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Gender parity in Bangladesh has improved across all sectors: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday underscored the empowerment of women saying that they are the most vulnerable section of society and suffer most during any conflict and disaster. "It is beyond question that women are the most vulnerable section of society, especially in third-world countries. They suffer from various forms of violence, m...

Bangladesh to become $1 trillion economy by 2040: BCG

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has said that Bangladesh is on course to become a $1 trillion economy by 2040, driven by consumer optimism, innovation in emerging economic sectors and a young engaged workforce. With average annual growth of 6.4% between 2016 and 2021, the South Asian nation has outpaced peers such as India, Indonesia, Vietnam...

I believe, one day there will be no poverty in Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that no one will be able to halt Bangladesh’s march towards development, adding that those who can’t see the country’s progress need to get their eyes tested. The prime minister made the statement during an event celebrating the completion of the southern tube of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur...

No problem with movement, but don’t go for violence: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today hinted that no dialogue would be held prior to the next general election, saying any party can take part in the polls, if it wants. "Bangladesh has multi-party democracy and an independent Election Commission. If any party wants to participate in the (next general) election, they...

Bangladesh, EU willing to sign “partnership cooperation” agreement to elevate ties

Bangladesh and the European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed willingness to sign a "partnership cooperation” agreement to elevate” the relations to next level. However, it is still at an initial stage as it requires extensive discussions and negotiations. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam together with Deputy Secr...

UAE seeks Bangladesh's further cooperation to expand air connectivity

State Minister of United Arab Emirates for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed bin Ali Al Sayegh today sought more cooperation from Bangladesh to expand the air connectivity between Bangladesh and the UAE. The UAE State Minister said this while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Gana...

BNP didn't give people anything except murder, repression: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina said that the BNP did not give anything to the people rather resorting to the politics of killing, torture and filing false cases one after another alongside making own fortunes by plundering public money, conducting arms trading and siphoning off money. She reminded the countrymen that BN...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates 50 industrial units in Economic Zones across the country

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated 50 industrial units, projects and facilities in the Economic Zones (EZs) across the country. She opened the industrial establishments in the EZs virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning, marking the Golden Jubilee of the country's Independence and the Birth Centenary of Fa...

Bangladesh among first countries to get global shield financial support

Bangladesh has been named among the first recipients of Global Shield’s financial support to address the climate risks in the country, according to a joint press release of V20, The Vulnerable Twenty Group, G7, and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Initial contributions include around 170 million euros from...

HPM Sheikh Hasina opens 'Made In Bangladesh ' week

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated "Made in Bangladesh Week-2022", aiming to showcase the capability of the country's apparel sector before the world. The week-long event was opened this morning at the Hall of Fame of Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in Dhaka with the theme of "Care for Fashion" which will cont...

Young Bangla celebrates the power of changemakers at the grassroots

To recognise youths at the grassroots working silently to transform the country, Joy Bangla Youth Award’s sixth instalment conferred the title on 10 youth-led organisations for their services to the communities. Young Bangla, the biggest network of youths across the country, organised the award-giving ceremony on Saturday, bringing to lig...

Bangladesh makes striking development: World Bank

Bangladesh has an impressive record in various aspects of development, including poverty reduction, climate change adaptation and disaster-risk preparedness, says the World Bank. “I look forward to working closely with the government and people of Bangladesh as the country works towards the goal of achieving upper-middle income status by ...

It's time to follow through on Glasgow Climate Pact: PM Sheikh Hasina

At no other point in human history has a cause proved more urgent than tackling climate change; never has there been more at stake for us on this planet we call home, and for every species we share it with. However, rousing speeches and inspiring language are but hollow sentiments now - just empty rhetoric and fine-spun nothings in the absenc...

Bangladesh to cut dependency on imported products alongside increasing exports to tackle any crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the countrymen to boost food production for their own, urging them to cut dependency on imported products alongside increasing exports to tackle any crisis. "Dependency on imported products has to be cut down and we all should try it," she said. The premier made this call while delivering her v...

Newly Inaugurated 100 bridges will Quicken Bangladesh's Transportation System and Develoment as well

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today termed the inauguration of 100 bridges at a time as a historic event, saying it would help quicken the country's overall development. "The biggest thing is that we can make the country's development quicker with the inauguration of 100 bridges," she said. She virtually opened the 100 bridges in 25 districts ...

Victims Recall Horrors of Petrol Bomb Attacks

“I could not see my son when he breathed his last, I could not even see his body,” said one victim Renu Begum at an Awami League event in Dhaka Victims of the petrol bomb attacks which were carried out during the anti-government movements in 2013-15 shared their experience of terror, agony and loss with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 6 Novem...

HPM Sheikh Hasina Asks the Countrymen to Remain Alert Against Recurrence of 2013-15 Violence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked for the countrymen's vigilance against recurrence of violence waged by BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami during 2013-2015 killing some 500 innocent people and wounding over 3,500 others in the name of so-called "movement". "I only urge the countrymen not to forget those dreadful days (of 2013-15)," she ...

Zia-Mustaque wanted to spoil our victory and completely distort history: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday told Parliament that those who killed Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman committed the November 3 jail massacre in 1975. “Four national leaders were killed in the central jail, which is a protected place. The killers of Father of the Nation – including Zia and Mustaque &nd...

Mirza Abbas had terror links under BNP regime: Sajeeb Wazed

PM’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy said on Saturday that BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas was one of the four MPs of Dhaka under the BNP-Jamaat coalition government who maintained regular contact with top terrorists on behalf of Tarique Rahman. “It was Abbas who fraudulently made the deeds of land worth Tk 800 crore ...

Bangladesh faring better than many developed nations amid the global recession: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the Parliament that the opposition parties are trying to create political instability in the country, taking advantage of the ongoing economic crisis. “When the country is in a transition period (crisis), I’ve not seen such worry among those who are in our opposition. Rather I’ve ...