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Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers: Mattis

International Live: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been working to bolster in recent years. India,... details

PM questions objective of “prevent boat”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today blasted perpetrators of “prevent boat” campaign ahead of the elections in the yearend, questioning whether they want to install anti-liberation forces and war criminals in power. “There is a quarter in the country who doesn’t see any development and some are saying that the boat will have to be resisted. My question is... details

HSC results handed over to PM

Live Correspondent: The results of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Alim HSC Vocational, HSC (Business Management) and Diploma in Business Studies (DIBS) examination were published today. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over a summary of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Gonobhaban residence here this morning. Higher Secondary... details

“Govt. took all steps for conservation of Sundarbans”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government has taken all necessary steps for conservation of the biodiversity of the Sundarbans and protect the Royal Bengal Tiger inhabiting in the long mangrove forests. She said most of the rivers around the mangrove forests dried up due to shrimp hatchery over the years since 1975. But most of those sweet water... details

Bangladesh, Indian home ministers agree

Live Correspondent: The sixth Bangladesh-India home minister level talks today decided to work in closer cooperation to ensure a crime free border, training of policemen and combating militancy. Briefing newsmen after the talks with his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said security issues largely featured their meeting with particular focus on... details

“Nuclear plant being implemented with full security”

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is being constructed with taking full security measures, adding the design of the plant has been developed in such a way that it will not succumb to any accident – natural or man-made. Highest measures are being undertaken to avoid any sort of risk for the people, she said, adding that... details

UGC accords reception to three National Professors

Live Correspondent: University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh accorded grand reception to the three newly-appointed National Professors for their enviable achievements and contribution in many areas of human activities. They are Professor Emeritus Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Professor Emeritus Dr. Anisuzzaman and Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury. UGC organized the programme at its... details

40 public universities sign Annual Performance Agreement

Live Correspondent: 40 public universities of the country signed the Annual Performance Agreement with University Grants Commission of Bangladesh for the fiscal year 2018-2019 under the Performance Management Framework Policy of the government on 08 July 2018. The major goal of the agreement is to establish good governance and excellence at the higher educational institutions of the... details

AL to observe ‘Mujib Barsho’ on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Awami League will celebrate the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 2020 as ‘Mujib Barsho’ through year-long programmes with the participation of mass people at the government and party levels. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in a joint meeting of the party’s advisory council and central working... details

PM for chain of command in armed forces

Live Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid importance on chain of command at all levels in the armed forces saying command channel in force is one of the main features of a disciplined force to perform its duties and achieve the desired goals. “Effective command channel plays an important role in resolving any action in the army. I believe that if you maintain... details

BAF craft crash kills 2 air force pilots

Live Correspondent: A Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) training aircraft crashed last night on a water body in Jashore killing its two pilots of Squadron rank, an ISPR spokesperson said. “Two pilots Squadron Leader Md Serajul Islam and Squadron Leader Enayet Kabir Polash took off from BAF Base BS Matiur Rahman on night training mission. …both of them died,” ISPR Assistant... details

Cabinet clears draft BSS

Live Correspondent: The cabinet today approved the draft law of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), which emerged as the national news agency in 1972 and was so far being run under an ordinance promulgated in 1979. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting which gave its final approval to the “Bangladesh Sangbad Sagstha (BSS) Ain 2018”. “The draft of the law has... details

Guterres, Kim assure continued support on Rohingya

Live Correspondent: UN Secretary General Antinio Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim today assured Bangladesh of continued support in handling the Rohingya crisis as they jointly met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Tejgaon office here. “They simultaneously reiterated their commitment to keep continued pressure on Mayanmar to resolve the crisis,” premier’s press... details