Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) has taken strict security measures marking the ruling Awami League's upcoming rally in the Port City on December 4, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present as chief guest. Three layers of security will be established around the rally venue at Railway Polo Ground, CMP Commissioner Krishnapad Roy told reporters after visiting it on Tuesday. The CMP commissioner said, “We are on high alert marking the PM’s rally in the city.” Read more: DMP gives BNP 26 conditions for holding Dec 10 rally at Dhaka's Suhrawardy Udyan PM Hasina last addressed an AL rally in the Port City on March 28, 2012 at the same venue. Around 7,500 policemen will be deployed across the city. Among them, 6,000 members will be in charge of security in the entire Chattogram city including the polo ground. Another 1,500 policemen will be deployed outside the city to strengthen the security, he added. "We are keeping an eye on everything. So we can say that there is no news or fear of sabotage.” Meanwhile, the stage construction work is underway at the venue. The construction of the 160 feet long 'boat-shaped' stage started on November 15. Read more:PM instructed to move BCL council from Dec 8 to 6 to facilitate BNP’s Dhaka rally: Quader Awami League leaders are expecting that about 10 lakh people will join the rally. Awami League presidium member and former minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said, “In the last 14 years, the Prime Minister has made a lot of progress in Chattogram. People will spontaneously join the rally to express gratitude for this development.” The Polo Ground will become a human sea on December 4 due to the rally, hoped the veteran AL leader. Several initiatives have been taken by the City Corporation to welcome the Prime Minister in the city, said Chattogram City Corporation Mayor Rezaul Karim. The Police Commissioner said that the Special Security Force (SSF), which is responsible for the PM's security, is supervising the entire arrangement of the rally. As per their suggestion, there will be police in plain clothes along with uniformed police. Besides, there will be CCTV cameras and drones. In short, there will be maximum security throughout the city. Those who will come to the procession on the day of the rally, where to park their cars will be informed later, he added.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today (November 29, 2022) said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina always works to serve the people of the country, not as a ruler, so AL activists must sincerely work for the nation. “Just wearing a Mujib coat doesn’t prove that you are a true soldier of Bangabandhu. To be a ‘Mujib’s soldier’, one must uphold his ideals,” Quader said while speaking as the chief guest at the tri-annual conference of Noakhali town and Sadar upazila unit of Awami League. Quader joined the conference virtually from his official residence in Dhaka. Read more: No transport strike during BNP’s Dhaka rally: Obaidul Quader “We will counter misinformation from BNP’s Mirza Fakhrul with truth and constructive action,” the AL leader and minister said. Referring to the “killings of 21,000 AL leaders and activists by BNP,” Obaidul Quader said that during BNP’s last 5-year tenure, AL leaders and activists could not stay at home even for 50 days. Regarding BNP’s recent countrywide movement, Quader said that they have no issues with peaceful protests, but if BNP “plays with fire and resorts to violence, we are prepared, and a fitting reply will be given to protect the lives and property of the people.” Read more: PM instructed to move BCL council from Dec 8 to 6 to facilitate BNP’s Dhaka rally: Quader Abdul Wadud Pintu, president of Noakhali Municipal Awami League, presided over the conference while Awami League Organizing Secretary Abu Saeed Al Mahmud Swapan, Agriculture and Cooperative Affairs Secretary Faridunnahar Laili, Noakhali District Awami League Convener AHM Khairul Anam Chowdhury Salim, Joint Convener Shihab Uddin Shaheen, Sahid Ullah Khan Sohail and Member of Parliament Ekramul Karim Chowdhury, also spoke.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (November 29, 2022) had her eyes checked at the National Institute of Ophthalmology (NIO) and Hospital. Like every general patient, the PM had her check-up after purchasing a Tk 10 ticket. The prime minister went to the national eye hospital at 8 am. First, she went to the ground floor to purchase the Tk 10 ticket from the counter of the hospital in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar. Read: Shun luxury and serve the people: PM Hasina tells elected Zila Parishads After that she went to the designated physician for her eye check-up. Director of National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital, Professor Dr. Golam Mustafa, welcomed the PM on her arrival. While leaving the hospital, PM Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with nurses, patients and their relatives. She inquired about them and took photos with them on National Institute of Ophthalmology and Hospital premises. Read: PM officially announces completion of Karnaphuli Tunnel’s south side
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (November 28, 2022) asked parents to change their mindset that their children must get admission to the few schools that are famous in order to get good education. She said this while receiving the result summary of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for 2022 at the PMO in Dhaka. “There are only a handful of famous schools. Many of us think that there would be no dignity, while some think that their children would get no education unless they can study in those schools. This mentality needs to be changed,” she said. Reaed more: SSC Results 2022: Jashore Board’s pass rate 95.17%, highest in country Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the summary of SSC results and related statistics to the prime minister. Sheikh Hasina said many noted dignitaries, including highly knowledgeable persons, scientists, civil service officers and leaders in the country studied at district-level schools. Such schools should not be neglected, she added. “It is easy for the famous schools to show off good results as they deal with the brightest students,” she said. Reaed more: SSC Results 2022: 2.69 lakh students score GPA-5 She said that credit should go to those (teachers and schools) who can groom and develop mediocre students and ensure they earn the best possible results. “They should be given support and should be rewarded,” she said. The PM stressed the need for close monitoring so that students can get proper education in every school. This year, more than 20 lakh students took part in SSC and equivalent examinations under 11 boards, including madrasa (Dakhil) and Technical Education. Read More: SSC Results 2022: Girls slightly ahead of boys with 87.71% pass rate Of them, 15.99 lakh were from nine general education boards, 2.68 under the Madrasa Education Board, and 1.53 lakh under the Technical Education Board. 2022 SSC and equivalent examinations began across the country on September 15.
