Bangladesh and Hungary identified five areas of cooperation to revive their historic relations and boost up economic ties in future as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Hungarian counterpart Victor Orban held official talks here on Tuesday.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought comprehensive global efforts for water management, urging world leaders to prioritise the water issues in their policies and actions, laying out a seven-point agenda involving the scarce resource.

 

Hungarian President Dr. Janos Ader has offered opening up a new door of cooperation with Bangladesh in a number of areas including the introduction of a new scholarship programme for the students of medical, technology and agricultural science.

 

The cabinet has given its final approval to the draft of "Balya Bibaha Nirodh Ain, 2016" (Child Marriage Prevention Act-2016) suggesting strict punitive actions against marriage between boys and girls who are below 21 and 18 years respectively.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered ziarat at the shrines of Hazrat Shahjalal (RA) and Hazrat Shah Paran (RA) here this noon.

 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed members of Bangladesh Army to keep a "constant vigil" to face any "internal and external threats" for safeguarding the country's constitution and sovereignty.

 

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved three big projects under power sector, including Power Grid Network Strengthening Project, to ensure an uninterrupted power supply system across the country.

 

World Health Organization (WHO) Director GeneralDr Margaret Chan has lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's success in reaching the health services to the doorsteps of grassroots people.

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