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Six Rohingyas among eight killed in Cox's Bazar landslide

Afghanistan: Taliban terrorists caught on camera beheading injured security force member

Thousands of people are getting vaccinated willingly everyday

Traffic pressure on the road on the fifth day of the lockdown

Government officials will act as servants, not rulers of the people: PM Hasina

India says no to coronavirus vaccine export to Bangladesh, other foreign countries for now

Dhaka, June 5: India has said no to coronavirus vaccine exports to foreign countries, including Bangladesh, as the nation is fighting a shortage of doses amid the second wave of the deadly disease, the country's external affairs ministry' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed on Thursday. 

Bangladesh sends coronavirus medical supplies to Nepal

Dhaka, June 3: The Bangladesh Army has provided emergency medical and security equipment to the Nepal Army as a token of friendship amidst the second wave of Covid-19. This was stated in a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday (June 3).

Controversy erupts in Sri Lanka after China sells Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh at lower rate

Dhaka, June 2: China has set different prices for Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine for different countries in South Asia, causing uneasiness among its allies in the region. It has been alleged that even though Bangladesh has purchased per dose at USD 10, Bejing has charged Sri Lanka USD 15 for the same, giving rise to controversy in both countries.

Pakistan: Rights groups slam media outlet for suspending journalist critical of Army

Islamabad, June 1: Several human rights watchdogs have raised concern over the suspension of a veteran Pakistani journalist after he was critical of the country's Army recently.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has thrown the country to the wolves: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Pakistan's key opposition leader and  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari targeted Imran Khan on the economic conditions of the country and said the PM is unsustainably borrowing money from international leasing agencies and this unprecedented borrowing is akin to mortgaging the country's economic integrity and freedom.

India's BSF obstructs construction of memorial at Tin Bigha Corridor

Dhaka, May 27: The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) is obstructing the construction of 'Bir Muktijoddha Memorial' next to the Tin Bigha Corridor at Patgram in Lalmonirhat.

Bangladesh to keep borders shut as Covid-19 situation worsens in India

Dhaka, May 22: Bangladesh has extended its closure on land borders with India for another eight days due to the worsening coronavirus infection situation in the neighbouring country. It will be effective till May 31, according to a notification sent from Bangladesh Assistant High Commission of Agartala, Tripura on Friday (May 21). It said the ban on passengers traveling across the land border with India has been extended to May 31.

Israel must be held accountable for Gaza episode: Pakistan tells OIC

Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan, while attending a special session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is demanding that Israel should be held accountable for “crimes against humanity”, media reports said.

Bangladesh sends second shipment of coronavirus medicines to India

Dhaka, May 19: Bangladesh has sent the second shipment of coronavirus medicines and medical supplies to India. On Tuesday, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Kolkata, Tawfiq Hasan; handed over 2,672 boxes of medicines and safety equipment to Indian Red Cross Society officials at Petrapole across the Benapole border.

BSF prevents installation of makeshift shed, import-export stopped at the border

Dhaka, May 17: Hili traders in Bangladesh have stopped all activities, including import and export, as the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) obstructed the construction of a temporary shed for passport holders in the Zero Point area of the Hakimpur Hili border in Dinajpur. They stopped import and export on Sunday (May 16) from 3:30 pm.

Landmine blasts kill nine, injure 17 in Afghanistan on first day of Eid

Kabul, May 13: At least nine people were killed and several others injured in landmine explosions in Afghanistan's Kandahar and Kunduz provinces on Thursday, the first day of Eid-al-Fitr and the beginning of a 3-day ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan forces.

Overwhelmed with your message: Indian opposition leader Mamata Banerjee tells PM Hasina

Dhaka, May 8: After receiving the congratulatory message from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee, who has become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, has sent a letter expressing her gratitude and best wishes.

Afghanistan: Blast targets bus carrying health workers, 1 dead

Kabul, May 5: At least one person was killed and three others were injured as a blast targeted a bus carrying health workers in Afghanistan's Kabul province on Wednesday, media reports said.

Mamata Banerjee swears in as West Bengal Chief Minister for third term

Kolkata, May 5: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee took oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister for the third consecutive term in Kolkata on Wednesday.

WHO Representative in the Maldives is Bangladesh's Dr. Nazneen

Male, May 4: Dr. Nazneen Anwar, a health expert from Bangladesh, has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Maldives. On April 8, the WHO nominated her for the post. She presented her official identity card to Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid on April 18.