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Indian Foreign Secy Shringla in Dhaka

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla is now in Dhaka on a two-day visit as India officially announced its President’s state visit to Bangladesh from December 15-17. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen received his Indian counterpart Shringla upon his arrival on Tuesday morning by a special aircraft. Apart from his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Foreign ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina further bolstering Bangladesh-India ties thru trade, connectivity

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday stressed the need for recommitting to work  for strengthening further the 50-year diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and India by concentrating on people-to-people contact, trade, business and connectivity. This has become increasingly important for both sides, she said in a video message aired in a programme in New Delhi on the ‘Maitri Diwas’ or Friendship ...

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Momen aspires to realize no-visa between Bangladesh and India

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said he would like to see in future that no visa would be required to travel to India as people of the neighbor country had made the highest sacrifice for independence of Bangladesh. “I wish to see that day when we will see no visa is required to visit (India)… as the ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina asks Murad to resign by Tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hassan to resign from the cabinet by tomorrow (Tuesday)  for making indecent remarks recently that went viral on social media. Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said this at a briefing from his official residence in Dhaka on Monday night. ...

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4 Banglalink officials get bail in case filed by James

A Dhaka court on Monday granted permanent bail to four officials of mobile operator Banglalink in a case filed by  rock icon James for breaching the copyright law. The four accused are- Erik Aas, chief executive officer of Banglalink Digital Communication ltd, Nurul Alam, its chief compliance officer, Taimur Rahman, chief corporate regulatory affairs officer and Anik dhar, head of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina stresses building peaceful world relinquishing arms races

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday stressed the need for building a peaceful world based on partnership urging all to use their resources in ensuring universal sustainable development abandoning arms races. “At this critical juncture (during the Covid -19 period) in the world, I urge the people to use their resources to achieve universal sustainable development without spending resources on ...

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Metro rail witnesses 72.99pc overall progress

The overall progress of construction work of 21.26-kiolomtere-long elevated metro rail service from Uttara to Motijheel-Kamalapur Railway stands at 72.99 percent now, while 89.88 percent civil work between Uttara and Agargaon has been done. “At present, 11.73 kilometer viaduct, station column and other related works of metro rail between Uttara and Agargaon have been completed,” Managing Director of Dhaka Mass ...

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Students in all metropolitan cities to enjoy half fare

After capital Dhaka, students in all other metropolitan cities, including Chattogram, will enjoy half fare while travelling in public transport with effect from December 11. Secretary General of Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Khandaker Enayetullah came up with the announcement while speaking at a press briefing at Chattogram Press Club on Sunday. The students will enjoy the half fare from ...

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Bangladesh reports six deaths, 197 fresh cases from Covid

Bangladesh on Sunday reported 197 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight six lives. The country reported 1.03 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 19,132 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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Bangabandhu believed in peace, dialogue, social harmony: Saima

Saima Wazed, chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neuro Developmental Disorders, on Sunday said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman believed that peace can only be achieved through fairness, justice and equality. Saima, also World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Southeast Asia, said Bangabandhu throughout his life worked towards peace to achieve social equality ...

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