first_imgTehran: Iran on Saturday warned the US against the “mistake” of taking military action against the Islamic republic, saying any attack will draw Tehran’s “crushing response” that will cost Washington dearly and blow up a powder keg in the region. “Threat for threat means that if the enemy fires a single bullet at us, it will receive 10 bullets and have to pay a heavy cost,” Iranian armed forces general staff spokesman Brig. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi told Tasnim news agency in an interview. Also Read – Shahid Afridi joins ‘Kashmir Hour’ in military uniform Advertise With Us He said that any act of aggression against Iran will draw such a “historic response that would make the assailants regret their move”. Brig. Gen. Shekarchi’s comments came after Iran shot down a US Global Hawk surveillance drone earlier this week. Tehran said the unmanned US aircraft entered Iranian airspace in the early hours of Thursday. Washington, however, maintains it was shot down in international airspace. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us Following the incident, US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he aborted a military strike to retaliate against Iran’s move because doing so would have killed around 150 people. In the interview with Tasnim, Shekarchi said that the Iranian Armed Forces were closely monitoring the US moves. “A military mistake from the enemy, particularly from the US and its regional allies, will be tantamount to firing at a powder keg… it will set the region ablaze and burn up the US, its interests and its allies.” Advertise With Us He added that the Islamic republic “will never be the first side to start a war, but the enemy’s slightest mistake will draw a revolutionary response from Iran in West and Central Asia from which the attackers would not survive”. Tension has been escalating between the two countries, with the US blaming Iran for last week’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and on four tankers off the United Arab Emirates in May — both near the Strait of Hormuz, through which between two and three dozen ships pass every day. Tehran denies any role in these incidents. Relations between the US and Iran plummeted to fresh lows after Trump decided to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal and apply fresh sanctions targeting Iran’s oil and banking sector.last_img read more

first_imgChevella: The membership drive was held on Tuesday under the aegis of MLA Kale Yadaiah and party’s in charge Srinivas Reddy. Speaking on the occasion, they said they would complete the target by 20thof this month. They said the members would get a life insurance of Rs 2 lakh. Moinabad mandal party president Mahender Reddy, district leader Kompally Anantha Reddy, district women wing president Swapna, MPP Nakshatram Jeevanth, MPP Mamatha and MPTCs and Sarpanches, party activists also present.last_img read more

first_imgVisakhapatnam: Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam performed Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery for 69-year-old cardiac patient on Tuesday successfully. “We did our first balloon expandable TAVR in the city. We are glad to share that this valve system is totally designed and manufactured in India, ” the doctors said. “Our patient, a 69 year old male presented with shortness of breath mostly increasing after dinner forcing him to sit. He is hypertensive, hyperlipidaemic, and undergone bypass surgery in 2000 with two arterial grafts LIMA and RIMA, two venous grafts to D1 and OM. He had also undergone angioplasty to vein graft to D1 in 2011 and vein graft to OM in 2016,” they added. Also Read – Producing films, serials my ambition, says Nani Advertise With Us Here at Apollo Hospitals, Health City, Visakhapatnam; we not only have the skilled human resources in CathLab to handle such highly technical procedure but also infrastructure and aseptic environment, where procedure can be done successfully with best outcomes. Dr. Nanda Kishore Panigrahi, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals and Dr. Sami, Units Head, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam explained the details of the surgery.last_img read more

first_imgVijayawada: Popular theatre artiste, director and founder of Savera Arts Kadapa Alluri Venkataiah has been felicitated at the Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amravati here on Tuesday, said Dr E Sivanagi Reddy, CEO, CCVA. He said that Venkataiah (83), founded Savera Arts 50 years ago and promoted theatre culture in the state and won 25 Nandi (2 gold, 2 silver and 21 bronze) awards from AP Government and received Surabhi Vanarasa Govindarao Award and Telugu University Keerthi Puraskar in recognition for his talent in histrionics. He played the roles of Sri Krishna, Markandeya, Arjuna and innumerable roles in social plays. Dr Reddy also said that he scripted and directed nine plays and won the best director award many a time. M Chimpiraiah and Balakrishna of Malaxmi Group participated in the felicitation programme.last_img read more

