Government to provide allowance to Liberation War veteran Armed Forces members


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the government would provide allowance from January next to the members of different forces who took part in the Liberation War.

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to martyred armed force members


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyred members of Bangladesh Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2017.

Cabinet approves separate laws for Rangpur and Gazipur Metro Police


The Cabinet approved the drafts of the proposals for constituting two separate laws for formation of metropolitan police in Gazipur and Rangpur cities of the country.

Germany, Sweden and EU extend support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue


Germany, Sweden and the European Union extended their strong support to Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.

Japan to provide USD 18.6m assistance for Rohingyas


Japan will provide more 18.6m US Dollars assistance to the priority areas for the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals who took shelter in Bangladesh following violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state on August 25.

History could never be erased: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said UNESCO acknowledgment of Bangabandhu's 7th March speech as a world heritage proved the history could never be erased while she sought nation's vigilance to keep upheld the nation's pride.

HPM Sheikh Hasina criticizes Khaleda Zia for her luxurious visit to Cox’s Bazar


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina deplored BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia for her festive and luxurious visit to Cox's Bazar in the name of seeing the woes of the Rohingyas.

Govt to establish ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’ in Barisal


The government launched a project to establish "Sheikh Hasina Cantonment" at Lebukhali along the Payra River in Barisal involving an estimated cost of Taka 1,699 crore.

7th March’s speech is Bangladesh’s existence, history: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh's existence and history are involved with Bangabandhu's historic March 7 speech.

Govt to repeal existing ‘Sugar Ordinance’


The government is set to repeal the existing 'Sugar (road development cess) Ordinance to relieve sugarcane growers from paying taxes for development of the roads in the sugar mill catchment areas.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for collaborative engagements with neighbours


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh wants collaborative engagements with India and other neighbours for regional peace and prosperity and benefit of the people in South Asia.

ECNEC approves eight projects involving tk. 4979 crore


The tenure of "Tannery Estate, Dhaka," project has been extended for two more years (third times) to shift tannery industries from the city's Hazaribagh area as the relocation tannery industries to Savar do not pollute the river Dhaleshwari.

US will continue to support Bangladesh on Rohingya issue: US Under Sec Thomas Shannon


US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A Shannon reassured continued US support to Bangladesh in handling the Rohingya crisis as he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence.

Pressurize Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: HPM Sheikh Hasina to world leaders


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Commonwealth countries to exert pressure on the Myanmar government to stop persecution on its Rohingya citizens and take them back from Bangladesh at the earliest.

The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) at a function at South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Sunday.

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Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has given temporary shelter to a huge number of Rohingyas on humanitarian ground. Her government is maintaining relations with foreign countries on the policy 'friendship to all, malice to none'.

Especially, her government is eager to maintain good relations with neighbors, Sheikh Hasina said adding that her government has resolved many outstanding issues with India and Myanmar.

"But inhuman persecution meted out on the Rohingya population in the Rakhine state of Myanmar and their forceful expulsion from their homeland have created instability in the region and beyond," she said.

"I would like to request you all to discuss the Rohingya issue with utmost importance and exert pressure on the Myanmar government to stop persecution of its citizens and take them back at the earliest," Sheikh Hasina said.

Over 6.22 hundred thousand Myanmar nationals have fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution. After 1978, another five hundred thousands of Rohingyas came to Bangladesh at different times, she added.

Reiterating her call to Commonwealth countries to be united to get rid of militancy and terrorism the Prime Minister said thoughtless acts of a section of people are claiming innocent lives. Recent terror attack in New York claimed eight precious lives. Militancy is not a problem of a particular country, rather it became a global phenomenon, she said.

Chairperson of CPA and Speaker of Jayita Sangsad of Bangladesh Dr Shirin Sharmin Choudhury gave welcome address while Secretary-General of the CPA Akbar Khan, Commonwealth youth representative Aiman Sadique and treasurer of CPA Vicki Dunn spoke, among others, on the occasion.

