Hasina offers India to use Chittagong, Sylhet ports for mutual benefits
"India can use our Chittagong and Sylhet ports if they want," she said on Sunday when Member of the Governing Council of India Foundation Ram Madhav called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban. In an address to the media later, the Prime Minister's Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon said Hasina mentioned that increased connectivity in the region will help enhance people-to-people contacts.
Killing by the name of Islam is not acceptable, says PM Hasina
"Allah gives us lives, and He has the supreme authority to give lives and take lives, killing is against the Quran," she said, adding that those who believe in Islam genuinely must have tolerance towards other religions. "In Bangladesh, all religions have the same rights, people will perform their respective religious rituals, Allah will judge everything (on the Doomsday). He does not give that right to any human, all have to remember that," she said.
Bangladesh's forex reserves rise to over $32bn in Feb
Bangladesh Bank (BB) data showed the country's foreign exchange reserves stood at $32,333.71 million on February 28 compared with $32,222.6 million on January 31, reports Xinhua news agency. For a growing economy like Bangladesh, forex reserves equivalent to six months' import bills are considered adequate. With the existing reserves, however, central bank officials.
2 killed, 100 injured in attack by Islamists against Ahmadiyyas in Bangladesh
Of the 100 persons injured included nine policemen and two journalists. More than 30 houses belonging to the Ahmadiyya community members were set ablaze during the attack as well as a traffic police office was also torched. As many as 17 platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed in Panchagarh city area to prevent further clashes, says BGB officials to IANS.
Bangladesh 'constrained' to abstain from vote on UNGA resolution on Ukraine
"Bangladesh continues to remain concerned over the loss of civilian lives, deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict zone, and consequential socio-economic fallout around the globe and calls for cessation of hostilities," the Dhaka Tribune quoted Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Seheli Sabrin as saying.
Govt committed to combat terrorism: Bangladesh PM Hasina
"Our drive against militancy, terrorism, drugs and corruption will continue. All of you must remain cautious regarding this matter," she said, and also requested the parents to remain alert so that their children do not get drawn to drugs and militancy. Hasina said this while addressing a public rally at TT High School ground at Bhangar Haat in Gopalganj.
Boycott the parties formed illegally by military dictators, Hasina urges people
It is impossible to assume power by lobbying foreigners. It seems like someone coming from outside will take the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) to power.... It (BNP) has been dreaming so. Once upon a time, they could make it happen by acting as a broker (of foreigners). But there is no scope left in Bangladesh to come to power through the acts of an agent.
Govt has zero tolerance policy against terrorism, militancy: Sheikh Hasina
The Prime Minister said that Bangladesh does not want to engage in war with anyone, adding, "If external forces attack us, we will face that. For that we are building the armed forces accordingly by taking various steps. Sophisticated and up-to-date weapons are being procured for each force."