first_imgCharminar: The ASI officials on Tuesday visited the Charminar and examined the works at the damaged portion of the south-east minaret and some other portions of the heritage monument that were damaged due to unseasonal rains and increased pollution in May. Superintending Archaeologist of the ASI-Hyderabad Milan Kumar Chauley said that the works related to damaged portion of minaret and some other portions close to it will be completed in a week or two. “Three specialists and two workers from Chennai are doing their best for the restoration and renovation of damaged portion caused due to the recent rains,” he said. ASI initiated restoration work within days after a piece of lime stucco work on one of its minarets fell off about two months back.last_img read more

first_imgJubilee Hills: The UGC-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is organising a week long faculty development programme “Nai Talim” in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE). The workshop started on Monday and would continue till August 3. Prof G Ramesh, Member, SRC-NCTE, while speaking as a chief guest in the inaugural, said that Nai-Talim is the concept of Mahatma Gandhi and it focuses on the development of one’s head, heart and hand which are inseparable. The main concept is an overall development of a personality – mind, body and soul. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us Dr M A Sikandar, Registrar & I/c Director, and Shrivani, a senior faculty of MGNCRE, also spoke. Dr Tahseen Bilgrami, Deputy Director of HRDC, and course coordinator welcomed the gathering and proposed vote of thanks. Meanwhile, a refresher course in Computer Science & Technology is also being organised by UGC-HRDC, MANUU. Prof DN Reddy, former Vice-Chancellor of JNTU, in his inaugural lecture, emphasised the importance and relevance of technology and highlighted its advantages and disadvantages. The technology can improve the socio-economic condition of any country, he remarked. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Dr M A Sikandar in his presidential remarks said that even though small countries in the world did not have enough resources they do some innovative work. He urged the participants to deliver innovatively for the sake of their students & organisations which will ultimately make their own identity. The course is being attended by 43 participants of Computer Science and Technology teachers from degree colleges/universities of all over India. Dr Pradeep Kumar, head, Department of CS& IT, is the course coordinator. Dr Ishtiyaq Ahmad, Assistant Director, proposed a vote of thanks.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a two-day state visit to “trusted friend and neighbour” Bhutan from August 17, in a visit that highlights the high priority New Delhi attaches to its relations with Thimphu. The visit is at the invitation of Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering. Modi’s visit to Bhutan, very early in his second term, is in line with the Indian government continued emphasis on its ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’. Modi had made Bhutan the first stop in his overseas visits during his first term as Prime Minister. Also Read – War propaganda delays removal of internet restriction in Jammu and Kashmir Advertise With Us During the visit, Modi is expected to receive audiences with the Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King, and hold talks with Tshering, a Ministry of External Affairs statement said. India and Bhutan share a special and time-tested partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect and reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people to people links. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries and provides an opportunity to the two sides to discuss ways to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral partnership, including economic and development co-operation, hydro-power co-operation, people-to-people-ties as well as share views on regional matters and other issues of mutual interest, it said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Asserting that single-use plastic is not good for the environment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people and shopkeepers to eliminate the use of plastic bags completely. In his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort, Modi said single-use plastic poses grave threat to the environment. Also Read – Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley Advertise With Us “Can we free India from single-use plastic? The time for implementing such an idea has come. Teams must be mobilised to work in this direction. A significant step must come out by October 2,” Modi said. Urging citizens too, to pitch in, Modi said it would be a good opportunity for the shop owners to advertise with their won cloth bags: “Shop owners and small entrepreneurs should start gifting their customers cloth bags with their branding and inculcate the good habit in the same stroke.” Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us Asking the people to prefer digital transactions instead of cash transactions, Modi told the shopkeepers: “You already have a board outside your shops that reads: ‘Aaj nagad, kal udhar’. Similarly you can have a board saying ‘yes’ to digital payment and no to cash payment.” Emphasising on the requirement of simultaneous poll, the Prime Minister said: “Dream of one nation, one tax has been achieved by the implementation of the GST (Goods and Services Tax). Our nation has also successfully achieved One Nation, One Grid in the Power sector. Advertise With Us “Today, India is talking about One Nation, One Election. So a discussion must be held on this,” he said. The Prime Minister also urged the farmers to minimise the use of chemical-based fertilizers in their farmlands. Stressing on creation of wealth, Modi said: “Wealth creation is a great national service. Let us never see wealth creators with suspicion. Only when wealth is created, it will be distributed. “Wealth creation is absolutely essential. Those who create wealth are India’s wealth and we respect them,” Modi said. Discussing water conservation, Modi said, “The way in which citizens adopted the Swachh Bharat campaign, time has come to take up water conservation on the same lines. To save water we have to work four times harder and faster.” The Prime Minister also said that “every effort made to remove corruption and black money is welcome. These are the menaces that have ruined the country for the last 70 years. Let us reward honesty.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday fixed the reference rate for the US dollar at 49.0650 rupees and the euro 65.5701 rupees.The corresponding rates of dollar and euro for the previous day (February 23, 2012) were 49.2450 rupees and 65.2903 rupees respectively.Based on the reference rate for the US dollar and middle rates of the cross-currency quotes, the exchange rates of British pound as against the rupee is 77.1891 as against 77.1866 on the previous day (February 23, 2012) and that of Japanese yen is 61.00 as against 61.35 the previous day.last_img read more

