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B’desh: Over 3 million children involved in labour, one in two...

Dhaka, Sep 19 : Over three million children in Bangladesh are trapped in child labour of which 1.3 million work very hard in hazardous conditions as child labourers. One in five children do not complete primary school. Nearly half of children don’t have birth registration. Over 1 lakh children are in institutional care and lack family support. One in every two girls is made to marry while still a child. This was revealed in a survey jointly conducted in all the 64 districts of the country by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and UNICEF.

India-funded development projects inaugurated in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 11 :Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Vikram K Doraiswami on Saturday inaugurated a several development projects, funded by the Indian government, at Sylhet in Bangladesh . The Indian envoy inaugurated a five-storied women hostel on the premises of Umesh Chandra-Nirmalabala Chhatrabas at Chalibandar in Sylhet. It was constructed with a financial assistance of Taka 4.35 crore from the Indian government, the Indian High Commission said.

More than 500 Banglades his detained in Libya

Dhaka, April 26 : Police in the North African country of Libya have detained more than 500 Bangladeshis off the coast of the Mediterranean. They were detained on last Saturday (April 23rd) as they prepared to cross the east coast of the country's capital, Tripoli, to Europe. Bangladesh's Ambassador to Libya Major General SM Shamim Uz Zaman has confirmed the news. On the other hand, Turkish media TRT World reported that Libya detained 542 Bangladeshis while migrating to Europe. MoFa Bangladesh official confirmed the matter UNI. Maj Gen SM Shamim Uz Zaman said, "Initially, the Libyan police told us they had detained 500 Bangladeshis. However, we have been able to reach out to 240 people so far, "he said. Meanwhile, citing a security source, Turkish media TRT World reported that 542 migrants had been detained while preparing to sail for Europe, Libyan authorities said on Sunday. Most of the detained migrants are mainly Bangladeshi nationals. This is the first time since 2016 that a large number of Bangladeshis have been detained from the coast in a single day. More than 600 migrants were rescued from the sea that year. In 2020, 26 immigration hopefuls were killed in a prison controlled by brokers. This was followed by a slight decline in the number of illegal immigrants on this route. During the Corona period, the traffic was very closed. According to the Libyan Coast Guard, the country's media reported that at one time, illegal immigrants were trying to cross the sea into Europe using the west coast of Tripoli. It is to be noted that Bangladeshis were banned from traveling in war-torn Libya for more than four years. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a travel ban in 2016.

BSF foils smuggling bid, kills Bangladeshi

New Delhi, Dec 22 :The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi man early on Wednesday when a group of Indians and Bangladeshis tried to smuggle narcotics into Malda district in West Bengal.

India gave 160 metric tons of oxygen to Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jul 22 : In line with Prime minister Narendra Modi's "Neighbour first" policy to defeat Corona, about 160 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen arrived in Bangladesh Thursday on an emergency basis through India's Integrated Check Post (ICP) Petrapole. This oxygen comes in 11 tankers and its has been imported by three companies in Bangladesh called Linde, Spectra and Pure Oxygen. Considering the critical situation of liquid oxygen in hospitals in Bangladesh, ICP Petrapole officials arranged a green corridor for the export of medical oxygen.

PM Modi leaves for Bangladesh on two-day visit

New Delhi, Mar 26 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Bangladesh on Friday on a two-day visit in which he is scheduled to take part in various programmes and strengthen cooperation between the two nations. "PM @narendramodi emplanes for Dhaka. During his Bangladesh visit he will take part in a wide range of programmes aimed at furthering cooperation with our friendly neighbour," the PMO tweeted.

John Kerry discusses climate change, US-Bangladesh collaboration

Dhaka, Jan 27 (UNI) US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry called the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday to discuss the global issue of climate change and the possible US-Bangladesh collaboration regarding it, officials said here on Wednesday.

Modi-Hasina virtual meeting on December 17

Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNI) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to hold a virtual meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 17 on a range of issues, a senior official of Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Islami Andolan BD demands withdrawal of sedition cases against its leaders

Dhaka, Dec 9 (UNI) Islami Andolan Bangladesh has demanded withdrawal of the sedition cases filed against its senior nayeb-e-amir Syed Muhammad Faizul Karim and Hefazat-e-Islami leaders Junaid Babunagari and Mamnul Haque.

All expatriates stuck in Bangladesh can return Saudi Arabia: FM Dr...

Dhaka, Sept 25 (UNI) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said all expatriates stranded in Bangladesh due to coronavirus after coming from Saudi Arabia on leave will be able to return to the country. The Minister said this after attending the opening programme of “Sugandha”, a new complex of Foreign Service Academy in the capital on Friday.
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