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PM Sheikh Hasina off to Doha to attend Qatar Economic Forum

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka on Monday afternoon for Doha on a three-day official visit to attend the Qatar Economic Forum (QEF) 2023 to be held on May 23-25. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the premier and her entourage members, took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 3.13pm, Prime Minister Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS. ...

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Sagar-Runi murder: Submission of probe report deferred for 98th time

A Dhaka court has fixed June 22 for submission of the probe report in a case filed over the killing of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi in February 2012. With this, the deadline for submission of probe report in the case deferred for the 98th time. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Rashidul Alam passed the order on Monday as ...

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BNP’s threat to kill PM: HC wants to know about Chand’s arrest

The High Court on Monday wanted to know whether Rajshahi BNP leader Abu Sayeed Chand, who earlier thretened to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was arrested. At the same time, the court also asked about the latest steps of the police over the issue. An HC bench of Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah and Justice Md Riaz Uddin Khan asked ...

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If BNP wants to halt elections, it will be resisted: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said if BNP wants to halt the upcoming general elections, it will be resisted unitedly. “If BNP wants to halt the elections without joining it, the party will be resisted with the help of people. The ruling party will no longer respond to BNP by holding ...

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Biman plans to reach US west coast via Japan through code sharing

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is planning to carry its passengers up to the west coast of the United States with the help of other carriers via Japan through code sharing, as the national flag carrier is set to resume its Dhaka-Narita route from September 1. “We are exploring with other airlines interlinking or code sharing so that we can offer our ...

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Saudi envoy calls on President Shahabuddin

Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Dhaka Essa Yousef Essa Alduhailan paid a courtesy call on President Mohammed Shahabuddin at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. “During the meeting, the president said Bangladesh’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is excellent,” president’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin told BSS later. The head of the state thanked the Saudi government for facilitating the Hajj process ...

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Court ask to submit report over Gulistan blast on June 20

A Dhaka court on Sunday set June 20 for submitting the investigation report in a case filed over a blast in a seven-storey building in the capital’s Gulistan area on March 7. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Farah Diba Chonda passed the order as the concerned investigation officer failed to submit the report on Sunday. Police filed the case with Bangshal Police ...

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Niko graft: HC bench for holding hearing on Khaleda’s plea fixed

An High Court bench of Justice Mostafa Zaman Islam and Justice Md Aminul Islam will hold a hearing on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s petition that sought cancellation of charge framing order in Niko graft case. The Anti-Corruption Commission’s lawyer Md Khurshid Alam confirmed the matter on Sunday. Earlier on May 17, Khaleda Zia’s lawyer submitted a petition with the High ...

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First hajj flight with 415 pilgrims leaves Dhaka

The first hajj flight with 415 pilgrims left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Saudi Arabia at around 3.20am on Sunday (May 21). State Ministers for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali, Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haq Khan, Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Isa bin Yusuf Al Duhailan, Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Mokammel Hossain, among others, were ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina calls on President Shahabuddin

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a courtesy call on President Mohammed Shahabuddin at Bangabhaban in the capital on Saturday (May 20) evening. The Prime Minister informed the President about her recent tri-nation visit and discussed various issues relating to the affairs of the state. The Prime Minister visited Japan, UK and USA from April 25 to May 9 and took ...

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