May 25, 2022
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  • Return of 15 sailors stranded in Kolkata is still uncertain

    Special Correspondent: Uncertainty over the return of 15 Bangladeshi sailors of the ship ‘MV Marine Trust-01’ that sank at Kolkata port has not yet been resolved. They have been stuck for about two months. Officials of the concerned departments including the Bangladesh Shipping Department could not provide any definite information…

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  • Filippo Grandi call for Rohingya refugees support

    Staff Correspondent: Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, arrived in Dhaka yesterday on a five-day visit to discuss the needs of the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char. Grandi last visited Bangladesh in March 2019.Grandi will meet with representatives of the government of Bangladesh to discuss the…

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  • US keen to deepen ties with BD: Haas

    Diplomatic Correspondent: US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Hass yesterdayexpressed his country’s willingness to deepening ties with Bangladesh as the two countries discussed “action oriented” issues to that end.“We had a conversation about how we can continue moving our relationships forward and how we can (have) action oriented deepening relationship,” he…

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  • South Asia faces serious forex crisis

    _ BD reserve down to $ 41b_ Sri Lanka, Afghanistan faces humanitarian crisis_ Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan & Maldives in red zone Enayet Karim: Foreign exchange reserves play an increasingly important role in linking emerging markets and developed economies. But six out of 8 South Asian nations at the moment is…

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  • Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed elected UAE president

    International Desk: The UAE’s long-time de facto ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was elected as president yesterday, official media said, a day after the death of former leader Sheikh Khalifa.Sheikh Mohamed was elected by the Federal Supreme Council, WAM news agencysaid, after years of calling the shots from…

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  • Dhaka seeks pro-active support from Manila

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh has sought Philippines’ and ASEAN’s pro-active support for the early repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar.Bangladesh also mentioned the pressure the additional 1.1 million people are creating on the local law and order and security situation of Bangladesh when newly appointed Ambassador of the Philippines to Bangladesh Alan…

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  • Lankan PM Rajapaksa resigns

    International Desk: Following the anti-government protests across the island nation, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reportedly resigned yesterday(May 9) amid the worst economic crisis in the country.This comes a day after a special meeting after President Gotbaya Rajapaksa requested Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down as a solution to the…

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  • USAID Dy Administrator
    Coleman in Bangladesh

    Diplomatic Correspondent: USAID’s Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman is now visiting Bangladesh as part of her tri-nation tour. After wrapping up her Bangladesh tour (May 7-11), she will travel to Thailand and Laos, according to USAID.During her Asian tour, she will assess the needs of regional humanitarian crises, including the Rohingya…

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  • Growing Dhaka-Delhi interactions good reflection of trust

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar yesterday said the “regularity, informality and cordiality” of interactions between Dhaka and Delhi is a very good reflection of the trust and confidence, noting that leaders of the two countries remain in touch. “My visit today is aimed at continuing the progress…

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  • BD-Norway keen to widen economic partnership

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh and Norway have expressed interest in broadening economic partnership through trade, investment and maritime sector cooperation.The two countries also discussed in particular the potentials for investments in offshore renewable energy.Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has briefed his Norwegian counterpart Annekin Huitfeldt about measures taken in building…

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