first_imgClose Labour will take on some of the worlds best known brands and force the top businesses to pay their fair share in taxes if the party gains power at the 2020 general election, John McDonnell has revealed. The shadow chancellor issued the warning as part of his speech at Labours annual conference in Brighton on 28 September.McDonnell picked out coffee chain Starbucks, mobile phone operator Vodafone, online retailer Amazon and search giant Google during the address after announcing Labours plan to balance the books would be aggressive if Jeremy Corbyn enters Number 10.We will force people like Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google and all the others to pay their fair share of taxes, he said. Let me tell you also, there will be cuts to tackle the deficit but our cuts will not be the number of police officers on our streets or nurses in our hospitals or teachers in our classrooms.The left-winger also said Labour would slash tax breaks to the so-called corporate welfare system. McDonnell declared: There will be cuts to subsidies paid to companies that take the money and fail to provide the jobs. Cuts to the use of taxpayers money subsidising poverty paying bosses. Cuts to £13bn [$19.7bn] tax breaks given to buy-to-let landlords for repairing their properties, whether they undertake the repairs or not.The comments come after Starbucks, Vodafone, Amazon and Google have come under fire in the past for the amount of corporation tax they have paid in the UK. George Osborne announced ahead of the general election that the government would introduce measures to discourage big firms from taking their profits overseas.The legislation, unveiled in the chancellors March 2015 budget, was nicknamed the Google Tax and means businesses with a turnover of more than £10m a year have to pay a 25% levy on profits diverted abroad. The companies have a 30-day window to appeal to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over the tax. Let the message go out: this countrys tolerance for those who will not pay their fair share of taxes has come to an end, Osborne told MPs in the House of Commons on 18 March.A radical departureMcDonnell also announced a Labour government would transform the Department for Business into a so-called economic development department, which will focus on public investment and infrastructure spending. This is a radical departure not just from neoliberalism but from the way past administrations tried to run the economy, the shadow chancellor said.Well we just dont think the current model can deliver. We dont think that destroying industries and then subsidising a low pay economy through the tax system is a good idea. But our radicalism, it comes with a burden. We need to prove to the British people we can run the economy better than the rich elite that runs it now.The 64-year-old also officially announced the establishment of his Economic Advisory Committee, which will meet quarterly and include French economist Thomas Piketty and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.I give you this undertaking that every policy we propose and every economic instrument we consider for use will be rigorously tested to its extreme before we introduce it in government, he said.Google and Amazon declined to comment on McDonnells speech. A spokesperson for Starbucks said: Starbucks is now profitable in the UK and we are paying corporation tax. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Vodafone said it was disappointing that the issue had been raised.There was no truth in the allegations in the past and there are none now. As we have made clear on numerous occasions, Vodafone has always paid its taxes and for the last financial year (2014/15) we paid around £360m in direct taxes in the UK, the spokesperson said.It requires huge investment to build and maintain our network, which is relied upon by businesses and consumers up and down the country and we have invested heavily in the UK over the last few years, spending more than £1bn on our network and services last year.As a result of that investment and the very competitive market, we make minimal profits (£41m) in the UK. As the government wants to promote investment in essential infrastructure like ours, the UK tax rules mean that reliefs for our investment are set against the profits we make.In addition, the government understands that we have to borrow huge sums of money to be able to invest for the long term, so they allow us to take the interest we pay on those borrowings off our profit too. Corporation tax is then paid on any balance – this is the same rule that applies to all UK companies large and small.last_img read more

