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Rally held at DU campus on Bangladesh’s Graduation to a Developing Country

Rally held at DU campus on Bangladesh’s Graduation to a Developing Country

TBT Report: In recognition of Bangladesh’s up gradation from a least developed country to a developing country has been celebrated by all the departments and institutes of Dhaka University. The Rally has been observed in the “Smriti Chironton Chottor” on Thursday. The rally was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU). The teachers, students […]


Muhith for more employments, proper use of resources

DHAKA- Extending the credit to the country’s people for LDC graduation to a developing nation, Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said Bangladesh needs to create more employment opportunities alongside ensuring proper use of resources in the coming days to keep up the momentum of progress, reports BSS. “We’ve to create more employments because the current […]

Pilot Abid’s wife passes away

DHAKA – Afsana Khanom, wife of pilot Abid Sultan who died in the US-Bangla aircraft crash in Kathmandu, passed away at the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital here today, reports BSS. She was admitted to the hospital on Sunday following a stroke and kept on life support after physicians conducting a surgery. Her condition […]


BNP not happy with graduation to developing country: Hanif

KUSHTIA- Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League(AL) Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif today said BNP is not happy with Bangladesh’s graduation to a developing country, reports BSS. “The United Nations has officially declared the eligibility of Bangladesh for graduating from the Least Development Countries (LDCs). But BNP is feeling jealous regarding the grand success of Bangladesh,” […]

War crimes tribunal disposes of 31 cases in eight years

DHAKA – The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh has disposed of 31 cases of crimes against humanity and war crimes since its inception on March 25, 2010, bringing killers of 1971 to justice, reports BSS. Attorney General Mahbubey Alam found the progress made by the ICT satisfactory, saying, “where numerous cases were kept pending […]

Literacy rate rises by 26 percent in 10 years

DHAKA – The adult literacy rate has marked 26.10 percent rise in the past 10 years, taking it to a record high of 72.76 in 2016, according to the latest data of UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) on Bangladesh literacy rate, reports BSS. The data showed that the total adult literacy was 46.66 percent in […]

Preparations on to face post-LDC challenges: Muhith

DHAKA – Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said Bangladesh is taking all preparations to face the challenges after graduation from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2024, reports BSS. “We have already started preparing ourselves for overcoming the challenges after graduation from LDCs . . . we are freeing up space for the other countries as […]


People enjoy religious rights in Bangladesh: HT Imam

DHAKA – Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam today said the people irrespective of castes and creeds are enjoying religious coexistence and communal harmony in the country. “Our Constitution framed under the guidance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman protect and ensure religious rights and freedom of all people,” he told […]


Resist conspiracy of anti-liberation forces: President

GAZIPUR – President M Abdul Hamid today urged the people to resist all sorts of conspiracies and evil-attempts of the defeated forces of 1971 as they are the enemy of country’s independence, democracy and development, reports BSS. “Resist conspiracy and evil-attempt in the greater interest of the country and nation . . . And we […]

Bangladesh calls for strengthening BIMSTEC, BBIN

DHAKA – Bangladesh today called for strengthening BIMSTEC and BBIN for transforming the region into a natural hub of economic development, reports BSS. “Time has come for us to seriously re-look at how we want BIMSTEC to be more effective and result-oriented” and draw synergies with other groupings, said Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed […]

Foreign ministry’s special Consular Service Week begins tomorrow

DHAKA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will observe special “Consular Service Week” from for achieving eligibility of Bangladesh to a middle-income country from the least developed one, reports BSS. In observing the country’s achievement, consular and other services will be provided from the ministry to the service seekers through direct interaction and steps will […]


Location tracking introduced to curb VoIP

DHAKA – With the aim to curb the illegal international call termination commonly known as “VoIP” to minimum level, the telecom regulator has introduced location tracking system, reports BSS. The new technology “Telecommunication Traffic Measurement and Anti-Fraud System” is able to detect any kind of illegal call termination along with the accurate call volume, call […]


Bodies of 23 plane crash victims arrive

DHAKA – The identified bodies of 23 Bangladeshi passengers of crashed US-Bangla aircraft were brought back here today from Kathmandu, Nepal by a cargo aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force, reports BSS. The cargo flight carrying the bodies landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 4 pm. General Secretary of Awami League and also Road Transport and […]


President to address freedom fighters at Gazipur today

GAZIPUR – President M Abdul Hamid will address a martyrs’ memorial meeting and freedom fighters’ reception at Shaheed Barkat Stadium here today on the occasion of the “First Armed Resistance Day”, reports BSS. “The President is scheduled to address a martyrs’ memorial meeting and a freedom fighters’ reception in Gazipur today afternoon,” a Bangabhaban spokesman […]


7 militants to die for murdering Khadem in Rangpur

RANGPUR- A Special Tribunal here handed down death sentence to 7 militants for the 2015 murder of Rahamat Ali, 60, Khadem of Tepamadhupur ‘Mazar’ (shrine) in Kawnia upazila of the district, reports BSS. Judge Naresh Chandra Sarker of the Special Tribunal in Rangpur pronounced the verdict in presence of eleven out of thirteen accused in […]


Fruit setting predicts bumper mango production in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI – Fruit setting process of mango is going on smoothly amid favorable climatic condition predicting bumper production of the most popular fruit in Rajshahi and Chapainawabgonj districts, reports BSS. The fruit setting stage is progressing now well and the mango trees has started wearing eye-catching looks in the orchards, gardens and homestead areas amidst favourable […]


DU celebrates Bangabandhu’s birthday

DHAKA – The University of Dhaka today celebrated the 99th birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day in a befitting manner, reports BSS. Dhaka University (DU) observed the day with a series of programme including laying of wreaths, cutting cakes, discussions, cultural functions and children’s painting competition. […]


Int’l marketing firm for Satellite Bangabandhu-I to be hired

DHAKA – The government is going to hire an internationally recognized and experienced firm to run the marketing activities of the country’s first satellite Bangabandhu-I, reports BSS. The government will do it to grab the maximum financial benefit from both domestic and international market by selling the frequency of the satellite, said officials. Talking to […]