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Learn from the sacrifices of Bangamata, PM urges women

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the women to learn from the life of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa who set extraordinary instances and examples of firmness, intelligence and farsightedness. Sheikh Fazilatunnesa, wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and mother of Hasina, was gunned down during the August 15 massacre in 1975. The mayhem wiped out Father of the Nation Bangabandhu ...

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China appreciates Bangladesh’s adherence to ‘One-China’ policy

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has thanked Bangladesh for reiterating its firm adherence to ‘One China’ policy and sought it on its side as Beijing seeks a “shared future” for all the countries. “We largely know what is happening centering Taiwan. China has its own policy. He (Wang) thanked Bangladesh and expressed gratitude as we reiterated our position,” State Minister ...

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Dhaka, Beijing sign 4 MoUs to boost bilateral cooperation

Bangladesh and China on Sunday signed four MoUs and agreements to boost cooperation between the two countries. The cooperation documents were signed after an hour-long bilateral meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen at a city hotel. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam briefed the media after the ...

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No load shedding from October: Nasrul Hamid

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid concerned authorities are hopeful that uninterrupted power supply will be possible from next October. The state minister made this remarks while talking to reporters in Dhaka on Sunday. Nasrul Hamid said, “Who wants to make people suffer? Nobody wants. We are realizing the matter.” Terming the ongoing electricity crisis as ...

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Tank-lorry owners on strike, oil transportation stopped in 15 districts

Demanding readjustment of transport fare and commission, tank-lorry owners have been observing a 24-hour strike from Sunday morning in 15 districts of Khulna division. Following the strike, oil transportation has been stopped in the 15 districts. Bangladesh Tank-Lorry Owners Association and Petrol Pump Owners Association have been observing the strike from 8am stopping collection of fuel from Padma, Meghna and ...

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Bangamata’s 92nd birth anniversary Monday

The 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed tomorrow in a befitting manner across the country. Bangamata was born on August 8 in 1930 at Tungipara village in Gopalganj, reports BSS. She was killed brutally along with Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and ...

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Rohingya Repatriation: Momen urges Western leaders to impose economic sanctions on Myanmar

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged the Western leaders to impose strong economic sanctions on Myanmar to expedite the Rohingya repatriation efforts. He also urged the ASEAN leaders to strengthen their ongoing efforts to help create a conducive environment within Myanmar to help the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals return to their homeland. Momen made the call while speaking ...

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Chinese foreign minister pays homage to Bangabandhu

Visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at Bangabandhu’s portrait in the city’s Dhanmondi-32 no road. Yi arrived at the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum around 6.15pm when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam welcomed him. After paying homage to Bangabandhu, the Chinese foreign ...

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US Assistant Secretary Sison arrives in Dhaka

US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele J. Sison arrived Dhaka on Saturday on a two-day visit as part of her tri-nation official tour. She is likely to seek Bangladesh’s support for Doreen Bogdan-Martin, one of the candidates for the post of Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), says a diplomatic source. The Russian Federation has nominated Rashid ...

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Chinese FM Wang in city to ‘elevate’ ties with Dhaka to a ‘new level’

State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues with Bangladesh leadership with a hope to ‘elevate’ the relationship with Bangladesh to a ‘new level.’ Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque received the Chinese Foreign Minister upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 5:18pm, a senior official told ...

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