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May 10, 2010
Kuwait Amir to attend 42nd Independence Day

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)

DHAKA, Oct 17, 2012 (BSS) - Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah today expressed his desire to visit Bangladesh for attending the 42nd Independence and National Day on March 26.

The Kuwait Amir expressed his desire as Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman handed over an invitation letter to him for attending the 42nd Independence and National Day celebration programme on 26 March, 2013 in Dhaka as a special guest.

The Bangladesh President, who is now in Kuwait to attend the 1st Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, met the Amir of Kuwait this afternoon and invited for visiting Dhaka, according to a foreign ministry statement.

Al-Sabah expressed his happiness in meeting President and referred deep rooted friendly bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries.

He recalled with deep gratitude invaluable support provided by Bangladesh during the Kuwait War, and the continued support by Bangladesh Armed Forces to Kuwait.

During the call on, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Bangladesh Ambassador to Kuwait Shahed Reza, among others, were present.

President requested the Amir for setting up an oil refinery and to consider deferred payment of Bangladesh's import of petroleum products from Kuwait, the statement said.

Zillur Rahman urged Sheikh Sabah to encourage Kuwaiti investors to explore investment opportunities in Bangladesh.

The President requested Amir to recruit more skilled and semi-skilled workforce, including doctors and engineers from Bangladesh by waiving current ban of recruitment of Bangladesh workers, it added.


May 10, 2010
Bangladesh seeks Kuwaiti help to set up oil refinery

UNBconnect... - Bangladesh seeks Kuwaiti help to set up oil refinery

Reported by: UNBConnect
Reported on: October 17, 2012 16:46 PM
Reported in: National

Dhaka, Oct 17 (UNB) - Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni requested the Kuwait government to provide assistance for Bangladesh to set up an oil refinery.

She made the request when she called on Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Tuesday.

The Foreign Minister, now in Kuwait accompanying the President to attend the 1st Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Summit, also requested the Kuwait authorities to consider deferred payment by Bangladesh for the import of petroleum products from that country.

She explained the investor-friendly policies and legal regime of Bangladesh, and sought personal intervention of the Kuwait Prime Minister in encouraging Kuwaiti investors to explore Bangladesh for their investment.

Dr Dipu Moni also requested the Kuwait government to recruit more skilled and semi-skilled workers from Bangladesh and thanked the Kuwait Prime Minister for raising the minimum wage from 20 KD to 60 KD for the workers.

In reply, the Kuwait Prime Minister assured the Foreign Minister of giving a positive consideration to all the requests.

During the meeting, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah referred to the deep-rooted friendly bilateral relations existing between the two countries.

He recalled with gratitude the invaluable support provided by Bangladesh during the Kuwait War, and the continued support by Bangladesh Armed Forces to Kuwait till date. He mentioned of his high impression of Bangladesh Military as previous Minister of Defence of Kuwait.

The Foreign Minister handed over an invitation letter from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Prime Minister of Kuwait. The Prime Minister of Kuwait received the invitation with thanks and expressed his desire to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time.

The issue of providing assistance by Kuwait for procurement of dredgers was also discussed during the meeting.

Earlier, in the evening, Vice Foreign Minister of Vietnam Le Luong Minh called on Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni.

Issues related to mutual interests were discussed during the courtesy call.

The upcoming Prime Ministerial bilateral visit to Vietnam early next month was also discussed.

Vietnam assured to work closely with Bangladesh to make the visit a success. It was decided that several agreements/MOUs would be signed during this highest level visit.

Both sides also agreed to continue cooperation on bilateral, regional and international issues.


Apr 3, 2011
10/21/12 12:33 PM

Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

DHAKA — Police in Bangladesh on Saturday interviewed former teachers and classmates of a Bangladeshi man charged with trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in New York, investigating whether he had connections with radical groups at home.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police official Monirul Islam said detectives on Saturday will visit North South University in Dhaka where Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis studied before going to the United States. They were to interview teachers, classmates and school officials.

Bangladeshi detectives have already visited Nafis' village, where they found no evidence of ties with radical groups.

Nafis, 21, was arrested in New York on Wednesday in an FBI sting operation. A criminal complaint says he made several attempts to blow up a fake 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) car bomb near the Federal Reserve.

Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir has pledged that Bangladesh will assist the United States in investigating Nafis.

Nafis' family in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka denied he could have been involved in the plot and said he went to America only to study.

