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শুক্রবার, 18 ডিসেম্বর 2020 12:08

Dhaka raised “all issues” in summit with India: Momen

NF REPORTER: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen thursday said Dhaka was happy with the outcome of Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina’s talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi saying all issues of Bangladesh concerns were raised in the summit. “We raised all kinds of issues we have with India . . . the summit outcome was very good (and) we are happy,” he told a media briefing outlining the talks results at Padma state guesthouse in the capital. He said the Bangladesh delegation took lion share of the 1:15 hour summit time while vaccine, water sharing, border killing, trade cooperation…
শুক্রবার, 18 ডিসেম্বর 2020 12:04

PM for further integrating Bangladesh-India economies

NEWSFLASH DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested further integrating economies of Bangladesh and India to consolidate the global and regional value chains cashing on the available synergies. “I believe both our countries can move up the global and regional value chains by further integrating our economies taking advantage of available synergies,” she told her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in an India-Bangladesh virtual summit. Describing the ongoing connectivity initiatives between the two next-door neighbours as catalysts in this regard, the premier said, “A prime example is the resumption of Chilahati-Haldibari rail link which we inaugurated today.” Sheikh Hasina led the…
NEWSFLASH DESK: A Virtual Dissemination Event of the Research Project ‘SRHR of Persons with Disabilities and Male Youth in Bangladesh’ was organized by BRAC James P Grant, School of Public Health (BRAC JPGSPH), BRAC University on the 15th December, 2020. Two nationwide studies have been conducted under this project titled ‘A Study on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh’ and A Study on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Male Youth in Bangladesh’. Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid, Dean and Professor, BRAC JPGSPH, BRAC University inaugurated the event by addressing the importance…
মঙ্গলবার, 15 ডিসেম্বর 2020 23:22

Asaduzzaman for not going beyond constitution in resolving sculpture issue

NEWSFLASH REPORTER: today said that the steps regarding resolving the sculpture related issue will not go beyond the constitution and it will maintain religious sentiment as well. “We will not go beyond the constitution. I will not do anything hurting someone’s religious feelings,” he said regarding the ongoing sculpture related issue. The minister made the remarks while replying to a volley of questions of journalists at the secretariat here. Top Islamic scholars (Alems) of the country met the home minister on Monday night to discuss the latest developments on sculpture related issue. They went to the home minister’s house at…
মঙ্গলবার, 15 ডিসেম্বর 2020 23:07

PM cautions countrymen against fanaticism in Victory Day speech

NEWSFLASH DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today cautioned the countrymen against the reappearance of fanaticism in her Victory Day speech, saying her government was determined to prevent any attempt to use religion as a “political weapon” to create social unrests. “Don’t use religion as a political tool . . . we will not allow anyone to create any anarchy or division in this country in the name of religion,” she said in her nationwide televised address. Sheikh Hasina said a section of defeated forces of 1971 reappeared in the political landscape to mislead ordinary pious Muslims with concocted and confusing…
শনিবার, 12 ডিসেম্বর 2020 23:02

Utilize development potentials of IT: President

NEWSFLASH DESK: President M Abdul Hamid today sought all-out efforts of the private sector along with the government to utilize the development potentials of the IT (information technology) sector. “Focus on the innovation instead of imitation . . . as technology is the means of development,” he said in a video message while inaugurating the ‘Fourth Digital Bangladesh Day’ at the Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) auditorium in the capital. President Hamid added: “We need to keep pace with new and changed technologies to reach the benefits of the ‘Digital Bangladesh’ at people’s doorsteps.” The President said information technology is the…
শনিবার, 12 ডিসেম্বর 2020 23:00

Govt officials vow to uphold Bangabandhu’s dignity

NEWSFLASH DESK: Government officials today vowed to uphold the dignity of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as they will not allow anyone to defame the architect of independent Bangladesh. With the slogan ‘Jatir Pitar Samman, Rakhbo Mora Amlan’ (We will uphold the dignity of the Father of the Nation), officials of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) cadre services staged countrywide protest rallies against the vandalism of an under-construction sculpture of Bangabandhu in Kushtia. Officials of non-cadre services also joined the programme. Under the banner of ‘Government Officers Forum’, a rally was held centrally at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre…
শনিবার, 12 ডিসেম্বর 2020 22:53

PM urges developed nations to fulfill climate pledges

NEWSFLASH DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the developed countries to come up with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with finance to face the adversity of climate change. “I would like to conclude urging all developed countries to come forward with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with climate finance,” she said, joining a virtual “Climate Ambition Summit” marking the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. In a pre-recorded speech aired at the summit, the PM also said, “Today we are observing the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement. Unfortunately, we are nowhere near to our…
শনিবার, 12 ডিসেম্বর 2020 08:36

Joy hopes Bangladesh to lead 4th industrial revolution

NEWSFLASH DESK: Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has expressed his optimism that Bangladesh will be the key leader of the 4th Industrial Revolution. “We belief Bangladesh is going to be one of the leaders in the upcoming 4th Industrial Revolution. We don’t just hope rather we plan and we intend on Bangladesh being one of the key leaders of the 4th industrial revelation,” he told a webinar on Thursday night joining it from the USA. As part of Digital World 2020, the webinar titled ‘Embracing Digital Technologies in New Normal’ was arranged by the ICT Division. Joy…
সোমবার, 07 ডিসেম্বর 2020 00:02

PTA to consolidate Bangladesh-Bhutan ties: PM

NEWSFLASH DESK: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Bangladesh-Bhutan Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) would further consolidate the relations between the two neighbouring countries for mutual benefit. “The PTA which both sides signed today will contribute to further consolidating the relations between our two countries,” she said, joining the signing ceremony virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here. She added that the PTA signing was held today to make the day memorable as on this day in 1971, Bhutan became the first country in the world to recognise Bangladesh’s independence and it marks the 50th anniversary of bilateral and diplomatic…
শনিবার, 05 ডিসেম্বর 2020 09:03

Padma Bridge: 40th span installed, 6-km now visible

MUNSHIGANJ CORRESPOMDENT: A total of 6,000 meters of the Padma Bridge are now become visible with the installation of 40th span today that completed 91 percent construction of the main bridge with an overall progress of over 82 per cent. “The span bearing number ‘2E’ has been installed on piers 11 and 12 at around 10:58 am at the Mawa end in Munshiganj district,” said Dewan M Abdul Kader, Executive Engineer of the Multipurpose Padma Bridge. The official, however, expected that the dreaming padma bridge will be completed totally with the installation of 41st span, adding that the span will…