Demeaning army chief amounts to demeaning PM

LT24::Dhaka Correspondent:: Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed has said that demeaning the army chief is tantamount to demeaning the prime minister. “The rejoinder issued by the ISPR is the statement of the army. Meanwhile, I’m sure you know that … they are carrying out propaganda against an institution like Bangladesh Army, which is the […]

COVID-19: Every UK adult could receive both jabs by August, says head of UK’s vaccine taskforce

Sam Coates:;SKY:: Every adult in the UK could receive both doses of a coronavirus vaccine by August or September “or maybe sooner if we need to”, the head of the UK’s vaccine taskforce has told Sky News. Clive Dix, who runs the body which identifies and buys vaccines on behalf of the UK government, said […]

Gowher Rizvi talks to Deutsche Welle ‘This was a failing of the government’

DW::LT24:: Journalist Tim Sebastian this Wednesday interviewed Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, on the German media outlet Deutsche Welle’s talk show ‘Conflict Zone’. They discussed human rights in Bangladesh, corruption, the recent Al-Jazeera documentary and more. The full text is given here. For years now the government of Bangladesh has […]

Bangladesh’s growth journey threatened by inequality, low tax: Economists

LT24:: Bangladesh has made progress historically denying odds and eventually allowing a class to exploit public resources but a redistributive mechanism to address disparity is largely absent, say some senior economists. Regretting that a privileged business class has captured power, they warn the country’s growth story may falter unless the fortunate ones are adequately taxed […]

WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

By Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Investigators from the World Health Organization (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered signs the outbreak was much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought, and are urgently seeking access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples from the city that China has not so far let them […]

Donald Trump defiant after impeachment acquittal – ‘Make America Great Again has only just begun’

Sky:; Mail::BBC::Ch4::Former US President Donald Trump has been found not guilty in his impeachment trial. Although the final vote came in as 57 “guilty” and 43 “not guilty”, the Democrats did not reach the two-thirds majority they needed to secure a conviction. Key points:: Senators voted after the conclusion of the trial Saturday, with 57 […]

আল জাজিরা্র ইনভেস্টিগেশন,সেনা প্রধানের যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে রাজকীয় সফর, রেজা কিবরিয়ার পদত্যাগ এবং বাংলাদেশ ইসরাইল-বাইডেন প্রশাসন

বিগত ৫০ বছরের মধ্যে কাউকেই মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্র এমন করে( সেনা প্রধান আজিজ আহমেদ এর মতো) রাষ্ট্রীয় অতিথি করে সর্বোচ্চ সংস্থার প্রধানদের সাথে বৈঠক করেনি   বর্তমান সময়কালীন বিশ্বে, এমনকি দীর্ঘ যুগের ইতিহাস বলে, বিশ্বের যেখানেই উন্নয়ন বিপ্লব, কাজ কর্মযজ্ঞ চলে, অর্থনীতি শনৈ শনৈ করে উন্নীত হতে চলে, সেখানে তাবদ বিশ্বের চোখ যেমন পরে, তেমনি হালের […]

European Council president reiterates EU’s support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

LT24::The European Council President Charles Michel reiterated the EU’s continued support to Bangladesh for a lasting and peaceful solution to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. He said this while Ambassador Mahbub Hassan Saleh, the newly appointed Head of Mission of Bangladesh to the EU, called on him to present his Letters of Credence here today. President […]

China bans BBC World News from broadcasting

BBC::LT24:: China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country, its television and radio regulator announced on Thursday. China has criticised the BBC for its reporting on coronavirus and the persecution of ethnic minority Uighurs. The BBC said it was “disappointed” by the decision. It follows British media regulator Ofcom revoking state broadcaster […]

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