BNP wants to seize state power through terrorism

Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday described BNP as an internationally recognized terrorist political party and said BNP wants to grab state power through terrorism. He was addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Chhatra League marking Awami League President and Prime Mi...

Bangladesh: An example of how to use "Digital Systems' to fight Coronavirus

By the time, Bangladesh detected the first case of coronavirus on March 8, 2020, the country has become an enlightened digital state. As electricity and the internet have reached remote villages, the government ensured all necessary services for the ordinary people maintaining social distances during the pandemic. Before the 2008 general electio...

Bangladesh, a COVID vaccination success story: UNICEF

UNICEF has listed Bangladesh, Peru, Vietnam and the Philippines as "Covid-19 Vaccine Success Stories" in their recent report, noting that Bangladesh's vaccination rate has risen sharply. When the first Covid-19 vaccines supplied by COVAX touched down in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka, in June 2021, less than four percent of all adults were fully v...

Bangladesh economy to see a 7.25% growth in FY2021-22

Bangladesh’s economy has begun to overcome the hurdles of the COVID-19 pandemic and has, once again, reached 7 percent GDP growth. “Real GDP growth has hit 7.25 percent in the ongoing 2021-22 fiscal year, according to a provisional estimate,” said Planning Minister MA Mannan. “The provisional GDP rate was calculated in ...

Bangladesh has the most liberal investment policy in South Asia: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the US to think of Bangladesh as a potential partner for enhanced trade and investment, saying she expects to double the trade volume between the two countries. The prime minister made the statement in a meeting with the first executive business delegation of the US-Bangladesh Business Council in Dhaka on ...

Awami League government increased minimum wage more than 200%: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the owners and workers of the industries to always keep in their mind the spirit of the immortal May Day and work together for country's industrialisation. "It's the foremost duty of the workers to work honestly and sincerely to keep their industries operative and it's the duty of the owners to look into...

It’s Awami League who Upholds the Democratic System in Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Awami League never used the backdoor for grabbing power, rather it always assumes state power through elections.  "Awami League (AL) always assumes power through elections. It never grabbed power using the backdoor as AL is not an organisation that was created from the pocket of any military dict...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for further improving connectivity with India

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (April 28, 2022) emphasized the importance of improving connectivity between Bangladesh and India for mutual benefit, saying that steps have been initiated to reopen various cross-border roads between the two nations that were closed in 1965. "We need to improve our connectivity. India's North Eastern province...

Digital leaps have helped Bangladesh navigate the pandemic: Sajeeb Wazed in Washington Times

Sajeeb Wazed Joy adds, "Many industries and governments are struggling to adapt. But in Bangladesh, a government plan to modernize and digitize its economy, education sector, and health care has provided some answers." He states that the Digital Bangladesh initiative quickly increased internet access and paved the way for multifaceted economi...

I like most the smile of the people after they get a home: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her pledge that none would remain homeless and landless in the country, saying she considered power as a way to serve the people. “None will remain homeless, landless and without address in Bangladesh. We are working to implement that target,” she said. She on Tuesday (April 26) said this...

Bangladesh wants to procure LNG from Qatar for long term period: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought continued cooperation of Qatar regarding the export of LNG to Bangladesh on a long term basis. "Bangladesh is currently purchasing LNG from Qatar and the government wants to continue it for a long term period, " she said when Qatar’s newly appointed ambassador to Bangladesh Seraya Ali Al-Qahtani pai...

Bangladesh's democracy suffered when military rulers captured power: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has been striving for further flourishing the country's democratic environment. "The government has been working on strengthening further the country's democratic environment and institutions concerned," she said when visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt paid a courtesy call on t...

Bangladesh- Denmark signs Framework document to strengthen cooperation for SDG and climate challenges

Bangladesh and Denmark today signed a Framework Document on Sustainable and Green Engagement as the two countries shared joint commitment in tackling global challenges like climate change and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen and Danish Minister for Development and Cooperation Flem...

Govt working to further strengthen Bangladesh's democratic environment: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has been striving for further flourishing the country's democratic environment. "The government has been working on strengthening further the country's democratic environment and institutions concerned," she said when visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt paid a courtesy cal...

Digital Bangladesh: How Bangabandhu’s state inspires Sheikh Hasina's long journey

The daughter of Bangabandhu has brought Bangladesh to the culmination that Bangabandhu dreamed of since independence. Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had struggled for liberation for almost two decades to fulfil his dream to build a poverty and hunger-free Golden Bengal. Sheikh Hasina, the eldest daughter of Bangabandhu, ...

Bangladesh has no strong opposition due to conspiracies of Dictators: Sajeeb Wazed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said military dictators Ziaur Rahman and HM Ershad formed the political parties to legitimize the state power they seized illegally, condemning their parties for lack of involvement with democracy. "Both Ziaur Rahman and Ershad formed BNP and Jatiya Party respectively to legitimize...

BNP has no ability to wage movement

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that BNP was trying to allure other political parties into its alliance since it had lost its ability to wage a movement alone against the government. "How will the party (BNP), which has no unity within it, get united with other political parties?" he questioned while speaking at ...

BNP's ill-politics makes its political future uncertain

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said as the BNP practices ill-politics, the party's political future is now questionable.  "The political future of the BNP is in question today due to the practice of ill-politics," he told a press briefing at his official residence here. Responding to a remark of BNP secretary general ...

Misplaced comparison between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Pranab Kumar Pandey: A rich mix of opposition politicians, members of the civil society and unabashed Islamist radicals — has taken heart at the huge economic crisis that is bedevilling Sri Lanka. I call them the Doomsday Brigade of Bangladesh as they seem to be praying for divine intervention for such a crisis to fall on Bangladesh becau...

BNP maintains double standard over democracy

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP leaders are maintaining double standards over democracy. “BNP made a farce in the name of multi-party democracy. As BNP lost people’s confidence, the party is now unimportant to people,” he said. Quader was addressing a ...