Dhaka, Nov 7 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday laid emphasis on maintaining the development spree to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country.
"Whichever party comes to power, it should keep up the development spree for the country’s prosperity," she said.
The Prime Minister said this in her introductory speech at a dialogue between the 14-party alliance and 24 political parties at her official residence Ganobhaban.
She said the country achieved 7.86 percent GDP growth and brought down the inflation to 5.4 percent due to various steps taken by her government.
"We've been able to bring down poverty rate to 21 percent from 41 percent and due to these successes. Bangladesh is now a role model of development in the world," Hasina said.
She said the continuation of the government has made it possible to maintain the country’s development spree.
Hasina said her government had declared the ‘Charter for Change’ before the 2008 general election. "We've been able to implement the charter by making massive socioeconomic development in the country over the last 10 years."
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh has graduated to a developing country from the least developed one due to various steps of her government.
"The country would have been turned into a developing country within 10 years of independence had Bangabandhu been alive," she said.
The PM said her government resolved land boundary dispute with India as well as maritime boundary problem with India and Myanmar peacefully and maintaining good relations with them.
Hasina referred to the brutal repression and torture on the Awami League leaders and workers after the 2001 polls.
"The BNP-Jamaat nexus had unleashed terrorism in the country and inflicted repression on the AL leaders and workers from 2001-2005 in the way the Pakistani occupation forces did in 1971," she said.
Shahjalal University, Nov 7 (UNB) – The authorities of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) set its admission fees for first year honours students for the 2018-19 session at Tk 7,500, a 10 percent raise.
The decision was taken in a meeting of the academic council of the university on Wednesday.
Earlier on under session 2017-18 the admission fees was Tk 6,850.
Chapainawabganj, Nov 7 (UNB) – A written complaint has been filed against Nachole upazila Bangladesh Chhatra League president over stalking, harassing and torturing two college girls.
Motiur Rahman Khokon, former general secretary of upazila unit BCL, also uncle of one victim, filed the complaint against the BCL leader Abdullah Al Mahmud Shovon on Wednesday noon, said Chowdhury Jubayer Ahmmed, officer-in-charge of Nachole Police Station.
In the complaint, Khokon mentioned that the BCL president used to stalk his niece, who is a student of Nachole Mahila College, for long.
On Tuesday afternoon, when the college girl with her classmate was returning from their coaching centre, Shovon along with his 6/7 fellows obstructed her and tried to pick her up in his motorcycle. As the girl’s friend protested the incident, Shovon beat the girl and harassed her.
Hearing the girls screaming, local people rushed in but Shovon gave them life threats.
However, Shovon claimed that the allegation brought against him was false and was fabricated to destroy his political image. He had no involvement with the incident, he said.
Nilphamari, Nov 7 (UNB)- At least twenty five houses were gutted in a fire at Dakshintari in Jaldhaka upazila on Tuesday night.
Momtajul Islam, station officer-in-charge of Jaldhaka fire service and civil defence, said the fire originated from an electronic short circuit at the house of Ajharul Islam and soon engulfed the adjoining houses.
Later, fire fighter units rushed to the spot brought the fire under control after two hours of frantic effort.
The affected house owners claimed that the estimated loss caused by the fire was about Tk 15 lakh.