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Education must evolve, says Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for greater emphasis on science and technology, and technical education to ensure employment opportunities for the people in keeping with the requirements of the modern age.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Educational institutions to open in B'desh from March 30
Dhaka, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bangladeshi government has announced reopening of all the schools and colleges in the country from March 30.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
B'desh logs 407 new coronavirus cases
Dhaka, Feb 27 (IANS) Bangladesh has reported 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 545,831, health officials said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Politics
Protests in Dhaka after writer's death in jail
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Protests erupted in Dhaka after writer and blogger Mushtaq Ahmed, denied bail six times, died in Kashimpur jail.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Police charge baton on protesting students in Dhaka
Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) The Police on Thursday charged baton on students of Home Economics College for blocking road from Nilkhet to Azimpur in Dhaka. The students were demonstrating demanding resumption of postponed exams.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
B'desh Nasir threatens action for spreading rumours about his marriage
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh cricketer Nasir Hossain has warned of stern action against those spreading rumours about his marriage.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Bangladesh forex reserves hit new high of $44 bn
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves have hit a new record of over $44.02 billion, thanks to the upward trend in remittances.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Bangladesh unique example of containing Covid-19: WHO chief
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed satisfaction over the development of health infrastructure and services in Bangladesh, and also lauded its success in handling the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
B'desh can export edible oil to India: Indian envoy
Dhaka, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, said on Tuesday that Bangladesh can export edible oil to India at 20 per cent value addition to the product, as he urged the business communities of both the countries to convince the governments to upgrade goods transportation facilities.
2021-02-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian Air Chief Marshal on 3-day visit to Dhaka
Dhaka, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria reached here on a three-day visit on the invitation of Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Language Movement's history lies in reports of Pak intel branch : Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that one can easily know the real history of the Language Movement of the country by reading the Pakistani intelligence branch reports' from 1948 to 1971 which was made against Bangabandhu.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Bangladesh board allows players to miss national duty for IPL
Dhaka, Feb 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to give No Objection Certificates (NOC) to its players for the Indian Premier League, allowing them to miss matches for the national team.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Jaishankar to visit Dhaka on March 4
Dhaka, Feb 17 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) S. Jaishankar will travel to Dhaka on March 4 to finalise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh scheduled for March 26.
2021-02-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Politics
5 sentenced to death in B'desh for writer Avijit Roy's murder
Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) A Dhaka court has sentenced five militants including fugitive sacked army major Syed Ziaul Haq to death in connection with the 2015 writer-blogger Avijit Roy murder case.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Friendship with B'desh cornerstone of our foreign policy: Indian envoy
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday said that Bangladesh is India's true and special friend and the friendship is the cornerstone of India's Foreign Policy.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh has procured 3 cr Covid vaccine doses: Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that the country had procured three crore Covid-19 vaccine doses already, while other nations have also expressed interest to provide them supplies.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Cornwall 4-wicket haul helps Windies beat B'desh, win series 2-0
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) Rahkeem Cornwall took a four-wicket haul on the fourth day of West Indies's second Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-E-Bangla stadium to lead the hosts to a 17-run win. The West Indies have thus won the two-match series 2-0.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh educational institutions to remain closed till Feb 28
Dhaka, Feb 14 (IANS) In a bid to contain the further spread of the novel coronavirus, Bangladesh has again extended the closure of educational institutions, except madrasas, until February 28, the Ministry of Education said in a statement on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
2nd Test: Bangladesh fight back but Windies remain ahead
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, and Nayeem Hasan took a wicket each on Saturday to help Bangladesh end the third day of the second Test against West Indies on a high but the visitors remain in front with a lead of 154 runs. West Indies ended the day on 41 runs for the loss of three wickets in their second innings at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Always been a good player of spin: WI wicket-keeper Da Silva
Dhaka, Feb 13 (IANS) West Indies wicket-keeper Joshua Da Silva, who made 92 and added 118 runs with pace bowler Alzarri Joseph (82) for the seventh wicket on the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh said that he relishes playing spin.
2021-02-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Over 5L beneficiaries inoculated in 5 days: B'desh Health ministry
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Nearly 5,42,309 beneficiaries in Bangladesh have received Covid-19 vaccine shots in merely five days, the country's Health Ministry said on Friday.
2021-02-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
2nd Test: West Indies opt to bat against Bangladesh
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite on Thursday won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the second and final Test here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
West Indies have to buckle down, avoid complacency: Brathwaite
Dhaka, Feb 10 (IANS) West Indies have to buckle down and not get ahead of themselves after their stunning win in the first Test against Bangladesh, said captain Kragg Brathwaite on Wednesday. Kyle Mayers's double century on debut helped the West Indies complete the highest successful run chase in a Test match played in Asia, and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Ban vs WI: Shadman Islam to miss 2nd Test due to hip injury
Dhaka, Feb 10 (IANS) Bangladesh opening batsman Shadman Islam has been ruled out of the second and final Test against the West Indies due to a hip injury.
2021-02-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh teachers asked to get vaccine jabs as schools set to reopen
Dhaka, Feb 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the teachers to get their vaccine shots within 7 days, as the country is gearing up to reopen the educational institutions anytime soon, with the nationwide inoculation drive underway.