Angola Press - International - Bangladesh probing background of NY terror suspect

Bangladesh quizzes family of alleged U.S. bomb plotter

(Reuters) - Bangladeshi security agents have questioned the family of a man accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to find out if he has any link to militants, the country's foreign minister said on Friday.

Bangladeshi national Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested on Wednesday in New York and charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda.
Nafis' father told reporters in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka a day later his son, who was studying in the United States, was innocent and the victim of a "racist conspiracy".

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said the authorities were trying to find out whether there were any grounds to the accusations against Nafis.

"Bangladesh intelligence visited the residence of Nafis in Dhaka on Thursday night and interrogated his parents and closest relatives to find out details of his life pattern in Bangladesh," she told a news conference.

"The relevant government agencies of Bangladesh have been enquiring about Nafis's activities in Bangladesh, whether he had any link with any terrorist activities and activists," she said.

The authorities would do all they could to help Nafis if they concluded he was not guilty, the minister added.

The criminal complaint against Nafis said he had travelled by van with a man to a New York warehouse where Nafis assembled what he thought was a 1,000-pound (450-kg) bomb.

The man he believed to be an accomplice was in fact an undercover agent working for the FBI and the explosives were not in working condition, according to the complaint.

One of Nafis's relatives, Sharif Akhunji, said the family knew he had moved from Missouri, where he was studying in college, to New York, but that had been for academic reasons, to take courses at another institution.

"Yes, we were aware of his movements," he told reporters. "He stayed there at the home of one of our relatives. Everything was transparent. There is nothing to hide."

(Editing by Ron Popeski; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Bangladesh quizzes family of alleged U.S. bomb plotter | Reuters

Bangladesh officials want more details on Fed terror plot suspect

By Michael Muskal
October 19, 2012, 11:40 a.m.
Bangladesh officials are seeking talks with U.S. State Department diplomats over the arrest of a Bangladeshi man on charges that he wanted to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank building in New York, Bangladesh’s foreign minister said on Friday.

Speaking at a news conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni said officials want to know details about the arrest of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21. Nafis is being held on terror-related charges in New York, accused of trying to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve.

A State Department spokeswoman in Washington said by telephone that she had no information about any meeting with Bangladesh representatives. The topic did not come up at the daily State Department media briefing.
But Moni said Bangladesh was seeking information from the State Department on Nafis and diplomats may want to meet personally with the suspect. “It is a serious matter and I will not speak until I get feedback from our U.S. mission,” she said.

Bangladesh officials have also questioned Nafis’ parents and relatives, in part to see if he had any contact “with terrorist activities and activists,” she said.

American authorities have described Nafis as a sympathizer of the terror group Al Qaeda who traveled to the United States on a student visa. He then tried to organize the attack on the Manhattan Federal Reserve, but contacted undercover FBI agents instead.

The criminal complaint alleges that Nafis traveled by van with a man he thought was co-conspirator to a New York warehouse. He then tied to detonate a 1,000-pound bomb at the Federal Reserve. The man turned out to be an undercover agent and the detonator was an inoperative cellphone. The public was never in danger, authorities said.

Nafis’ family argues that he is timid and couldn’t possibly be involved in a terrorist plot. If anything, his father told reporters this week, it is the United States that is conspiring to ensnare his son.

“My son couldn't have done it,” Quazi Ahsanullah told reporters. “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” he said, pointing to Nafis' time studying at the private North South University in Dhaka.

Ahsanullah said his son had insisted that a U.S. degree would give him a better chance at success in Bangladesh. “I spent all my savings to send him to America,” the father said.

On his student visa, Nafis traveled to Missouri, where he studied cybersecurity at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He also became vice president of the school's Muslim Student Assn. and began attending a mosque. University President Kenneth Dobbins said at a news conference Thursday that Nafis was suspended because of poor academic performance. Nafis then asked that his transcripts be sent to the New York school.

Dion Duncan of St. Louis, a fellow student and member of the Muslim organization, said: “Nafis was a good kid. He showed no traces of anti-Americanism, or 'death to America,' or anything like that. He was a trustworthy, honest kid.”

“He was polite and courteous. He was helpful. All the things you would expect from a good Muslim kid. He prayed five times a day,” Duncan told reporters.

Bangladesh officials want more details on Fed terror plot suspect - latimes.com


Nov 23, 2007
The biggest concern about BD is that there are INDIAN and Chinese investment in every way like in Port, Railways, Roadways, Power and may be in defence as well, which is not that good thing. One think which is not in everyones eyes is that even with the most poor condition in Pakistan still the local are working hard to survive and also there are some projects that are intiated by this corrupt Gov. that is going and some are going to be completed soon. So we are working on our own.

