Staff Reporter : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Tuesday strongly denounced the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and agreements signed with India during the Prime Minister’s recent visit, terming them...
Staff Reporter : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has firmly reassured the nation that the decision to grant rail transit to India will not harm Bangladesh’s sovereignty or national interests. She...
Staff Reporter : In the first three months of 2024 (January- March), the country’s total external debt stood at $99.30 billion, marking a minor decrease of $1.34 billion over three months. This contrasts with December 2023, when the country’s external debt peaked at $100.64 billion, reflecting a notable increase of over $4 billion within that quarter alone. Economists attribute this fluctuation partly to the ongoing dollar crisis, which commenced in 2022. The crisis has prompted a reduction in foreign borrowing...
Staff Reporter : Bangladesh and Italy have pledged to elevate their relationship to even greater heights, forging stronger bonds in trade, investment, security, and technological advancements. This commitment was solidified during the second round of political consultations held in Dhaka on Monday. Leading the discussions, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Ambassador Masud Bin Momen and Italian Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Riccardo Guariglia affirmed a shared desire to broaden cooperation across multiple domains. These include political and cultural ties,...
Staff Reporter : The ways former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed and Commissioner of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Matiur Rahman, along with their family members, managed to sneak out of the country have become a hot topic of discussion. This comes despite the strong vigilance on them by law enforcers, including the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Both Benazir Ahmed and Matiur Rahman are alleged to have amassed significant illegal wealth through corrupt practices. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,...
AFP, Moscow: North Korea’s relations with Russia have reached a new high point and President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pyongyang will further strengthen ties, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday. Putin landed in North Korea earlier, in a trip set to boost defence cooperation between the two nuclear-armed countries as Moscow pursues its offensive in Ukraine. “Relations between our countries are entering a new era of blossoming, which cannot be compared even with the period of Korean-Soviet relations of...
NN Online Report: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said motorcycles and easy bikes are causing the highest number of road accidents across the country. Quader said this during the exchange of Eid greetings at his ministry’s conference room in the Secretariat at 11:30am. “It’s very unfortunate that lately, motorcycle accidents have become more frequent. Looking at the accident data, motorcycles account for the highest number of accidents, followed by easy bikes. Reckless driving also plays a significant...
NN Online Report: At least nine people including eight Rohingyas were killed in landslides caused by heavy torrential rain in Ukhiya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar this morning. The deceased could not be identified yet. Confirming the number of deaths, Mohammad Samsudduza, additional refugee relief and repatriation commissioner, told that the landslides took place at camps no. 9 and 10. “Nine bodies have been recovered so far,” he said, adding that one of the deceased is from the local community....
NN Online Report: Banks in Bangladesh reopened with a new office timing today after the Eid-ul-Azha holidays. From today, banks will remain open from 10:00am to 6:00pm and the transaction hour will end at 4:00pm. However, transaction has yet to get momentum as clients and bankers are still in festive mood, said bankers. A senior official of state-run Sonali Bank’s principal branch told that businessmen and other customers, who have urgent needs, are the ones coming to the branches today....
NN Online Report: Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday warned that no one will be spared if they are involved in corruption, no matter how powerful they are. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared ‘zero tolerance’ against corruption, and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has full freedom,” he said while addressing a press conference on contemporary issues at the AL President’s office in the city’s Dhanmondi, reports BSS. Quader said it is no...
NN Online Report: Ekushey Award-winning poet and novelist Asim Saha passed away on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital. He was 75. “Asim Saha breathed his last at around 2:15 pm today . . . He was undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the BSMMU with parkinson, constipation, and diabetes,” poet Mahbuba Rahman Laki, a family friend of the late poet, told BSS. He left behind his wife Anjona Saha, who is...
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Business Report : A daylong training and awareness program titled “AML & CFT Compliance & Awareness” arranged by AML & CFT division of Prime Bank, held recently in a conference hall at port city. The program was inaugurated by Arief Hossain Khan, executive director of Bangladesh Bank, Chattogram Office as chief guest. Md Arifuzzaman, director, Bangladesh Bank, Chattogram was present as special guest. The program was chaired by Md Ziaur Rahman, DMD & CAMLCO of Prime Bank. Md Iqbal Hossain,...
