Protest in Istanbul against China’s Uighur treatment

 A man holds a placard reading ‘long live free of East Turkestan’, right, during a demonstration by supporters of China’s Muslim Uighur minority against China’s Uighur treatment at the Beyazid square on Thursday in Istanbul. — AFP photo Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Istanbul on Thursday to protest China’s treatment of […]Read More

Dhaka, Washington discuss coop to face new trade challenges

Speakers at a meeting  emphasised  the  need  for  close cooperation  between  Bangladesh and US  governments  and  industries  of the two countries to  address the  continually evolving challenges related to health and economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They said this at a high-level economic partnership consultation between Bangladesh and the United States held at a […]Read More

ACC starts inquiry into SK Sinha’s brother

D&GB REPORT: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has launched an inquiry into Ananta Kumar Sinha, brother of former chief justice SK Sinha—for money laundering and other financial crimes. “The commission initiated an inquiry into Ananta Kumar Sinha for charges of purchasing a house worth $280,000 in the US, amassing illegal wealth, and money laundering,” ACC spokesperson […]Read More

Iran fires missiles against ‘terrorist’ camp in Syria

iD&GB DESK REPORT: Iran’s revolutionary guards said Monday they had launched a missile attack against a ‘terrorist’ headquarters in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the Iranian city of Ahvaz. ‘The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist crime in Ahvaz was attacked a few minutes ago east of the Euphrates by several […]Read More

Bangladesh female police peacekeepers to guard Congo airport

A Bangladesh Police hand out photo shows Bangladesh female police peacekeepers guard an airport in Congo- Press Release photo The female peacekeepers of the Bangladesh police have been given the responsibility of guarding the Mancuso Airport in DR Congo run by the UN Peacekeeping Mission, said a press release. Members of BANFPU-1, Rotation-14 peacekeepers were […]Read More

No, the Rohingya crisis is not a bilateral issue

There has been zero motivation on the part of the authorities concerned in Myanmar Myanmar’s allegations directed at Bangladesh at the United Nations General Assembly, where it claimed that Bangladesh is harbouring terrorists in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, are not only baseless and laughable, but an attempt on the part of Myanmar to […]Read More

Bangladeshis trapped in extreme cold conditions of East European forests

Death on the Mediterranean is nothing new and many Bangladeshis have met their watery end there, duped by human traffickers with promises of migration. Over the past five years reports of horrific journeys and deaths have been appearing regularly in the media. And now the names of two European countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia, are being […]Read More

Thousands of jobless Bangladeshi garment workers fear for future

Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to find work and are at risk of destitution without urgent support, advocates said. At least 70,000 people are estimated to have been laid off after $3.5 billion-worth of clothing orders were cancelled or suspended and exports plummeted by […]Read More

What happens if Trump becomes incapacitated

US president Donald Trump accompanied by vice president Mike Pence arrives at a campaign rally in Newport News, Virginia, US, 25 September, 2020.Reuters Like two US presidents before him, Donald Trump could temporarily hand over power to his vice president should he become incapacitated, for example while undergoing a medical procedure as treatment for the […]Read More

Dhaka, Beijing to write more chapters on friendship: Ambassador

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has said the two countries will together write more chapters of “friendship and good neighborliness” on the journey to build a “Sonar Bangla” and achieve the great renewal of the Chinese Nation. “As we celebrate China’s National Day today, it’s equally joyous for us to look forward to the […]Read More