May 192019
 
Indian actress poses with Pakistani flag, gets roasted online

An Indian actress named Rakhi Sawant has recently landed in hot water after she posted a picture of herself on social media holding a Pakistani flag. Described by India Today as a “controversy’s child”, Sawant captioned the Instagram photo with the following statement: “I love my India but it’s my character in the film Dhara …Read more

May 192019
 
Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday. The Saudi Press Agency said King Salman had invited Gulf leaders and Arab states to two emergency summits in Mecca on May 30 …Read more

May 192019
 
Bangladesh wins RISK Award for coastal resilience project

A project that pioneers floating houses in Bangladesh has won the prestigious RISK Award 2019. It has beendesigned in a way so thatit can house a family of six, and they can survive flood and produce their own food, including vegetables, chickens and fish. The €100,000-prize, sponsored by the Munich Re Foundation, was accepted by …Read more

May 192019
 
Bangabandhu Satellite’s commercial operation begins

Commercial operation of Bangladesh’s first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) began on Sunday on the occasion of launching anniversary ceremony following the successful trial run. Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), the assigned entity to manage the BS-I, will sign agreements with the local television (TV) channels and other firms to rent the transponders of the …Read more

Apr 302019
 
Play with confidence in World Cup, Hasina tells cricket team

DHAKA, April 30, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday advised the Bangladesh cricket team to play in the upcoming World Cup (WC) with utmost confidence and taking no pressure in their minds. “Don’t take any pressure, play your natural games with self-determination… one day we will surely win the World Cup Insha Allah,” she …Read more

Dec 012018
 
Month of Bangladesh's Victory begins

The celebration of Month of Victory, commemorating the country’s victory on December 16, 1971 in the Liberation War, began with different programmes amid much enthusiasm and festivity in Bangladesh on Saturday. Forty-seven years back on December 16, Bangladesh was liberated from the Pakistani occupation forces after a nine-month-long bloodstained War of Liberation and the supreme …Read more

Dec 012018
 
Bangladesh observes 21st anniversary of CHT Peace Accord

Bangladesh is observing the 21st anniversary of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Treaty today (Sunday). The treaty was signed on December 2, 1997 between the government and the Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) during the first tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, ending bloody conflicts in three hill districts. The then Jatiya Sangsad Chief …Read more

Nov 302018
 
Bill placed in US Congress against Jamaat-e-Islami

A bill has been placed in the US Congress, calling on the Bangladesh government to stop radical organizations including Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir, who pose an ongoing threat to the country’s stability and secular democracy. Congressman Jim Banks of Indiana State introduced the bill titled ‘Expressing concern about the threat posed to democracy and …Read more