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Dhaka quits UN race for Tokyo

In a major policy decision in favour of Japan, Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council for 2016-17. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared this yesterday in a joint press announcement with her Japanese ...

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Floods test disaster response improvements

Floods triggered by two weeks of intense rain have affected two million people in northern Bangladesh and left up to half a million homeless. While the country’s disaster response capacity has been enhanced in recent years, experts argue that with ...

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Moghbazar-Mouchak road to be repaired within 10 days: Quader

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the road under the Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover will be repaired by next 10 days to reduce public sufferings. “The government is working to build awareness among the common people to bring back discipline on ...

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PM for better coordination among Asia-Pacific intelligence agencies

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for better coordination among intelligence agencies of Asia Pacific region to overcome the security challenges. “The security challenges that confront the mankind today cannot be faced alone by any country. The ...

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Govt establishes reign of terror: BNP

Leaders of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance on Tuesday alleged that 65 leaders and activists of the BNP and its allies, including M Ilias Ali and Dhaka City Corporation ward commissioner Chowdhury Alam, were victims of enforced disappearance or abduction. The ...

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Govt establishes reign of terror: BNP

Leaders of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance on Tuesday alleged that 65 leaders and activists of the BNP and its allies, including M Ilias Ali and Dhaka City Corporation ward commissioner Chowdhury Alam, were victims of enforced disappearance or abduction. The ...

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Japan counts on economic zone

Japanese entrepreneurs want to invest in Bangladesh’s transport, infrastructure, power, energy and garment sectors mainly to boost bilateral trade, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday. “Bangladesh is an emerging economy. So our government plans to promote Japanese investment in ...

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Flood situations improve in Munshiganj and Kurigram

This has left farmers scratching their heads about which way to live now Flood situations have improved in Munshiganj and Kurigram while it is still worse in Gaibandha. Tens of thousands of acres of cropland have already been damaged in ...

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Kazi Shahid’s second novel Pasha unveiled

The programme started with a stage drama adapted from the novel Pasha, the second novel by Kazi Shahid Ahmed, chairman of Gemcon Group, was unveiled at Bangla Academy auditorium in the capital yesterday. The programme started with a stage drama ...

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Japanese PM due in city

The visit is taking place after fourteen years since the then prime minister Yoshiro Mori visited Bangladesh in 2000 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is paying a two-day official visit to Bangladesh on Saturday at the invitation of Prime Minister ...

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