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US Senator: Bangladesh ‘an important partner’

US Senator Roger Marshall has expressed his willingness to extend support to further advance Dhaka -Washington relationship. Roger Marshall, the Republican Senator from Kansas, described Bangladesh as “an important partner” of the United States and hoped that the two countries would continue to work to forge bilateral cooperation in all possible areas, UNB reports. The US Senator made the remarks ...

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Rampal plant manifestation of Indo-Bangla friendship: Envoy

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma on Saturday visited the Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant at Rampal, being built with funding from the Indian government’s concessional financing scheme with an outlay of about US$2 billion. Majority of the amount is being provided by India’s EXIM Bank. The plant uses ultra super critical technology and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, ...

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Malaysia to continue facilities for Bangladeshi students

The Malaysian government has been providing various facilities to Bangladeshi students in the Southeast Asian country and the facilities will be increased gradually, Higher Education Minister of Malaysia Mohamed Khaled Nordin said on Saturday. The Malaysian minister said this while talking to reporters after a meeting with Education Reporters Association Bangladesh (ERAB) at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, UNB reports. ...

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BNP men thronging at Nayapaltan with small processions

Leaders, activists and supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party are started thronging at the party’s central office premises at Nayapaltan ahead of its pre-scheduled rally. The rally is going to bebegin at 2pm. Matiur Rahman, central organising secretary of Chhatra Dal, said the BNP men from different places of Dhaka division are being gathered at the venue to make the rally ...

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Dhaka, Colombo seek greater cooperation through promoting shipping, air connectivity

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday laid emphasis on greater cooperation between the two countries through promoting shipping and air connectivity by reducing airfare. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, now in Colombo, met Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena and discussed issues of mutual interest, reports UNB. During the meeting, they also talked about importing pharmaceutical from Bangladesh ...

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Fakhrul making comments without reading textbooks: Hasan

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud on Friday said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir is expressing reaction without reading textbooks. Pointing to BNP, Hasan said actually BNP has no issue now and that is why they are now talking about textbooks. BNP leaders are giving opinions without going through the textbooks and they cannot mention specifically where the ...

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Hasan warns of actions against spreading confusion over textbooks

Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud said if anyone is found involved in spreading rumors and confusion over textbook, actions will be taken against him or her. “Spreading misleading information over textbooks constantly is not a good thing. Many of those who run coaching centers and publish notebooks have involved themselves with spreading ...

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Malaysian Home Minister to visit Bangladesh February 4-5

Bangladesh expects to have an “elaborate discussion” with Malaysia this week on manpower recruitment in an effort to make the overall recruitment process more transparent and expeditious. Malaysian Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail is expected to pay a “working visit” to Bangladesh on February 4-5, spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Seheli Sabrin told reports at a weekly briefing ...

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Ambassador Muhith elected UN Peacebuilding Commission vice-chair

The Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith has been elected vice-chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, reports UNB. Bangladesh led the commission for a year as chair after being elected in 2022. Ambassador Muhith handed over the chairmanship to the permanent representative of Croatia, who has been elected as the chair for 2023 at ...

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15th amendment stops grabbing power illegally: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the 15th amendment to the constitution strengthened the country’s democracy and empowered people to choose public representatives by stopping the path of grabbing state power illegally. “Stability is prevailing in the country because of bringing 15th amendment to the constitution and continued democratic process for a long time. So, now, no unelected person ...

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