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Classes of first batch of PhD course begin at BSMMU

Sheikh Hasina calls for appropriate response to anti-national propaganda

PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Would have used EVM in 300 seats if I could: EC Alamgir

Contractor GK Shamim, 7 others get life sentence in arms case

Padma Bridge an example in Bangladesh's development journey: Pakistan

Dhaka, June 24: Pakistan has congratulated Bangladesh on the occasion of inauguration of Padma Bridge. Islamabad says the inauguration of the bridge is an example of Bangladesh's development journey. On Friday (June 24), the Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahbaz Sharif sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina on the inauguration of the Padma Bridge.

Afghanistan: Former journalist forced to sell food to feed family as country grapples with dwindling economy under Taliban rule

Kabul, June 19: The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August last year. This was followed by tremendous economic woes and political instability in the country, which is still ongoing. The recent economic crisis in the country has come to light in a recent incident.

Bangladesh is a shining example of communal harmony in South Asia: Pakistan's report

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 18: Dr. Avantika Kumari, an assistant professor in the history department at Allahabad College in India's Uttar Pradesh and especially a political researcher on South Asia, wrote in Pakistan's 'The Global Village Space' magazine on June 15 that communal harmony exists in Bangladesh. Here people of all religions have come together and practiced their respective religions since time immemorial. Although Muslims make up 90 percent of the population, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians coexist peacefully. This is a matter of pride for the people of Bangladesh in South Asia.

Indian PM Modi offers condolences to Sitakunda fire victims

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 8: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing grief over the devastating fire and explosion at BM Container Depot in Chittagong's Sitakunda.

PK Halder sent to jail custody for another 14 days

Own Correspondent, Kolkata, June 8: PK Halder, who was arrested in India on charges of smuggling several thousand crores of Bangladeshi rupees, was produced in court after 11 days and he was remanded to jail custody for another 14 days.

Energy crisis intensifies in Pakistan, China threatens to withdraw help

Islamabad, June 8: Pakistan's economic situation is deteriorating rapidly. Some of China's influence is directly responsible for the country's dire situation. It is unfortunate that poor governance of the country, mismanagement of various resources and weak law and order situation have led Pakistan to a huge economic crisis. Meanwhile, the country's energy crisis has begun to intensify.

Chinese nationals under threat in Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Beijing, June 4: This time China is trapped in its own net. The country thought that its Belt and Road Initiative would trap the Asian countries Sri Lanka and Pakistan in debt. But the danger is here. Chinese nationals living in Pakistan and Sri Lanka are now in great danger. Indigenous peoples of Pakistan and Sri Lanka are beginning to think of Chinese as enemies. In the wake of that incident, three Chinese nationals were killed in an alleged suicide attack in Pakistan last April.

Women do not get justice in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 3: In 2016, Qandeel Baloch, a Pakistani social media star, fell prey to honour killing by his brother Muhammad Wasim. Wasim was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2019. However, he was released this February due to flaws in the law.

India receives request to export 15 lakh tonnes of wheat

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 1: Countries are trying to increase foodgrain imports from India to ease the crisis caused due to the Russia-Ukraine war. In this situation, a few days ago, when the South Asian country suddenly banned the export of wheat, the buyers were in great danger. However, at the request of the government, New Delhi has opened the way for wheat exports to some countries. With that opportunity, several countries in the world have recently offered to buy more than 1.5 million tonnes of wheat from India. The biggest buyer among them is Bangladesh.

South Asian lawmakers call for regional collaboration to avert twin crisis of air pollution, climate change ahead of Stockholm+50

Dhaka, May 28: As evidence grows about the impact poor air quality has on human health, medical practitioners and lawmakers from South Asia on Saturday called for collaborative action to phase out the use of fossil fuels - one of the largest contributors to air pollution in the region.

PK Halder fails to show the source of his property in court

Kolkata, May 28: Six people, including Prashant Kumar Halder (PK Halder), a former MD of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited and a fugitive accused, were produced in the Bankshall Court in Kolkata on Friday. The court sent them to jail custody till June 7.

India has no plans to curb rice exports: Officials

Own Correspondent, New Delhi, May 28: "After wheat and sugar, the Indian government is also going to impose restrictions on rice exports" — such news has been described as a rumor by two top officials at the policy-making level of the country.

Repatriation of 15 Bangladeshi sailors detained in Kolkata still uncertain

Dhaka / Kolkata, May 23: Uncertainty over the return of 15 Bangladeshi sailors of the 'MV Marine Trust-01' ship that met with accident at Kolkata port has not yet been resolved. They have been detained there for about two months.

India's ED to quiz PK Halder's 'girl friend' Sharmi

Own Correspondent, Kolkata, May 18: India's Central economic intelligence agency Enforcement Directorate (ED) is keeping an eye on Sharmi Halder alias Amana Sultana, the 'girl friend' of Prashant Kumar (PK) Halder, the main accused in the embezzlement case worth more than Tk 10,000 crore in Bangladesh. ED detectives will keep her in judicial custody and interrogate her separately.

India's ED to hand over PK Halder to Bangladesh

Own Correspondent, Kolkata, May 16: Prashant Kumar Halder (PK Halder), the main and fugitive accused in NRB Global Bank's sensational multi-billion money embezzlement case, will be handed over to Bangladesh. Officials from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the investigating agency of India's central finance ministry, have hinted at this. The news was published in the Indian media.