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Won’t put steps into any trap: Quader says on Myanmar issue

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has said Bangladesh will not put steps into any trap, no matter how much provocation comes from Myanmar. “No matter how much provocation comes from Myanmar, Bangladesh will not put steps into any trap. We do not want any war. Bangladesh wants to bring solutions through discussion,”  he said at a press conference held ...

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Education Minister decides not to visit SSC exams centre

Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury has decided that considering the mental state of the students he will not visit the examination centres during the Secondary School Certificate examinations, which is scheduled to begin on February 15. A statement published on Monday stated that the minister said when authorities visited the examinations centres a stressful situation is created for the students ...

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Mirza Abbas gets bail in 6 cases

A Dhaka court has granted bail to BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas in six separate cases. Dhaka Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sultan Sohag Uddin on Monday passed the order after a hearing, said Mohiuddin Chowdhury, a lawyer of Mirza Abbas. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the BNP leader was shown arrested in nine separate cases filed with Ramna and Paltan Model ...

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SC upholds HC order on ex-Hefazat leader Mamunul’s bail

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court’s order granting bail to Mamunul Haque, the former Joint Secretary General of Hefazat-e-Islam, in two cases over vandalism of an Awami League office in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon upazila about three years ago. A six member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Obaidul Hassan passed the ...

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‘Process underway to send back BGP men to Myanmar’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday said process to send back 14 Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar are underway who fled their country due to heavy gunfights there. “They are now in the custody of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) and process is underway to send them back to Myanmar through foreign ministry, but none should come here,” he ...

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British Ministers and MPs congratulate Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her assuming office for the 4th consecutive term.

  British Cabinet Minister and Chairman of Conservative Party Richard Holden MP congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her assuming office for the 4th consecutive term following the 12th Parliamentary Elections in Bangladesh at an event organized at the House of Lords by Baroness Sandy Verma, President of All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on India (Trade and Investment) and Former ...

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Committed to supporting Bangladesh’s ambitious economic goals: Biden

US President Joe Biden has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing his willingness to work together to achieve Bangladesh’s economic goals. He also expressed willingness to partner with Bangladesh on their shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. “The United States is committed to supporting Bangladesh’s ambitious economic goals and partnering with Bangladesh on our shared vision for ...

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Bangladesh, US to work together to combat climate

Bangladesh and the United States will work together to protect the environment and combat climate change, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Sunday. The environment minister said this while talking to reporters after US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas met him at his secretariat office, reports UNB. “We have discussed how we can further advance ...

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Yunus file plea to HC seeking stay on his punishment order

Labour Appellate Tribunal has stayed the punishment of Grameen Telecom Chairman Dr Muhammad Yunus in a case filed for violation of the labour law. Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has filed a petition with the High Court against the order. DIFE lawyer Md Khurshid Alam Khan confirmed the matter on Sunday. Besides, the petition also sought a ...

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Ijtema: 4 more die in one night, death toll rises to 14

Four more devotees have died on the Ijtema ground on the bank of river Turag, raising the death toll to 14. The deceased were Md Sanowar, of Gaibandha’s Pangsha upazila, Md Alam, son of Abdul Jalil of Chattogram’s Anowara upazila, Md Shahnewaz Bhuiyah, son of Nurul Huq of Narsingdi and Al Mahmud, son of late Osman Goni of Sirajganj. All ...

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