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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 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…
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…
BSS Visiting Nepalese Energy Minister Janandar Sharma today made a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Sangsad Bhaban office here today. In the meeting, Janandar Sharma said his country is willing to contribute to the power sector of Bangladesh. Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said during the talks the prime minister laid importance on enhancing economic cooperation between the two countries. "We have immense opportunity to tap the potentials in the area of trade and business," she said. Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh and other countries in the region can be benefited from…
News Flash Desk Bangladesh has called upon the international community to continue its support to Afghanistan to achieve sustainable peace and development. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, the permanent representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN), made the call while addressing the ongoing 71st session of the UN General Assembly on the situation at Afghanistan in the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. "Bangladesh shares the concerns over sustained threats posed by terrorists and violent extremists in Afghanistan," he said. According to a message received here today, Momen reiterated the crucial importance of combating transnational organized crimes, particularly…
Staff Correspondent The United Nations Day will be celebrated in Bangladesh tomorrow as elsewhere in the world in a befitting manner. The day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. The United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs…
Desk Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury tonight expressed her deep shock at the death of former Indian president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. In a message of condolence, she prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family of the deceased. Dr Abdul Kalam passed away after he collapsed during the lecture in the Indian Institute of Management at around 6:30 pm. in Shillong at the age of 84. In separate message of condolence deputy speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad M Fazle Rabbi Miah and Chief Whip ASM Firoj also expressed…
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