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Tarafder decides not to vie for president post

Dhaka – In a surprise move, renowned sports organiser Tarafder M Ruhul Amin has decided not to compete for the hot seat of president of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)., “I won’t vie for the BFF president post in the upcoming Bangladesh Football Federation election in April for the sake of football,” he said while addressing a press conference at his ... Read More »

Innovator Barbara Stinson World Food Prize body President

November 12, 2019 – (Des Moines, IA) – The World Food Prize Foundation, the foremost international organization recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world, announced today that Barbara Stinson has been named President of the organization, effective January 4, 2020. Read More »

Jubo League Dhaka South president Samrat arrested

Dhaka, Oct 6 – The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested AL youth associate, Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat and his associate Arman in Comilla on early Sunday. Lt Col Sarwar Bin Kashem, director, legal and media wing of Rab, said they arrested the duo from Chauddagram Upazila around 5 am “on a specific allegation”. Read More »

Mourning Day: President, PM pay homage to Bangabandhu

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as the nation is observing the 44th anniversary of his martyrdom in a somber mood. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the architect of the Independence by placing wreaths ... Read More »

From child refugee to a president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of a former Soviet bloc state. “My parents never let me forget that I am Latvian,” she told the BBC. The Baltic state was invaded by Nazi ... Read More »

BD President Hamid to join Modi’s swearing-in

Dhaka, May 27 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says an official source. Modi will take oath as Indian Prime Minister for the second term on May 30 at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan in the evening. On Sunday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen had said Liberation War Affairs ... Read More »

Outgoing Supreme Court Bar president wants Khaleda’s release

Dhaka, April 03 – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) outgoing president Advocate Zainul Abedin yesterday demanded the release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been languishing in jail since February 2018. After citing his achievement during his two years tenure as president of the SCBA, the outgoing president made the demand at a press briefing at the Supreme Court ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Liberation War martyrs

Dhaka, Mar 26 – President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the War of Liberation by placing wreaths at the National Memorial on Tuesday morning, marking the 49th Independence and National Day. President Hamid first placed a wreath at the altar of the memorial followed by the Prime Minister. After placing the ... Read More »

President, PM pay homage to Language Heroes

News Desk President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid their rich tributes to the martyrs of the historic Language Movement on the occasion of Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid the homage by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar here at one minute past midnight ... Read More »

Chhayanaut receives Tagore Award from Indian President

Dhaka, Feb 18 – Chhayanaut, a leading cultural outfit of Bangladesh, was honoured with India’s prestigious Rabindranath Tagore Award for cultural harmony on Monday for the year 2015 by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind. Chhayanaut is a cultural organisation of Bangladesh which has played a leading role in the promotion of Tagore’s works and Bangla arts and literature not only ... Read More »

Bd-origin Anisha Faruk elected Oxford student union president

Dhaka, Feb 8 – Anisha Faruk, a Bangladeshi-origin student and former co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club, has been elected president of the Oxford University Student Union. She clinched the victory in a tough election for President of the Oxford SU. The results were announced at an event at the Weston Library, and show significant victories for Faruk’s Impact: ... Read More »