first_imgGold prices soared on Monday as risk aversion sentiment in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris boosted the safe-haven demand of the metal.The yellow metal prices rose sharply by Rs 235 to end at Rs 26,150 per ten grams at the bullion market, posting a rebound from a sell-off seen in the past two sessions. Silver prices also gained Rs 300 to close at Rs 34,600 per kg.In the overseas markets, the precious metal prices rose to as high as $1,100 per troy ounce, as investors bought the metal due to its safe-haven status in risk-off environment.”Gold is again trading at a weekly high of just shy of $1,100 per troy ounce and is thus clearly profiting from its reputation as a “crisis currency” in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks,” said Commerzbank Corporates & Markets in a note.The metal prices were also underpinned by weak US economic data released on Friday that lessened the expectations over interest rate hike by the US central bank in December.”According to the Fed Fund Futures, the market sees the probability of a first rate hike next month as being 62%, as compared with 70% last week,” said Commerzbank.Sentiments in the precious metal markets was dampened after a slew of economic data in the US showed that the country’s labour market remains robust enough for the US Federal Reserve to raise policy rate as early as next month.Earlier this month, in her Congressional testimony, US Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen had hinted at monetary tightening next month.”While increased expectations for an early rate hike would be negative for gold in the short term, we suspect that once a rate hike occurs the gold market could begin to recover from recent declines,” The Bullion Desk quoted HSBC analyst James Steel, as saying.last_img read more

