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At DIFF, Momen appeals for films depicting Rohingya crisis 

18th Dhaka International Film Fest kicks off in the capital   Foreign Affairs Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen on Saturday said filmmakers from all over the world should make more films on the Rohingya issue, shedding light on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the refugee camps dotted around Cox’s Bazaar. “There should be films on this international crisis, so ...

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Over 40m jobs may accrue from shift to renewables: IRENA

  Renewable energy could employ more than 40 million people by 2050 under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) climate-safe energy path, according to a report published by the Abu Dhabi-based agency on the occasion of its 10th assembly, that commenced Friday. Bangladesh officials from the Power Division under the Ministry of Energy, Power and Mineral Resources as well as ...

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UK irreplaceable for Bangladesh: Ex-Slovenian President Türk

Photo: Former Slovenian President Dr Danilo Türk (middle) speaks at a symposium titled ‘EU and the Contemporary Global Scenario: A Reflection for the Future’ at a hotel in Dhaka on Saturday, Jan 11, 2019. Also seen in the photo are Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (left), Enayetullah ...

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Perform your duties with honesty, President urges VCs

President Abdul Hamid speaks at the first convocation of Jagannath University at Dhupkhola playground in Dhaka on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged the Vice-Chancellors of public universities to perform their duties with dedication and honesty and stay away from corruption and irregularities. “Vice-Chancellors are the chief executives of universities. You’ve to prove your ...

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Mujib Year: Year-long prog involving UN planned to celebrate birth centenary of Bangabandhu

Photo: Couresy Ambassador Rabab Fatima, the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, has announced that a year-long programme involving the UN will be organized to celebrate the birth centenary of father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She declared this on Friday while celebrating the Homecoming Day of the Father of the Nation as well as inaugurating ...

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Bangladesh Mission celebrates Bangabandhu’s birth centenary in Islamabad

Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad celebrated the symbolic launch of countdown of birth centenary celebration and Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Friday with due solemnity. An event was organized at the Chancery with the participation of all officials of the High Commission as well as guests. The programme began with placing ...

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PM opens countdown to Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebration

Photo: PID The countdown to the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman began on Friday through a gala opening ceremony. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the nationwide countdown ceremony at the National Parade Square, where Bangabandhu landed in the newly liberated and sovereign Bangladesh on January 10, 1972. Sheikh Hasina opened it through ...

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Will move on with light of victory given by Bangabandhu: PM

Photo:PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government wants to move ahead with the torch of victory that has been given by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by liberating the country after a 24-year struggle. “We want to advance in the future keeping with us the light of victory that he handed over to us,” ...

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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu

File Photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Friday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Historic Homecoming Day of the architect of the country’s independence. She paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of the Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the ...

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Bagerhat MP Dr Mozammel passes away

Awami League MP of Bagerhat-4 constituency Dr Mozammel Hossain died at a hospital in the capital early Friday due to old age complications. He was 80. The Awami League leader breathed his last around 12:45 am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), said his son Mahmud Hossain, a Professor of Khulna University. He left behind his son and a ...

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