A minor earthquake jolted the capital Dhaka as well as some other parts of the country on Wednesday morning.
Anjan Chowdhury, Chairman of Sun Communications Limited, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO of Dhaka Bank Limited, Emaad Ispahani, Director, Ispahani Group, Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Insurance and Malik Mohammed Sayeed, Head of Marketing, Square Toiletries Limited, were present among others at the press conference.
More than half a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since a counter-insurgency offensive by Myanmar's army in the wake of militant attacks on security forces in late August.
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has deferred her return home from New York to 30 September.
Muhammad Nurul Huda: As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the ghastly grenade assault that was carried out at an Awami League rally in Dhaka city on August 21, 2004, discerning observers have to agree that the horrendous crimes committed on that day has left an indelible impact on the course and character of constitutional politics of Bangladesh. Dismal thoughts would surely occupy the minds of sane Bangladeshis when they venture to think of the deadly destruction and carnage of August 21, 2004.