Bangladesh registers $52.08bn export earnings for FY21-22

Export earnings of the country has fetched a record height of US$52.082 billion in the last fiscal year (FY22) despite the unstable global economic situation mainly caused by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global issues. According to the latest statistics of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), the country's export earnings witnes...

The credit of Padma Bridge goes to the people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her gratitude to the countrymen for standing beside her in building the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, saying all credit goes to the people of Bangladesh for its construction. "I am really grateful to the people of Bangladesh for standing by me in this way. Their strength is the greatest strength (for me...

The 42 pillars of the Padma Bridge are the reflection of a courageous Bangladesh: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government didn’t become disappointed as the construction of the Padma Bridge has been delayed for two years due to conspiracy. "The 42 pillars of the Padma Bridge are the reflection of a courageous Bangladesh," she said. The Premier made this remark while responding to a tabled questio...

Controlling inflation in the budget is govt's topmost priority: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has attached the topmost priority on controlling the inflation rate in the budget against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic coupled with the Russia-Ukraine war and disruption of supply chain. Taking part in the discussion on the national budget for 2022-23 fiscal in the 18th ses...

The dawn of a new age: A Bangladesh bridge redefines connectivity to drive economy

In 2010, Masuma Akter, a school teacher from Patuakhali’s Bauphal, was critically injured in a road crash. Bruised and bloodied, she was initially taken to a local hospital, then to Patuakhali Sadar Hospital, before being moved to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital from there.As her condition deteriorated, the doctors took a r...

Padma Bridge inaugurated: Here’s how PM Sheikh Hasina turned adversity into opportunity

Bangladesh has come of age as a huge turnaround story with the formal inauguration of the 6.15-km rail-road bridge on the Padma River on June 25, Saturday. This is the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence from Pakistan, which left Bangladesh bloodied and battered. But in 50 years down the line and with Sheikh Hasina at th...

The engineering and man-made challenges Padma Bridge faced

Professor Md. Mizanur Rahman: The Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman nurtured a lifelong dream to build his "Golden Bengal" free of hunger, poverty, and discrimination. To that end, he adopted a plan to construct bridges over mighty rivers in post-independence Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh was plunged back into a dark aby...

People in thousands thronging Padma Bridge opening rally

People in thousands started thronging to Kathalbari ghat of Shibchar upazila here since the dawn to join the mammoth public rally of Awami League marking the much-awaited Padma Bridge inauguration. After opening the biggest self-financed project Padma Bridge, the premier will join AL's public rally at 12 noon. The rally began at 9.15 am with r...

Padma Bridge is our pride, a symbol of our capacity, our dignity, our strength: HPM Sheikh Hasina

PM Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep gratitude to the people involved with construction of Padma Bridge, including project authority, consultants, contractors, workers, and army personnel who provided security. Reciting Sukanta Bhattacharya, she lauded the courage of the nation: "Shabash Bangladesh! E prithibi obak takiye roy". "I have no com...

Awami League pays tribute to Bangabandhu marking 73rd Anniversary

On the occasion of the 73rd founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Awami League, leaders and activists of the Awami League and allied organizations paid homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of Bangabandhu Bhaban in Dhanmondi on Thursday morning. On this day in 1949, the party made its debut in the tradit...

73 Years of the Awami League: Dedicated Leaders Should Come in the Lead

Hiren Pandit: The Awami Muslim League was formed on 23 June 1949 in the Rose Garden of KM Das Lane, Old Dhaka, with the aim of asserting the rights of the people of East Bengal under Pakistan, born on the basis of the backward and erroneous two-nation theory. Then a non-communal section of the leaders and workers of the Muslim League came out a...

HPM Sheikh Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu on Awami League's 73rd Anniversary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the 73rd  founding anniversary of the Bangladesh Awami League (ALBD). She paid homage to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at the portrait of the Father of the Nation at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 here t...

Bangladesh: Awami League's Glorious Achievement on its Journey so far

Bangladesh Awami League is the root of all achievements the country has – from the rise of nationalism among the people, mass movements against the thousand-years slavery with the spirit of the national slogan ‘Joy Bangla', to the people’s trust in boat symbol and the ultimate victory over colonial rule through nine months of Liberation War. The...

HPM Sheikh Hasina Inspects Flood Situation in Sylhet, Netrokona, Sunamganj

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inspected the flood situation in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and adjacent areas. The premier witnessed the flood situation for herself as the helicopter carrying her hovered over the affected areas maintaining the "low fly mode". Later, she landed at the Sylhet Osmani International Airport and then went to S...

Awami League Always Stands Beside People During Disaster: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Awami League (AL) always stands beside the people during any disaster. "In government or opposition, wherever AL remains, its leaders and activists always stand beside the countrymen and work for them. During cyclone, flood or any other disaster, we always stay beside people and will continue assistan...

Awami League stands against communalism, BNP's falsehood

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said that the 6.15 kilometre long Padma Bridge is the symbol of dignity as well as revenge to humiliation. "It is the dream bridge of Sheikh Hasina. The Padma Bridge is the golden outcome of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's bold courage, which proved our ability and capacity," he told a pre...

Release of Sheikh Hasina & Return of Democracy

Sheikh Hasina had to overcome obstacles in every step of her life. She lived in exile for six years after the assassination of her father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family in 1975. She re-established parliamentary democracy through a decade-long movement against autocracy. After becoming the Prime Minister in 1996, she made the c...

Six-Point Demand was "Magna Carta" for Bangladesh Independence: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Six-Point Demand raised by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was the "Magna Carta" of Bangalees as it had prepared the people for independence of the country. "The Six-Point Demand prepared the people fully for Independence and propelled them to the War of Liberation. Actually, it (Six-Point) was the ...

Awami League always fulfils its election pledges to the people: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed satisfaction that her ruling Awami League party has been able to fulfil its election pledges to the people. She said this in her introductory speech at the Awami League Advisory Council meeting held at her official residence Ganobhaban. At the outset of the meeting observed one-minute silence...

CIRDAP awards HPM Sheikh Hasina for her contribution in Bangladesh's rural development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government is developing the country in a planned manner from the grassroots. “My party Awami League has given priority to the development of rural areas of the country as desired development is not possible leaving the grass root people behind,” she said. The premier came up with the...