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Stranded Bangladeshi workers to get new entry permits: Qatari Foreign Minister

Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman, Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar assured of issuing exceptional entry permits for stranded expatriate Bangladeshis in short time. The Qatar Minister came up with the assurance in a meeting with Md Jashim Uddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh on Thursday, said a press release. Md Jashim requested the Qatar Minister to take measures over the return of Bangladeshi ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 19 more die, 1,094 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 19 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,780. Another 1,094 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 397,507. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,498 people recovered ...

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Veteran lawyer Barrister Rafique-ul Haque dies

Eminent lawyer and former Attorney General Barrister Rafique-ul Haque, who had dealt with many high-profile cases during his legal career, died at a hospital in the city on Saturday. He was 85. Barrister Rafique, who had been suffering from old age complications, breathed his last around 8:30 am at Ad-Din Women’s Medical College Hospital in the city, said Barrister Ruhul ...

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PM seeks UN’s robust role to resolve global challenges, Rohingya crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the United Nations (UN) to play more decisive and robust role in resolving existing global challenges, including the Rohingya crisis. “There are still areas where the UN can play a more decisive and robust role in resolving many of Friday’s intractable challenges such as the Rohingya Crisis,” the premier said in a message issued ...

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Covid-19: 14 more die, 1,586 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 14 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,761. Another 1,586 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 396,413. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,533 people recovered ...

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Local warning signal 4 for maritime ports; tidal surge forecast

The Met Office on Friday advised maritime ports to hoist local cautionary signal number 4 and warned that low-lying coastal areas could be inundated by tidal surges. In a special bulletin in the morning, the Met Office said a deep depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal. It was located in the northwest Bay and adjoining area and moved ...

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NSI arrests Nigerian for committing fraud in Dhaka

National Security Intelligence (NSI) has arrested the ringleader of a fraud gang from Dhaka’s Khilkhet area on charge of money laundering scam and embezzling money by cheating people on Facebook on Wednesday. The arrestee is identified as Samuel alias Richard Phillips, hailed from Nigeria. According to NSI sources, Samuel had long been introducing himself as a representative of Coca-Cola Bangladesh ...

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Dhaka submits amended Continental Shelf to UN

Bangladesh submitted the amended submission on the Continental Shelf to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) of the United Nations on Thursday. Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, delivered the amended submission to the DOALOS on behalf of the Government due to travel restrictions for the COVID-19 Pandemic. Earlier, Bangladesh lodged ...

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Rohingyas must return to Myanmar: Dhaka to int’l community

Int’l community discusses ways to resolve Rohingya crisis The international community should sincerely work to create an environment for the repatriation of Rohingyas as they are willing to return home, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Thursday. “Rohingyas must return to their country of origin as soon as possible,” he said while addressing a virtual conference ...

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UK announces Tk 403cr aid for Bangladesh

The United Kingdom (UK) has announced a new funding for a huge number of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh after avoiding persecution in Myanmar. In addition to this, the country will provide a total of Tk 403 crore to help Bangladesh deal with coronavirus and natural disasters. UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab came up with the support in an ...

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