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Dhaka for greater intra-OIC trade, contract farming

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has proposed increasing intra-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) trade and initiating contract farming among OIC Member States in Africa. He met the OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahman Al-Othaimeen at the OIC Secretariat in Jeddah on Monday. Shahriar Alam emphasized increasing food security and resilience within OIC through joint agricultural project ...

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BNP leader Moudud’s health condition deteriorates

The health condition of ailing BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed has deteriorated. He has been undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. Quoting Hasna Moudud, wife of the leader, Shairul Kabir Khan, media wing member of the party chairperson, confirmed the matter. On February 1, the veteran politician was taken to Singapore for treatment, he said. Earlier ...

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ACC DG Mofizur Rahman Bhuiyan dies

Mofizur Rahman Bhuiyan, Director General (Legal and Prosecution) of Anti-Corruption Commission, dies of heart attack early Tuesday. Mofizur, who was the 13th batch judicial cadre of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS), breathed his last at his residence in the capital around 2:30am. ACC Public Relations Officer (Director) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the news. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain expressed condolence ...

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Five of a family burnt in explosion at Narayanganj house

Five members of a family suffered burn injuries in an explosion from ‘gas line leakage’ in Fatullah upazila of Narayanganj early Tuesday. The injured were identified as garment worker Mishal, 26, his wife Mita, 23, their one and half year son Minhaj, and Mishal’s brother-in-laws Mahfuj and Sajib. They were now undergoing treatment at burn unit of Dhaka Medical College ...

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It’s natural BNP won’t realize essence of March 7 speech: PM

Prime Minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today said it is not unusual that those, who grabbed power illegally and then formed BNP and are still siding with Pakistanis, would not realize the historic March 7 speech of the Father of the Nation that carried the call for independence. “After hearing comments of several BNP leaders today, – ...

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Man gets death for murder at Cumilla courtroom

A man has been awarded capital punishment for stabbing a murder accused to death in front of a judge and police personnel inside a courtroom of Cumilla in 2019. Cumilla District and Sessions Judge Md Atabullah handed down the verdict on Monday. Convict Md Hasan Mia, 25, is the son of Shahidullah of Bhochpara village in Laksam upazila of Cumilla. ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 14 more deaths, 845 new cases

Bangladesh confirmed 14 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number cases at 8,476. In the last 24 hours, 845 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 551,175. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the development by issuing a press release ...

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Shahriar holds bilateral talks with Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam held bilateral talks with his Saudi counterpart Adel Al-Jubeir at the latter’s Office in Riyadh on Sunday. Saudi State Minister congratulated Bangladesh at its 50th anniversary of independence. He highly praised the remarkable sustained economic growth of Bangladesh carried out in last one decade under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Law Ministry recommends suspending Khaleda’s jail term by more 6 months

Ministry of Law has recommended an extension of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s suspended prison sentence to six months. Confirming the news, public relations officer of the law ministry Rezaul Karim said law minister Anisul Haque has approved the relevant document and the file has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for next course of action. Earlier, the ...

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7th March speech was actual declaration of independence: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the historic 7th March speech was apparently the actual declaration of independence as Bangabandhu uttered twice with utmost assertion that this time the struggle is for our freedom and this time the struggle is for our independence. “He (Bangabandhu) said twice that ‘Ebarer Sangram Muktir Sangram. Ebarer Sangram Swadhinatar Sangram’ (this time the ...

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