News brief for the 23rd of September 2018.


President Md. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed deep condolence at the demise of Vietnamese President Nam Tran Dai Quang. In separate condolence messages, they conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family and the people of Vietnam yesterday.


Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at London on Friday en route to New York on a weeklong official visit to the United States to attend the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine received the Premier at the airport. After making a nearly two-day stopover in London, the Premier has left London for New York this morning. The PM will return home on 01 October.


Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said, the present government is working relentlessly to ensure homogeneous development across the country. Speaker said this while addressing a development related streets rally in Rangpur yesterday. She has also urged all for working unitedly to ensure civic amenities and facilities at the grassroots levels.


Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated construction works of Gazaria road at Bhaber Char in Munshiganj district adjacent to Dhaka-Chattogram highway yesterday.


Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan has said, an international bus terminal and an electricity supply sub-station will be built at Burimari Land Port. The Minister said this to the media in Lalmonirhat yesterday. ATM booths of different commercial banks would be set up at Burimari Land Port to ease banking transactions for businesspersons as well as incoming and outgoing passengers, he added.


Chief Election Commissioner K M Nurul Huda has said, use of Electronic Voting Machine in next general election is still dependent on the amendment of the Representation of the People Order. He said this while inaugurating a training programme on the use of EVM at the Election Training Institute in Dhaka yesterday.


World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region Hartwig Schafer arrives today in Dhaka to further deepen the longstanding partnership between Bangladesh and the WB and discuss the way of helping the country to cope with the Rohingya crisis.


Dhaka North City Corporation Panel Mayor Osman Gani died of lung cancer at a Singapore hospital yesterday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock and sorrow at his death.


Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Chief Monirul Islam has said, police will strictly deal with any attempt to make anarchy in the country marking the much-awaited verdict in two cases lodged over August 21 grenade attack. He came up with the observations at a function in Dhaka yesterday. The cybercrime unit of police is alert about this, he added.


The 5th Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football Tournament trophy was unveiled yesterday at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka. Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed was present at the ceremony.


Bangladesh will take on Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Cricket this afternoon at Abu Dhabi. The match has just kicked off at 5.30 pm (BST).


Press Wing