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Momen urges UK to remove Bangladesh from COVID red-list

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen, who is now in Europe, in a bilateral meeting with his British counterpart Dominic Raab on Monday called upon the UK to review the red-listing travel restrictions on Bangladesh for Covid-19. “Given Bangladesh’s robust vaccine roll-out and significant reductions in covid infection to 9.82% and sufferings of more than 7000 British-Bangladeshis currently stranded in ...

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Case filed against arrested nine top Jamaat leaders

A case has been filed against arrested nine top leaders of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, including its secretary general Mia Golam Porwar, under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The case was filed at Vatara Police Station in the capital on Tuesday. Deputy Police Commissioner of Gulshan Division of DMP Md Asaduzzaman confirmed the matter. Earlier, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested the leaders of Jamaat ...

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Momen requests for support to address challenges of climate change

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has requested for support in the form of climate financing, rehabilitation of climate migrants, and transfer of green technology to address the challenges of climate change. He made this request when he met the Head of IMF and the Dutch Ministers in separate bilateral meetings on the side lines of the meeting of the Global ...

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Countrywide mass vaccination drive for 2nd dose begins

Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign of second dose began across the country on Tuesday. The decision was taken in a video-conference chaired by Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus on Monday afternoon. As per the decision, those who received first dose vaccine in all city corporation areas on August 7 and 8 are getting the second dose from the same ...

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UK Foreign Secretary holds virtual meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister

  Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Bangladeshi Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr A K Abdul Momen MP held a virtual meeting today (Monday 6 September). During their meeting they discussed the strong relationship between the UK and Bangladesh. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab congratulated Bangladesh on its golden jubilee of independence and welcomed the last 50 years of UK-Bangladesh relations The ...

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Cabinet orders PCR test arrangements at airports

The cabinet in meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Monday ordered immediate arrangements for PCR testing in country’s three international airports to provide passengers the results within four hours ahead of their journey abroad. “Many countries are demanding PCR test of the passengers within their four, six or eight hours of flying. Instant direction is given ...

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Bangladesh Reports Daily Covid-19 deaths fall to 65 in 24hrs

Amid a steady decline in daily Covid-19 deaths, the country reported 65 casualties in the last 24 hours till Monday 8am. Also, 2,710 more people tested positive for the virus during this period with the positivity rate remaining below 10% for the third consecutive day. The health officials confirmed a 9.82% positivity rate after testing 27,595 samples across the country. ...

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Bangladesh to take its policy towards Afghanistan independently : Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh will decide its policy towards Afghanistan independently noting that what India or Pakistan is doing is not that much important to Bangladesh. “Bangladesh always decides its foreign policy in the interest of its own very independently,” he told BBC Bangla in an interview making it clear that the decision of Bangladesh ...

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12-17 to be vaccinated after WHO’s approval: Minister

Those who are aged between 12 and 17 will be brought under the coverage of vaccination against Covid-19 once it is approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday. “We’ve applied to WHO seeking its approval in this regard. The approval of the National Technical Advisory Committee is also needed. Once approved, we’ll start ...

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PEC exams in Nov or Dec considering situation

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain on Monday said Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE) is likely to be held in the last week of November or early December. “The exams will be arranged on shortened syllabus in late November or early December if COVID-19 situation improves,” the State Minister said at a press conference at the ...

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