Education must evolve: Hasina

Hasina said the government is setting up various universities in the country with the aim of providing the necessary tools to succeed in the modern workplace….reports Asian Lite News Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for greater emphasis on science and technology, and technical education to ensure employment opportunities for the people in keeping

B’desh set to launch mass vax drive

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India (SII) is being rolled out across Bangladesh on Sunday amid lukewarm interest from the people to receive the shots against the virus…writes Sumi Khan. Two million vaccine doses arrived in the country on time from India as a gift. The vials were sent across the

Bangladesh thanks India for providing vaccines

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending 20 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines to assist the country in its fight against the novel coronavirus…writes Sumi Khan. “I’m thanking Prime Minister Modi for sending the vaccine as a gift, I do expect that Bangladesh will get rid of

‘Made in India’ Covid vaccines reach Nepal

The Covid-19 vaccines that India has granted to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday. Indian Ambassador to Nepal handed over the vaccines to Health Minister Hridesh Tripathi at a function held at the Kathmandu airport. The consignment of the ‘Made in India’ Covid vaccines took off for Nepal this morning. In a tweet, Indian External

Hasina Approves new stimulus package of Tk 2700Cr

The Bangladesh government has so far rolled out 23 bailout packages announced at different times since March 2020 to absorb the economic shock from the raging Covid-19 pandemic….reports Sumi Khan. On Sunday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved two new schemes worth Tk 2,700 crore aimed at improving the living conditions of rural marginalised people, according

Bangladesh seeks official apology from Pakistan

Bangladesh has sought an official apology from Pakistan for the genocide committed against the people of the country during the Liberation War of 1971, along with completing the repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh and settling the issue of the division of assets, said State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam on Thursday. “In line

‘Nations against UN Rohingya resolution could play better role’

On December 31, 2020, the UNGA plenary adopted the resolution by a recorded vote of 130 in favour to nine against, with 25 abstentions…reports Sumi Khan Bangladesh Foreign Minister Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that the countries, including Russia and China, which voted against a resolution recently adopted by the 75th UN General Assembly

Bangladesh PM’s Sewing Snap Goes Viral

Two separate photos of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have gone viral on the social media, giving people a glimpse of the leader’s daily life, the media reported on Sunday. In one photo, Hasina is seen working on a sewing machine while donning a traditional Bengali attire, while is the other the leader was snapped

Hasina Urges Int’l Community To Resolve Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reminded the international community that the fates of people across the globe were intertwined amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as she called on world leaders to ensure that any proven vaccine is made accessible to all at the same time. She made the remarks during her address to the 75th