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Community clinics: UN adopts resolution highlighting Sheikh Hasina initiative

The United Nations has unanimously adopted the first-ever resolution on community-based health care. The resolution, titled “Community-based primary health care: a participatory and inclusive approach to universal health coverage,” acknowledged the important role community clinics play in promoting primary health care, women’s empowerment, community engagement and mobilization towards achieving universal access to health, reports UNB. The resolution, in recognition of ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s 43rd homecoming day today

Sheikh Hasina’s 43rd The 43rd homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Wednesday, recalling her returning home on May 17 in 1981 after a long exile. Marking the day, various organisations including the Awami League will organise different programmes. Special doa and prayers will also be offered at mosques, temples, churches and ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina for economic co-op between South, Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed economic cooperation between South and Southeast Asian countries for the mutual benefit as outgoing Ambassador of Republic of Korea to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun called on her. “Economic cooperation is necessary between South and Southeast Asian countries for the mutual benefit of this region’s people,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying ...

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Foreign missions will get alternatives services of Ansar: FS

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on Tuesday said the government will offer the services of the Ansar – a paramilitary auxiliary force – to the foreign missions in Dhaka as alternatives as the withdrawal of “additional escort services” for four diplomats came into effect, reports UNB. Talking to reporters, the foreign secretary said they are likely to hold a meeting ...

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PM Hasina says US may not want her to continue

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the United States may not want her, or the progress her government made, to continue. During her visit to London, Hasina sat down with BBC anchor Yalda Hakim for an interview aired on Tuesday, commenting on the US sanctions on the Rapid Action Battalion and other issues. Hakim asked the prime minister about Bangladesh’s human ...

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Not foreigners, people to decide who will come to power: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the people will decide who will come to power, not the foreigners. “The people will decide who will rule the country as we believe in people’s power,” he said while talking to journalists after paying tributes to the noted actor, valiant freedom fighter, and lawmaker ...

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Film actor Farooque had shown path of patriotism in cinema: Info secy

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Md Humayun Kabir Khandaker said noted film actor and freedom fighter Akbar Hossain Pathan (Farooque) had shown the path of patriotism in cinema. “Film actor Farooque had shown the path of honesty, patriotism and justice,” he made the comments while placing floral wreath on the coffin of Akbar Hossain Pathan (Farooque) at the Bangladesh Film Development ...

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Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar trains to run in September: Railways minister

Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan on Tuesday (May 16) said the train service on the Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar route will be launched in September this year. “Out of the 10 priority projects of the government, two projects – the Padma Bridge Rail Link and the Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar new rail line construction project – are running under the Railway Ministry….the government ...

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Actor Farooque’s body arrives in Dhaka

The body of legendary actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known as Farooque, arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday morning. A special US-Bangla flight carrying the body landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:50am. Farroque, also Member of Parliament from Dhaka-17 constituency, breathed his last at around 10am on Monday while undergoing treatment at Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital. He had been ...

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Strategic partnership with Japan is Bangladesh’s biggest success: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh and Japan have successfully elevated the bilateral relations to a ‘Strategic Partnership’ calling it the biggest achievement of her recent official visit to Japan. “By this visit, the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Japan have reached to Strategic Partnership and that is our biggest achievement,” she said about her four-day Japan visit ...

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