BDs should look rightly.


Mar 20, 2012
Christians light candles at the Tejgaon Church cemetery in Dhaka on Friday marking the All Souls' Day.



Feb 21, 2012
21 death row convicts pardoned in 4 years

As many as 21 death row convicts were pardoned by the President in about four years since the Awami League assumed power in 2009, Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir informed Parliament Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com. Responding to a question, he said that the number was only four during the entire period between the independence of Bangladesh in 1971 and 2009. Of them, one was pardoned during the tenure of caretaker government in 2008, two during the tenure of BNP-led alliance government in 2005 and one in 1987 by the deposed President HM Ershad. Among those 21 pardoned, one received presidential clemency in 2009, 18 in 2010 and two others in 2011.

21 death row convicts pardoned in 4 years

Luffy 500

Jan 2, 2012
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সাংবাদিকদের বেয়াদব অসভ্য মূর্খ বললেন নির্বাচন কমিশনার মোবারক : প্রতিবাদে সংলাপ বর্জন, আজ প্রতীকী অবস্থান কর্মসূচি

সাংবাদিকদের বেয়াদব, অসভ্য ও মূর্খসহ লেখার অনুপযোগী এমন শব্দ ব্যবহার করে গালাগাল করলেন নির্বাচন কমিশনার মোহাম্মদ আবদুুল মোবারক। সাংবাদিকদের নির্বাচনী আইন ও সংবিধান না পড়ে বিতর্কিত লেখিকা তসলিমা নাসরিনের ‘খ’ নামক বইটি পড়ার উপদেশ দেন তিনি। তিনি ১৯৭২ সালে চট্টগ্রাম কলেজের ছাত্র থাকা অবস্থায় ছাত্রলীগের হয়ে এজিএস পদে নির্বাচনও করেছেন। কমিশনের যে কোনো অনুষ্ঠানে সাংবাদিকরা প্রশ্ন করতে গেলেই ক্ষেপে যান তিনি।

This kind of atrocities by state institutions are going on everyday, but I hardly found Bdnews 24 or Daily star reporting it even when journalist get insulted like that. Here another one:
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চট্টগ্রামে পুলিশি নির্যাতনে আহত আইনজীবীর মৃত্যু আদালতে বিক্ষোভ


Mar 21, 2011
Russian Federation
Bangladesh grab title

The Bangladesh basketball team claimed the title of the Citycell 2nd SABA (South Asian Basketball Asso-ciation) Championship beating Maldives by 69-54 points in the last match at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.

Bangladesh remained unbeaten throughout the championship beating all four other participants ��" Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Maldives ��" and collected 8 points to finish as the best team. This is the second international title for the basketball team and biggest so far, after they had won the Sheikh Kamal International Tournament in 2002 in Dhaka, which was participated by provincial and club sides of the region.

Bangladesh were the runners-up in the first edition of the championship, finishing behind hosts India, which was held in India in 2002. Bangladesh had finished third in the SA Games in 2010 while the 3-on-3 team finished fourth in the basketball event of Asian Beach Games in 2012.

The final was a much cagier affair than the match between Bangladesh and Pakistan on the previous day and Bangladesh players looked a bit rugged after that gruelling victory on Sunday. Even then the hosts kept their noses in front, and lead all four quarters of the match, except for the third. Cheered on by a houseful crowd, they played as a team and used their aerial advantage to overcome the speedy Maldivians in the last match of the league. Four players chipped in with double-figure scores, with Mithun Kumar Sarker scoring the highest 16 points.

Coach Wasif Ali was happy with the triumph, even though felt his players were not up to the mark on the day. “They could not play as well today (Monday), and looked a bit rusty. But I'm happy that we won the match and won the title,” said Wasif. “Now we need to keep these players in play through camps and tournaments so that these boys stay in basketball and bring more titles.”

Pre-tournament favourites Pakistan became runners-up with 7 points after they beat Bhutan by 79-63 points in their last match. Mithun Kumar Biswas of Bangladesh was adjudged the best player of the tournament. Bhutan got the award for being the most disciplined side.

President of FIBA-Asia Sheikh Saud Bin Ali Al-Thani witnessed the last match as chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners. Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Basketball Federation and other officials were also present at the concluding ceremony.


Congrats Team Bangladesh :) .

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