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Obaidul Quader on way home

Obaidul Quader

MNA Editorial Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, who had been attending cardiac treatment in Singapore for more than two months, is on his way back home. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying him, took off the Singapore airport at 2:10pm (local time) and is expected to land here at 6:00pm, said, Abu Naser, deputy principal officer at Road Transport and Bridges Ministry. Qauder, also the general secretary of Awami League, was initially admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital on March 3 following breathing complications. Tests revealed three blockages in his coronary artery. He ...

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Obaidul Quader reaches Singapore for advanced treatment


MNA Editorial Desk: The ailing Awami League General Secretary, Obaidul Quader, has reached Singapore by an air ambulance for advanced medical care as he is suffering from heart complications. The ambulance for Mount Elizabeth Hospital arrived in the island nation at 7:50pm Bangladesh time on Monday, Welfare Officer Al Amin Hossain at the Bangladesh High Commission there told. Al Amin could not say anything about the road transport and bridges minister’s condition as the politician was yet to reach the hospital when spoke to him. The air ambulance departed Dhaka’s Shahjalal International Airport at 4:15pm after doctors decided to transfer ...

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BD to lower foreign trade cost and time


MNA Business Desk: The government targets to lower time and cost of overseas trading taking into consideration Singapore’s success in this case, sources said. In the World Bank’s latest ‘ease of doing business’ index, Singapore stood second and Bangladesh 176th. The target was set at a recent meeting with prime minister’s principal secretary Nojibur Rahman in the chair. Officials said the government wants to raise capacity of customs department and ports in handling cross-border trade to improve business environment in Bangladesh. According to the index, Bangladeshi exporters need to spend 168 hours for obtaining, preparing and submitting documents during port ...

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EU to sign trade deal with Singapore

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MNA Business Desk: The European Union (EU) was set to sign a trade deal with Singapore after talks with Asian leaders keen to push back against US protectionism, but efforts to encourage China to drop state subsidies ran into resistance from Beijing. The biennial Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) brings together leaders representing 65 percent of global economic output — from the EU, Switzerland, Norway and 21 Asian countries, including Russia and China. The EU hoped to use the gathering to show the world it can move beyond Britain’s departure from the bloc. China requested the changes at a negotiation of senior ...

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PM returns today shortening Singapore visit


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home today shortening her official visit to Singapore to stand beside the families of the victims of tragic plane crash at Kathmandu on Monday. PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed that the prime minister will return to Dhaka Tuesday afternoon by a regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Singapore. Sheikh Hasina, who arrived in Singapore on Sunday on a four-day official visit, was scheduled to return home on Wednesday. Meanwhile in a message to the nation, the prime minister said she will return home to stand beside the families of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina reaches Singapore

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MNA National Desk: PM Sheikh Hasina reached Singapore on a four-day official visit at the invitation of her Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, which left Dhaka at 8:30am carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, landed at Changi Airport, Singapore at 2:30pm (local time). Minister-in-Attendance of Singapore, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, and Ministry of Health Dr Amy Khor and High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore Md Mustafizur Rahman received her at the airport. Dhaka is putting high importance on the visit as the prime minister would seek support ...

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Popular film actor Dipjol falls ill


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Popular Bangla film actor Monowar Hossain Dipjol will fly for Singapore on Wednesday afternoon as he is critically ill. He was taken to Labaid Hospital in Dhaka’s Panthapath area after falling ill on Tuesday afternoon. However, attending physicians of the hospital advised his family to take him abroad for better treatment. Film Director Montazur Rahman Akbar confirmed the news to media. He also requested all to pray for Dipjol’s fast recovery. He was born on 15 June 1968. Dipjol is also a businessman and former ward commissioner. He, however, was sentenced to jail in 2007 ...

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Dhaka, Singapore sign 3 MoUs


MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh and Singapore on Monday signed three memoranda of understanding – MoUs – to facilitate information exchange, trade and investment opportunities and promote business interests here. The MoUs were inked during the two countries Business Forum jointly organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) at a city hotel. Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and SBF signed of the MoUs while FBCCI and SBF another one, and Bangladesh Business Chamber of Singapore (BDCham) and FBCCI the 3rd one. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu was the chief guest at ...

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BNP leader Hannan Shah passed away in Singapore

Hannan Shah

MNA National Desk: ASM Hannan Shah, BNP standing committee member, died in a Singapore hospital Tuesday morning. He was 77-year-old. The first namaz-e-janaza of Hannan Shah will be held in Singapore after Esha prayer today. His son Shah Riadul Hannan said the ailing leader was shifted to Raffles Heart Centre in Singapore on 11 September from Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka where he was admitted after a heart attack on 6 September. BNP’s media wing member Shairul Kabir Khan said the veteran politician died while undergoing treatment for cardiovascular diseases. His body will be brought home soon after completing the ...

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Six Bangladeshi infected Zika virus in Singapore

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MNA National Desk: Six Bangladeshi citizens have been infected positive with the mosquito-borne Zika virus in Singapore, the High Commission of Bangladesh confirmed on Thursday. “We have been informed yesterday by MOH (the Ministry of Health) that of those tested positive, as of 12 noon on 30 August, 6 are Bangladeshi nationals,” Mahbub Uz Zaman, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore told Reuters by email. Zika virus (ZIKV) is a member of the virus family Flaviviridae and the genus Flavivirus. It is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, such as A. aegypti and A. albopictus. Its name comes from the Zika ...

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Bangladesh girls beat Kyrgyzstan 10-0

Bangladesh girls

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh girls beat Kyrgyzstan with a 10-0 thumping for a third straight victory in the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship qualifiers on Wednesday at Bangabandhu National Stadium. The triumph comes after 3-0 victory over Iran in the opener which was followed by a 5-0 rout of Singapore in their previous match. With the feat, Bangladesh upheld their all-win record to share the top slot in Group C with Chinese Taipei securing full nine points from straight three matches. In the day’s one-sided match, captain Krishna Rani Sarkar made a hat-trick scoring three goals while forward Anuching Mogini and ...

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Four Bangladeshis sentenced to imprisonment in Singapore


MNA Editorial Desk: Four Bangladeshi workers, arrested in Singapore, have been to 24 to 60 months of imprisonment for funding terrorism. They were detained for planning terror occurrences in home country. The men had been held in April under the country’s Internal Security Act (ISA). The four are Mizanur Rahman, 31-year-old, Rubel Miah, 26-year-old, Md.Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 31-yaer-old, and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29-year-old. Rahman, found to be the chief leader, has been sentenced to five years in jail. Sohel will be behind bars for two years, while Miah and Jabath has been sentenced to two and ...

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Eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore

The Singapore government on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight Bangladeshi terrorists detained in Singapore for terror attacks in home country, including assassinations, to establish an Islamic state. The men, aged between 26 and 34, called their group the Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB) and intended to join terror group ISIS as foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. But as it was difficult to travel to the Middle East, these terrorists focused on returning to Bangladesh to topple their government through violent means, set up an Islamic State there, and bring it under the self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State ...

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