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Bhutan King offers assistance to energy sector

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck has expressed his country’s willingness to help Bangladesh in the energy sector. The visiting monarch made the offer during a courtesy meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at Hotel Sonargaon in the capital on February 16. Central BNP Vice-Chairman and former Foreign Secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury told reporters after the meeting, “Bhutan has made ... Read More »

Cabinet okays drafts of five laws

The cabinet approved in principle the drafts of five laws including the extradition treaty with India, Freedom Fighter-Public Servants (Retirement) Act-2013, Rural roads maintaining policy, Alternative Child Food Marketing Controlling Act-2013. Cabinet also approved the proposal of announcing April 28 as National Legal Aid Day. The approval came from the 183rd cabinet meeting Monday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in ... Read More »

UK against death verdict

Justice done

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom has made an official response to the first judgement reached by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal-2 and the death sentence handed down to former Jamaat-e-Islami member Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu. The reaction of Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi was posted on the FCO website on Monday. Warsi said, “The British Government ... Read More »

Laws of military regimes to be retained

The cabinet on Monday on principle approved two proposals for keeping effective the ‘important’ ordinances promulgated during the martial law regimes. Read More »

‘National interest to be ensured’

The Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Ghulam Rahman has said that “national interest” will be ensured in its response to the World Bank, which is expected take place within the next 24 hours. Rahman’s comments came after the contents of the latest communication from the WB to the ACC over alleged corruption in the Padma bridge project was published ... Read More »

Dhaka, Bangkok sign 2 MOUs for cooperation

banglanews24.com The government on Saturday has signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Thailand on agricultural cooperation and foreign services. The agreements were signed at Prime Minister’s office around 11:45am. Bangladesh Foreign Minsiter Dipu Moni and Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul signed the MoU regarding Foreign Service for their respective sides while two foreign secretaries signed the MoU regarding Agricultural ... Read More »

Dhaka, Bangkok to sign two MoUs

bdnews24.com Bangladesh and Thailand will sign two memorandums of understanding to strengthen bilateral relationship, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said on Friday. One of the MoU will be on agriculture cooperation and the other on regular Secretary-level meetings, she said after meeting Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Sonargaon Hotel. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand, arrived Dhaka on Friday ... Read More »

Padma fund uncertain despite graft case

Greenwatch report World Bank Country Director Ellen Goldstein has said the decisions by the global lender regarding future project financing and implementation in Bangladesh depend on the outcome of its external panel’s assessment. “World Bank’s Panel of internationally-recognised anti-corruption experts will issue a report assessing the adequacy of the Anti Corruption Commission’s investigation once they have had an opportunity to ... Read More »