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PM Sheikh Hasina urges UNDP to raise larger fund for Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called upon the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to pursue an effort to mobilise a larger international fund in support of the Rohingyas. She made the appeal in a meeting with visiting UNDP goodwill ambassador and Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria at a city hotel, reports BSS. PM’s Speechwriter Md Nazrul Islam briefed reporters ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks Ireland’s support to get EU’s GSP support until 2032

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought Ireland’s support in Bangladesh’s efforts to enjoy the preferential business facilities (GSP) in the EU market until 2032 instead of 2029 during the country’s post-graduation period. She sought the support when a high-level Irish delegation, led by Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney paid a courtesy call on her at ...

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Decision on Khaleda’s release Tuesday: Anisul

The decision regarding a prayer that sought permission for extension of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia release period and her treatment abroad will be taken on Tuesday (March 19), instead of today, said Law Minister Anisul Huq. While responding queries over the issue, the minister said, “Khaleda’s family applied for her permanent release like previous. What did they mean by permanent ...

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Barrister Kajol denied bail in SCBA vandalism case

A Dhaka court on Monday rejected BNP-backed Blue panel’s secretary candidate Barrister Ruhul Quddus Kajol’s bail in a case filed over violence during the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) election. Kajol’s lawyers earlier today submitted an appeal with the court of Sixth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Morshed Alam seeking his bail. After hearing, the Judge passed the order. Omar Faruk ...

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Irish Minister pays homage to Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi-32

Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney has paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi-32. He placed a floral wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait on Monday morning. The Irish Minister observed a minute of silence in memory of all those martyred on August 15, 1975. He also had a tour of the Bangabandhu ...

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Be friendly with children: PM Sheikh Hasina to guardians

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday advised the guardians to become friendly with their children to keep them away from menaces like terrorism, militancy, drug and corruption. “There should be a friendly relation with parents. If so, they (children) can’t go astray. They must be given the lesson of honesty from their childhood to keep them away from terrorism, militancy, ...

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India recaptures ship MV Ruen from Somali pirates, rescues crew

India’s navy recaptured a ship from Somali pirates off the Indian coast Saturday, the military said, rescuing the crew and ending a three-month takeover of the Maltese-flagged bulk carrier MV Ruen. The December hijacking of the ship was the first time since 2017 that any cargo vessel had been successfully boarded by Somali pirates, reports AFP. “#IndianNavy thwarts designs of ...

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Bangabandhu to remain as source of inspiration always: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said although Bangabandhu is no longer among us but he is always a source of inspiration for the people of the country. “Bangabandhu’s birth means the birth of Bangladesh’s independence,” he said, reports UNB. He expressed his doubt whether Bangladesh would have become independent if a leader like Bangabandhu had not been born. Quader, ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu at Dhanmondi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking his 104th birth anniversary coinciding with the National Children’s Day-2024. As part of the state program, the premier paid homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu, the greatest Bangali of all times, in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial ...

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President Shahabuddin, PM Sheikh Hasina pay homage to Bangabandhu at Tungipara

President Mohammed Shahabuddin and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Gopalganj’s Tungipara on his 104th birth anniversary coinciding with the National Children’s Day-2024. The president and the prime minister paid their homage by placing wreaths at the mausoleum of the Bangladesh’s founding father at Tungipara at 10:38am. ...

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