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Water levels in 76 rivers rise, 29 fall

Water levels at 76 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked rise while 29 stations recorded fall.  Among the 109 monitored stations, four river stations have been registered steady while water levels at 19 stations are flowing above the danger level, a bulletin issued by the FFWC said here today. The Brahmaputra at Noonkhawa, Hatia, ...

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Eminent diplomat Mohiuddin Ahmed passes away

Eminent diplomat, former ambassador and valiant freedom fighter Mohiuddin Ahmed, who bolstered efforts to build international support for Bangladesh in London in 1971 Liberation War, died of liver cirrhosis at his Uttara residence in the capital on Monday. “Mohiuddin Ahmed breathed his last at 6.40pm today at his Uttara residence. He collapsed in his residence. He was suffering from liver ...

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PM sends gifts to triplet babies-Swapno, Padma, Setu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent gift items to family of newborn triplet babies named as Swapno, Padma and Setu keeping similarity with “Swapner Padma Setu” which signified dreams come true for millions. Prime Minister’s Protocol Officer Mohammad Shameem Musfique handed over the premier’s gift items- three gold chains weighting one vori (11.66 grams) each along with fruits and flowers ...

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People to get pension after 60yrs age

The country’s people aged 18 to 50 years would be eligible for the benefit of the universal pension scheme to be introduced by the government after being of their age 60 years. Each person of the country, on the basis of availing the scheme, would start to receive the pension after becoming 60 years old as the Cabinet on Monday ...

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Abdul Muhith made Bangladesh envoy to UN

The government has appointed Muhammad Abdul Muhith as the next Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN) in New York. Muhith belongs to the 11th batch of BCS (FA) cadre and he will replace Rabab Fatima, a foreign ministry press release said on Monday. Muhith, a career diplomat, is currently serving as the Bangladesh Ambassador to ...

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Monsoon floods kill 42 people, millions stranded in Bangladesh, India: Reuters

At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts as the country faces the worst monsoon floods in its recent history, reports Reuters, quoting officials as saying. In the neighboring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the wave ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina to visit flood-hit Sylhet Tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will visit Sylhet on Tuesday to see the flood-affected people. A competent source at Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that the premier will go to Sylhet on that day by a helicopter. Sources said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will see the flood situation and convey sympathy to people affected by flood. Besides, the premier will take part in ...

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Flood water to recede from Tuesday: Enamur

The water level in flood-hit areas of the country would start receding from next Tuesday, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman has said. He said the flood situation in Sylhet has improved a bit, but the situation has deteriorated in Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts. The state minister said this while talking to reporters at the Secretariat ...

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Padma Bridge to be blessing for easier communication during flood: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped that the Padma Bridge would be a blessing for the nation for easier communication in the wake of flood, as the government is set to inaugurate it on June 25. “After the opening of the Padma Bridge, I hope, InshaAllah, it would be a blessing as uninterrupted communication with the Southern region will ...

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PM’s press secretary gets another 2-year extension

Ihsanul Karim has got another two-year extension as Press Secretary to the Prime Minister. The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Sunday. It said the service contract of Ihsanul Karim has been extended by two years from June 18, 2022 or the date of his re-joining, reports UNB.   Ihsanul Karim, former press secretary to the ...

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