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Saturday, 06 April 2019 09:11

Quader released from Singapore hospital

NEWS FlASH REPORTER Road Transport and Bridges Minister ObaidulQuader was released from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore Friday afternoon and moved to a rented house there for conducting further necessary treatment, an official said. “The health condition of the minister is better now. He was released from the Singapore hospital at 3 pm local time (1 pm Bangladesh time). Then he was taken to a rented house from where he’ll take necessary treatment,” Public Relations Officer of the ministry Abu Naser Khan told BSS. On March 26, Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, was moved to…
NEWS FLASH DESK Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over “Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha Smarak Gold Medal” to four eminent personalities including legendary political leader and former prime minister of erstwhile Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (posthumous), and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (posthumous). Two other recipients of the gold medal are Nazrul expert and researcher and language veteran National Professor Rafiqul Islam and eminent painter Sahabuddin Ahmed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina distributed the gold medal among the recipients and their representatives on Kumudini Complex in Mirzapore, Tangail while opening the 86 years celebration function of Kumudini Welfare Trust services as…
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 19:51

Re-election not possible: DU VC

NEWS FLASH DESK Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhteruzzaman on Tuesday said it is not possible to hold the Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) election again. “DUCSU election was held as per rules and regulations. It is not possible to hold re-election,” he said. The students have given their mandate and it is not possible to make another decision about re-election based on anyone’s demand, he added. Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected Vice-President of Ducsu in Monday’s elections while Bangladesh Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani won the post of general secretary. Saddam Hussain won the…
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:53

Tenth boy rescued from Thai cave

NEWS FLASH DESK A tenth boy from the “Wild Boars” football team was rescued from a Thai cave Tuesday, three officials told AFP, leaving two more boys and their coach to be freed from the underground complex that has trapped them for over two weeks. “The 10th is at the cave entrance on the way to the field hospital,” a navy official told AFP requesting anonymity. A local government official confirmed the rescue while a police source, who also did not want to be named, said “the ninth and tenth were about 20 minutes apart.”
Sunday, 18 March 2018 09:12

Sheikh Mujib as I found him

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born on this day 98 years ago in 1920. Veteran journalist Amanullah, who covered many of his public meetings and press conferences, recalls how he found him as a person and a political leader. Amanullah Like those of my age and experience, I can bear witness to some of the major developments in the recent political and constitutional history of the Indian subcontinent. The decline and fall of British rule in India, creation of a secular Hindu-India and a religion-based Muslim-Pakistan. And finally, the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country. I was one of…
Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:35

WFP to give food support for 5 lakh Rohingyas

World Food Programme (WFP) will provide food assistance to 500,000 Rohingyas, who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar. WFP Executive Director David Beasley announced the food support for Rohingya refugees when he met with Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya in a city hotel today, an official release said. Secretary of Relief and Disaster Management Ministry Md Shah Kamal and Director General of Department of Disaster Management Md Reaz Ahmed, among others, were present at the meeting. David Beasley said, "I have already discussed with different countries to continue food support for the Rohingya people." Alongside extending…
Thursday, 28 September 2017 23:27

President apprised of CPA update

BSS President M Abdul Hamid was today apprised of the preparations of the Parliament Secretariat for holding the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) conference in Dhaka November 1-8. Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad and CPA Chairperson Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury called on the President at Bangabhaban here this afternoon and gave him an update on the CPA conference preparations. During the meeting, the Speaker apprised the President of the preparations and activities ahead of the 63rd CPA conference, President's Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told reporters. The President was also informed of different development activities of Jatiya Sangsad, including Parliament Library,…
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:39

JS adopts resolution on Rohingya crisis

NEWS FLASH DESK The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) today unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the Myanmar government's continuous persecution and atrocities on the religious and ethnic Rohingya minority in their Rakhaine state and their push in into Bangladesh and called upon the international quarters, including the UN, to exert a strong diplomatic pressure on the Naypyidaw administration to immediately solve the crisis. The JS resolution came after a detailed general discussion on Rohingya crisis initiated by a proposal moved by treasury bench member Dr Dipu Moni under the Rule 147 (1) of the Rules of Procedure of the House with Speaker…
NEWS FLASH DESK Italy has seen a sharp fall in the number of migrants arriving on its shores, a decline that has left experts scrambling for an explanation. Summer is traditionally the peak season for migrants attempting the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. But, to much surprise, only 13,500 have arrived in Italy since July 1, compared to 30,500 over the same period in 2016 -- a year-on-year fall of more than 55 percent. Many migrants are from poor sub-Saharan Africa, fleeing violence in their home country or desperate for a better life in prosperous…
Friday, 14 July 2017 21:13

Sirisena-Hasina bilateral talks on

NEWS FLASH DESK Visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sat in a bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday morning. Prior to sitting for the bilateral talks, President Sirisena and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had a tete-a-tete for a while from 10:15am. Earlier, Sheikh Hasina received the Sri Lankan President on his arrival at the PMO at 10am, UNB reports. Fourteen instruments, including one to facilitate the plying of feeder vessels between the two countries, are likely to be signed after the official talks. President Sirisena arrived here on Thursday on a three-day…
NEWS FLASH DESK Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf yesterday expressed his country's interest to work with Bangladesh in its development efforts as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had an audience with the King. "We don't want to make investment in Bangladesh only, we also keen to take part in its development strides," Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Hawue quoted the Swedish King as saying. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Haque said the Swedish King highly lauded Bangladesh's impressive socioeconomic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The King and the prime minister, he said, discussed the issues of Bangladesh's becoming…
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