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Tripura CM phones Sheikh Hasina, seeks cooperation

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DHAKA -Newly elected Chief Minister of Indian State of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb today sought Bangladesh's cooperation for the development of the state as he phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

"The newly-elected Tripura Chief Minister phoned the prime minister before his swearing-in this morning," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told BSS.

During the telephonic conversation, he said, Biplab Deb sought cooperation of the Bangladesh government for the development of the Indian northeastern...
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Cautious Bank of Japan holds line on monetary policy

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TOKYO - Japan's central bank on Friday said it was keeping its ultra-loose monetary policy in place, in keeping with expectations, as the world's third-largest economy struggles to rekindle growth.

The Bank of Japan's massive monetary easing programme is a cornerstone of Prime Minister Shinzo...
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Trump and Kim to hold historic meeting

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America's high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Standing in front of the White House, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong earlier announced the...
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Government to construct 8,000 flats for freedom fighters

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DHAKA  - The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of six projects involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 7,466.73 crore including one to construct some 8,000 flats for the insolvent freedom fighters across the country with Taka 2,273.21...
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US Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi

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WASHINGTON - The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said Wednesday it was stripping Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of a prestigious human rights award, accusing her of doing little to halt the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her long...
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