If BNP comes to power, the spirit of 1971 will vanish: Obaidul Quader MP

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that if BNP gets power again, there will be no spirit of Liberation War in the country. "We cannot hand over power to BNP, which is the patron of communal forces and militancy," he said. He made the remarks while joining a discussion meeting organised in the city by Dhaka Metropol...

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...

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...

Mission Smart Bangladesh: Awami League's vision for the next phase of development

Eng. MD Abdus Sabur: In the run up to the 2008 national election, a look at the election manifestos of the two major political parties — Bangladesh Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party — would reveal a lack of vision on BNP’s part in terms of infusing a sense of transformation on the country’s digital landscape....

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...

Awami League brings Bangladesh’s all achievements from liberation to development

Awami League was founded on June 23, 1949, against the backdrop of deception and discrimination in name of religion after the partition. However, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the young Awami League leader, turned this party into a party of the people by visiting every part of the country to understand and realize the public suffering and grievances. A...

Awami League Reflects the Mainstream Political Culture of Bangladesh

The Bengali people took a democratic and non-communal approach in their movement for being free from a thousand years of shackles, exploitation and injustice of Pakistanis. It became necessary for the Bengali nation to establish an independent state to protect the right to speak the mother tongue, to protect the long-standing local culture and t...

Protecting human rights Awami League's top priority

Bangladesh has been elected as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for 2023-2025 as the Awami League government always emphasizes the security and protection of people's rights by continuing the legal battle against militancy, terrorism and drug abuse. This year, Human Rights Day is very significant on the 75th anniversa...

AL leaders and activists should remain alert so that BNP-Jamaat can't resort to torture anymore: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina called upon the people to remain alert so that the corrupt, anti-liberation forces and arson terrorists could not come to the power. "The arson terrorists would not be allowed to come to power again," she said. Joining virtually a joint meeting of the AL and its associate bodies held at t...

Building a self-reliant & a humanitarian state: What Awami League achieves under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership

The Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman led Bangladesh to have emerged as an independent state. Following his footstep, his daughter Sheikh Hasina also led Awami League to turn Bangladesh into a developing digital state in the world. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League, transferred the starving na...

What the footage of turnout at BNP’s Rajshahi rally says about the state of affairs

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: Putting Tarique Rahman’s photo on media cards — for journalists covering BNP’s Rajshahi rally on Saturday — seemed to have backfired. This outright rejection by journalists points to a larger roadblock that speaks of a leadership crisis in BNP. Meanwhile, low turnout despite the much-hyped pledg...

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...

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 ...

HPm Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu and martyrs of the Jail Killing Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders marking Jail Killing Day. In showing respect to the memory of the Father of the Nation and the four national leaders, the premier placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Memo...

Jail Killing: Another Dark Chapter in the History of Bangladesh

3 November is another day of reproach and agony for the collective conscience of Bangladesh. On this day in 1975, the four national leaders, who played the momentous role in our independence and state-building struggle after the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were brutally killed inside what is usually considered one of t...

Awami League's call for research papers on 4IR draws an overwhelming response

The call for submission of research, a first-of-its-kind initiative placed by Awami League's subcommittee on science and technology which is themed on the fourth industrial revolution drew an overwhelming response with papers submitted by globally and nationally acclaimed academics and experts. As many as 578 authors have come up with their res...

PM Sheikh Hasina instructs partymen to remain beside people to address Cyclone Sitrang

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said the leaders and workers of the ruling AL and its associated bodies will remain beside the coastal people in addressing the Cyclone Sitrang. “AL President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have instructed the leaders and activists of Awami League and its affiliated organisations to stand by...