The government has announced plans to make all its services completely paperless. This initiative is part of the broader “Smart Bangladesh by 2041” vision, as rolled out by Awami League led government, that seeks to leverage frontier technologies to transform governance. Key components of this transformation include making all services accessible and interoperable through the Smart Bangladesh Stack, a digital infrastructure framework. Additionally, data-driven, AI-based dashboards will be introduced for all ministries and departments to enhance decision-making processes. By 2041, the government aims to significantly improve its standing in the UN e-Government Development Index. An electoral pledge for AL, this vision comes after successful transformation of Digital Bangladesh, a first of its kind goal implemented by Awami League that saw massive transformation in digital landscape since 2009.
Eid-ul-Azha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, was celebrated across the country today with due solemnity and religious fervor. Honourbale President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Honourbale Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the Muslims of the country and all over the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha. Marking the occasion, the premier greeted freedom fighters of the country on the occasion as she sent flowers, fruits and sweetmeats to the war-wounded freedom fighters and members of the martyrs' families and War-wounded Freedom Fighters’ Rehabilitation Centre.
As Eid marks an outrush of millions of people from the capital towards their home sprawled across different parts of the country, their travel has been free from hassles including huge tailbacks on roads, thanks to a series of roads and bridges built over the space of last decades. Travel time has been reduced to record low for the people from entire Southern region since the opening of Padma Bridge as the toll collection saw massive surge in vehicles passing the bridge.
According to the latest report by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Bangladesh fared far above a number of powerful countries in terms of ensuring peaceful condition for living in a conflict riddled world. Under the leadership of HPM Sheikh Hasina, over course of more than decades, the country has withstood the threat of militancy and rolled out a raft of measures for the citizenry to ensure safety of citizens. But US has been ranked at 132, indicating an worrisome scenario for the citizens . As the South Asian region has seen a rise in conflicts, Bangladesh stayed well ahead than a number of peers. Once known as safe have for trans national terrorists and militants, during BNP Jamaat regime, this turn around for Bangladesh has been attributed to a strong zero tolarence policy against terror by HPM Sheikh Hasina since her return to power. The 2024 GPI, now in its 18th edition, ranks 163 independent states and territories based on their level of peacefulness, covering 99.7% of the world's population.
A total of 96,928 women will be given Taka 20,000 each under Investment Component for Vulnerable Group Development (ICVGD) project undertaken by the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA) and World Food Programme (WFP). Under the project a total of Taka 193.85 crore would be distributed among women of 64 upazilas of 64 districts to boost up their income generation activities or running their business, according to media reports. The ministry is implementing the ‘Vulnerable Women Benefit Programme’ aimed at enhancing women’s role in country’s GDP. This government led by HPM Sheikh Hasina, has taken out a raft of measures for the empowerment of women: from free education to increase job opportunities.
HPM Sheikh Hasina called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) investors to come up with investments in Bangladesh's special economic zones. The premier’s request came as UAE Ambassador Abdulla ALi Abdulla Khaseif Alhmoudi called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban this morning. According to media reports, the UAE envoy said his country would issue visa for Bangladeshi manpower to ensure their jobs in the UAE. Several reports indicted the UAE ambassador assured HPM that they would take the manpower from Bangladesh making it sure that the job is waiting for them.


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