Home / Bangladesh (page 445)

Bangladesh

Saudi alliance to keep 34,000 troops as reserve force

Several Islamic countries on Sunday expressed their readiness to provide a reserve force of 34,000 troops for the Islamic Military Coalition led by Saudi Arabia to support operations against terrorist organisations in Iraq and Syria when needed.  It was said in the Riyadh Declaration adopted at the Arab-Islamic-American leaders’ summit, according to Arab News. The declaration incorporated commitment of the ...

Read More »

Trump hopes to visit Bangladesh

US president Donald Trump has expressed hope to visit Bangladesh as he exchanged greetings with prime minister Sheikh Hasina during the Arab Islamic-American summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday.  ‘Yes I would come (to Bangladesh),’ foreign secretary Md Shahidul Haque quoted the US president as saying while briefing reporters after the summit.  Prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim and ...

Read More »

Diplomats still in ‘risk of terrorist attack’ in Bangladesh: Danish envoy

Diplomats in Dhaka are still in fear of “terrorist attack” on them in Bangladesh, around 10 months after the Gulshan café attack, Danish Ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther said today. He expressed his concern while talking to diplomatic correspondents in Dhaka. Diplomatic Correspondents’ Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) organised the programme titled ‘DCABtalk’ at Jatiya Press Club. “In terms of risk assessment, we ...

Read More »

Safat’s driver, bodyguard remanded

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted four days remand for Banani hotel rape prime accused Safat Ahmed’s driver Billal and three days remand for Safat’s bodyguard Rahmat Ali in connection with the case filed over the rape. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Lashkar Sohel Rana granted police to take bodyguard Rahman for four days and driver Billal three days in remand for ...

Read More »

Former foreign secretary of Bangladesh Faruq Ahmed Choudhury passes away

Former Foreign Secretary Ambassador Faruq Ahmed Choudhury has passed away at 83. He had been suffering from multiple diseases of heart, liver and kidney. Choudhury died at around 4:30 am at Square Hospitals in Dhaka, former foreign secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury told President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their deep sorrow at Choudhury’s death. Born ...

Read More »

No one would remain neglected: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told on Wednesday that her government has been working for equal opportunity for every person irrespective of their creed, colour and caste and none would be neglected based on topographic feature of any area. “No people in any region would remain neglected . . . development of each and every person is important for the real and ...

Read More »

Water Development Board suspends 3 engineers over Haor embankment graft

he Ministry of Water Resources has suspended three engineers of Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) for their alleged negligence and corruption in embankments construction in haors in Sunamganj district.   The Ministry on Wednesday issued an order in this regard, according to a handout.   The suspended BWDB officials are chief engineer (North-East region) Md Abdul Hye, superintendent engineer (Sylhet) ...

Read More »

Prime Minister urges owners, workers to work together for industrialization

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on monday urged the owners and workers of the industries to always keep in their mind the spirit of the immortal May Day and work together for country’s industrialization for development of the country. “It’s the foremost duty of the workers to work honestly and sincerely to keep their industries operative and it’s the duty of the ...

Read More »

International Workers Day being observed

Amid a growing demand for a new salary structure for workers and ensuring their justified rights, the historic International Workers Day/May Day is being observed across the world today.  May Day, also known as International Workers’ Solidarity Day, commemorates the historic uprising of working people in Chicago, USA at the height of a prolonged fight for an eight-hour workday.  The ...

Read More »

Hundreds of Bangladeshi female workers leaving Saudi Arabia alleging ‘dupery, torture’

Hundreds of Bangladeshi female workers are gathering in the missions in Riyadh and Jeddah after failing to get promised jobs or allegedly being tortured by employers. Around 329 such female workers took shelter in the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh and the consulate general until Sunday and the number is growing everyday. Bangladesh Labour Counsellor Sarwar Alam in Saudi Arabia told ...

Read More »