BSS, Dhaka : Bangladesh Archery team returned home on Tuesday morning after participating in the Final World Quota Tournament and 2024 Archery World Cup Stage-3 which was held in Antalya, Turkey recently. Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF) General Secretary Kazi Rajib Uddin Ahmed Chapol greeted the National Archery team with bouquet at the Hazrat Shahjalal Int’l Airport in the city. BAF Assistant General Secretary Roshiduzzaman Serniyabat, it’s Treasurer Md. Anisur Rahman, Executive Members Farque Dhali and Dr. Md Ahsanul Karim, and...
Business Report : Chinese company Alpen Banyan Garments BD Co Ltd will invest $108.99 million in the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (Bepza) Economic Zone. An agreement to this effect was signed in Dhaka on Tuesday, according to a press release. Under the deal, the company will set up a garment manufacturing factory in 90 thousand square metres of land where 43 million pieces of woven and knit garments will be produced annually. The company will create employment opportunities for...
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Reuters : Iranians choose a president on Friday in a tightly controlled election following Ebrahim Raisi’s death in a helicopter crash last month, with the outcome expected to influence the succession of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s top decision-maker. With Iran’s supreme leader now age 85, it is likely that the next president will be closely involved in the eventual process of choosing a successor to Khamenei, who has ensured candidates sharing his hard-line views dominate the presidential contest. The election...
Entertainment Report : A few days ago, actress Shobnom Yesmin Bubly was dropped from Md Iqbal’s movie ‘Betray’. Now, she has also been removed from Jasim Uddin Jakir’s movie ‘Maya-The...
Entertainment Report : “Even though Eid has ended, the way people are enjoying movie ‘Toofan’ shows that its success knows no bounds. My family members are saying they can’t get...
Entertainment Report : Former Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Md Golam Saklain from the Gulshan Division of Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has lost his job after being...
Agency : Afghanistan advanced to their first-ever senior world tournament semi-final with a nerve-jangling eight-run victory over Bangladesh at the T20 World Cup on Tuesday that eliminated mighty Australia. Amid excruciating tension at the Arnos Vale Stadium in St Vincent, Afghan Captain Rashid Khan and seamer Naveen-ul-Haq were the heroes as Afghanistan battled through three rain stoppages to secure a famous victory under the DLS scoring method. Defending a modest total of 115-5 on a bowler-friendly surface, Rashid finished with...
Agency : Mattias Zaccagni’s last-grasp 1-1 equalizer against Croatia sent reigning champion Italy through the Euro 2024 group stage, while Spain capped a perfect Group-B run with 1-0 win over Albania in the last round of group play on Monday. Croatia started offensively minded knowing that only a win would see it progress into the round of the last 16....
Campus Life : Jointly organized by the NSU School of Health Science and the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, USA, a certificate course titled “Analytics & Machine Learning Techniques for Maternal and Health Interventions” was held at the NSU campus on 17 July, 2023. The event aimed to explore the applications of machine learning in improving maternal healthcare and brought together renowned experts and professionals in the field.The lead speaker at the event was Dr. Javed Mostafa, an...
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Campus Report : The UAP Law Orators Debating Club (UAPLODC) is committed to the development of a debating community among the students of the Department of Law and Human Rights at the University of Asia Pacific (UAP). In addition to fostering creativity via debating, the club’s objectives include sharing and critiquing the work of peers; develop excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent critical thinking skills, and effective tools for research, organization and presentation. Debate helps students become more interested...
Campus Desk : Over 20 students of ULAB Radio CampBuzz of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) took part in a workshop on creating successful podcasts.Oleg Dmitriyev, an advisor at the Sputnik International News Agency and Radio, held the latest session of the SputnikPro project for future journalists in the online format, says a press release issued on Sunday.The participants thanked Sputnik for the relevant and diverse content.The students were interested in various issues, such as picking a subject,...
Campus Desk : A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Geography and Environment of Dhaka University (DU) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) was signed today January 31, 2023 at the VC’s Lounge to share knowledge through research, innovation and training. Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman presided over the signing ceremony. Treasurer of DU Prof. Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed and Secretary General of BDRCS Kazi Shofiqul Azam signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institution. Chairman of...