Strictly follow health guideline to fight the second wave of COVID-19: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued a clarion call asking all to strictly follow health guideline to face the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing second wave, simultaneously reassuring the nation that her government remained beside the people. “You (people) have no reason to be panicked. The government always remains beside you,&rdquo...

For development of our country, we need energy: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government wants to develop the country and for that reason, it needs more energy. "We want the development of our country. That's why we need energy," she said when Special US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry called on her at her the Gono Bhaban. PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim later briefed r...

Legal action to be taken against vandals of Hefazat-e-Islam: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the parliament that her government wouldn’t tolerate non-Islamic activities like arson attacks and vandalism in the name of Islam and vowed to take legal actions against those involved in such activities. “I can only tell that legal action will be taken against those responsible for such misde...

Cooperation makes development of people inevitable: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised regional cooperation and urged all to rise above differences to work for the welfare of the people on the twin occasions of 50 years of independence and Bangabandhu’s birth centenary. The independence hero, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, believed in regional cooperation and emphasised cooper...

Sheikh Hasina: Leading Bangladesh through pandemic

2020 was a significant year for Bangladesh. The country and its people were all gearing up to celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. The nation’s mood was optimistic. 2019 had been a good year, both economically and socially....

Ensure sustainable development: HPM Sheikh Hasina calls upon wolrd leaders

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on world leaders to emphasise sustainable development and warned the adaptation process will fail to provide lasting protection to the most vulnerable countries unless the current trend of climate change is stemmed. The prime minister was addressing a programme commemorating the birth centenary of Bangaba...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2021

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair has kicked off after a long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the annual fair via video conferencing from the Ganabhaban on Thursday. “Let us all make a hobby out of reading books. We should also encourage the future generations,” Hasina said. She also urged ...

Now is the time to move forward: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid tribute to her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation celebrates the birth centenary of its founding father and 50 years of the nation’s independence. Sheikh Hasina inaugurated a 10-day programme on Wednesday, Bangabandhu's birth anniversary, at the National Parade Ground. The curtains...

HPM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Fund (BIDF)

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated Bangladesh Infrastructure Development Fund (BIDF) aiming to finance different development projects from the country’s own fund. The BIDF that formed taking funds from the foreign exchange reserves began its journey through financing to the capital and maintenance dredging in Ramnabad Channel ...

Golden Decade of Development

Pranab Kumar Panday: The year 2021 carries particular importance in Bangladesh's history as the nation is set to celebrate the birth centenary of its Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country's independence. The UN CDP's decision to recommend Bangladesh, favouring its graduation in developing c...

Each upazila will get specialized community eyecare center : HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government will set up community vision centres in all upazilas across the country in phases to provide better eyecare services to local people. "Eyecare services are costly. General people can't afford these. I'm not only the Prime Minister, but also the daughter of the Father of the Nation. It's my respon...

Women must be prepared with education, skills to earn their rights: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Women should arm themselves with the right education and skills to earn their rights in society, Sheikh Hasina has said. The prime minister was speaking at an event to mark International Women's Day via videoconference from Ganabhaban on Monday. “Let me tell you something: You can’t get your rights only by saying 'give women their ...

Bangladesh’s development model matches that of stages in South Korea, China: WSJ

Bangladesh is becoming South Asia's "economic bull case", reported Wall Street Journal on March 3. WSJ's Hong Kong-based reporter Mike Bird claimed Bangladesh is notable in South Asia for being the "closest proxy" for the successful development models seen at various stages in South Korea, China, and Vietnam. Bangladesh provides the world wit...

Stop being unfair to Sheikh Hasina's success in handling the pandemic

Dr Pranab Kumar Panday: The entire planet has been living a veritable doomsday since the eruption of last year's Covid-19 pandemic. Its health and economic impacts are so grave that many of the world's strongest economies are still in the doldrums. The US, UK, and the majority of the European countries are still struggling to deal with the sec...

Bridging Rural-Urban Gap in Vaccination

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In continuation of its performance in grappling with the worst pandemic of the century, the government led by Sheikh Hasina has shown its credibility in demonstrating the essences of vaccination to shield citizens from further contamination to the Covid-19 lethal virus. It has succeeded in organizing the vaccine and has...

International Mother Language Day and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Barrister Shah Ali Farhad: During her first tenure as Prime Minister of PR of Bangladesh (1996-2001), H.E Sheikh Hasina played a crucial role in establishing 21st February and the Bangla language movement internationally. An initiative was undertaken by two expatriate Bangladeshi in Canada, Freedom Fighter Mr. Rafiqul Islam and Mr. Abdus Salam...

HPM Sheikh Hasina places six proposals to stop random use of antibiotics

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for immediate global actions to decrease careless and indiscriminate use of antibiotics to effectively fight the silently emerging antimicrobial resistance that could endanger mankind. In a recorded speech aired in the inaugural meeting of the One Health Global Leaders’ Group on An...

No bigger festival than gifting home to homeless: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina believes the gifting of homes to the homeless and landless people of Bangladesh marks the biggest festival in Mujib Year, the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Sheikh Hasina handed over the keys to the new homes for 66,189 homeless families via video conference on Saturday. Speaking at the event...

HPM Sheikh Hasina thanks Indian PM Narendra Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending the Oxford vaccine produced in India as a gift for Bangladesh. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift,” she said, adding that the procured vaccine will come soon from India as planned. The Pr...

Bangladesh prospering because people voted Awami League: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Laying emphasis on continuation of the ongoing pace of development works, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh becomes a dignified and self-reliant developing nation as the people have voted the Awami League government for a long tenure. “Bangladesh is no more known as the country of natural calamities, cyclone...