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NEWS FLASH DESK Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reissued a strong warning against the wrongdoers, saying that law will take its own course against those who will commit crimes. BSS. “The law will take its own course against criminals whoever might be and whichever party they belong,” she said when expatriate Bangladeshis living in Azerbaijan called on her at Hotel Hilton Baku here yesterday evening. The prime minister said: “You’ve seen that it (action) is continuing. If any of our party man is indulged in crime, he or she is getting punishment instantly.” Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League President,…
NEWS FLASH DESK Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Ms Julia Niblett, welcomed the visit to Bangladesh by Australia’s Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Mr Paul Foley PSM, from 19 to 21 March. The visit underlines the importance Australia places on its security engagement with Bangladesh, including to tackle, together, the global scourge of terrorism and violent extremism. Ambassador Foley’s visit is a timely opportunity to explore with senior Bangladesh Government law enforcement and public security officials effective ways of preventing and countering violent extremism, regardless of its origins. In echoing the High Commissioner’s earlier public statement, Mr Foley extended his heartfelt condolences…
DHAKA Friday evening, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Center). Joining the Ambassador were supporters and partners from academia, arts, business, civil society, the diplomatic community, and alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs. The EMK Center opened in September 2012 with the mission to engage, inspire, connect and empower Bangladeshis of all ages to better themselves, their communities and our world. Since its inauguration more than 320,000 visitors have visited the EMK Center to create, innovate and collaborate through technology, cultural…
BSS The nearly half a million Rohingyas who have entered Bangladesh since August will likely not be leaving soon, the UN said Wednesday, calling for longer-term plans to manage the influx. The head of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called the current camp set up "a recipe for disaster", with overcrowding and unhygenic conditions creating a breeding ground for "possible epidemics." "The important thing is to get people in places where they can be assisted more easily," Grandi told reporters in Geneva, referring to the estimated 480,000 mostly Muslim Rohingyas who have fled Myanmar violence. "It is…
NEWS FLASH DESK Bangladesh today urged the international community to pursue Myanmar government for "immediate and unconditional" implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission's recommendations on Rakhine state where Rohingya Muslims have been facing widespread abuses that created serious humanitarian crisis. "We want that the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Commission should be implemented in totality, immediately and unconditionally for permanent solution of the crisis," said Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque after the second diplomatic briefing at State Guest House "the Padma" here this afternoon. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali organized the briefing to inform the foreign diplomats about the humanitarian…
BSS Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has given shelter to the Myanmar refugees absolutely on humanitarian grounds, but it cannot afford to let them live here forever. She urged France as well as the international community to mount pressure on Myanmar government to take them back to their homeland as French Ambassador Sophie Aubert called on her at her office in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here today. Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM's press secretary Ihsanul Karim said the Prime Minister had called for resolving the Rohingya issue through a political process. "The problem in the Rakhine state of…
Friday, 14 July 2017 10:17

FM calls on Sri Lankan President

BSS Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali called on the visiting Sri Lankan, President Maithripala Sirisena, at hotel Sonargoan here yesterday evening. During the meeting, they discussed various issues related to bilateral cooperation and mutual interest between the two countries. Later, the Sri Lankan President joined a dinner hosted by LAUGFS Gas Bangladesh, a part of the diversified multinational LAUGFS Holdings of Sri Lanka. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, State Minister for Power, Energy & Mineral Nasrul Hamid, State Minister of Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Chairman of LAUGFS Gas, W.K.H. Wegapitiya, also…
NEWS FLASH DESK Canadian International School Bangladesh's annual convocation of 2017 was held at a hotel in the capital. Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit-Pierre Laramee presented the certificate in the convocation of the students as the chief guest. Present at the Canadian School Principal, Bruce Davis, Chairman Md. Kamal Uddin and Chief Executive Officer Shirin Jahan. Dr. Zubaidur Rahman said as a guest of Honor in the convocation. Chairman of Canadian International School Bangladesh Kamal Uddin said that CIS has been committed to teaching quality in the medium of English medium and maintaining international standards. Canadian High Commissioner in…
Saturday COAST (a Bangladeshi NGO), NRC, and UNHCR jointly organized a side event, speakers emphasize global solidarity and sharing responsibilities in respect of climate displacement should be reflected in two global compacts as being prepared by UN. Noted that preparing two global compacts, one on refugees and another one on migration have been agreed by states during September 2016 in New York UN summit on large scale movement. The side event title “Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Compacts” have held in Geneva International Conference Centre on the eve of ongoing UNHCR Annual Dialogue. The side event was…
NEWS FLASH DESK Modi left his residence in truncated motorcade, security departments not told Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled to the airport during peak traffic hours on Friday morning to receive his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. Sources in the Delhi Police said that the PM left his residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in a truncated motorcade around 11:20 a.m. — an hour before Ms. Hasina was to arrive. Officials said that no information was sent out to the security departments till he left for the airport. His car travelled with just one security jeep, which escorted him throughout the…
BSS Dhaka and New Delhi started today the secretary level talks towards signing of agreements on using Chittagong and Mongla seaports and building a multipurpose container terminal at Payra seaport. The bilateral talks, inaugurated by Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam, followed the meeting of the committees for water protocol route, held in the capital city on Tuesday. Shipping Secretary Ashoke Madhab Roy led the 16-member Bangladesh team to the meeting when Indian Shipping Secretary Rajiv Kumar headed a nine-member delegation. "The bilateral meeting had discussions on four issues, including use of Chittagong and Mongla ports, construction of a new container…
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