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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 »

Don’t let war criminals return to power: PM

Dhaka, May 17 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged all to remain alert so that anti- liberation forces and war criminals cannot return to power. “We all have to remain alert so that anti-liberation and war criminals cannot come to power again to play with the fate of people,” she said. The Prime Minister said this when ... Read More »

PM Sheikh Hasina returns to Dhaka from London

Dhaka, May 11 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from London on Saturday morning wrapping up her 10-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 9:55am. The flight took off from the Heathrow International Airport in London for ... Read More »

BNP criticises PM again for her “remark on Khaleda”

Dhaka, May 8 – BNP on Tuesday voiced deep concern over Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent reported remark in London about Khaleda Zia’s imprisonment, saying it will erode people’s confidence in the judiciary. In a statement, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the Prime Minister, during her address to Awami League leaders and activists in London, expressed strong ... Read More »

PM gives monetary support to AL victim of BNP-Jamaat torture

Dhaka, Apr 29 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave Tk 20 lakh as financial assistance to Anwara Begum, a victim of torture unleashed by BNP-Jamaat terrorists during their 2001-2006 tenure, of Chakoria municipality in Cox’s Bazar district. Briefing reporters, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said Sheikh Hasina handed over a cheque for the financial assistance to Anwara ... Read More »

Commission may identify planners of Bangabandhu killing: PM

Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is actively considering formation of a commission to identify the masterminds behind the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She said this while responding to a question from treasury bench MP Anwer Hossain Khan (Laxmipur-1) in Parliament. The Prime Minister said a ... Read More »

Stay alert against terror, militant activities: PM

Dhaka, Apr 24 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to remain vigilant and instantly inform law enforcement agencies of any suspicious terror and militant activity in their respective localities. “I would like to urge the people of the country to remain alert and inform the law enforcement agencies instantly if there’s any abnormal activity,” she said ... Read More »

PM flies to Brunei Sunday

Dhaka, Apr 20 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Brunei Darussalam on Sunday on a three-day official visit as the two countries are expected to sign seven Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs).   The Prime Minister takes up the tour at the invitation of Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah. Six of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) will ... Read More »

AL’s popularity up: PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka, April 19 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday directed her party rank and file to strengthen its grassroots by holding district councils respectively ahead of the party national council session likely to be held in October this year. Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, came up with the direction at a joint meeting of Awami League ... Read More »

Those responsible for Nusrat murder to face punishment: PM

Dhaka, Apr 12 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said every person involved in the killing of Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi will be booked and given exemplary punishment so that no one dares to commit such heinous act.“We’ve already arrested some culprits and others will be arrested. No one will be spared. We won’t allow anyone ... Read More »

Stop discharging wastes into rivers: PM

Dhaka, Apr 11 (UNB) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all, particularly mills and factories, to stop discharging wastes into rivers as water pollution has appeared to be a severe problem for the country. “I would like to request you all to stop discharging wastes into rivers…every industrial unit will have to have waste management system so that ... Read More »

‘Pahela Baishakh celebrations must end by 6pm’

Dhaka, Apr 3 – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said programmes to celebrate Pahela Baishakh must end by 6 pm and traditional masks cannot be used during Mongol Shovajatra (procession of good wishes). He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after a meeting on law and order at the Secretariat. The minister said there will be ... Read More »

Bank loan interest rate to be brought down: PM

Dhaka, Mar 31 (UNB) – Expressing here government’s firm stance to bring down the interest rate of bank loan to a single digit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will take measures again to reduce the interest rate for the sake of the country’s industrialisation. “We’ll sit again to discuss how to reduce the interest rate of ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Liberation War martyrs

Dhaka, Mar 26 – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the National Memorial on Tuesday morning, marking the 49th Independence and National Day. President Hamid first placed a wreath at the altar of the memorial followed by the Prime Minister. After placing the ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Language Heroes

News Desk President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid the homage by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar here at one minute past midnight ... Read More »