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Japan to send 3 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to Bangladesh

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said Japan will send more than three million doses of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine under COVAX facilities in phases. “On behalf of Bangladesh, I would like to express our gratitude to Japan government and its people for the (vaccine) supply in this critical period,” he said. The foreign ministe...

Bangladesh must win battle against Covid-19: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed Bangladesh's firm resolve to win the battle against coronavirus (Covid-19) and renewed her call to all to strictly follow the health guidelines to check the deadly virus. "We have been fighting against Covid-19 for more than one year. But, we've to secure victory in the war ... we must win the battle...

Govt working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against COVID-19

The Government of Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to vaccinate 80% population of Bangladesh against Covid-19 by the end of next year. To that end, here are some important facts regarding the mass vaccination programme (updated till evening of 15 July 2021): a) 10.2 million+ people have registered for getting vaccinated; b) 10.9 m...

UNHRC adopts resolution calling for Rohingya crisis solution

A resolution on the "Human Rights Situation of Rohingya Muslims and other Minorities in Myanmar" was unanimously adopted today at the ongoing 47th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. Since the massive influx of Rohingyas from Myanmar into Bangladesh in August 2017, this is the first time that any resolution on the Rohingya was adopte...

Govt will not tolerate any negligence in building houses for poor

Hon'ble Prime Minister and daughter of Bangabandhu, Sheikh Hasina took the initiative to rehabilitate every landless and homeless people in the country on the occasion of Mujib Year. To implement the Prime Minister's announcement of 'Not a single person in the country will be homeless' in May 2020, the government formulated a 'policy to provide...

World community's promises for women empowerment not yet fulfilled: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Stating that the promises made by the global leaders in the fourth world conference on women in Beijing in 1995 are yet to be fulfilled while the participation of women parliamentarians is 25 percent and in workforce less than 31 percent, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that bold policy measures and concerted actions could reverse the situatio...

Dawn Global considers Bangladesh as a prime destination for foreign investment

Dawn Global has recently announced the launch of the Asian Growth Cubs exchange traded fund (ETF), the first active thematic ETF to focus on public equities in emerging and frontier growth markets, including Bangladesh. "When people read about how well the Bangladeshi economy is doing, they now will have a way to invest into the story,” s...

Awami League changed the fate of people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina today asked her party men to remain always beside the countrymen as vanguards so that none could play ducks and drakes with their fate anymore. “The fates of the people are being changed due to stay of the Awami League in power. We, all the Awami League leaders and activists, have to...

Awami League calls upon the supporters to send video messages to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has called upon the youth to send greeting video messages on the occasion of its founding anniversary. The AL will celebrate its 72nd founding anniversary on June 23 next. On this occasion, the AL has been urging the youths of the country to send greeting video messages on their expectations to the party. To this ...

Six Point Demand led to Bangladesh’s independence: HPM Sheikh Hasina

The independence of Bangladesh is rooted in the Six-Point Demand formula, the “Charter of Freedom” for Bangladeshis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, reiterating her pledge to build the country as a developed and prosperous one in line with the spirit of the Liberation War. “We [the Awami League] won the 1970 general ele...

Finance Minister places national budget of FY 2021-2022

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today placed a Taka 6,03,681 crore national budget for fiscal year 2021-22 (FY22) in the Jatiya Sangsad with a 7.2 percent GDP growth target attaching priority to the lives and livelihood of the country’s people in tandem with development amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “In the budget for the next fisc...

Govt working to make railways as the easiest mode of transportation : HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government is working to expand rail communication networks across the country, especially in areas having no railway. Besides, the government has also restored the rail connectivity with neighbouring India on different routes and planned to establish rail communication with Siliguri, she said. The premier...

Bangladesh perfect example of innovation-driven development: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed has highlighted how Bangladesh harnessed the power of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to achieve its transformative socio-economic development during the last decade at the UN. Highlighting the success of the "Digital Bangladesh" vision of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, he said Bangladesh ...

Ministry of Land setting up online payment system for all land-related fees

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Land and Payment Gateway Channel Service Providers Upay, Nagad and Bkash, and Banking Services Providers United Commercial Bank (UCB) to set up a system with the facility of online payment of all land-related fees at the conference room of the Ministry of Land today, Mon...

Travel ban on Israel remains, foreign policy remains unchanged: MOFA

Saying the travel ban on Israel remains for Bangladeshi passport-holders, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today posted a reaction to Israeli foreign ministry's tweet which welcomed the removal of the words "all countries except Israel" in the new booklets of e-passports. The post on Bangladesh foreign ministry's verified Facebook page says the ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 100 multipurpose cyclone shelters

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for over 200 buildings under the purview of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, including 100 multi-purpose cyclone shelters. The prime minister took part in the ceremony via video conference from the Ganabhaban on Sunday, warning citizens to stay alert regar...

UN appoints Brigadier General Mohammad Nazmul Haque as OMA's first Bangladeshi Chief of Staff

Brigadier General Mohammad Nazmul Haque has been appointed chief of staff for the Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peace Operations (DPO), at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. He is the first Bangladeshi military officer to be appointed to such a high and important post at UN headquarters. "This is one of the key appointmen...

Progress becomes easier if the goal is fixed: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expected the next generations would pull the country towards a developed and prosperous life following the master plans adopted by the present government. “...We have tried to formulate plans and build structures to ensure Bangladesh’s future progress,” she said while addressing the “Sw...

Govt would not take malicious advices from any quarter: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Referring to the past BNP government’s decision to close down the railway in accordance with the advice of the World Bank, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government would not take any advice from any quarter that causes damage to the country. “Once upon a time, the state was run with the advice (from others). But, I don&rsquo...

I had to defy all the odds to return home: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh has established itself as a developing country, defying numerous challenges and obstacles both from home and abroad. “We’ve got established ourselves as a developing country. We’ve reached here overcoming so many hurdles both from home and abroad,” she said on Monday. The...