Thursday, 20 June, 2024
Thursday, 20 June, 2024
Efforts underway to resolve Myanmar firing reaching St. Martin's: Obaidul Quader
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said that efforts are being made to resolve the issue of Myanmar's firing reaching Saint Martin's

Receiving the Joliot-Curie Peace Medal of Bangabandhu

Ex Army Chief Aziz has contributed to the undermining of Bangladesh's democratic institutions: U.S. Department of State

Bangladesh seeks UK support for vaccine centre

Anti-liberation 'evil force' still active: president

Preparations underway for country’s largest Eid congregation in Kishoreganj’s Sholakia
All necessary preparations are in place for holding the country's largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj. This will be the 197th congregation of Eid-ul-Azha, as the first congregation was held in the year 1828. The main Eid congregation will take place at 9:00 am on the day of Eid-ul-Azha. Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad, president of the Sholakia Eidgah Management Committee and Deputy Commissioner of Kishoreganj, announced that two special trains have been arranged for the Muslim devotees attending the Jamaat. This year, the congregation will be held amid tight security to ensure the safety of all attendees. "No items can be carried into the Jamaat except caps, masks, and Jainamaz (prayer may)," Azad added. Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rasel Sheikh stated that meticulous security arrangements have been made to ensure the safety and smooth conduct of the Eid-ul-Azha Jamaat. In light of past incidents, including a militant attack in 2016, authorities have heightened security measures. The area will be closely monitored by two platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), a large contingent of police, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and Ansar members, with additional oversight from various intelligence agencies. CCTV cameras, watch towers, archways, and metal detectors have been installed at the entrance of the filed, and police will keep vigil through drone cameras, the police official added. After establishing the Zamindari of Kishoreganj, Dewan Haibat Khan Bahadur, the sixth descendant of Masnad-e-Ala Isha Khan, established this Eidgah on about seven acres of land on the bank of the Narsunda River at the eastern end of Kishoreganj district town in 1828. The first congregation held in Sholakia was attended by 1.25 lakh Muslim devotees, which led to the field being named "Sowa Lakhi Math." Over time, the pronunciation evolved into the current name, "Sholakia." Today, more than two lakh devotees offer prayers together in the field, which accommodates 265 queues of prayers on its approximately seven-acre expanse.  
Efforts underway to resolve Myanmar firing reaching St. Martin's: Obaidul Quader
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said that efforts are being made to resolve the issue of Myanmar's firing reaching Saint Martin's

Receiving the Joliot-Curie Peace Medal of Bangabandhu

Ex Army Chief Aziz has contributed to the undermining of Bangladesh's democratic institutions: U.S. Department of State

Bangladesh seeks UK support for vaccine centre

Anti-liberation 'evil force' still active: president

Offshore oil, gas exploration: 7 foreign firms bought tenders so far
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
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide $1.15 billion to Bangladesh in the third instalment under its multi-billion-dollar loan programme. An IMF team reached a staff-level agreement with the government of
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
Bangladesh welcomes AI but with caution: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh welcomes Artificial Intelligence, but with protective measures. "We welcome Artificial Intelligence, but we have to take some protective measures through enacting laws preventing its misuses," she said. The prime minister said this while Archbishop Kevin S Randall, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Bangladesh, called on her at her official residence Gono Bhaban. PM's speech writer M Nazrul Islam briefed reporters after the call on. He said the prime minister mentioned that Bangladesh is a country of religious harmony where Muslims, Hindus, Christians, and Buddhists are living peacefully. "We celebrate our festivals all together," she said. The archbishop appreciated Bangladesh's stance and steps taken on climate change and Rohingya issues.
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FM Dr. Hasan to deliver national statement at NAM Summit
OIC countries need to work unitedly for peace in Gaza: PM Hasina
Coal use to decline next year after record high in 2023: IEA

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.  
Sheikh Hasina needs to be PM again: FBCCI
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 calls for 'immediate' Gaza ceasefire, hostage release
U.N. Approve Measure Granting Palestine New Rights — Despite U.S. Voting No
UN chief greets PM Hasina; pledges to work with her government
Rickshaw intangible heritage: Momen thanks Intergovernmental Committee, UNESCO Secretariat
The United Nations has said they want to see every Bangladeshi can vote, free of intimidation and free of any
Unesco today recognised rickshaws and rickshaw paintings as intangible cultural heritage. The global recognition was given at the ongoing 18th session
The United Nations has reiterated its desire to see a "peaceful, inclusive and credible" national election in Bangladesh. "We continue to
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