Messages of Queen Elizabeth (II) and Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat Patricia Scotland were read out on the occasion.

The magnificent inauguration of the 63rd CPA Conference was marked by presenting of a number of documentaries on Bangladesh's history, nature and livelihood of the people as well as brilliant performances by artists of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and dance troupe 'Nrithanchan'.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expected immediate implementation of the promises made at different times to offset the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh as one of the worst victims of the climate change is experiencing its colossal effects. Excessive precipitation and recurrence of flooding washed away vast localities and damaged standing crops in recent times, she pointed out.

Sheikh Hasina said she was deeply honoured to have the opportunity to inaugurate the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) in this historic city of Dhaka.

Welcoming the distinguished guests on behalf of the people of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, also the vice patron of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference said she was confident that CPA conference would give the countries a clearer insight into democratic values and practices.

"We Parliamentarians, being the people's representatives, have the first and foremost obligations to preserve and maintain the faith of the people in democracy and parliamentary institutions," she said.

The CPA and Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad are jointly hosting the conference with the theme: Continuing to enhance the high standards of performance of parliamentarians. More than 550 delegates from 144 national and provincial parliaments of 44 countries joined the conference.

Sheikh Hasina said it was the pragmatic and far-reaching decision of the Father of the Nation Bangabhandu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to join the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in 1973. And, Bangladesh was proud of having first woman Chairperson of the CPA in 2014, now a forum of total of 52 countries which once were territories of British Empire.

"This is a testimony by the honorable members of the parliament across the Commonwealth towards our commitment to democratic practices and values," she noted.

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has become a sovereign and an independent democratic country through huge sacrifices as a cherished desire of the people of this land. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had led the struggle from the forefront.

Highlighting Bangladesh's topsy-turvy democratic journey since independence the Prime Minister said the reactionary defeated forces of 1971 assassinated Bangabandhu along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975 when he was engaged in reconstruction and rehabilitation of the war-ravaged country.

But, she and her sister Sheikh Rehana survived the incident as they were abroad on that fateful night. Later, they were barred from returning home. With the killing of Bangabandhu, she recalled, democracy in Bangladesh was assailed and the era of military dictatorship started.

Sheikh Hasina said she engaged herself in the struggle for restoration of democracy in Bangladesh while she was in exile. Ending six years in exile, she returned home in 1981. Since then she had to endure huge sufferings while struggling for establishing people's rule.

She said repeated attempts were made on her life along with house-arrest and internment and thousands of workers and leaders became victims of massive repression of the rulers after 1975. But none could restrain her from the struggle for the restoration of democracy as she thought that only a democratic polity can ensure uplift of people's living standard through fulfilling their basic needs.

The Prime Minister said after long 21 years, her party Awami League returned to state power in 1996 and engaged in fulfilling the basic needs of people not as a ruler but as a public servant.

Sheikh Hasina said the foremost aim of her government is to build a hunger and poverty free Bangladesh through strengthening the foundation of democratic rule. To fulfill the goal, she said, the government has framed 'Vision- 2021'. The government is working to achieve the visions with specific plans, she said.

The Prime Minister said her government has strengthened various democratic institutions, including national parliament and local government bodies.

Elected representatives are leading the local government bodies. Bangladesh is now at the top of the countries in South Asia in terms of women empowerment and achieving gender parity, she said.

Sheikh Hasina said her government has ensured the freedom of mass media and people's right to information as independent and strong mass media are the vigilant watchdog of democracy. In the past few years Bangladesh have witnessed huge expansion of mass media, she said.

Underlining the socio-economic development of Bangladesh the Prime Minister said her government is implementing the SDGs in continuation of the successes of the MDGs. The subjects of SDGs have been incorporated in our 7th 5-year plan.

"Bangladesh has been in a journey through the roads of peace, democracy, development and prosperity." she said adding that Bangladesh will emerge as a middle incoming country by 2021 when it will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its Independence. Bangladesh will be a developed one by 2041, she optimistically said.

