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UN adopts resolution on natural fibres including jute

Bangladesh’s resolution entitled “Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Development” has been adopted by consensus in the plenary of the second committee of the 74th session of the UNGA. The resolution was tabled in September 2019 in this committee and adopted on Thursday, said the Bangladesh Mission at the UN. After several rounds of exhilarating as well as contentious negotiations, the ... Read More »

Hasina , Mamata open day-night Test match at Eden Garden

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Friday rang the ceremonial bell for the opening of the historic day-night Test match between Bangladesh and India at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. The Prime Minister arrived at the Eden Gardens at 12:25pm (local time) and rang the bell at 12:55 pm along with Mamata ... Read More »

Bus minibus collision leaves 10 killed in Munshiganj

Police blamed reckless driving for the fatal accident in Sreenagar upazila on Friday which has so far claimed ten lives. The victims are – Abdur Rashid, 60, Liza, 22, her daughter Tabassum, 4, Ranu Akhter, 24, her son Tahsin, 3, Keramat Ali, 70, Mofizul, 60, Runa Akter, 22, and microbus driver Billal, 28. The accident took place within a few ... Read More »

Drive against corruption, terrorism to continue: PM

She urges Armed Forces to keep up their nation-building efforts Dhaka, Nov 21 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the ongoing drive against corruption, terrorism and militancy will continue. Addressing an Armed Forces Day reception arranged in Senakunja of Dhaka cantonment on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2019, Sheikh Hasina also urged the Bangladesh Armed ... Read More »

No reason to hike rice prices: Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Wednesday warned against increasing rice prices, saying the country has an adequate stockpile of food grain. “There’s no reason to hike the prices. Stern action will be taken against those involved in raising rice prices,” he told reporters after a views exchange meeting with rice mill owners at the Secretariat. A cell has been ... Read More »

Quick trial of Abrar murder case ordered, PM tells

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said she has directed the Law Minister to look for a way for the quick disposal of the Abrar Fahad murder case. “I’ve already asked the Law Minister to find out a way for the quick disposal of the case (Abrar Fahad killing),” she said. The Prime Minister said this while the ... Read More »

Samrat, Arman arrested, jailed for 6 months

Dhaka – A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) here on Sunday sentenced Jubo League Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat to six months’ jail under the Wildlife Conservation Act following a raid on his Kakrail office. His associate Arman was also sentenced to six months’ jail on different count of offence. Rab executive Magistrate Mohammad Sarwar Alam ... Read More »

PM leaves for Delhi Thursday morning

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave here for New Delhi on Thursday morning on a four-day official visit to India to join the World Economic Forum (WEF) Summit and hold meetings with top Indian leaders. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage will depart from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ... Read More »