first_imgGaurav Chopra with VJ Bani sitting in the living area of Bigg Boss 10 houseBiggBossThe controversial reality show Bigg Boss is gearing up for its 13th season, yet one question that always remained in fans’ mind is that whether the show is scripted or original.Earlier, many ex-contestants have expressed their views on whether Bigg Boss is real or not, but now it seems fans will finally have a clear vision of what happens inside the madhouse as television actor Gaurav Chopra has opened up about it.Talking to the Times of India, Gaurav, who had participated in Bigg Boss 10, revealed that the show was not his cup of tea and that he has never seen any season of the show. He agreed to be part of it since the makers paid him a handsome amount and considered all his conditions.”Bigg Boss is not my kind of show, it never was. They had approached me six times before and I had put down my conditions, which they never met. The seventh time when I actually went was the only time they agreed to all the conditions including the big money I asked for,” he said.Further, Gaurav said that feels sorry for the viewers who fall for all the drama that happens inside the house and take it seriously. He also finds it silly as viewers engage in Twitter wars for months. “I find it petty. And I don’t like the fact that the audience is taken for a ride and manipulated. I feel bad that the audience is so naive that they fall for what happens on screen. There are people who are just trying to attract attention. People say things they feel in the moment. Nothing is real,” Gaurav said.The actor concluded saying that Bigg Boss is constructed for business and TRP purpose and advised fans to “Watch it, enjoy it but don’t fall for it.”Gaurav is currently gearing up for his new show Aghori, where he will play the role of Ishan. The show also stars actors Simran Kaur and Parag Tyagi in pivotal roles. TV actor Gaurav ChopraGaurav Chopra/Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgShanvi Srivastava wearing monokini / swimsuitCollage of photos taken from instagramPopular southern actress Shanvi Srivastava, who has apparently decided to follow the footsteps of young B-Town girl Disha Patani, was trolled by her Instagram fans for wearing a swimsuit and calling it versatility.Shanvi Srivastava, who made her acting debut with the Telugu movie Lovely in 2012, has carved a niche for herself with the kind of roles she has done in the last seven years. Unlike many other young actresses, she rarely tried to make a name for herself with skin show in her movies. But now, she seems to be heading towards it.Shanvi Srivastava is quite active on social media and often keeps her fans on Instagram informed about her personal and professional life by sharing photos and videos. But she surprised her followers with a picture featuring her sporting a black lace monokini taken in her recent photo shoot. In its caption, she said that she prefers being versatile and likes to dissolve herself into any character.People ask me this question often, if being bold is really important in the profession I’m in. I say the question should be, is being versatile is really important to be in this profession?Acting is about dissolving into every character you get. Character can be anything and anyone. It’s your choice to choose the character. You prefer choosing the same character over and over again, go ahead.I prefer being versatile. Dissolving shanvi into any character she gets. I Ain’t a great actor but the little I learned is once you love your work let nothing stop you or tie you. You cannot fly with the wings half open.Love,Shanvi PC by the one who loves his work like how I love mine @sandeep.m.v HMU @naveenyerra3 Styled by @by_varshaabhishek #shanvisri #photoshootShanvi Srivastava has always treated her fans with her decent pictures and the photo featuring her in monokini did not go down well with some of her fans, who slammed her saying that versatility does not mean removing one’s clothes. In reply to her, they expressed their objection to wearing a swimsuit.Vikrantkain: Versatility, dissolving,and being bold doesnt mean to remove clothes only.Be bold by thoughts,by education,by culture in which u lives.Its not about u its about the thoughts running in people belongs to camera,TV, and film.They shows their boldness by removing clothes only. Remove ur ego, anger, irritation, compatibility, then u dont need to write this and ask people option about u.Param010101: This is not suit for ur face ,,Thugs_of_karnataka: Disha patani is that you?Amith_b_dev: I liked ur all pics but not this oneSanjana_shivanna: After seeing this I feel Rachita ram is the only heroine with same attitude ryt from her entry to sandalwood ……. …the best is her…this is Wat I felt… I also used to like u beforelast_img read more

first_imgOil tanks seen at the Saudi Aramco headquarters during a media tour at Damam city November 11, 2007.Reuters fileSaudi Aramco, the Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil behemoth, took 100 percent control of the sprawling Port Arthur refinery in Texas on Monday, completing a deal that was first announced last year.Port Arthur is considered the crown jewel of the US refinery system. The Gulf Coast facility can process 600,000 barrels of oil per day, making it the largest refinery in North America, CNNMoney reported.Aramco previously owned 50 percent of Port Arthur through a joint venture co-owned with Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) called Motiva Enterprises.But the two oil giants had a rocky relationship and reached a deal in March 2016 to separate their assets. Shell put out a statement on Monday confirming the “completion” of break-up.In addition to Port Arthur, Aramco is acquiring full ownership of 24 distribution terminals. Aramco also gets the exclusive right to sell Shell-branded gasoline and diesel in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, the eastern half of Texas and the majority of Florida.Saudi Arabia is already America’s second-largest source of crude, behind only Canada. The US imported 1.3 million barrels of Saudi crude a day in February, up 32 percent from last year, according to the Energy Information Administration.last_img read more

first_imgA boatman drowned after his boat capsized in the Surma river in Chhatak upazila of Sunamganj district early Monday.The deceased is Raju Ahmed, 17, son of a certain Aftab Uddin hailing from Rajanpur in Dohalia union of Doarabazar upazila of the district, reports UNB.Police said Raju was sleeping when the boat capsized and he went missing since.Later, a diving team of Chhatak fire service recovered his body around 11:00am.The body was sent to morgue for autopsy.last_img

