ZILLUR RAHMAN

  • Bangladesh: Parliament elects first woman speaker April 30, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Parliament on Tuesday elected Shrin Sharmin Chowdhury, currently the state minister for women and child affairs, as its first woman and youngest speaker. Chowdhury was elected by lawmakers unanimously as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia, is boycotting parliament, reported Xinhua. In...
  • President to receive top award in Bangladesh March 3, 2013

    Dhaka: President Pranab Mukherjee will be honoured by Bangaldesh Government on Monday in recognition of his contribution to the struggle that led to the birth of this nation 42 years ago. The high symbolism of the award function in the backdrop of the popular upsurge at Shahbagh Square against war criminals...
  • Bangladesh may be first foreign trip of President January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bangladesh has formally invited President Pranab Mukherjee to visit the country and the trip could take place in the early part of 2013, making it possibly the first foreign visit of his tenure. "We are ready to welcome him (President Mukherjee) anytime.. the formalities of the visit are being...
  • Zillur Rahman declared new President of Bangladesh February 11, 2009

    Dhaka: Veteran Awami League leader Zillur Rahman, a close aide to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was on Wednesday declared as the country's new President by the Election Commission, more than a month after his party swept the landmark General Elections. The 79yearold Rahman, nominee of the Awami League, was the lone...