HPM Sheikh Hasina for focusing on economic diplomacy in Europe

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Bangladesh envoys in European countries to pursue the economic diplomacy alongside the political one as she joined the first-ever Bangladeshi envoys conference in the British capital here. “We need to focus more on economic issues besides political diplomacy so the ongoing dev...

Digital Bangladesh: A Story of Transformation

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP: The Digital Bangladesh program was launched in 2009. It aims to be at the forefront of achieving Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision of transforming Bangladesh into a country of the digital economy by 2021 and a knowledge-based economy by 2041. The four pillars of Digital Bangladesh - Human Resource Dev...

Japan PM assured to continue supporting Bangladesh

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has assured Sheikh Hasina of continuing to support Bangladesh in its efforts to graduate to a developed nation. The two premiers held a joint news conference after a bilateral meeting and signing of $2.5 billion official development assistance in Tokyo on Wednesday. “Prime Minister Abe has assured me th...

Bangladesh-Japan to work together for deeper ties: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh and Japan have agreed to work unitedly to promote deeper cooperation to further enhance the existing relationship between the two countries. “We agreed to work together to promote deeper cooperation between our two countries,” she told the official dinner hosted by her Japanese counterpar...

HPM Sheikh Hasina calls upon Japanese investors to explore Bangladesh's potential

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the Japanese businessmen to explore new areas of investment in export oriented sectors in Bangladesh by exploiting full potential of business and trade relations between the two countries.“We would, however, like to see diversification in our export basket. I would call upon you (Japanese busi...

HPM Sheikh Hasina for transforming Bangladesh following Japan Model

Sheikh Hasina plans to take Bangladesh to the ranks of prosperous countries the way Japan has transformed into an industrially advanced nation from an agrarian economy.The prime minister spoke about the plan at a reception organised by expatriate Bangladeshis at New Otani Hotel in Tokyo on Tuesday.The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Muji...

Bangladesh-Brunei for comprehensive energy collaboration

Bangladesh and Brunei has issued a joint statement on 23rd April agreeing to explore the possibility of comprehensive collaboration in energy sector as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrapped up her three-day visit to the Southeast Asian kingdom. “Given the growing demand of energy in Bangladesh to support the rapid economic growth, both sid...

Bangabandhu, a legendary image for promoting Bangladesh tourism: Md Ziaul Haque Howlader

Bangabandhu - an epical hero, champion of the liberation - is also a legend for enhancing the image of Bangladesh abroad. Bangladesh can capitalise this characteristics figure for developing the country's image and promoting Bangladesh tourism abroad. Many tourists visit Stratford Upon Avon in England to see the birthplace of William Shakespeare...

In celebration of Bangladesh

Shah Ali Farhad: When the world turned away from one of the greatest refugee crises, despite its own limitations, Bangladesh played a major humanitarian role by sheltering over a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina -- unlike many leaders of the developed world, too afraid to speak sympathetically about refugee is...

Work with innovative ideas to develop Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the employees of the public administration to work with innovative ideas and sincerity for the welfare of the grassroots people. “We want the Public administration employees to work in their respective field applying their innovative thoughts for development of the country,” she said. The pr...

The story of the Awami League

Syed Badrul Ahsan: History took a decisive new turn for the Bengali nation on 23 June 1949.There were some courageous men - Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, Yar Mohammad, Shamsul Haque, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and, of course, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy - whose names are today engraved in the Bengali consciousness. These men, grown acutely aware...

Bangladesh Awami League’s anniversary: 69 years with the land and people

Forty-seven years ago, the nation had the dream for freedom. Then Awami League was the party to lead the road to freedom. Now, the nation has another dream — seeing Bangladesh as a developed country by 2041. Once more Awami League is leading the country towards the goal. We are working to make life better for every citizen. It is because ...

Six-Point Demands: Roadmap For Bangladesh’s Emancipation

On 7th June in 1966, the people of the then East Pakistan observed a general strike in the province in support of the Awami League's Six-Point demands of autonomy announced a few months earlier by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The strike, in the course of which a number of individuals were killed in police firing and a number of others were injured, w...

Myanmar should follow Bangladesh in maintaining religious harmony: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggested Myanmar to follow Bangladesh in maintaining religious harmony in Bangladesh.  "I think that Myanmar should follow Bangladesh that how a country could be run by maintaining (traditional) religious harmony," she said. The prime minister was addressing a view-exchange meeting with the Buddhist religious...

Govt formulating plans to turn Bangladesh into a developed country: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government began works to formulate plans and action programmes to transform Bangladesh into a developed country during a set timeframe from 2021 to 2041. "We have started to devise the plan how we want to develop Bangladesh and how we want to look Bangladesh from 2021 to 2041," she told a reception hosted ...

Abdul Hamid takes oath as President for second consecutive term

President Abdul Hamid has taken oath as the President of Bangladesh for the second consecutive term at a ceremony at Bangabhaban on Tuesday evening.Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered his oath of office in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other dignitaries, at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban.The cer...

Commonwealth expresses solidarity with Bangladesh over resolving Rohingya issue

The Commonwealth leaders have expressed solidarity with Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue and demanded justice for the persecution of the minority group in Myanmar. “Heads expressed full solidarity with the Government and the people of Bangladesh affected by the influx of more than a million Rohingya from Rakhine State in Myanmar,”...

HPM Sheikh Hasina's 7-point proposal to promote intra-CW trade and investment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed a seven-point proposal to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, investment and innovation and urged the grouping to keep the trade regime open and transparent. "We should ensure that the trade regime remains open, rules-based, transparent, inclusive and fair," she said while taking part in an event titled "Co...

LNG Supply Will Be A Milestone Achievement: Khondkar Abdus Saleque

Bangladesh’s energy sector is going to achieve a new milestone next month towards achieving sustainable energy security. It is now all set for the commencement of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supply to the national gas grid of Bangladesh from the first week of May 2018. The Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) to be owned and ope...

HPM Sheikh Hasina hopeful for solving Teesta water sharing issue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she was hopeful of solving the pending Teesta water sharing issue with India as Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale paid a courtesy call on her. "We've resolved many problems. Now one problem remains to be resolved is Teesta issue," Premier's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying while br...

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