Bangladesh will host a two-day world peace conference in November this year, marking the ongoing birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
‘Bangabandhu’s Gandhi Prize an ‘honour’ for the nation’
Dhaka, Mar 23: The government of Bangladesh on Monday acknowledged with deep gratitude the decision of the government of India to confer the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, given posthumously for the first time.
Bangladesh’s recognition as developing nation to retaine: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is committed to sustaining Bangladesh’s recognition as a developing country through the expansion of education and building skilled workforce and worthy citizens.
Nation paying tribute to Pilkhana martyrs
The 12th anniversary of the atrocious carnage at the Pilkhana BDR (now BGB) headquarters in the capital is being observed on Thursday.
War Crimes by Australian Forces in Afghanistan Shock Nation
By Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY (IDN) – The release of a report into a landmark four-year investigation into the behaviour of Australians special forces known as the SAS (Special Air Service) in Afghanistan, seem to have shocked the nation, judging from…
Let’s not confuse the nation with ‘virus of division’: Quader
Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday called upon all to get united for tackling the coronavirus situation instead of confusing the nation with the ‘virus of division’.
Creating a more just nation
Barack Obama In the last several weeks—and the last several months before that—we have seen the kinds of epic changes that are as profound as anything that I’ve seen in my lifetime.
Shoaib Akhtar says would coach any nation- even India
Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said he is ready to coach fast bowlers from any country — even if an offer from arch-rivals India came his way.
PM to address nation this evening
News Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation this evening on the occasion of Bangla Nabo Barsho (Bengali New Year) 1427.
Coronavirus: PM to address nation March 25
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will brief the nation on the overall coronavirus situation in the country on March 25, Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Monday.
Low voter turnout ‘ominous sign’ for nation: Dr Kamal
Stating that the low presence of voters in the recent city polls is an ‘ominous sign’ for the nation, Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said the two mayors-elect of Dhaka south and north city corporations are not…
The murders that shocked the nation in 2019
The outgoing year, 2019, has been a very shocking year for Bangladesh as the nation saw a number of sensational murders that grabbed the international headlines.
Nation to celebrate 49th Victory Day Monday
Dhaka, Dec 15 – The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Victory Day on Monday with elaborate programmes to pay deep homage to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the country during the Liberation War in 1971.
Nation to pay homage to martyred intellectuals Saturday
The nation is set to observe the Martyred Intellectuals’ Day tomorrow in a befitting manner.
Dec 30 polls ‘a cruel mockery’ with nation: Fakhrul
Dhaka, Jan 03 – Jatiya Oikya Front leaders, who have been elected Member of Parliament (MP) in the just concluded general elections, won’t take the oath and not join the 11th parliament, said Oikya Front spokesperson Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.
Two days of mourning for Dhaka terror attack victim
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced two days of national mourning for the victims of Bangladesh’s worst-ever hostage crisis. At least 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, were found dead inside an upscale Dhaka cafe after commandos took out six gunmen to…
Keep emergency services operational during Eid vacation: PMO
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday directed all organisations related to emergency services to take special steps to keep their services operational during the upcoming Eid vacation.It asked the ministries, departments and organisations concerned to inform the PMO regarding…
Class V public exam to be held this year
The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations will be held this year as usual as a proposal of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education seeking cancellation of the PEC examinations of class V did not…
Dhaka airport security concern grows
The falter of outdated surveillance equipment at Dhaka airport could not be more exposed as in the delay in landing of a flight carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage from Saudi Arabia on June 7 last. This happened at…
Banks to remain closed July 4
Bangladesh Bank and all other scheduled banks will remain closed on July 4 but those will remain open on July 16. Bangladesh Bank on Sunday took the decision, said its deputy spokesman Anwarul Islam. Earlier, the central bank took decision…
Banks to remain open on July 2 and 3
Bank branches will remain open on July 2 and 3 in industrial areas of Dhaka, Chittagong, Narayanganj, Gazipur and Savar, aiming to facilitate the disbursement of salaries to garment workers by factory owners. The central bank took the decision on…
PM to inaugurate 2 four-lane highways July 2
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Dhaka-Chittagong and Joydebpur-Mymensingh four-lane highways on July 2. The minister disclosed this while inaugurating the Mobile One-stop Motorcycle Registration programme of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority…
AL observing 67th founding anniversary
Awami League, the country’s oldest political party, is observing its 67th founding anniversary today (Thursday). Founded on June 23, 1949, at the historic Rose Garden in the old part of Dhaka, the party played the lead role in all the…
No PESC exam for Class V students
Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday said there will be no Primary Education School Certificate (PESC) examination for the Class V students from this year. The minister came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at…
British Queen to award BD youth Thursday
British Queen Elizabeth II will present Queen’s Young Leaders Award to an exceptional young man from Bangladesh at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday. As the Commonwealth celebrates The Queen’s 90th birthday, this year’s Award winner, Osama Bin…
2 BD nationals shot dead by BSF along C’nawabganj border
Two Bangladeshi nationals were shot to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Charaldanga border in Gomastapur upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Jabdul Haq Bhadu, 32, son of Daud Ali of Radhanagar village, and…
Death-row war criminal Quasem sent to Dhaka Central Jail
War criminal and death row convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali was shifted to Dhaka Central Jail from Kashimpur Jail in Gazipur on Monday morning. Law enforcers along with Quasem started for the capital from Kashimpur Jail part-2 around 7.15am,…
Resist move to ‘gag media’: Khaleda to journalists
Accusing the government of trying to establish its control over the media, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday called upon journalists to put up a united resistance against it. “I urge the journalists to get united and create a strong…
Now police to probe fraud charges, not ACC
Dhaka – Parliament on Thursday passed the ‘Anti Corruption Commission (Amendment) Bill 2016’ empowering the police to investigate some fraud and forgery charges instead of by the Anti Corruption Commission. Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, who is also in charge…
BNP observes Zia’s 35th death anniv
Leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies observed the 35th death anniversary of its founder and late president Ziaur Rahman with various programmes. BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, also the widow of Zia, together with party leaders and activists…