The summary and statistics of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over the result summary to the premier at the PMO. Read more: SSC results to be published today, here’s how to see your results This year, more than 20 lakh students took part in SSC and equivalent examinations under 11 boards, including madrasa (Dakhil) and Technical Education. Of them, 15.99 lakh were from nine general education boards, 2.68 under the Madrasa Education Board, and 1.53 lakh under Technical Education Board. SSC and equivalent examinations began across the country on September 15. Read more: No SSC question paper leaked, Dinajpur incident regrettable: Dipu Moni
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday underscored empowerment of women saying that they are 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 the society, especially in the third world countries. They suffer from various forms of violence, malnutrition, illiteracy and other basic needs. Their plights multiply during any conflict and disaster,” she said. The premier said this while speaking at the inaugural session of two-day seminar on International Women Peace and Security. Armed Forces Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bangladesh Police organised the seminar at Army Multipurpose Complex in Dhaka Cantonment. She said that to address the peace and security issues of women, the United Nations Security Council adopted resolution number 1,325 which established the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda and Bangladesh is proud to be a part in formulating the resolution. Read more: Block militants' access to shelter, finance: PM to secretaries Hasina said that since its independence, Bangladesh has been working on promoting women in all spheres of national life. She said that the constitution of Bangladesh framed under the guidance of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman guarantees equal rights of women. She quoted the Article 28 (1) of the Constitution that says: The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. Clause (2) of the same Article stipulates: Women shall have equal rights with men in all spheres of the State and of public life. The PM said that her government has formulated Women Policy 2011. Under the policy, it has taken measures to ensure women’s overall development and active participation in the mainstream socio-economic activities and remove all the impediments to their empowerment. Their increased participation and contribution in sectors like politics, administration, education, businesses, sports, armed forces have been transforming the socio-economic landscape of Bangladesh, she added. She mentioned that gender parity in Bangladesh has improved across all sectors due to greater participation of women in socio-economic and political activities. “Bangladesh is at the top position in gender equality among South Asian countries," she told the seminar. PM Hasina said that Bangladesh is a role model for women’s participation in peacekeeping, peace-building, disaster management, and preventing violent extremism. In this regard, she said that it was her government which opened the door for women to be recruited in armed forces during her first tenure in 1996. Read more: Complete ongoing prioritised projects: PM directs secretaries At present, she said, Bangladesh is the topmost contributor of female peacekeepers in UN peacekeeping missions. So far, a total of 704 female peacekeepers from Bangladesh Armed Forces have participated in UN peacekeeping operations. Currently 373 female members are deployed in different peacekeeping missions. “On the other hand, a total of 1,624 female police officers from Bangladesh Police have taken part in peacekeeping operations and 150 officers are currently working.” She also said that women in Bangladesh are now serving as government secretaries, judges of Supreme Court, VCs of Universities and top position of many organisations. Sheikh Hasina said that she is glad to know that the participants will interact with the Rohingyas, forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Rakhine state. “We have given them shelter on humanitarian grounds. We could understand their plights and miseries as we had to undergo similar experience and shocks during our War of Liberation in 1971. The interactive session, I hope, will be a great experience for the participants to understand the victims of war and conflict.” Read more: After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200mn, many countries made similar requests: PM Stop Russia-Ukraine war: The Bangladesh leader made a fervent appeal to world leaders to bring Russia and Ukraine to dialogue to end their conflict. “I called upon the world leaders and also everybody please stop this Russia-Ukraine war," she said. "If there is any conflict between any countries it can be solved through dialogue and political discussion" she suggested. "We do not want any war. We do not want any human to become refugee. Because I have all that experience. Thats why we want peace.” The prime minister said that as the current chair of the Women, Peace and Security Chiefs of Defence Network that was launched by Bangladesh, Canada and the United Kingdom in November 2017, all are pledged bound to carry forward the WPS agenda. “Formulating National Action Plan 2019-2022 on WPS, we have been implementing it. We have decided that implementation of the National Action Plan will continue till 2025," she said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen also spoke at the programme. Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lieutenant General Waker-Uz-Zaman gave the welcome address.
