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’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

’Khaleda thanks PM for visit’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting her Gulshan office in Dhaka to console her even though she was sleeping then reportedly, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. Khaleda expressed her gratitude after getting up from bed, the BNP chief’s Press Secretary Maruf Kamal told reporters on Saturday evening. Khaleda is...

Koko’s body arrives Tuesday

Koko’s body arrives Tuesday

The body of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko will arrive in Bangladesh from Malaysia day after tomorrow. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Bangladesh Mission in Malaysia both confirmed The Daily Star that the body will be flown in at 11:30am (Bangladesh time) on Tuesday. A Malaysian Airlines flight, carrying Koko’s body, will depart Kuala Lumpur around 9:40am (Malaysian time) on that day, insiders said. The Bangladesh mission in Kuala Lumpur has endorsed all the necessary documents – passport, death certificates, and other relevant papers – for the purpose. Charge d’ Affaires of Bangladesh mission in Malaysia, Md Rais Hasan Sarower, cleared the papers instantly after they were...

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Khaleda’s son Koko dies

Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, died today at his residence in Malaysia. “Koko was declared dead around 2:00pm Bangladesh time,” said Atiqur Rahman Rummon, a close aide to Koko’s elder brother Tarique Rahman.    Quoting Simpu, a brother-in-law of Koko who used to stay with Koko in Malaysia, said he complained of chest pain around 12:00pm. He said around 12:30pm they called in an ambulance from a local hospital as his condition deteriorated. The doctor who travelled to Koko’s residence at Ampang in Kuala Lumpur in the ambulance around 1:30pm found Koko in a very critical condition and around 2:00pm he declared Koko dead, Rummon added. Wives of Koko and...

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Foreign workers seeking renewal of their work permits in Malaysia will have to undergo due procedures over the internet from March this year. The manual service at immigration counters will end from February 28, said Mustafa Ibrahim, director general of Malaysian immigration, today. “Permit renewal procedures will be carried out online from March.” “The temporary...

Hockey team bounce back

The Bangladesh national hockey team bounced back within a day of their 1-3 defeat against Malaysia U-21s by handing Malaysia U-23s a 5-1 defeat in the second practice match in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. The Bangladesh team went ahead in the very first minute through a strike from Pushkor Khisha Mimo, who also struck another goal in the 48th minute. Defenders Mohammad Ashraful and Khorshedur Rahman converted two penalty corners out of five while Rummon Sarker, who struck the lone goal against...

PM seeks more investment from Malaysia

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought increased investment from Malaysia for the mutual benefits of the two friendly countries. The prime minister made the request when visiting Malaysian International Trade and Industries Affairs Minister Mustapa Mohammed met her at her official residence Ganabhaban. After the meeting, PM's press secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri briefed reporters. He said Sheikh Hasina and the Malaysian minister at their meeting discussed various issues relating to mutual interest, including trade, business and investment. Currently, the investment volume of Malaysia...

AirAsia jet tail now found

AirAsia jet tail now found

Search teams looking for underwater wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet have located the tail of the aircraft, the section where the crucial black box flight recorders are housed, Indonesia's search and rescue agency chief said on Wednesday. Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar screens over the northern Java Sea on Dec. 28, less...

Poor weather frustrates efforts to reach AirAsia wreck

Poor weather frustrates efforts to reach AirAsia wreck

Search teams looking for the sunken wreck of an AirAsia jet off Borneo struggled to resume full-scale operations on Thursday after a small window of fine weather closed, giving way to rising seas which have dogged the search from the start. As dawn broke, revealing blue skies, hopes had risen for divers to be...

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told businessmen to increase productivity to survive in the competitive world of today while opening the Dhaka International Trade Fair. She urged them to make more quality, standard and attractive products. She formally inaugurated the month-long annual mega-event Dhaka International Trade Fair-2015 this morning, which is aimed to showcase Bangladeshi products...

AirAsia says debris is missing plane

AirAsia says debris is missing plane

Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday, a statement by AirAsia says. AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes said he was "devastated" by the news. President Joko Widodo told media he had instructed all search teams to focus on...

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