She urged the Commonwealth leaders to work together to make the planet a peaceful, happy and prosperous abode for the entire humanity and hoped that stay of the CPA dignitaries in Bangladesh would be joyful and memorable one.

Photo: Saiful Islam Kallol

Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech becomes world’s documentary heritage


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recognised the historic 7th March Speech of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as part of world's documentary heritage.

All countries should work together to root out poverty from South Asia: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Describing poverty as the main enemy of South Asia's development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her call to work together by all countries of the region to root out the poverty.

Awami League govt is needed for continuation of development: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Mentioning that the government wants peace and security of the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said continuation of the government is very much needed for development of the country.

HPM Sheikh Hasina lays foundation of flats for slum-dwellers


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid the foundation stone of the first-ever rental-based flat construction project for slum-dwellers in city's Mirpur.

HPM Sheikh Hasina opens Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover


Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, a major structure and country's longest elevated road, was opened for traffic today with a hope that it would ease the nagging traffic congestion in the capital.

ECNEC okays ‘Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway’ project


The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a Taka 16,901.32 crore project for constructing a 'Dhaka-Ashulia Elevated Expressway'.

PayPal starts operation in Bangladesh


Global online payment system PayPal has launched its cross-border payment service 'Xoom' to enable freelance remittance earners to receive their payments in 40 minutes from overseas.

Young achievers are the future leaders of Bangladesh: Sajeeb Wazed


Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said that the young entrepreneurs, who are working in remote areas for Bangladesh’s development, are the future leaders of the country.

Awami League wants next election to be free and fair: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Renewing her vow to further strengthen the foundation of democracy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Awami League wants that the next general election be held in a free and impartial manner.

Finance Minister seeks UN’s support to create ‘Safe Zone’ to solve Rohingya crisis


Finance Minister AMA Muhith has sought the utmost cooperation of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for creating of a safe zone in line with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's proposal for a quick and permanent solution to Rohingya crisis.

Bangladesh replied to criticisms by constructing Padma Bridge: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government gave a befitting reply to insults heaped upon Bangladesh over so- called "corruption" by constructing the giant Padma Bridge with own funding.

HPM Sheikh Hasina rules out any possibility of political understanding with BNP


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ruled out possibility of any political understanding with BNP, saying that nobody should come up with such a proposal.

Myanmar must stop violence in Rakhine immediately and forever: HPM Sheikh Hasina at UNGA


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought expeditious UN and global interventions to protect all civilians in Myanmar's Rakhine State irrespective of religion and ethnicity and take effective steps for a permanent solution to the protracted Rohingya crisis.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for private sector partnership to implement SDGs


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the private sector needs to be taken on board to address the financing gaps in implementing the SDGs as mobilisation of financial resources for the purpose appeared as a major challenge for governments.

Sheikh Hasina is Bangladesh’s Mahathir: Sajeeb Wazed


Comparing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Malaysia’s former leader Mahathir Mohamed, her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the premier was leading from the front.

HPM Sheikh Hasina urges IOM to pressure Myanmar to take back Rohingyas


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the International Organisation on Migration, or IOM, to pressure Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees.

HPM Sheikh Hasina asks top US businesses to be partner of prosperity


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today met the top brasses of the leading American conglomerates urging them to be partner of the economic prosperity of Bangladesh.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for bringing climate justice to forefront of global pacts


Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the developed country leaders to bring their historical responsibilities and the issue of climate justice to the forefront of a robust and effective legally binding agreement to address the issues of climate change.

Women empowerment is must for achieving SDGs: HPM Sheikh Hasina



Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said women should be supported with education, training, right tools and access to equal opportunities for their empowerment for a successful realization of the sustainable development for all.

HPM Sheikh Hasina and Palestine President discusses Rohingya issue


Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who are now in New York to attend UN General Assembly, have discussed the Myanmar crisis and sufferings of thousand of Myanmar Rohingya Muslims.

