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Chinese ambassador explains his remarks on Quad

Ambassador of China in Bangladesh Li Jiming explained his recent remarks on Wednesday to Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen when they met at the state guest house Padma after the vaccine handover ceremony. “He said he did not mean to harm relations between the two countries”, the foreign secretary told journalists after the meeting. The Chinese ambassador also termed ...

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Former SP Babul placed on five-day remand

A court in Chattogram on Wednesday granted a five-day remand for former police superintendent Babul Akhter in a case filed for killing his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in 2016. Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan passed the order as the police produced Babul before the court and sought a seven-day remand for him. Babul Akhter was produced on the first floor ...

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Bangladesh records 40 more deaths, 1,140 cases reported from coronavirus

With the deaths of 40 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,045. During this timeline, 1,140 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,77,397. Health authorities also reported 2,928 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,18,249, ...

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China hands over 5 lakh doses Covid-19 vaccine as gift

China on Wednesday formally handed over five lakh doses of its Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh as gift while Dhaka is keeping its efforts on globally to get access to inoculation. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming formally handed over the vaccines to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque at State Guest House Padma this ...

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Case filed against ex-SP Babul for killing his wife

A new murder case has been filed against eight persons, including former police superintendent Babul Akhter, over the sensational murder of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in Chattogram district. Victim’s father Mosharraf Hossain filed the case with the Panchlaish Police Station on Wednesday afternoon. According to PBI sources, the final report of the case filed by Babul Akhter after Mitu’s death was ...

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Five killed while getting off ferry at Banglabazar

Five passengers were killed and at least 15 injured in a stampede while getting off a ferry plying on the Shimulia-Banglabazar route on Wednesday. The incident took place at 11:30 am when a ro-ro ferry Shah Paran from Shimulia Ghat reached Banglabazar. According to police sources, the ferry Shah Paran left Shimulia Ghat at around 10.00 am today. The ferry ...

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Ex-SP Babul Akter arrested: Chattogram PBI

Former superintendent of police Babul Akter has been arrested in the case of murdering his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu. Chattogram PBI confirmed the matter to media on Tuesday evening. Earlier on June 5, 2016, three assailants stabbed and shot Mitu, 30, dead when she was taking her son to his school bus stop at GEC intersection in the port city. ...

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Bangladesh to continue following non-aligned foreign policy: FM Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said Bangladesh maintained a non-aligned and balanced foreign policy and it will decide what to do following that principles. “We’re an independent and sovereign State. We decide our (own) foreign policy. But yes, any country can uphold its position,” he told reporters adding that they recall with respect what others say but ...

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Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 12,000

Bangladesh’s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 12,000 mark on Tuesday as 33 more died from the virus infection in the last 24 hours. With the latest fatalities, the number of total deaths now stands at 12,005. During this timeline, 1,230 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,76,257. Health authorities also reported 3,044 more recoveries ...

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Bangladesh hands over medicines, PPE for Covid affected people of Nepal

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik handed over medicines and health protection items to the Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Dr. Banshidhor Mishra for the COVID affected people of Nepal at the backdrop of deteriorating COVID Situation in Nepal. The Ministers handed over the items at a brief ceremony at State Guest House Padma ...

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