steps to ensure a vibrant capital market that will supplement its efforts to make Bangladesh a developed country by the year 2041. “Various measures are being taken to protect the interests of investors which will ensure a conducive environment for a vibrant capital market,” ... Read More »

Conduct surveys on road-rail bridges: PM

Dhaka, Jun 25 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday instructed the authorities concerned to conduct surveys on dilapidated rail and road bridges in the country so that necessary repair works could be done before monsoon. The Prime Minister came up with the directive at a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec), held at the ... Read More »

Health insurance for people on cards, pilot project on: PM

Sangsad Bhaban, Jun 19 (UNB) – The government has planned to introduce health insurance to ensure healthcare services for people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday. As part of the plan, she said, the government has already started health insurance activities on pilot basis for the poor communities in Tangail’s Madhupur, Ghatail and Kalihati upazilas. “The incumbent Awami ... Read More »

Won’t have to depend on others if water properly reserved: PM

Dhaka, June 9 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Sunday said Bangladesh will not have to seek water from others if water could be reserved properly. “Bangladesh is delta [country]. All rivers originated from the Himalayas flow through Bangladesh. If we take steps to preserve water, we won’t have to seek water from others.” Sheikh Hasina said this ... Read More »

Asia can dominate world if all work together: PM

Tokyo, May 30 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Asia can dominate the world if all countries of this continent can work together. “There’re developed, developing and least developed countries in Asia. if all the countries in Asia can work together then it can dominate the world…we’ve that prospect,” she said. The Prime Minister made the statement when ... Read More »

PM phones Modi, greets him on landslide victory

Dhaka, May 23 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday phoned her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and extended the heartiest congratulations to him on his party’s landslide victory in the Indian general election. “The Prime Minister (Sheikh Hasina) phoned the Indian Prime Minister at 5:30 pm and extended her heartiest congratulations to him on his party’s landslide victory in ... Read More »