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Govt sends letters to Britain to bring back Tarique

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DHAKA - Bangladesh government has sent several letters to the UK Home Office to bring convicted BNP acting Chairman Tarique Rahman here from London.

"This is a part of our ongoing process to bring back him (Tarique Rahman) ... More than one letters have already been sent in this regard," Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told journalists at a press conference at foreign ministry here today.

The minister said the foreign ministry has already got response from the UK Home Office regarding the...
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Prevent child marriage: Speaker

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DHAKA - Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury today urged all to come forward to prevent child marriage and build girls as skilled human resource.

"Child marriage is a social stigma," she said while addressing the South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban here.

The...
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ADB's annual board of governors meeting today

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DHAKA -Over 4,000 participants from across Asia, North America, and Europe are expected to attend the 51st Annual Meeting of ADB's Board of Governors to be held at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila, the Philippines from May 3 to 6.

Finance ministers, central bank governors...
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Nine out of 10 people breathing polluted air: WHO

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GENEVA - More than 90 percent of the global population is breathing in high levels of pollutants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, blaming poor air quality for some seven million deaths annually.

Fresh data from the UN health body showed that every corner of the globe is dealing...
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'DCCI Agro Tech 2018 Expo' kicks off today.

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DHAKA -A two-day 'DCCI Agro Tech- 2018 Expo' kicks off today at International Convention City Basundhara (ICCB) for the development of the country's agriculture sector.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), supported by USAID's Agriculture Value Chain (AVC) Project, organized the event...
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