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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 […]

Country will fall into darkness if BNP comes to power: Nasim

DHAKA – Awami League Presidium Member Mohammed Nasim today expressed his apprehension that if anti-liberation communal forces like BNP-Jamaat come to power, the country will fall into darkness and will be a safe haven for terrorists and militants, reports BSS. “Awami League by any means would not let the country fall into darkness. If defeated […]

Bengal art ahead of other South Asian regions: Shahabuddin

DHAKA :World-renowned artist Shahabuddin on Sunday said Bengal is ahead of other regions in the subcontinent when it comes to artworks, reports UNB. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the opening of his solo exhibition titled “Shanti” at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), he said although the styles of artworks vary from region to […]

BMCCI for sustainable blue economy development authority

DHAKA : Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) yesterday urged the authorities concerned to establish a sustainable blue economy development authority to explore economic benefits in the Bay of Bengal. “The concept of blue economy has opened up a new horizon for economic development of the coastal countries,” said Malaysian High Commissioner in Dhaka […]

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‘Clean Dhaka Campaign’ launched

DHAKA – Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has launched a weeklong “Clean Dhaka Campaign” today marking the 99th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon launched the campaign at a rally held in front of Nagar Bhaban this morning. “We are going to run the campaign […]

People not to put corrupt persons into power: Qamrul

DHAKA – Food Minister Qamrul Islam said people of Bangladesh will not put corrupt leaders into power anymore, reports BSS. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is much-admired personality to the world leaders. She now stands third in list of honest heads of states. Whereas former prime minister and BNP chief is now behind bars after being […]

Bangabandhu Chair opened in Bangkok

DHAKA : The first-ever Bangabandhu Chair, a PhD level doctoral fellowship, was opened at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday, reports BSS. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai jointly inaugurated the “Bangabandhu Chair” at the AIT, according to a message received here today. The “Bangabandhu Chair” is […]

DU linguistics department observes silver jubilee

DHAKA : Dhaka University (DU) authority has chalked out a series of programmes to observe the 99th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children’s Day on March 17 in a befitting manner. As part of the programmes, pro-vice chancellor, treasurer, senate and syndicate members, deans, provosts, proctors, chairpersons […]

Fourth industrial revolution to be software-based: Amu

DHAKA – Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today said the fourth industrial revolution will be a software-based strong revolution as almost all countries in the world are banking on modern technology and renewable energy in the field of production for reaping benefits from the third industrial revolution, reports BSS. “In future, most of the transactions […]


PM mourns death of Sahera Begum

DHAKA – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of Sahera Begum, mother of Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, reports BSS. In a condolence message, the prime minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family. Sahera Begum breathed her last due to […]


MNOs linger MNP operation

DHAKA – Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are in pursuit of lingering the much awaited mobile number portability (MNP) service by seeking more time for implementation, reports BSS. The telecom regulator has declined to give two months more time for introduction of the service as requested by Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB), said […]


By-polls to Brahmanbaria-1, Gaibandha-1 tomorrow

DHAKA – The by-election to two constituencies – Brahmanbaria-1 (Nasirnagar) and Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) – will be held from 8am to 4pm tomorrow, reports BSS. Brahmanbaria-1 seat fell vacant due to death of its lawmaker veteran Awami League leader and Fisheries and Livestock Minister Sayedul Hoque. Three candidates – Awami League nominated candidate Farhad Hossain Sangram, […]

Study in Japan Fair 2018 held in Dhaka

DHAKA : Japanese Universities Alumni Association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) organised a seminar to promote study abroad in Japan among the students at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) campus here on Saturday, reports UNB. JUAAB in association with the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka and Department of Civil Engineering, BUET organised the programme titled […]

Title won’t be able to restore Khaleda’s image: Hasan Mahmud

DHAKA : Publicity and publication secretary of Awami League Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said no title could restore the image of Khaleda Zia which she ruined by creating anarchy and killing innocent people in the country. “Khaleda has destroyed the politics of the country by creating anarchy and killing people and her image cannot be […]

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‘Localisation can ensurebetter results’

Speakers at a sharing conference on Sunday called for shifting the power (localising humanitarian response system) as it would ensure better humanitarian response during any emergency or disaster scenario, a press release said. Local actors should be empowered so that they can effectively take part in humanitarian actions. It must be understood that, it is […]


UN plans to amass evidence on genocide on Rohingyas

DHAKA – United Nations Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention Adama Dieng today said the UN planned to amass evidence of genocide on Rohingyas through a judicial investigation as he met with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Kazi Reazul Hoque here, reports BSS. Talking to newsmen after the meeting, the NHRC chief said UN was […]


Nahid asks private universities to comply with rules

DHAKA – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said the government will take legal actions against the private universities which have failed to fulfill the conditions of running their activities under the rules of the Private University Act-2010, reports BSS. “Some of the private universities are yet to fulfill their conditions as per the act […]


Bangladesh to observe one-minute blackout on March 25

DHAKA – Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said Bangladesh would observe a one-minute blackout on the night of March 25 in memory of the history’s worst brutality carried out by the Pakistani Army on the “Black Night” of March 25, 1971, reports BSS. “The government has taken a decision to observe a one-minute blackout […]

DU VC for conducting joint research on microbiology

Dhaka : Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) Prof Md Akhtaruzzaman on Saturday urged researchers to take collaborative research initiatives with industrial institutions on microbiology, reports BSS He came up with the call while addressing a daylong conference on microbiology on the DU campus. The Department of Microbiology of the university with support from Bangladesh Society […]