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Bangladesh enters Space Age

Country's first communications satellite Bangabandhu-1 deployed to geostationary orbit. WT24 Desk Bangladesh has entered the elite space club of 57 nations with the launch of its first geostationary communications satellite, the Bangabandhu-1, into orbit by US space transport company SpaceX in small hours ...

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Won’t tolerate violence

PM warns students WT24 Desk Asking students to refrain from resorting to vandalism in their educational institutions, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government will no longer tolerate such acts, News Agencies report. “Any sort of vandalism won’t ...

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10 Bangladeshis rescued in Greece

They were allegedly held hostage by Pakistani men WT24 Desk Greek police said Wednesday they had rescued 50 migrants who had been held hostage in northern Greece, allegedly by two Pakistani men who were extorting their families for money, AP ...

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PM attends milad for Wazed Miah

WT24 Desk A milad and doa mahfil was arranged for late Dr MA Wazed Miah, an eminent nuclear scientist and husband of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the premier, here today, BSS reports. Prime Minister ...

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Dhaka Declaration issued

Islamabad contradicts; Everything done following OIC directives, suggestions, says Shahriar WT24 Desk Pakistan has raised objection to the Dhaka Declaration adopted at the 45th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), News ...

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476 rescued from Mediterranean

Bangladeshis among the migrants WT24 Desk Spain’s maritime rescue service saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores, Stl Today said quoting an AP report Sunday. The migrants were reportedly pulled from ...

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Cabinet clears new anti-dowry law

Jail term, fines for pressing false charges WT24 Desk The government has approved a draft law to prevent dowry, proposing punishment for falsely charging individuals, News Agencies report. The draft of the new “Dowry Prohibition Act 2018” was approved in ...

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Bangabandhu satellite to launch on 10 May: BTRC

WT24 Desk The fresh launching date of Bangladesh’s first satellite Bangabandhu-1 has been fixed on 10 May, said Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Shahjahan Mahmood on Monday, reports UNB. The satellite will be launched at 4:00pm (US time) on ...

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