Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tarana among 3 new ministers

Asaduzzaman, Yeafesh made full ministers; no portfolios reshuffled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday inducted three new faces into her council of ministers and promoted two state ministers to the post of minister. Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and Yeafesh Osman were elevated to full ministers and reassigned the portfolios of home affairs and science and technology.

Strengthen Nam for lasting peace

Urges Hasina at summit plenary Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for a strong and effective Non-Aligned Movement (Nam), saying the 120-member alliance today needs to be a united, strong and effective body to ensure sustainable global peace and security. “The founding fathers of Nam envisaged a world order based on mutual respect, sovereign

Deal ‘as soon as feasible’

Manmohan assures Hasina of Teesta waters; Nam summit starts today Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday assured his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina of India’s firm commitment to ink the proposed Teesta water-sharing deal “as soon as feasible”. During their meeting at Grand Azadi Hotel in Tehran ahead of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) Summit, Manmohan also ... Read more

Aug 21 culprits must be tried

Vows Hasina on 2004 grenade attack anniversary Accusing the previous BNP-Jamaat coalition government of being behind the 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated that those who conspired, masterminded and executed the attack would be brought to book. No one can escape punishment the way the killers of ... Read more

Ask Myanmar to settle it

PM tells UK, other countries not to put pressure on Bangladesh on Rohingya issue Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the United Kingdom and the countries concerned about Rohingya refugees to talk to the Myanmar government instead of pressuring Bangladesh. She said this when British Secretary of State for International Development Affairs Andrew Mitchell ... Read more

PM for global actions to end poverty

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called for concerted efforts of the international community to fight against poverty and hunger as the two issues had global origins and implications. “The whole world needs to mobilise its resources, share experiences, research findings and technology, and fully commit themselves to implementing global and national plans and

WB failed to give graft evidence

Padma Bridge Project WB failed to give graft evidence PM tells BBC; says she didn’t mention anyone in her ‘bloodsucker’ comment Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the World Bank could not present evidence for the graft allegations over the Padma bridge project. Click here to watch the interview. Interviewed by Stephen Sackur for BBC ... Read more

PM seeks more contacts among parliamentarians

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today underlined the importance of greater institutional contact between the parliamentarians of Bangladesh and Britain to further strengthen historic relations between the two countries. The Prime Minister, now in London to attend opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2012, expressed this view when leader of the opposition and Labour Party leader Edward Samuel ... Read more

Hasina trusted by 77 percent

Gallup poll survey of 2011 ranks her 7th among Asian leaders Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has 77 percent approval rating, according to a Gallup poll. Washington-based Gallup, renowned for predicting US election results and conducting the US presidents’ approval ratings, ranked Sheikh Hasina seventh in its survey conducted in 21 countries of Asia and the ... Read more

Hasina critical of demonstration at Shaheed Minar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was critical of the people who staged demonstration at the Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday instead of going home to celebrate the Eid. “How much time would have needed to go their village homes?” she posed the question while exchanging greetings with reporters alongside her scheduled program for exchanging the