Bangladesh has brought pro-labour changes in labour relations: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the protection of human and labour rights as the working conditions and the labour market is going through fundamental changes globally, creating new challenges and opportunities.

All victims of sexual abuse deserves justice: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Referring to Bangladesh's experience worst form of sexual violence during its War of Liberation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said, "We believe all victims of sexual exploitation and abuse deserve justice and also opportunities for rehabilitation".

Public property looters must face legal action: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Accusing again the BNP of committing unbridled corruption and siphoning off money abroad during its rule, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina today warned that proper action must be taken against those who plundered public property.

HPM Sheikh Hasina calls on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingyas


Bangladesh has called on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingyas as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits refugee camps in the southeastern part of the country.

HPM Sheikh Hasina to take Rohingya issue up with UN


Bangladesh will take the Rohingya issue up with the United Nations General Assembly with a renewed call on Myanmar to take back the refugees, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

Myanmar instigated the Rohingya crisis, they should resolve it: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Expressing her government resolve to raise the Rohingya issue in the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, as the creator Myanmar should resolve the crisis.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for economical use of electricity


Reiterating her call to the people to be economical in using electricity, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government is going to introduce pre-paid meters across the country to check misuse of power and pilferage of its bill.

Bangladesh connects to second submarine cable: Internet to be faster, cheaper


Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina has inaugurated the country's second international internet gateway (IIG) through submarine cable line paving the way of getting uninterrupted broadband internet services with cheaper price and better quality.

Next general election will be completely independent: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Asserting that next general election must be held in a free, fair and impartial manner in the country and on time, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said none will be allowed to play ducks and drakes with the voting rights of the people.

Every industry will be brought under central welfare fund: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said all manufacturing and exporting industries would be brought under the central fund of the Ministry of the Labour and Employment created to provide financial support to the families of the workers who die or receive grave injuries in their working places.

Nobody will suffer for food: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her government's commitment to continue support for the flood victims, saying that nobody will suffer for food.

Govt. would ensure food security of every people: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said "We have taken the steps so that no land would fell uncultivated." She said that "not a single person would go hungry… we would ensure food security of every people."

Japan to continue development assistance to Bangladesh: Ambassador


Japan has assured that the country would continue its assistance for Bangladesh's development.

Comparing with Pakistan is unacceptable: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has come down hard on Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha for his observations in the 16th constitutional amendment verdict and his responses to criticism that followed.

Flood-effected people to receive food assistance till next harvest: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured the flood-hit people of the country of providing food assistance to them for three months until harvesting of the next crops and said that all the affected people would get relief goods.

Radwan Mujib was shocked to know about the law to protect the killers of Bangabandhu


It came as quite a shock to Radwan Mujib Siddiq, when he was told by his family that there was a law in the country protecting the killers of his grandfather Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Zia’s role in blocking Bangabandhu murder investigation proves his connection to the killing: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Ziaur Rahman's role in blocking a British investigation into the assassination of Bangabandhu proves that he connived in the 1975 killings.

Nation pays tribute to the Father of the Nation


The nation today once again remembered the supreme sacrifice of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with observing the National Mourning Day and paying glorious tribute to him on his 42nd anniversary of martyrdom.

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays respect to Bangabandhu at Tungipara


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at his mazar here this morning on the occasion of his 42nd martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day.

Some people always try to present distorted history: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Taking a swipe at those who deny Bangabandhu's contributions to the Liberation War, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said there are some people in the country who always try to present distorted history before the nation.

ECNEC approves project to free Chittagong from water logging


The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a Tk 5,616.50 crore project to free the port city of Chittagong from vexing water logging.

Bangamata was killed for her role in the Liberation War: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the assailants had brutally killed Bangamata on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 sensing her role in shaping the decisions of Bangabandhu.

HPM Sheikh Hasina welcomes EU’s willingness to observe next elections


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has welcomed European Union (EU) willingness to send an election observation team during the next elections in Bangladesh as outgoing EU ambassador Pierre Mayaudon called on her at the PMO.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for conserving Dhaka’s archeological sites


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked authorities concerned to take steps to conserve the capital's archaeological sites in required cases with appropriate renovation at a meeting with officials having stake on the issue.

