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Ex CU’s VC AJM Nuruddin dies of Covid-19

The former VC breathed his last around 8:00 pm at United Hospital in Dhaka while undergoing treatment at its intensive care unit (ICU). Prof Nuruddin, also former chairman of CU’s Marketing Department, had been suffering from coronavirus infection for the last few days, said Prof SM Salamat Ullah Bhuiyan, dean of the Business Administration Faculty of the university. Prof Nuruddin ...

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Ensure Covid vaccine for all countries at a time: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the world community to treat the Covid-19 vaccine as a ‘global public good’ and urged the United Nations to ensure its timely availability of the vaccine to all countries at a time. “We hope that the Covid-19 vaccine will soon be available in the world. It’s imperative to treat the vaccine as a ...

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Bangabandhu’s historic UNGA speech hailed at International Maritime Organisation

The historic speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the 29th UNGA received the highest tribute at a high-level commemorative event, organised jointly by Bangladesh High Commission and the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in London on Friday. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen graced the event as the chief guest. Chaired by High Commissioner for Bangladesh to the United Kingdom ...

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Saudi returnees block road in Karwan Bazar for tickets again

The migrant workers, who had been demonstrating to buy their return tickets to Saudi Arabia, blocked the main road in front of Saudi Airlines office at Karwan Bazar in the capital again on Saturday morning causing traffic disruption and trouble for commuters. Vehicular movement on Bazar-Banglamotor road remained suspended for more than one hour, Hatirjheel Police Station Sub-Inspector Sultana Jahan ...

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Bangladesh’s Covid-19 cases go up by 1,106

Coronavirus recovery rate has crossed 75 percent in the country as 1,753 more Covid-19 patients have made recovery in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday. Thirty-six people died of Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours raising the total number of the deaths from disease to 5,129 across the country, said a press release from Directorate ...

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Flood situation deteriorates further in northern region

Flood situation in the low-lying areas of Kurigram and Lalmonirhat has deteriorated further as water of Dharla river is still flowing above the danger level due to heavy rainfall and onrush of upstream river water from the neighboring country. Moreover, low-lying and char areas have been submerged in Nilphamari, ogra, Natore, Sherpur and Sunamganj district as major river crossed the ...

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Gano Forum faction ousts Dr Reza Kibria

Ousting party general secretary Dr Reza Kibria, a faction of Gano Forum leaders on Saturday decided to hold the party’s national council on December 26 next. The decision was taken at an extended meeting of the party’s central committee convened by the faction at the Jatiya Press Club. Party president Dr Kamal Hossain and general secretary Dr Reza Kibria were ...

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Bangladesh, India partners in development: Riva

Dhaka, Sept 25 : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Friday said Bangladesh and India are partners in development and that the cooperation transcends mere transactions and is built on trust and mutual respect. She also said that India looks forward to the joint commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation War and the 50th anniversary ...

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Gear up economic diplomacy: PM to diplomats

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday asked Bangladesh’s diplomats to reinforce economic diplomacy for expanding trade and business to achieve economic self-reliance for the country. “Diplomacy has transformed into almost economic diplomacy. Now we need to see how we should expand trade and business, to achieve economic self-reliance by maintaining good relations with all, to achieve development, and bring peace ...

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Govt to establish Bangabandhu Research Centre at Sugandha

The government has decided to establish ‘Bangabandhu Research Center for Foreign Policy and Diplomacy’ in the ‘Mujib Borsho’ to keep Bangabandhu’s association with Sugandha alive in the minds of the successive generations. “This’ll be a center of excellence to conduct quality research on the life and works of Bangabandhu as well as Bangladesh foreign policy strategy and diplomacy,” Foreign Minister ...

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