Tuesday, 27 February, 2024
Tuesday, 27 February, 2024
Why Book Fair
According to a report of Turkey's "Daily Sabah" in February last year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO identified 6,700 indigenous languages as the most "endangered

Family welfare visitor: HC questions cancellation of recruitment test results

US urges to lower threshold while forming trade union: law minister

Bangladesh, Libya for safe migration, preventing trafficking

No country questioned our election so far: home minister

Journalists are the mirror of society: Alhaj Benazir Ahmad MP
The 11th anniversary of Gono Bishwabidyalay Journalists Association (GBJA) of Savar was celebrated in a colorful event. The day-long event started with a joyous procession on Thursday (February 15) at 11 am. Feature exhibition and cake cutting was held after the procession. The invited guests toured and appreciated the features released at various times. Later they attended the discussion meeting on the occasion of the foundation anniversary. Alhaj Benazir Ahmad, Member of the University Syndicate and Member of Parliament of Dhaka-20 Constituency was present as the chief guest. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. as the main negotiator. Md. Abul Hossain, Prothom Alo's own reporter Shamsuzzaman Shams was present as a special attraction. The chief guest said that journalists are the mirror of society. They can positively solve various anomalies of the society if they want. At the same time, many people's careers can be ruined by the misuse of journalism. You should be aware of these things. The Vice-Chancellor said that GBJA should play an important role in the development of the university. I have no complaints about the negatives. University can be changed through criticism. Prothom Alo's special reporter Shamsuzzaman Shams shed light on news and journalism at the event. He elaborates on the latest challenges in journalism and the way forward. At the end of the discussion meeting, a three (3) member 'GBJA Advisory Council' was announced for the session 2023-24 for the smooth running of the activities of the organization. University registrar S. Tasaddek Ahmed, various faculty deans, department presidents, administrative personnel, teachers-students, leaders of various organizations were present. Incidentally, GBJA is the oldest organization of the university. They started their journey on 2013 as the country's first private university journalist association.
Why Book Fair
According to a report of Turkey's "Daily Sabah" in February last year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO identified 6,700 indigenous languages as the most "endangered

Family welfare visitor: HC questions cancellation of recruitment test results

US urges to lower threshold while forming trade union: law minister

Bangladesh, Libya for safe migration, preventing trafficking

No country questioned our election so far: home minister

Project cargo for Numaligarh refinery arrives via India Bangladesh protocol route
Tripura chapter of IBCC writes to Bangladesh minister for better connectivity
Hapag-Lloyd increases rates from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh to north and south Europe
Bangladesh plans export processing zone in Patuakhali
Bangladesh should focus on containing inflation and rebuilding external resilience in the near term in order to tackle the current macroeconomic volatility and the balance of payments crisis, said a
Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves will increase in December as the country will receive $1.31 billion loans from various sources, including $689 million of the second tranche of the International Monetary
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed multiple agreements with Bangladesh to provide the country with $1.026 billion in loans for five different projects. The projects are taken for energy efficiency,
Bangladesh has made significant improvement in Basel AML Index 2023, a global anti money laundering (AML) index, but the country still poses higher risk than its neighbours like Pakistan and
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has underscored the necessity of adopting a minimum wage determination process for Bangladesh's garment sector founded on transparency, fairness and evidence to ensure a decent
The New Development Bank Bill, 2023 was passed in Parliament on Wednesday to welcome funds from the lending arm of  BRICS. Law Minister Anisul Huq, in absence of Finance Minister AHM
FM Dr. Hasan to deliver national statement at NAM Summit
Foreign Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud joined the NAM Summit today, which the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni inaugurated as the new Chair of the Movement.  Dr. Hasan is going to deliver the national statement of Bangladesh on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Summit and the Third South Summit. The Foreign Minister is leading Bangladesh delegation to the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) being held through 19-20 January and the Third South Summit of the G 77 and China scheduled on 21-22 January 2023.  The Minister is also expected to have bilateral meetings with a good number of his counterparts He is also expected to have courtesy calls with the UN Secretary-General and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. The inaugural ceremony of the summit was also addressed by the President of Azerbaijan, the outgoing Chair of the NAM, the President of the General Assembly, the Vice President Cuba as the Chair of the Group of 77 and China  and the representatives of different regional groups. The Foreign Minister also joined the State Banquet hosted by the President of Uganda.  Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud is accompanied by Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, the Foreign Secretary, who led Bangladesh delegation to the Ministerial meeting and the Senior Official meetings of the NAM, Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Muhith, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations,  and Ambassador Tareque Muhammad, Bangladesh High Commissioner to Kenya and concurrently accredited to Uganda.
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ADB lends $400m to support climate priorities in Bangladesh

Maritime Council: Bangladesh elected member for first time

Bangladesh was elected as a member of the International Maritime Organization Council for 2024-2025 in elections held on Friday at the IMO headquarters in London. This is the first time Bangladesh has been able to become an IMO Council member. IMO is the only UN specialised body that regulates global shipping standards, which affects ship operating flag states, seafarers and maritime safety, security and marine pollution. Bangladesh secured 128 votes out of 166 members states present in a highly competitive election of category C [comprising the developing countries], according to a statement of the Bangladesh High Commission in the UK. "This is a clear manifestation of the confidence and trust that the IMO member states and the international maritime community place on Bangladesh as a maritime nation and its policies and actions under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," said Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK. Earlier last week, Muna, also permanent representative of Bangladesh to the IMO, was unanimously elected as a vice president of the 33rd Session of the IMO Assembly. As a member of the IMO Council, Bangladesh will be able to play its role in the decision-making of the body during its term, and negotiate its international trade (90 percent of which is operated by the sea), its maritime ports' transition into green, digitalised and smarter ports, she also said. Bangladesh has ratified the Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling and use of greener fuels, and will also work on the compliance aspects and other critically important issues to Bangladesh's shipping and maritime industry, Muna added.  

