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After 10 and a half hours, ferry starts plying on Daulatdia-Paturia route

Government thinking of listing allies of freedom fighters

Coronavirus vaccine to arrive on January 25

Covid-19 kills another 16, 697 new patients identified

Blast targets government official's car in Kabul

France sends ex Pakistani Imam and terrorist sympathiser to jail for 18 months, bans him from country for life

Dhaka, November 27: A court in France has sentenced a former Imam of Pakistani origin to 18 months in prison for defending terrorism on social media sites.

OIC foreign ministers meeting today; Forum to discuss Rohingya issue

Dhaka, November 27: The meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries is starting today (Friday). The International Court of Justice (ICJ) case on the Rohingya genocide is expected to be on the agenda at the meeting.

UN experts decry Iran’s reported plan to execute Iranian-Swedish academic

Dhaka, November 26: Iran must halt any planned execution of Iranian-Swedish academic Ahmadreza Djalali, who has not been given a fair trial and was forced to confess under torture, two experts advising the UN Human Rights Council said on Wednesday.

WHO alerts third wave of COVID19 may hit world

Dhaka, Nov 23, 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that a third wave of infections could begin across Europe in early 2021 if it fails to take the necessary steps to prevent a second wave of Kovid-19 infections.

Message sent to China: US House of Representative passes two resolutions on Hong Kong, Tibet

Dhaka, November 20: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said the United States House of Representatives has passed two resolutions condemning China’s actions in Tibet and Hong Kong.

UN adopts resolution to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, November 19: A resolution was adopted for the fourth time by a large majority in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly with the aim of resolving the Rohingya crisis urgently.

New Zealand police introduces hijab into official uniform

Dhaka, November 18: In a bid to encourage more Muslim women to join the force, police in New Zealand have introduced hijab into their official uniform.

Japan to contact Myanmar for speedy repatriation of Rohingya

Dhaka, November 17: Naoki Ito, Japan's ambassador to Bangladesh, said Tokyo would work with Myanmar to expedite the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya to Bangladesh.

Ex-Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull warns country to not buckle under pressure from China

Canberra: Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has cautioned that the nation should not “buckle under pressure” from an onslaught of trade actions from Beijing and change its stance on controversial bilateral issues with China.

Coronavirus: Italy reports highest ever daily total, adds more names to 'red zones'

Dhaka, November 14: Italy has added more areas to its Covid-19 red zone list after the country reported nearly 41,000 infections.

Asia-Pacific countries commit to advance regional cooperation for sustainable connectivity

Dhaka, November 13: Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread socio-economic impacts and disruptions across Asia-Pacific, high-level officials called for a rethink on the future development of sustainable transport connectivity and mobility in the region at the sixth session of the Committee on Transport on Friday, an Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) press release notified.

Joe Biden names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

Dhaka, November 12: US President-elect Joe Biden has named his long time aide Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President.

White House to get DOTUS Champ and Major following Biden win

Dhaka, November 10: While US President elect Joe Biden, 77, will be the oldest to occupy the Oval Office, his dog, Major, will make history as the first sheltered dog to move into the White House.

Nelson Mandela Foundation celebrates Biden-Harris' win, trashes Donald Trump

Dhaka, November 9: Rubbing salt to outgoing US President Donald Trump's wounds, South Africa based Nelson Mandela Foundation has said that the organisation is relieved to see him defeated, while it congratulated President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris.

US-China tension will remain even if Joe Biden rejoins Paris climate deal: observers

Washington: Chinese observers believe that even if new president Joe Biden makes the US rejoin the Paris climate pact, there will be several  challenges to overcome in the US-China relationship.