15 August massacre was to eliminate independence and ideology: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Accusing again Ziaur Rahman of his involvement in the killing of Bangabandhu, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the August 15 massacre was aimed to kill independence and the ideology with which Bangladesh was born.

Old canals in Dhaka will be re-excavated: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said all old canals in Dhaka would be re-excavated for preserving surface water and water management apart from excavating new one.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for streamlining technical and vocational education


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called for a massive restructuring of the country's education system integrating the knowledge-based and practical learning to further advance the overall development of the country.

World treats Bangladesh with honor: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the incumbent government's continuity of tenure ensured a steady development campaign directly benefitting people and earned Bangladesh a dignified status in international arena.

Vote Awami League for continuing development: Sajeeb Wazed to youths


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has urged the youths to vote for the Awami League and motivate others to vote in the next general election for the continuation of 'ongoing development'.

HPM Sheikh Hasina gives 23 directives to DCs


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given 23- point directives to the deputy commissioners (DCs) while inaugurating the three-day DCs Conference-2017 at the Prime Minister's Office here.

Make films upholding nation’s history and culture: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on the filmmakers to produce quality films by upholding the country's history, culture and tradition and assured that her government will do whatever is necessary for it.

Civil servants should come up with innovative ideas: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged civil servants to work with innovative ideas in resolving problems of their respective areas and implementing development programmes keeping in mind local perspectives.

Enhancing the quality of education has been the govt’s highest priority: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Describing the results of this year's Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations as overall good, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has given highest attention to enhancing the quality of education so that future generations could move keeping pace with the time.

HPM Sheikh Hasina urges Hajj pilgrims to pray for continuation of nation’s progress


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the hajj pilgrims to seek mercy of Almighty Allah while offering their prayers in the holy mosques for allowing the Muslims as well as people of other faiths in the country to live peacefully to continue the nation's progress.

HPM Sheikh Hasina urges businesspeople not to seek profits at the country’s expanse


Pointing to huge potentials of country's fishery resources, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged everybody related to fish culture, processing and export to shun fraudulent practices in this sector with an ill motive of profit maximization.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for agricultural education to students


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid importance on giving agricultural education to students in the field to allow them know about the cultivation system and sources of foods and fruits they take round the year.

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka sign 14 instruments to boost up cooperation


Dhaka and Colombo today signed one agreement and 13 memorandums of understanding (MoU) to boost up cooperation between the two countries in the areas of economy, agriculture, shipping, higher education, information and technology and media.

ECNEC approves 9 projects including elevated expressway in Chittagong


The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project for construction of elevated expressway from Lalkhan Bazar to Shah Amanat Airport in the port city Chittagong at a cost of Taka 3,250.84 crore.

Bangladesh Awami League is now symbol of confidence of 16 crore people: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh Awami League has now been turned into a "symbol of confidence and support" of 16 crore people as the party is taking the country to the path of prosperity.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for strengthening economic ties with Spain


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on strengthening economic cooperation with Madrid as Bangladesh values the relation with Spain.

HPM Sheikh Hasina financial assistance to slain BSL and Awami League leaders


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given financial assistance of Taka 35 lakh to the families of a slain Bangladesh Student’s League (BSL) leader and two late Awami League leaders.

HPM Sheikh Hasina for ensuring healthcare to grassroots


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon all concerned to ensure the optimum utilization of service infrastructures at grassroots in the case of reproductive healthcare, family planning, maternal and child healthcare services.

HPM Sheikh Hasina hopes to celebrate golden jubilee of independence with Awami League in power


Seeking another term to complete the work of the mega projects, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm resolve to celebrate the golden jubilee of the country's independence during the tenure of the next Awami League government.

Bangladesh will move forward with Awami league in power: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Putting emphasis on continuation of the healthy democratic trend in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh will advance further if Awami League stays in state power.

