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BNP deeply worried about Khaleda’s ‘falling health’

Dhaka, Oct 27 : BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday voiced deep concern over the life of their party chairperson Khaleda Zia as what he said her condition is now very ‘critical’ and she might ‘not recover’. “Our leader’s (Khaleda’s) condition is very critical… she has been facing life risk, and there’s a possibility that she might ...

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Saudi Arabia deports 373 Bangladeshi workers in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Oct 27 : Saudi Arabia forcibly sent back 373 Bangladeshi workers in 24 hours though the deportees claimed that they had all the legal documents. A flight carrying 200 deportees landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:30pm on Friday and another flight landed with 173 Bangladeshis on Saturday night, said Md Shariful Hasan, head of Brac Migration Programme. ...

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257 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Oct 27 : A total of 257 more people have been admitted to hospitals with dengue across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning. Of them, 74 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has confirmed 107 dengue-related deaths after reviewing 171 ...

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160 more Bangladeshi workers deported from Saudi Arabia

Around 160 more Bangladeshi workers were deported on Saturday night from Saudi Arabia, as the authorities in the Kingdom are continuing to send back migrant workers. A flight carrying them landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:30pm, said Md Shariful Hasan, who heads Brac Migration Programme. Many of the returnees complained that they were deported despite having legal documents.With them, ...

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Prime Minister returns home today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home on Sunday, wrapping up her four-day official visit to Azerbaijan. She will depart Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport for home by a special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 11 am (local time).The flight is scheduled to reach Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 7:45pm (BST) the same day, reports UNB. On Thursday, ...

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PM for making BBIN initiatives operational among 3 countries

She urges Nepal to finalise PTA to boost bilateral trade Photo: PID Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 26 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said three countries –-Bangladesh, India and Nepal– can initially make the BBIN Motor Vehicles agreement operational, if Bhutan needs more time. She said this when her Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli met her at the bilateral booth ...

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UP chairman killed in Kushtia road crash

A union parishad chairman, who sustained injuries in a road accident in Kushtia on Friday morning, died at a hospital in the capital last night. The deceased was identified Md Youshup Ali Mollah, chairman of Ziaraakhi union parishad under Kushtia district. He breathed his last at Dhaka’s Square Hospital at around 10pm on Friday.Confirming the news, Ziaraakhi union parishad secretary ...

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Dhaka’s air quality improves after rains

Dhaka, Oct 26 : The air quality of Bangladesh’s capital improved significantly on Saturday morning after two days of rain. Dhaka was ranked 69th in the Air Quality Index (AQI) with a score of 42 at 8:30am. The air quality was classified as moderate. Pakistan’s Lahore and India’s Delhi were at the top of the list of cities with worst ...

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Voluntary return of Rohingyas is only solution: PM to NAM leaders

Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 25 : Noting that Rohingya crisis has the potential to destabilise Bangladesh and beyond, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said voluntary return of the displaced Rohingyas to their homes in the Rakhine State in safety, security and dignity is the only solution to the crisis. “We’re currently hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas. It has the potential ...

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Malaysia, Asean members will work to resolve Rohingya crisis: Mahathir

Baku (Azerbaijan), Oct 25 : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday assured Dhaka that Kuala Lumpur and other Asean member states will do whatever necessary for resolving the Rohingya crisis which is hurting Bangladesh a lot. “Malaysia and Asean counties will do whatever necessary (to solve Rohingya crisis),” he said. Mahathir said this during a meeting with his Bangladeshi ...

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