Bangladesh Ambassador Shahidul Islam appointed secretary general of BIMSTEC


Correspondent, Fifteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meetinghasappointed Bangladesh’s candidate Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam as the next Secretary General of BIMSTEC for a term of three years. Mr. Islam is currently serving as the Ambassador of Bangladesh to France.Earlieron 10August 2017, theSeniorOfficials’MeetingrecommendedappointmentofSecretaryGeneralofBangladeshasthetourofdutyofthefirst Secretary General expired on 10 August 2017. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, M.P led Bangladesh delegation to the Fifteenth BIMSTEC ...

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Uber launches Community guidelines for riders and driver partners  Dhaka, August 03, 2017:Uber, the world’s largest ridesharing app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides at the push of a button, today announced their Community Guidelines for both riders and driver-partners in Dhaka. The guidelines explain the kind of behavior expected from both riders and drivers when using Uber. As part of these ...

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Abida Islam appointed as Bangladesh envoy to Republic of Korea


Correspondent, The Government has decided to appoint Abida Islam as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Republic of Korea.  A career diplomat, Ms. Islam belongs to the 15th batch of BCS Foreign Affairs Cadre. In her distinguished diplomatic career, she served as Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata. She also served in Bangladesh ...

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Sale of Cigarettes be stopped within 3 kms off educational institutions: State Ministe


  Thebdexpress: State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry Mashiur Rahman Ranga suggested halting the sale of Cigarettes within three kms off educational institutions apparently in a bid to discourage students from smoking. Students of schools and colleges are easily addicted to smoking due to easy availability of Cigarettes near their institution. Halting the sale of Cigarettes ...

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Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem: ‘very good chance’ for Israeli-Palestinian peace

palestin-thebdexpress JERUSALEM — President Trump’s efforts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Tuesday took him to Bethlehem, a Palestinian city of just 22,000 people but symbolically important to people around the world. Meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his presidential palace in Bethlehem, Trump said he was “truly hopeful” for a breakthrough in the decades-old conflict over the borders ...

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JMB leader Marzan among two killed in Dhaka ‘shootout’


The bd express: Neo-JMB leader Nurul Islam Marzan, one of the chief planners of attack at Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant, and one of his aides were killed in a gunfight with Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) near Rayerbazar Beribandh area in Dhaka early Friday. The aide of Marzan was identified as Saddam Hossain. Competent sources from DMP told that a team ...

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3,412 killed in 2,998 road crashes in the year 2016


The bd express: The country witnessed a 35 percent decrease in road accidents while around 45 percent fall in casualties in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a report of the National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR). According to the report, a total of 3,412 people were killed and 8,572 others injured in 2,998 road ...

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Russia Emerges as Arbiter to Settle Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


The Bd Express:  Following the UN Security Council’s vote on the resolution condemning Israel’s settlement-building policy in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the Palestinians need to boost their relations with Russia, which has become a major power in the Middle East, Muhammed Asad al-Awawi, an expert in Palestinian affairs, told Sputnik. On December 23, the UN Security Council adopted ...

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JSC, JDC exams begin today


TheBd Express: The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations have begun on Friday. Bengali 1st paper examination of the JSC and Quran Majid and Tazbid examination of JDC began at 9:00am. The examinations of JSC and JDC were scheduled to commence across the country on November 2 but were rescheduled due to the general strike enforced ...

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Bangladesh post historic Test victory against England


Correspondent: Bangladesh Sunday recorded their first Test victory over England, taking all ten wickets in a single session thanks to teenage off-spin sensation Mehedi Hasan to win the second Test by 108 runs and square the series. Celebrations erupted at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium and across the country as Bangladeshis revelled in one of the proudest moments in their sporting history. ...

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