World must act before climate displacements become humanitarian crisis: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for international support for the worst-affected countries by climate displacements to prevent situation from turning into a humanitarian crisis. "Most climate displacements take place within national borders and across borders in some dire situations," she said. The prime minister said this in a video statement that was played at the high-level segment on "Climate Impact on Human Mobility: A Global Call for Solutions" during the 114th Session of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Council held virtually. She said it is estimated that climate change could displace 216 million people by 2050. Among these, 40 million alone would be in South Asia. In Bangladesh, 20 percent of its population lives along the coastal belt. "Sea-level rise, salinity intrusion, frequent floods, and severe cyclones make them vulnerable to forced displacement. Such displacements are happening at a faster pace than we think," she warned. She said that those displaced or trapped due to climate change need to have access to basic services, social protection, and livelihood options. "The adverse impacts on their host communities also need to be addressed in an inclusive manner," she said. Bangladesh, she said, bears the burden of hosting 1.2 million forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar. "Some of these people fall victim to trafficking networks with security risks for the entire region. Such mixed migration flows make the issue of climate mobility even more problematic," she added. The prime minister reaffirmed Bangladesh's position that the impact of climate change on human mobility should be placed high on the international agenda. She also said that Bangladesh is working together with IOM and other partners to highlight the need for effective solutions. "I feel assured that many Small Island Developing states are also taking leadership on this. We are pleased that COP-28, GFMD, and other international forums are attaching due importance to it," she said. In Bangladesh, she said that the government has started taking special initiatives for climate migrants within its modest resources. "Under my flagship Ashrayan project, we are constructing 139 multi-storey buildings in Cox's Bazar to provide safe housing to 4,400 families displaced due to a severe cyclone." She also said this climate rehabilitation project, largest such initiative in the world, is expected to become a local fishing, tourism, and wind power hub. PM Hasina put five suggestions to address the issue of impact of climate change on human mobility. These are: "First, we need to address the climate impact of human mobility in a rights-based manner in line with the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration; Second, we should consider the situation of climate migrants through the lens of climate justice to find context-specific solutions for the loss and damage they suffer. Third, we must get prepared at local, national, and international levels for looking at migration as a climate adaptation strategy where it proves to be the best possible solution; Fourth, we need to review the existing international protection standards to repurpose them for climate migrants, especially women, children, and other vulnerable groups; and Fifth, we should invest in well-researched data and evidence on the impact of climate change on human mobility to build an objective case for it beyond narrow political considerations."  
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Next year's HSC exam on revised syllabus: Minister
102nd founding anniversary: Dhaka University Day celebrated
DU, NSU among top 200 Asian universities
UN chief greets PM Hasina; pledges to work with her government
Rickshaw intangible heritage: Momen thanks Intergovernmental Committee, UNESCO Secretariat
UN wants to see every Bangladeshi can vote free of intimidation
Unesco lists rickshaws and rickshaw art as ‘intangible heritage’
The United Nations has reiterated its desire to see a "peaceful, inclusive and credible" national election in Bangladesh. "We continue to
Questioning the intention of three UN special rapporteurs, Bangladesh today said it seems that they were "influenced by a desire
Bangladesh has been elected to the Unesco Executive Board at a keenly contested election held during the 42nd General Conference
BIMSTEC secretary general congratulates PM Hasina
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) secretary general Indra Mani Pandey on Thursday congratulated
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Bangabandhu conferred ‘FOSWAL Literature Award’ for his trilogy
BIMSTEC countries to work together to realize potentials of the region                                                                                        - Foreign Minister
Bangladesh's GDP growth expected to pick up to 6.2% in FY2024: World Bank
ADB approves $230m loan for Bangladesh flood rehabilitation
Bangladesh welcomes Ajay Banga as the new President-designate of the World Bank Group
World Bank Managing Director Reiterates Strong Support to Bangladesh
London-based IGC to partner with BRAC in setting up a data hub in Bangladesh, says its chief

Williamson, Latham punish fumbling Pakistan

Japan coach Moriyasu staying on after WC

Hunger-striking Senegal journalist shifted to hospital

PM opens 1st phase of metro rail today

Bangladesh maintains close ties with all – China, US and India: PM tells CNN

Williamson, Latham punish fumbling Pakistan

Japan coach Moriyasu staying on after WC

Hunger-striking Senegal journalist shifted to hospital

PM opens 1st phase of metro rail today

Williamson, Latham punish fumbling Pakistan

Japan coach Moriyasu staying on after WC

Hunger-striking Senegal journalist shifted to hospital

PM opens 1st phase of metro rail today

10 killed, 30 injured in hotel-casino fire on Cambodian border