Sheikh Hasina Survived Innumerable Attempts on Her Life

Hiren Pandit: Sheikh Hasina was elected president of Awami League in her absence at the party's national council held on February 14-16, 1981. She took the steering of the Awami League as a symbol of unity in the worst possible time for the party. She has brought Awami League to power as a popular party after 21 years in 1996 and has been worki...

Sheikh Hasina is Icon of Changing Bangladesh

Hiren Pandit: The Awami League was formed on the basis of Bengali nationalism, democratic culture, ideals of building a democratic society free from exploitation and the political-economic-social and cultural philosophy of building a developed, prosperous, modern, progressive society and state system. Sheikh Hasina is the successor of the blood...

Digital connectivity will be the key tool to build Smart Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said digital connectivity would be the key equipment to transform the country into a Smart Bangladesh. "Digital connectivity will be the key tool to build Smart Bangladesh. Smart citizens, smart economy, smart government and smart society will be built on the basis of digital connectivity," she said. The premier sa...

Bangladesh Surprise: Peaceful protests welcomed

The article was originally published in the Washington Times on 20th January 2023 ------------- Shah Ali Farhad:  Bangladesh’s main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), spent months preparing for weekend protests in December in the capital, Dhaka. BNP Standing Committee member Dr. Khondker Mosharraf Hossai...

The Indomitable Journey towards a Smart Bangladesh by 2041

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest son of the soil and greatest Bengali for thousands of years, the great hero of history and the father of the nation, has made the dream of Bengal a reality and given the people an independent state. Inspired by this hypnotic speech of 7 March 1971 at Racecourse ground, the Bengali na...

HPM Sheikh Hasina opens 45 more community vision centres

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated 45 more community vision centres at Upazila Health Complexes in 13 districts across the country, raising the number to 135, bringing one-third of grassroots people under modern eye treatment free of cost. She opened the centres at an event in the National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital joini...

Model mosques will help not to mislead people in the name of religion: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said people would get true knowledge of Islamic values and culture from the model mosques and Islamic cultural centres which help them not to be misled in the name of religion. "We have taken the projects of constructing model mosques as none can mislead people in the name of Islam alongside creating awareness...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places six proposals before the G20 platform

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today placed six proposals before the G20 platform, saying these are needed to be addressed collectively for sustained global economic growth and development of the “global south”. "Taking current global economy (amid Russia-Ukraine war and the Covid-19 pandemic) into account- it is high time to work coll...

Send remittances through banking channels: HPM Sheikh Hasina urges expats

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the expatriate Bangladeshis to send remittances through the banking channels instead of hundi and make investments in Bangladesh. "I request you all (expatriates) - please don't send remittances through hundi and take steps to send those directly to the banks," she said as expatriate Awami League lea...

Foreign observers are welcome during next general election: HPM Sheikh Hasina to British MPs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the next election will he held as per the constitution of the country and her government is ready to welcome election observers. “The next election will be held as per the constitution,” she said while four MPs of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group called on her at her office. T...

Bangladesh in Development and Progress

Hiren Pandit: Bangabandhu turned the Awami League into a popular grassroots political party. After his brutal killing, his exiled daughter Sheikh Hasina has taken the lead as Awami League president as a symbol of unity in extremely difficult times. She has walked a long way in the struggle for democracy. She came back from the face of death...

Metrorail: A New Dimension in City’s Communication System

One of the prerequisites for the economic prosperity of a country is the development of a communication system. Improvements in road connectivity within the country opened up new horizons of possibilities. The task of facilitating road connectivity in a riverine country like Bangladesh is not easy. For this purpose, there is a need to build brid...

Bangladesh of 2041 will be a smart Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asserted that the Bangladesh of 2041 will be a smart Bangladesh where each person will have the technical knowledge and the country will not lag behind in the world arena. “Our education and learning such as e-education, e-health, e-businesses, e-economy, e-governance will be technical knowledge-based,&rd...

Metro rail is pride of Bangladesh: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said through metro rail the Awami League government added another feather of pride to the crown of Bangladesh’s people. “We have added another feather of pride to the crown of Bangladesh’s people today. Another feather added to the crown of the development of Bangladesh,” she sai...

Govt to deal with internal issues, not foreign envoys: Obaidul Quader MP

The government will solve the internal issues of the country and the foreign diplomats have to abide by the rules of the Geneva Convention in this regard, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday. The minister said this while talking to reporters in his ministry's conference room at the secretariat. "Foreign diplomats ...

Awami League remains united under party president’s leadership: Obaidul Quader MP

Minister for road, transport and bridges Obaidul Quader said on Sunday that Awami League remains united under the leadership of party president Sheikh Hasina. He said this while talking to journalists after paying tribute at the portrait of Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum a...

Smart Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina's bold move based on Bangabandhu’s philosophy

Tonmoy Ahmed: The Awami League government has successfully implemented the 2008 election manifesto for making Bangladesh a middle-income and digital country by 2021. During this period, the country's people have changed their fate using the technology and infrastructural opportunities created by the government aiming to eliminate hunger and pov...

The Goal is now Smart Bangladesh by 2041

Hiren Pandit:The declaration of the 22nd National Conference of the Bangladesh Awami League emphasized the commitment to building a Smart Bangladesh. In her speech at the 22nd National Conference, the Party President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioned four pillars to building Smart Bangladesh. These are Smart Citizens, Smart Economy, Sma...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 100 roads and highways across the country

After one and a half months of inaugurating 100 bridges, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened 100 roads and highways with combined lengths of 2021.56 kilometers in 50 districts across the country. The premier formally inaugurated the highways virtually from her office in the capital this morning. After opening the roads and highways, Shei...

Only Sheikh Hasina can turn crisis into possibility: Obaidul Quader

B angladesh Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is the only leader who can turn any crisis into a possibility. He made the remarks while speaking at a meeting, organised by Awami League, on the occasion of the Victory Day. AL President and Prime Mini...