Ties with Bangladesh to grow: Nepalese foreign minister

Nepalese foreign minister Narayan Khadka has said that the existing friendly ties with Bangladesh are set to grow further in the days ahead, UNB reports. “I look forward to working closely with you at the bilateral and multilateral levels to deal with the issues of our common concerns,” Narayan said in a letter to his […]Read More

Keeping Rohingyas in Bangladesh seemingly a business to some: PM

“It seems that some people are benefitting from the presence of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh,” Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said in response to a question during a media briefing. She was briefing the media virtually — from Gono Bhaban — about her recently-concluded visit to United States to attend the 76th United Nations General […]Read More

US scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian win Nobel Medicine

US scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian on Monday won the Nobel Medicine Prize for discoveries on receptors for temperature and touch, the jury said. “The groundbreaking discoveries… by this year’s Nobel Prize laureates have allowed us to understand how heat, cold and mechanical force can initiate the nerve impulses that allow us to perceive […]Read More

Japan’s new PM Kishida unveils cabinet

Japan’s new prime minister Fumio Kishida unveiled his government on Monday, mixing holdovers with newcomers, after lawmakers voted him the new leader of the world’s third-largest economy. The soft-spoken scion of a Hiroshima political family, 64-year-old Kishida beat popular vaccine chief Taro Kono to win the leadership of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last […]Read More

India, Pakistan surpass Bangladesh in RMG export growth in EU,

Despite Bangladesh’s securing a good number of apparel work orders from the European Union and the United States, it was outnumbered by neighbouring India and Pakistan in terms of export growth in the two major markets in January-July this year. The two countries clearly capitalised on their competitive advantages.  In the first seven months of […]Read More

Biman’s Medina, Kuwait, Kathmandu flights resume in October

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume its direct flights from Dhaka to three destinations from October, reports UNB. The Dhaka-Kathmandu-Dhaka route resumes on 9 October, while the flights on Dhaka-Medina-Dhaka, and Dhaka-Kuwait City-Dhaka routes will resume 10 October. The Dhaka-Kathmandu flight will leave the capital every Saturday and Thursday at 9:15am, Bangladesh time from 9 October, […]Read More

Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham claimed in a new book that she sought to shield a young, female aide from former President Trump after he at one point invited her to his Air Force One cabin to “look at her.” Grisham writes in her new book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” set to be released on Oct. […]Read More

Pelosi faces one big final battle

More than a decade ago, in her first stint as Speaker, the California Democrat overcame enormous odds to shepherd the landmark ObamaCare bill through the House, securing health care for millions of uninsured Americans and cementing the most consequential domestic policy of the Obama era. Now, in what could be the last legacy-making legislative act […]Read More

FBCCI president wants Bangladesh-China FTA

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Md Jashim Uddin on Tuesday said that the government should sign a free trade agreement with China to tackle the post-graduation challenges. He made the remark at the China-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum 2021 and the inaugural ceremony of the 7th council of Chinese Enterprises […]Read More