Results of this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations have been published. The summary and statistics of this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations were handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday morning. Education Minister Dipu Moni will share detailed information on this year’s SSC results during a press conference at International Mother Language Institute in Dhaka at 1pm. Read more: No SSC question paper leaked, Dinajpur incident regre1 pmble: Dipu Moni Students can see their results from 12 pm on the Education Board website. Individual result sheets can also be downloaded by entering roll and registration number from the site. Students will be able to see their results via SMS too. To get SSC result, candidates have to type SSCfirst three letters of the board's nameroll nopassing year and send it to 16222. Educational institutions can download the result sheets from the education board website with the EIIN number of the institution. Read more: SSC question paper leak: Kurigram UNO show-caused This year, a total of 20,21,868 students took part in the SSC examinations under 11 educational boards. This year's SSC and equivalent examinations under eleven boards, including madrasa (Dakhil) and Technical Education began across the country on September 15. SSC and equivalent examinations under all education boards were scheduled to begin on June 19, but were postponed due to the flood situation in the country on June 17. Read more: Dinajpur Board postpones SSC exams on 4 subjects Earlier, SSC and equivalent examinations of 2022 were deferred for about four months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Usually, SSC exams take place in February.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday instructed to inform her about the current situation of Bangladesh’s banking sector. She gave the instruction during the Secretaries’ Committee Meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told UNB. Read more: Complete ongoing prioritised projects: PM directs secretaries Regarding the banking sector, the Cabinet Secretary said the issue was discussed indirectly at the meeting and instructions were given to the Banking and Finance Division. “There’s a lot of talk (over the banking sector), let us know what the real scenario is soon,” the Cabinet Secretary quoted the PM as saying. Read more: After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200mn, many countries made similar requests: PM About recent events concerning Islami Bank, he said some “outsiders” are talking about the state of some banks on YouTube. “Yet, this was not neglected in the meeting. This issue will be looked into as well.”
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed secretaries to evaluate and finish ongoing projects – that can be completed within the shortest possible time – on a priority basis. “People of the country will be benefitted if prioritised projects can be completed as early as possible,” she said. The prime minister gave the directives while addressing the Secretaries’ Committee Meeting held at her office. Read more: After Bangladesh assisted Sri Lanka with $200mn, many countries made similar requests: PM Referring to the Russia-Ukraine war, Sheikh Hasina said that even developed countries are facing crisis due to the war, after the Covid-19 pandemic fallout. Against this backdrop, she stressed the need for exercising austerity and caution. About foreign currency reserve in the country, the prime minister said that it would be possible to meet import expenditure for the next five-six months, and Bangladesh will not face any crisis. Sheikh Hasina, however, underscored the need for diversifying exports considering the current global economic crisis. The government is developing 100 economic zones in the country and there will be foreign investment in the economic zones, while employment opportunities will be created there, she said. Read more: No problem with movement, but don’t go for violence: PM Hasina warns BNP In this regard, she mentioned that the 4th Industrial Revolution is knocking at the door and huge number of youths are now getting ready for employment, and their potential and capability should be utilised. Pointing out the propaganda being spread by a quarter with vested interest, Sheikh Hasina asked the secretaries to upload latest information on the respective websites so that everyone can access authentic information. She said, Awami League government has major success stories in different sectors including in communication as well as in education, health, energy, food production and others. She also highlighted construction of the Padma Bridge with the country’s own resources and said it has boosted the morale of people in the south and southwestern region. The Prime Minister said that government has been implementing the 8th five year plan, SDG of the UN, and the 2021-2041 perspective plan to establish Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country. Sheikh Hasina also asked the secretaries to take precautionary measures alongside making people aware that the country would not be hit by a looming famine due to the prolonged global crisis caused by coronavirus and Russia-Ukraine war. Read more: ‘Why did Bangladesh not see development in 29 years?’ – PM Hasina asks She suggested a number of proposals to be implemented that include being austere in public expenditure, setting prioritised development projects, diversifying exports, attracting investments, preparing skilled manpower for the fourth industrial revolution, and making people aware to bring every inch of fallow land under cultivation, and exercising austerity in using electricity and gas. “Inflation has increased manifolds across the globe. Our country is not out of the purview and it has also hit our country,” she said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (November 27, 2022) shared that after helping Sri Lanka with a currency swap, many countries communicated with her to get the same kind of assistance from Bangladesh. “We have assisted Sri Lanka from our (forex) reserve. After that, I have received requests from many countries,” she said. The prime minister said this while delivering her introductory speech at the Secretaries’ Committee Meeting, held at the PMO. Read more: No problem with movement, but don’t go for violence: PM Hasina warns BNP In May 2021, Bangladesh cleared a USD 200 million currency swap for Sri Lanka, to help boost its economy. It was the first-ever loan to any country from Bangladesh, given under the currency swap agreement inked by Bangladesh Bank and the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, on August 3. “Many government heads have called me and I have talked to them. I have described to them the ground reality. We are formulating our budget, taking budgetary support from other sources. At this time, it will not be possible for us to give any kind of assistance,” she said. Read more: ‘Why did Bangladesh not see development in 29 years?’ – PM Hasina asks She mentioned that it means many countries across the globe are facing forex reserve crisis. “… We must practice austerity with urgency,” she said. Read more: Karnaphuli Tunnel first such project in South Asia: PM Hasina