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Oikya Front briefs foreign diplomats on political issues

Dhaka, Sept 4 (UNB) – Jatiya Oikyafront, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, on Wednesday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other political issues, including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition and Barrister Mainul Hosein’s jailing. The two- hour briefing that began at 10am was held at BNP standing committee member Dr Abdul Moyeen ... Read More »

BTV transmission begins in India thru Doordarshan

Dhaka, Sept 2 (UNB) – The broadcasting of Bangladesh Television (BTV) programmes started in India on Monday through state-of-the-art television Doordarshan’s DTH platform-DD Free Dish. This was discussed at the Cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam while briefing reporters after the meeting. “The formal transmission ... Read More »

‘China to play ‘more constructive role’ on Rohingya crisis’

Dhaka – Newly-appointed Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Thursday said China will play “more constructive role” in resolving the Rohingya crisis. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after his maiden meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office. They discussed a number of “important issues”, including ways to find a sustainable solution to ... Read More »

Dhaka for Yangon to remove trust deficit thru proper action

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Thursday urged Myanmar to take “decisive actions with demonstrable political will” to reasonably address the core concerns of Rohingyas to create a conducive environment for their return. Bangladesh also reminded Myanmar that it needs to be done in line with the spirit and provisions of the bilateral instruments on repatriation and the recommendations of the Advisory ... Read More »

Indian FM Jaishankar in Dhaka says, many things to discuss

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) – Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Monday night said Bangladesh and India have many things to discuss to take the relationship between the two neighbouring countries to a higher level. “We’ve a very good relationship. We’ve a very strong relationship. We’ve many things to discuss about taking the relationship to a higher level,” ... Read More »

BNP against providing land to India for Agartala airport

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) – BNP on Monday said there is no reason for Bangladesh to provide its land to India in Brahmanbaria to expand Agartala airport. “There’ve been media reports about it (India’s desire to use Bangladeshi land in Brahmanbaria). We’re closely observing the matter,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. He further said, “Bangladesh government hasn’t ... Read More »

Pakistan lowers ties to depict alarming pic to world: India

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – India today asked Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic and trade ties after its decisions on Kashmir. On Wednesday, Pakistan had expelled the Indian envoy in Islamabad and had announced a five-point plan that included downgrading its ties with India and suspending bilateral trade, reports NDTV. “We have seen reports that Pakistan has ... Read More »

Indo-Bangla secretary-level talks on water issues in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Bangladesh and India are holding secretary-level talks here to discuss water-related issues between the two neighbours. The meeting began at state guesthouse Meghna at 11am on Thursday and a media briefing is scheduled for 5:45pm. Indian Water Resources Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh and his Bangladesh counterpart Kabir Bin Anwar are leading the delegations, an official ... Read More »

Dhaka wants Asean Regional Forum help Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka, Aug 2 (UNB) – Bangladesh has sought cooperation from Asean Regional Forum (ARF) partners to ensure repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in safety and security. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen conveyed the message at the 26th ARF in Bangkok on Friday, mentioning that if the Rohingya crisis remains unresolved for long, it may ... Read More »

Japan offers to mediate solution to Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, July 30 (UNB) – Japan has proposed to play a role as mediator in Tokyo taking Bangladesh and Myanmar onboard to find a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis ensuring their safe return to their place of origin in Rakhine State. “Bangladesh will consider the proposal,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters after a bilateral meeting with his ... Read More »

C’wealth for Dhaka to lead blue charter, climate mitigation

Dhaka, July 30 (UNB) – Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland QC has urged Bangladesh to lead the Commonwealth Blue Charter and climate risk management as she met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in London on Monday evening. “Bangladesh should lead the Commonwealth Blue Charter and climate risk management,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted Patricia as saying at the meeting. The ... Read More »

Hasina wishes Johnson with mangoes, flowers

Dhaka, Jul 27 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London on an official visit, has sent Bangladesh’s famous mangoes along with flowers to newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a mark of her good wishes for Johnson. “The honourable prime minister sent Rajshahi Fazli, the king of mango, along with flowers to Boris Johnson after his assumption ... Read More »

BD Govt strongly condemns Priya Saha’s false blame to Trump

Dhaka, July 19 (UNB) – State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Friday strongly condemned the false allegation made by a Bangladeshi to US President Donald Trump saying that the government will look into it why Priyabala Saha did so. “I had answered various questions of various countries and NGOs both from home and abroad related to human ... Read More »

PM flies to London: Confce of BD envoys to Europe Saturday

Dhaka, Jul 19 (UNB)- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday flew from Dhaka to London on an official visit to the United Kingdom. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines VVIP flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took her from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here to London at 9:35 am. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges ... Read More »

Seoul-Dhaka relations to reach new heights: South Korean PM

Dhaka, July 14 – South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon yesterday said the relation between Bangladesh and Korea will reach to a new height through cooperation in various fields of business and trade. “I am moved and impressed by the development Bangladesh has made. It has been possible due to the incredible will of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime ... Read More »

UK says seized Iranian oil tanker could be released

Dubai, Jul 14 (AP/UNB) — Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain’s top diplomat said late Saturday. The comments by Jeremy Hunt could help de-escalate tensions that have spiked in recent days. In apparent retaliation for the seized tanker, ... Read More »

‘Detained 519 Indian fishermen to be sent back’

Dhaka, July 13 (UNB) – A total of 519 fishermen, who were detained for Bangladesh’s water territory in Patuakhali, will be sent back to their country following the due process, said Bangladesh Coast Guard on Saturday. “Bangladesh has already communicated with India through the foreign ministry,” Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam, public relations officer of Bangladesh Coast Guard, told UNB ... Read More »