2021-02-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination begins in B'desh (Ld)
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) Bangladesh's Covid-19 vaccination programme began on Sunday across the country with a target to inoculate 3.5 million people in the first phase.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh rolls out Covid-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) is being rolled out across Bangladesh on Sunday amid lukewarm interest from the people to receive the shots against the virus.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 Indians held in B'desh over suspected gambling involvement
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Police have detained three Indian citizens in Chittagong over their alleged involvement in gambling during an ongoing test cricket match in the country.
2021-02-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Despite oppn propaganda, B'desh will march forward: Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) Flaying the opposition for running a propaganda against her government, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the country will march forward nevertheless.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,International
Bangladesh gains four places on Democracy Index 2020
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) A large majority of countries on the index recorded a decline in their total score compared with 2019 amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the average global score falling from 5.44 in 2019 to 5.37 to hit an all-time low.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
B'desh to receive $500mn from World Bank to improve connectivity
Dhaka, Feb 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has signed a $500 million dollar financing agreement with the World Bank to help upgrade a highway and enhance connection of rural roads and markets, benefiting over 20 million people living in the country's western region, according to an official statement.
2021-02-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Zia, Ershad, Khaleda destroyed many ISI documents: Hasina
Dhaka, Feb 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the former governments of Ziaur Rahman, Hussain Muhammad Ershad and Khaleda Zia have destroyed many documents of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in an effort to erase Father of the nation, Bangabandhu's name from the glorious history of the 1971 Liberation War and the Language Movement.
2021-02-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Foreign Secys discuss preparations for Modi's Dhaka visit
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Underscoring the importance of 2021 in the context of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's liberation, the 50th year of bilateral diplomatic ties as well as the birth centenary of father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, India and Bangladesh on Friday decided to further strengthen the ongoing coordination to jointly commemorate these anniversaries.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
We are in talks with Myanmar for repatriation of Rohingyas: Hasina
Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the country is in talks with Myanmar for the peaceful repatriation of Rohingyas.
2021-01-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Abdur Razzak included in BCB selector's panel
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Former left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has been named in the selection panel of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB).
2021-01-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Vaccination kicks off in B'desh, Hasina thanks India for 2 mn doses
Dhaka, Jan 28 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday thanked the government of India for the gift of two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine while virtually inaugurating the mass vaccination drive in the country.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
Bangladesh reports single-day rise of 528 Covid cases
Dhaka, Jan 27 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 528 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 533,444, while the country's death toll stood at 8,072 with 17 fresh fatalities, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
2021-01-27
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Illingworth to become 1st neutral umpire in Tests since Covid-19 pandemic
Dhaka, Jan 26 (IANS) Richard Illingworth will become the first neutral umpire to officiate in a Test match since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic when he officiates in the upcoming first Test of the two-match series between Bangladesh and West Indies.
2021-01-26
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Netaji's 125th birth anniversary celebrated in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Vikram Doraiswami on Sunday termed the celebration of Netaji's birth anniversary in the country as "very touching" as he hoped that the two friendly neighbours would come even closer in the future.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hasina orders evacuation of heritage building for museum
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the evacuation of a 150-year-old heritage building in Chittagong which was once the law chamber of freedom fighter Jatindra Mohan Sengupta and his father advocate Jatra Mohon Sengupta, to be converted into a museum.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nothing can be bigger than securing home for homeless: Hasina
Dhaka, Jan 24 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Saturday that nobody will remain homeless in the country, which is celebrating the golden jubilee of its independence this year.
2021-01-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Hasina thanks Modi for Covid-19 vaccine
Dhaka, Jan 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 20 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to assist the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus.
2021-01-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
2mn Covid vaccine doses from India reach Dhaka airport
Dhaka, Jan 21 (IANS) Two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India arrived in Dhaka on Thursday as a gift from New Delhi.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
1st ODI: Shakib four-fer helps Bangladesh beat 2nd string Windies
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Shakib Al Hasan took four wickets and conceded eight runs in 7.2 overs on his return to international cricket as he helped Bangladesh beat the West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
B'desh logs 8 virus deaths, lowest daily count since May
Dhaka, Jan 20 (IANS) Bangladesh recorded 656 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, taking the tally of infections so far to 5,29,687, according to the latest data released by the government.
2021-01-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh to receive 2 mn Covishield doses from India as 'gift'
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the country would receive two million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) from India as a "gift" on Wednesday.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh Foreign Secy to visit India on Jan 27
Dhaka, Jan 19 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen is set to visit India on January 27 to finalise Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Dhaka trip in March.
2021-01-19
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Hasina unveils stimulus for rural marginalised people's improvement
Dhaka, Jan 18 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has so far rolled out 23 bailout packages announced at different times since March 2020 to absorb the economic shock from the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-01-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Suchitra Sen's 8th death anniversary observed in B'desh
Dhaka, Jan 17 (IANS) Rich tributes were paid to the undisputed queen of the silver screen, Suchitra Sen on her 8th death anniversary across Bangladesh on Sunday.
2021-01-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
After ban, Shakib picked in Bangla squad for home ODIs vs WI
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was on Saturday included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming home ODI series against the West Indies, thus marking his return to international cricket after a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt approach. The three match ODI series will start on January 20 in Mirpur, Dhaka.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket