The 9th anniversary of release of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from prison is being observed today.
A majority of Bangladeshis are satisfied with the situation in their lives and are optimistic about the country’s progress, according to a recent opinion poll commissioned by The Independent and carried out by Research Development Centre (RDC) in the first quarter of 2017.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said as part of modernization of the Bangladesh Railway (BR), process is underway for bringing 700 passenger coaches and 100 meter gauge locomotives in the BR fleet.
The government of Bangladesh has decided to provide a cash assistance of US $ 500,000 to support the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka which killed more than 100 people and caused severe damage to livelihood and properties of thousand others.
The Cabinet has approved in principle the draft of "The Law and Order Disruption (Speedy Trial) (Amendment) Act, 2017" raising the punishment of jail terms by two years for committing crimes disrupting the law and order.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the foundation of her Awami League is deeply rooted in soil of the land, binning BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia's remarks that the ruling party lost grounds under its feet.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon the people to maintain natural balance and said her government is taking projects by giving special attention to the Sundarbans so that the world's largest mangrove forest is not affected in any way.