Pm Accuses USA, Canada of ‘Double Standards’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said USA and Canada pass judgement on Bangladesh’s elections and at the same time they shelter Bangladeshi murderers, which demonstrate their double standards. Sheikh Hasina was briefing the press on Saturday on her recent UK tour. Asked about the government’s efforts to bring back the murderers of Bangabandhu, she said,

Uninterrupted Eid Journey Due To Early Steps

Eid journey has become uninterrupted and smooth due to early steps by the concerned ministries, 12 deputy commissioners’ planned actions, restriction on movement of heavy vehicles and closure of garments factories on different dates. As Communications Minister Obaidul Kader inspected the roads round-the-clock, the highways have become worthy of early and smooth journey. On the

Gaza Death Toll Passes 1000

The death toll in Gaza soared to more than 1,000 Saturday as bodies were pulled from the rubble during a 12-hour truce top diplomats urged Israel and Hamas to extend. After the fragile ceasefire went into effect at 0500 GMT, medics began digging through the remains of hundreds of homes, and uncovered more than 100

Germany on Top of Fifa Ranking

Germany’s World Cup triumph has seen them rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 20 years, Fifa announced. The 1-0 victory in the final has taken them up one place to top spot, ahead of their opponents in the Brazil final, Argentina, who rise three to second. The Netherlands

BGMEA to Organise BATEXPO 2014 Outside Bangladesh

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will organise the 25th edition of Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exhibition (BATEXPO) outside Bangladesh. Sources at the BGMEA told the Daily Observer On Monday that the BGMEA decided to hold the BATEXPO 2014 outside the country for the first time. A source said BATEXPO-2014 will take place in

Bangladesh – Sri Lanka Trade Crosses $100m For First Time

As bilateral trade crossed the critical $100million mark for the first time, a confident Bangladesh called  for a formal investment protection mechanism to drive trade volumes to next levels. “As a result of an investment protection agreement, fundamentals of investments would be right for Bangladeshi investors looking at Sri Lanka and this would drive our

Bangladesh Bank Disbursement Time to Expedite Remittance Inflow

In a bid to expedite remittance inflow Bangladesh Bank (BB) cut the disbursement time of remittance to the beneficiaries by a third of the current time- frame. The central bank in a directive issued on Wednesday asked all banks to disburse the remittance to the beneficiaries in two working days instead of current 72 hours

Top Bangladeshi UN Official Resigns

Ameerah Haq of Bangladesh has resigned as the United Nations Under Secretary General for Field Support, ending a nearly four-decade long challenging career with the organization. She had expressed her desire to quit the post to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently. Ban announced acceptance of Haq’s resignation in a statement on Tuesday and expressed

Obama Warns Israel After Death Toll Crosses 300

US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli’s right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza. Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Palestinian militants. But he said he was “deeply concerned” about civilian losses, with the Palestinian death toll now over 300.

President, PM Condoles Death of Malaysian Airlines Passengers

President Abdul Hamid  and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their deep shock at the crash of Malaysian passenger airlines in Ukraine with 283 passengers and 15 crews on board. In a message of condolence on Friday, the President conveyed deep sympathy to the members and relatives of the bereaved families who lost their loved