Tuesday, 23 Apr, 2024


South Korea plans to import 10,000 workers from Bangladesh this year

South Korea has planned to import around 10,000 workers from Bangladesh through the EPS (Employment Permit System) this year, according to its ambassador to Dhaka LEE Jang-Keun.  In an interview with Banglanews Diplomatic Correspondent Touhidur Rahman, the envoy also said his

New Year, New Pledge, New Hope 

The nation has welcomed the year 2023 with a new pledge to advance the country on a higher growth track after some notable economic and political developments in the previous year. In the year that has just gone, the country experienced remarkable happenings like Padma Bridge

15th Annual Crack International Art Camp Dec 25-30

As the 15th annual Crack International Art Camp is just around the corner, artists across the globe are preparing to join the small sanctuary of Smaran Matshya Beej Khamar in Kushtia, Bangladesh from December 25 to 30. This unique event is about to unite various groups of artists for

Kaptai lake in bird's eye view!

Kaptai Lake is a popular tourist destination in Bangladesh. Lots of travelers roam the area every year to enjoy its magnificent beauty. Tourists throng Rangamati to enjoy the scenic splendor of Kaptai Lake, the country's largest artificial lake, which was created in 1960, 

Bashundhara Media Award: A milestone in country's journalism history

The 30th May of 2022 will always be remembered in the history of Bangladesh journalism as the “Bashundhara Media Award”, the first of its kind, was organised aiming to recognize the country's fearless journalists. This occasion, according to organisers, is not only to

My ultimate aim is Free Trade Agreement

My ultimate aim is for the conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries, so that the established trade relations between Malaysia and Bangladesh could even be stronger without unnecessary issues on trade barriers. Malaysian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Haznah

Turkey keen to export military equipment to Bangladesh

Bangladesh and Turkey have potential opportunities to boost military cooperation. Turkey is exporting defense equipment to many countries. The equipment it produces are high-tech and can compete in the international market.  Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan was

A year after abolition of Article 370 in J&K

A year has passed in the valley since Article 370 was removed from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). This is the time to review the situation. People in the region, along with rest of India, want to know the matter. Besides, the entire political fraternity of the world is also interested on

Art camp held in Sreemangal to honor Gandhi

MOULVIBAZAR:  An art camp titled ‘Gandhi@150 Art Camp’ held in Sreemangal to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Fifteen young artists from Bangladesh participated in the art camp from December 12 to 15.  Deputy High Commissioner

44,000-yr-old animal painting found in cave

A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old. The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes. Some researchers think the scene could be the world's

Najmun wishes to travel 200 countries

DHAKA: A world traveler who goes by the name of Najmun Nahar wished to travel 200 countries before the celebration of golden jubilee of independence. Nahar has already traveled 135 countries, but is hoping to complete the number 200 by 2021. Najmun Nahar launched her mission with

International Men’s Day: Current Theme, History and Celebrations

International Men's Day is celebrated on 19 November every year globally to raise awareness about the health of men and boys. To promote gender equality and gender relations. How is International Men's Day celebrated, what is the theme of 2019 and the history associated with

Birshrestha Hamidur's 48th martyrdom anniversary

JHENAIDAH: This 48th death anniversary of Birshreshtha Hamidur Rahman is being marked on Monday (Oct 28). Prof. Aminul Haque, Principal of Hamidur Rahman Degree College, urged all the educational institutions of the country to observe the martyrdom anniversary of Hamidur Rahman. He

Govt undertakes Tk 47cr project to dredge Feni River

DHAKA: The government has undertaken a project involving Tk 47 crore to prevent river erosion and dredging of Feni River.  The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has taken this initiative under the project 'Protecting Nangal Mora and Jagatjibanpur areas under Chhagalnaiya

Locals suffer after 3G, 4G halted for Rohingyas

COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has stopped 3G and 4G mobile internet services in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas since September 9 to prevent crimes committed by Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.  But, local residents have been suffered a lot by

Hindu refugees seek unconditional return to Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR: Hindu refugees living in a camp in Cox's Bazar, who fled to Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape the Myanmar military’s crimes against humanity, are eager to return to Myanmar unconditionally only if security ensured. They say, “We have no dispute with the

Circus elephant dies of heatstroke

LALMONIRHAT:  An elephant died of heatstroke at a circus in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat on Monday (September 2). The circus event held at Hajiganj Aliya Madrasa ground in Kamalabari Union of the upazila around 4: 30 pm.  According to locals, the elephant that came from

Where meals allocated for court prisoners go

CHATTOGRAM: Chattogram Central Jail inmates have been officially allocated food for the prisoners. The prisoners get these meals three times a day. For each prisoner, the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner have remained specified. Lunch is allocated for the prisoners who come to

Babylon gains Unesco World Heritage status

The ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Iraq had been lobbying since 1983 for the 4,000-year-old site to be added to the United Nations' prestigious list. The city was famous for its Hanging Gardens, which were among the Seven

Fear of danger in Sundarbans not true: Forest minister

DHAKA: Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin dismissed the concern of World Heritage Centre of Unesco which had declared the Sundarbans as being in danger. Md Shahab Uddin said: “Whatever is said about Sundarbans, I think fear of environmental danger in Sundarbans is not

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