Terrorism will have no place before combined force of people and security forces: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Militants and their propaganda will have no place in Bangladesh, thanks to a combined effort by security forces and ordinary people, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Country will achieve development goals if bureaucrats work properly: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said every political party intends to go to power should have an effective economic policy to take forward the nation and country's bureaucracy must act with all sincerity to achieve the goal.

IAEA DG assures support for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant


Visiting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano has assured all out support and cooperation to Bangladesh in the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.

Govt. has preparations to tackle flood: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has all preparations to tackle the flood situation.

Bangladesh following IAEA guidelines to operate Rooppur plant: IAEA DG Yukia Amano


Bangladesh is on the right track to operate Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant following guidelines from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said its Director General (DG) Yukiya Amano after visiting the plant site on Monday.

Cabinet approves proposal for establishing Satellite Company


The cabinet has approved a proposal for constitution of the Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company (BCSC) Limited to smoothly operate the country's first-ever Bangabandhu Satellite-1.

HPM Sheikh Hasina directs secretaries for faster implementation of development budget


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked top bureaucrats of her government to fix strategies for faster implementation of development budget from the beginning of the new fiscal.

HPM Sheikh Hasina’s 17 directives to secretaries


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given 17 directives at the secretary meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat here. Following are the directives of the Prime Minister:

Education sector witnessed significant development


The country's education sector witnessed significant development in some major areas driven by a modern and time-befitting education policy that the government started implementation in 2009.

Bangladesh’s per capita will be $12,000 by 2041: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Bangladesh's per capita income would be around US$ 12,000 by 2041 when the size of the economy would be 2.5 trillion dollars.

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks Moroccan investment in Bangladesh’s Economic Zones


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Moroccan investment in Bangladesh's economic zones for mutual benefits of the two countries.

Cabinet okays draft of Online Mass Media Policy, 2017


The Cabinet has approved the draft of "The National Online Mass Media Policy, 2017" that suggested constitution of a National Broadcast Commission to facilitate operations of online mass media in an organized manner.

HPM Sheikh Hasina invites Swedish business leaders to invest in Bangladesh


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has invited the leaders of Swedish business and industry to partner with Bangladesh in investment and trade for a shared prosperity and bringing a change in the lives of millions in both countries.

Top Swedish companies interested to work in Bangladesh RMG and power sector


Top Swedish firms have offered to work for the development of Bangladesh's power and readymade garment sectors.

Discard politics of killing, plundering and corruption: HPM Sheikh Hasina to Khaleda Zia


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia to return to healthy politics and contest the next elections by discarding the politics of killing, plundering and corruption.

Sweden wants to take part in Bangladesh’s development strides


Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has expressed his country's interest to work with Bangladesh in its development efforts as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had an audience with the King.

Bangladesh-Sweden agrees to fight terrorism together


Bangladesh and Sweden have pledged to work together to combat terrorism and identified new areas of cooperation like energy security, technological innovation, trade and development of smart cities between the two countries.

Bangladesh-Sweden to work together to broaden bilateral relations


Dhaka and Stockholm has agreed to work together for transition of the relation to a broader level in the areas of economic cooperation and encourage more bilateral Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Bangladesh training thousands of girls to protect them from online blackmail and harassment


According to a news published in the Voice of America (, Bangladesh has begun training thousands of school girls to protect them from being blackmailed or harassed online.

Renewables 2017 Global Status Report: Bangladesh Leading in Clean Energy Usage


Over the years, Bangladesh has achieved laudable successes in the use of clean and renewable energy sources.

Bangladesh, world leader in using solar home systems


A new report shows that Bangladesh is a world leader in the use of solar panels, "clean stoves" and biogas plants.

People have no faith in the looters of BNP: HPM Sheikh Hasina


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said people have no confidence in BNP as it's an organization of plunderers. The party captured the power through killing, coup and conspiracy and did nothing for changing the lots of the people.