UN seeks its special envoy’s access to Myanmar to assess situation

UN seeks its special envoy’s access to Myanmar to assess situation

Protesters take cover behind barricades during a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay on March 21, 2021 Reuters World not given up on Myanmar, says UNGA president President of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir has reiterated his call on the military authorities to grant the UN Special Envoy […]

Minimising Climate Vulnerabilities: Hasina seeks Commonwealth’s focus

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the Commonwealth to play its crucial role in eradicating poverty and minimising climate vulnerabilities of the underprivileged people. “I strongly believe that the Commonwealth can play a pivotal role towards sustainable and nature-based solutions for a prosperous future,” she said while addressing a virtual roundtable of the Asia Regional […]

PM Hasina seeks Commonwealth’s focus on minimizing climate vulnerabilities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a meeting of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) in Dhaka, attending the meeting virtually, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Focus Bangla She suggests three measures ahead of COP26 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the Commonwealth to play a role in eradicating poverty and minimizing climate vulnerabilities of […]

As US seeks to outsource immigration enforcement, Mexico gains leverage


Asylum-seeking migrant families wait to be transported by the US Border Patrol after crossing the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas on April 27, 2021 Reuters Since President Joe Biden took office, the number of migrants taken into US custody has surpassed 172,000 Three consecutive US administrations have […]

PM Hasina seeks G20 nations’ ‘key role’ to stop carbon emission


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the inaugural day of the two-day ‘Foreign Policy Virtual Climate Summit’ in a recorded speech on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 PID Strict execution of the Paris Agreement is the only way to check global carbon emission and thereby global warming, Sheikh Hasina says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday sought […]

Bangladesh minister seeks investment in agro product processing | Blitz

Bangladesh minister seeks investment in agro product processing | Blitz

Fisheries and Livestock Minister Rezaul Karim called on the country’s private industrial entrepreneurs to invest more in the processing of agricultural products. “Agriculture has a lot of potential in alleviating poverty and improving the quality of life…. If agriculture is developed, the overall development of the country will be further accelerated, so private entrepreneurs should […]

Leather sector seeks tax cuts

Horse-drawn carriages only means of transportation still!

FE Report | Published: March 29, 2021 08:22:23 | Updated: March 29, 2021 14:23:57 The Leather Goods and Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association of Bangladesh (LFMEAB) sought reduction of corporate income tax and source tax on export to stay competitive in global market. The LFMEAB leaders said corporate income tax rate for the sector should […]

Modi’s party seeks big win as 2 key Indian states vote

NEW DELHI — Two Indian states with sizeable Muslim populations began voting in local elections Saturday in a test of strength for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist agenda is being challenged by months of farmer protests and a fresh wave of the pandemic. Top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including Modi, have campaigned heavily […]

Foreign Minister seeks Finnish investment in Bangladesh


File photo of Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen addresses a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Focus Bangla The Finnish minister appreciated Bangladesh’s humanitarian gesture to the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged Finland to explore investment opportunities in Special […]