Govt takes all steps to keep prices of essentials stable during Ramadan: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today told the Parliament that it will be possible to keep the prices of essential commodities in the market at tolerable level in the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.  “I hope that the price inflation will remain at an acceptable level during the holy month of Ramadan and it will be possible to rein in th...

No global leader raised any questions about polls: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said no global leader raised any concerns or questions about last month's general election during her recent visit to Germany. "No one said anything about the election. They don't have any concerns or questions regarding the election," she said, replying to a question at a press conference in her official resi...

Bangladesh is progressing with spirit of sacrifices: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh is making progress as the country is run following the spirit of great sacrifices taught by the martyrs of the Language Movement and the Liberation War. “Today the fate of the country’s people has changed since Bangladesh has been marching forward with the ideology that we had...

Our art and literature have to be spread all over the world through proper translation: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (21 February) laid emphasis on preserving, practicing and strengthening the mother tongue, urging all to spread Bangla art and literature all over the world through proper translation. "Our art and literature have to be spread all over the world through proper translation alongside preserving our mother tongue,...

Promote great souls who serve society selflessly: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the people to promote the dedicated souls who are selflessly serving the society in different parts of the country. “I would like to request you to try to find out such dedicated persons in every place, who are not in limelight and don’t have any publicity or campaign,” she said ap...

PM Sheikh Hasina urges world leaders to stop genocide in Gaza

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the global leaders to stop genocide in Gaza. “Bangladesh has always stood against genocide. What is happening in Gaza, I feel is a genocide. So we never support it," she said in an interview with Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Saturday's sidelines of Munich Security Conference 2024....

Bangladesh is now considered a living laboratory of locally led climate adaptation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "Bangladesh is now considered a living laboratory of locally led climate adaptation". But this remarkable achievement did not appear overnight rather it took a well thought out meticulous planning in combination with prudent leadership bold enough to carry out projects in self funding. She was speaking at the...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina places a six-point proposal at the Munich Security Conference

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has placed a six-point proposal at Munich Security Conference, urging world leaders to unlock funds for the nations suffering from climate change, and end the arms race to divert resources into climate financing. She made the remarks in her recommendations, placed at the panel discussion titled "From Pocket to Plane...

Bangladesh now sees women renaissance: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a renaissance of women now emerged through their successful participation in every sector of Bangladesh. "There is no scope to ignore women as they are now advancing to every sector up to the rural level," she said, addressing her party's nomination aspirants for the women’s reserved seats in the pa...

Focus on rural development along with infrastructure: PM Sheikh Hasina tells ECNEC

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (February 13, 2024) put emphasis on the rural development along with building infrastructure. “I think besides the infrastructural development we also need the overall development of the rural areas,” she told the ECNEC meeting at NEC conference room in Agargaon. She asked authorities concern...

We need more women and girls in science for a just, inclusive, and sustainable future: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world needs right policies and institutions to help young women choose a career in science and technology. "We need more women and girls in science for a just, inclusive, and sustainable future. We must have the right policies and institutions for young women to choose a career in science and technology...

Country’s democracy would have snatched away if 12th national polls not opened for all: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said if she did not allow her party members to take part in last month's election as independent candidates the democracy of the country would have been snatched away. “If the election was not opened for all (AL members) then not only the election would have been stained, the democracy of the count...

Awami League's special extended meeting on 10 February

A special extended meeting of the Awami League will be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official Ganabhaban residence on Saturday. Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will chair the meeting to be held at 10:30am, said a press release. The party's national committee, central working committee, advisory council, preside...

BNP relies on ‘other force’ to go to power: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP always looks for other force to assume power rather than going through the democratic process. “…whenever the election time arrives they (BNP) look for some other force who can put them in the power,” she said. The prime minister said this while visiting British cross party par...

Consider costs and benefits before taking up any new project: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Planning Commission to identify which of the running projects can be finished quickly with little cost to reap maximum economic benefits from the programmes. “We have to prioritise the development programmes which would be finished with little money. Because I think that the quicker we w...

The Sheikh Hasina Era: Transforming Bangladesh's Destiny

Dr Rashid Askari: Sheikh Hasina is poised to become the world's longest-serving female head of the government. She reshuffled her cabinet that marks a significant shift in her attitudes to governance. Her line of work seems to be in keeping with the principles of the party manifesto. Sheikh Hasina started a new era that stands as a transformat...

Look for new destinations for Bangladesh's products: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the exporters to be more sincere in bringing back the money used for export purposes and maintaining a balance between imports and exports. “We need to urgently maintain a balance in import and export. I will urge everyone to be more careful about that purpose,” she said. The prime minis...

UN Chief Antonio Guterres congratulates HPM Sheikh Hasina on re-election

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as the prime minister of Bangladesh. "The United Nations remains committed to working with your Government, including through the United Nations Country Team, for the benefit of the people of Bangladesh," the UN chief also said in a congratulato...

US rules out notion of not recognising Sheikh Hasina government

The United States has ruled out any perception that it does not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s fourth straight term. At a regular briefing at the US Department of State on January 18, a journalist asked, “So, when you say that the election results in Bangladesh were not credible, free, or fair, does this imply that the US ...

Call to boycott polls, intimidation, violence: A repeat of 2013-15 style undemocratic exercise by BNP-Jamaat

Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday: In the build-up to Bangladesh’s January 7 national election, the political landscape was fraught with tension. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by its acting chairman Tarique Rahman, mounted a campaign urging voters to boycott the election, in an attempt to disrupt the democratic process. Despite these effo...