first_imgPolice have arrested a man on charge of killing his wife in Biswanath upazila of Sylhet early Wednesday, reports UNB.Helal Miah, son of late Jahur Ali of Janaiya village in the upazila, was arrested from Birendranagar village in Dowarabazar upazila in Sunamganj around 5:30am, said Mizanur Rahman, sub-inspector of Biswanath police station.The SI said the victim Lubna Begum, 28, was allegedly slaughtered to death allegedly by her husband at his cousin’s house on 26 February.After the incident, Helal went into hiding.Later, the victim’s elder brother filed a murder case making Helal Miah lone accused.After arrest from Sunamganj, the arrested person was brought to Biswanath police station around 9:00am.last_img read more

first_imgLogo of Anti Corruption Commission. File photoAnti-Corruption Commission (ACC) commissioner Nasiruddin Ahmed on Wednesday requested all to dial hotline 106 if any staff of the land office demands bribe in exchange of giving services.“Stern action will be taken against unscrupulous officials and employeesof the land office if they demand bribe for giving services,” he said as the chief guest in a public hearing on services of Gulshan, Tejgaon, and Sutrapur sub-registry offices held at Diploma Engineers Institute at Kakrail in the capital.He also asked the district registrar to submit a report into a corruption allegation against a sub-registrar with seven days and ordered departmental action against him upon completion of the investigation.The commission has been holding the public hearings aimed at ensuring better government services, he said, adding that the commission has been taking coordinated efforts against corruption to free the nation from the curse.Among others, chief registrar M Abdul Mannan, district registrar Deepak Sarker, and ACC director of Dhaka divisional office Nasim Anwar spoke on the occasion.last_img read more

first_imgMap of DhakaMuggers shot a ‘bKash’ agent to death and snatched a bag containing money from him in the city’s Demra area on Sunday.The deceased was identified as Rashedul Islam, 28.Iftekhar Hossain, assistant commissioner of Demra zone, said two muggers coming in a motorbike shot Rashed and snatched the bag around 12:00pm, leaving him dead on the spot.However, the amount of the money could not be known yet.last_img

first_imgPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said she never tried to retreat from doing welfare of the country and its people even after repeated death threats to her life.”I’ve to move with the pain of losing close relatives. The path is not easy. I know I may have to face death again …I never tried to step back,” she said.The prime minister was inaugurating 23 bridges on Joydebpur-Chandra-Tangail-Elenga road (N-4) under South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) and Fatehpur railway overpass in Feni on Dhaka-Chattagram highway through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban.She said although Bangladesh earned the independence under the leadership of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the defeated forces never sat idle. “When they saw that Bangladesh was advancing economically, they made the strike on 15 August 1975 with their all strength.”Sheikh Hasina, the eldest child of the father of the nation, said they did not kill only the country’s president, but also ruined a family completely. “Ten-year-old Russel had not also been spared. Their motive was to make sure no one of that bloodline comes (leadership) and that country’s people do not turn around again surrounding him,” she said.The prime minister mentioned that she herself and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana escaped the massacre as they were outside the country during the brutal killing.The prime minister said after passing six years in exile, she returned home in 1981 and since then, she has a single aim which is to uplift the nation for which her father had sacrificed his life. “I’ve to change people’s fate anyhow so that they can live in peace, happiness and economic solvency.”She also said people’s fate saw no change after 15 August 1975. “Only the fate of some handful people who were in power illegally was changed. General people were oppressed and deprived of all facilities.”Sheikh Hasina said the government is taking necessary steps for the development of the country and its people. “And I’m getting cooperation from all.”Talking about the bridges and the overpass which were opened today, she said these will enhance the regional connectivity of the country which will ultimately help Bangladesh open a new door for the socioeconomic development.She also mentioned that the highways the government is constructing have two types of carriageways — one for local people and the other for speedy vehicles. “We’re constructing the highways in this way to reduce road accidents and to ensure that local people continue their communication without any problem,” she said.Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader and chief of army staff General Aziz Ahmed also spoke at the programme.last_img read more