PM meets President, apprises him about countryÃ¢€™s situationNew Age Online
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina met president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday evening and apprised him about the country’s overall situation, reported UNB.
During the meeting that began at 6:25pm and ended 7:33pm, the premier enquired about the health condition of the president as he returned home on December 6 after a medical checkup from Singapore, president’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim told reporters after the meeting.
He said the president and then prime minister discussed Hamid’s Monday’s South Africa visit to show last respect to the memories of legendary leader Nelson Mandela on behalf of himself and the people of Bangladesh.
Many heads of state and the government are scheduled to go to South Africa to pay their last respects to the towering figure.
The prime minister was accompanied by LGRD and cooperatives minister Syed Ashraful Islam during the meeting.
Earlier, the president received the prime minister with a bouquet as she along with Ashraf reached the presidential place around 6:22pm.
Secretaries and high officials of both the president and prime minister’s offices were present.
The meeting was held at a time when UN assistant secretary-general for political affairs Oscar Fernández Taranco is in the city and holding a series of meetings with political parties and the election commission to help Bangladesh find a solution to the ongoing political crisis over the 10th parliamentary elections.
Meanwhile, Taranco had separate meetings with prime minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition leader Khaleda Zia, Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad and the election commission and elaborately discussed how an inclusive election could be held.
The UN special envoy is likely to meet the prime minister and the opposition leader again.
The prime minister is believed to have discussed with the president the current political situation, outcomes of her discussions with the UN envoy and the January-5 election.
Earlier, opposition leader Khaleda Zia and six noted citizens, including Dr Kamal and Akbar Ali Khan, met the president and sought his initiative for holding a free and fair election with the participation of all parties by breaking the political deadlock.
comments powered by Disqus
Apparently giving a nod to rescheduling of the national elections if there is no legal obstacle, chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad told visiting UN assistant secretary-general... Full story
A delegation of civil society members, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, at a meeting with visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar FernÃƒÂ¡ndez Taranco on Sunday said the running train of the one-sided election needs to be stopped, reports UNB... Full story
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina met president Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday evening and apprised him about the countryÃ¢€™s overall situation, reported UNB... Full story
BNP standing committee member RA Gani on Sunday warned that the government will be held responsible for any unwarranted situation in the country due to its rejection of the oppositionÃ¢€™s demand for arranging the polls under a non-party administration, reported UNB... Full story
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco has met Indian High Commissioner Pankaj Saran, reported bdnews24.com... Full story
All Jatiya Party ministers and state ministers in the 'all-party' interim poll-time government have handed over their resignations to party chief HM Ershad... Full story
The Jamaat-e-Islami has called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown across Bangladesh for Monday, hours after a death warrant was issued for its assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla for war crimes, reported bdnews24.com. Full story
Land minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday said the Awami League will not raise any objection if the Election Commission switched the polls... Full story
The International Crimes Tribunal-2 on Sunday advised war crimes accused AKM Yusuf to think about re-appointing a lawyer as his current lawyer had not attended the court during cross-examination of four prosecution witnesses against the accused... Full story
The warrant for the execution of the death sentence of Abdul Quader Molla on war crimes charges is likely to be issued today by the International Crimes Tribunal-2 as the copy of the verdict reached the tribunal from the Supreme Court... Full story
The second day of the nationwide 72-hour road-rail-waterway blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, is progressing amid stray incidents of crude bomb blasts, clashes and arson on Sunday, UNB reported. Full story
Visiting United Nations assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco met the chief election commissioner, Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad, at the Election Commission secretariat in the city on Sunday. Full story
Jatiya Party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader said on Sunday that they have told the visiting UN assistant secretary-general for political affairs Oscar FernÃƒÂ¡ndez Taranco, that they want the EC reschedules... Full story
The second youth one-day internationals between West Indies and Bangladesh U-19 teams was postponed for a day after a crude bomb was blasted near the hotel of visiting team, officials... Full story
The ruling BJP is leading in 107 seats as against Congress in 51 in the 230-member Madhya Pradesh Assembly, counting for which in currently underway, the Hindu reported. Full story
India's Congress party was headed for a bruising defeat in key state elections, including in the capital, early results showed on Sunday, underlining the struggle it will face to cling to power in a national... Full story
Economy Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday proposed that Israel annex parts of the West Bank under its full military control where most Jewish... Full story
South Africans were to gather in churches, mosques, temples and synagogues on Sunday to remember Nelson Mandela, whose message of peace and reconciliation transcended race and religion. Full story
Pakistan's launch of work on its largest nuclear power plant last week is the latest example of big-money Chinese infrastructure projects in the troubled... Full story