BNP masterminded brutal political killings: Quader

BNP masterminded brutal political killings: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said the BNP is the mastermind behind the brutal political killings in the country. He said the BNP was behind all the communal attacks in the country, including those of 15 August, 17 August, and 21 August.  Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman cannot avoid the responsibility for the […]

Quader: BNP branded as the slayer of democracy in history

File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Focus Bangla The political environment of the country has become poisonous, says the road transport and bridges minister Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that BNP is branded as the “killer of […]

PM Hasina: Govt won’t take any quarter’s advice harmful for Bangladesh

PM Hasina: Govt won't take any quarter's advice harmful for Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) from Ganabhaban through a videoconference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Focus Bangla The premier said that the recent increase of Bangladesh’s per capita income, amid the Covid pandemic, has been possible due to the commitments of all, particularly […]

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Three of the country’s leading economists urged to put emphasis on agro-based industrialization in the wake of the global economic downturn and coronavirus epidemic. They made the call while participating in a web seminar titled ‘Industrialization: In Search of a Decent Bangladesh’ organized by the Bangladesh Economic Association on Saturday afternoon. The economists participating in […]

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia on Friday responded in kind to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions, saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the […]

Quinoa: Cultivating the ‘mother of all grains’

Quinoa: Cultivating the 'mother of all grains'

One of the world’s most popular health foods that has its roots in South America, quinoa is now being grown in Bangladesh for the domestic market. High in protein, dietary fiber and amino acids, quinoa is often referred to as the mother of all grains. It is basically a herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily […]

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the areas of ICT, health, and education is acutely felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore, it should be our urgent priority to build adequate infrastructure in all these areas,” she said. The envoy made remarks […]

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly recommended, but did not order, a two-week pause on face-to-face high school instruction, indoor restaurant dining […]