2023 in Bangladesh
|See also:||Other events of 2023|
List of years in Bangladesh
2023 (MMXXIII) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2023rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 23rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2020s decade.
It will follow 1429 and 1430 Baṅgābda (Bengali Year).
The year 2023 is the 52nd year of the independence of Bangladesh. It is also the fifth and last year of the fourth cabinet of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and last year of the presidency of Mohammad Abdul Hamid.
|President||Prime Minister||House Speaker||Chief Justice||Cabinet Secretary||Chief Election Commissioner|
|Mohammad Abdul Hamid
|Sheikh Hasina Wazed
|Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury
|Hasan Foez Siddique
|Md. Mahbub Hossain
|Kazi Habibul Awal|
|Bangladesh Awami League
(Since 14 March 2013)
|Bangladesh Awami League
(Since 6 January 2009)
|Bangladesh Awami League
(Since 1 May 2013)
(Since 31 December 2021)
(Since 3 January 2023)
(Since 27 February 2022)
|Kabir Bin Anwar|
(15 December 2022 - 3 January 2023)
Ministers of State
|Habibun Nahar||Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change|||
|Abul Kalam Mohammad Enamul Haque Shamim||Ministry of Water Resources|
|Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury||Ministry of Education|
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- 2-5 January – Cold wave starts to sweep Bangladesh, mainly in the northern and western parts of the country. As the average temperature drops more than recent years, sufferings for common people increase.
- 3 January – Md. Mahbub Hossain gets appointed as the 24th Cabinet Secretary of Bangladesh after his predecessor Kabir Bin Anwar went into Post Retirement Leave serving for the shortest period of time as Cabinet Secretary of Bangladesh.
- 4 January – By-election held in Gaibandha-5 parliamentary constituency to elect the MP for the vacant seat after being postponed by the Election Commission (EC) for 'mass irregularities', Awami League (AL)-backed candidate Mahmud Hasan Ripon wins in a landslide margin amid low voter-turnout due to cold wave.
- 6 January – The main stage of Chhatra League (BSL)'s (AL's student wing) diamond jubilee (75th anniversary) program collapses due to overcrowding while AL's general-secretary Obaidul Quader was giving his speech, injuring 5. The incident becomes a troll-topic and circulates in social media platforms, while opposition politicians warn the ruling party of 'collapsing from their power', indicating to the incident.
- 14 January – US Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu visits Bangladesh as part of his South Asia trip. In the highest ranking US official visit since the US sanction over Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in 2021, topics like democracy, election, labor and human rights issues is discussed among top officials. Lu expresses his satisfaction over the tremendous progress of RAB in the matter of reducing extrajudicial killings (The Daily Star).
- 15 January – Veteran AL politician Begum Matia Chowdhury gets appointed and welcomed as the Deputy Leader of the House by Members of the Parliament as the post was vacant for months following the death of Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury.
- 19 January – Country's first ever posthumous organ transplantation takes place on BSMMU. Two kidneys and two corneas of 20-year-old Sarah Islam who was declared brain dead, are transplanted to four individual patients.
- 25 January – Pallabi Metro Station under the MRT Line-6 opens for commuters, becoming the third metro station of Dhaka Metro Rail to open.
Predicted and scheduled events
- January – Severe and mild cold waves to sweep Bangladesh.
- February – 2023 Bangladeshi presidential election.
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- 2 January – Mubasshar Hussein, 80, architect, sports organizer and freedom fighter.
- 7 January – Habib Ullah Khan, 87, politician and diplomat, former minister of Information (1970s) and Jute (1980s), former member of the Jatiya Sangsad, Myocardial infarction.
- 11 January – Mohammad Enamul Haque Zoj Miah, 83, two-times former member of the Jatiya Sangsad, known for living like a pauper in his last years.
- 12 January –
- 27 January – Mufti Shahidul Islam, 63, Islamist politician, former memeber of the Jatiya Sangsad.
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Bangladesh Liberation War
Habib Ullah Khan (politician)
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Bangladesh)
Enamul Haque (politician)
Delwar Hossain (Barguna politician)
Mozammel Haque (Natore politician)
Bangladesh Nationalist Party
- "Hon'ble Ministers". Cabinet of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
- "Hon'ble Ministers of State". Cabinet of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
- "Hon'ble Deputy Ministers". Cabinet of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
- "Mild cold wave sweeps parts of Bangladesh". The Daily Star. 2 January 2023. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
- "Mild cold wave sweeps parts of Bangladesh". Dhaka Tribune. 2 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
- "Winter chill intensifies as wild cold wave grips parts of Bangladesh". Bdnews24.com. 5 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
- "Cold wave grips parts of Bangladesh". The Financial Express. 5 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
- "Mahbub Hossain made new cabinet secretary". The Business Standard. 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
- "মন্ত্রিপরিষদ সচিব পদে নিয়োগ পেয়ে যা বললেন মাহবুব হোসেন" [What Mahbub Hossain said after being appointed as Cabinet Secretary]. Jugantor (in Bengali). 3 January 2023. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
- "Awami League candidate Ripon wins Gaibandha-5 by-election". Bdnews24.com. 5 January 2023. Retrieved 7 January 2023.
- "ওবায়দুল কাদের বক্তব্য দিচ্ছিলেন, ভেঙে পড়ল মঞ্চ" [Obaidul Quader was giving his speech, and the stage collapsed]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 6 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
- Roy, Anupam Debasish (9 January 2023). "When too many crowd, the stage breaks down". The Daily Star. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
- "সরকারের ক্ষমতার মঞ্চ অন্যায়ের ভারে ভেঙে পড়বে : রব" [Government's platform of power will collapse in the weight of injustice: Rab]. Daily Naya Diganta (in Bengali). 8 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
- "Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Lu's travel to India and Bangladesh". US Department of State. 10 January 2023. Retrieved 20 January 2023.
- "What's the outcome of Donald Lu's visit?". The Daily Star. 17 January 2023. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
- "সংসদ উপনেতা মতিয়া চৌধুরীকে বরণ করে নিলো সংসদ" [Parliament welcomes Deputy Leader of the House Matia Chowdhury]. banglainsider.com (in Bengali). 15 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
- "Sarah, young girl who paves way for posthumous organ donation in country". The Business Standard. 19 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
- "Bangladesh's first kidney transplant from dead donor a success". Dhaka Tribune. 19 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
- "Metro rail's Pallabi station opens to commuters". Prothom Alo. 25 January 2023. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
- Rahman, Saidur (22 December 2022). "ফেব্রুয়ারিতে নতুন রাষ্ট্রপতি নির্বাচন" [New president election in February]. The Daily Ittefaq (in Bengali). Retrieved 2 January 2023.
- "Architect Mubasshar Hussein no more". Prothom Alo. 2 January 2023. Retrieved 2 January 2023.
- "Ex-minister Habib Ullah Khan dies". New Age. 9 January 2023. Retrieved 15 January 2023.
- "দুইবারের এমপি জজ মিয়া মারা গেলেন উপহারের ঘরে" [Two-times MP Zoj Miah dies in donated house]. Somoy TV (in Bengali). 12 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
- "সাবেক সংসদ সদস্য দেলোয়ার হোসেনের মৃত্যুতে বরগুনায় শোকের ছায়া" [Barguna mourns the death of former member of parliament Delwar Hossain]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 12 January 2023. Retrieved 12 January 2023.
- "নাটোরের সাবেক এমপি মোজাম্মেল হক আর নেই" [Natore's former MP Mozammel Haque no more]. Kaler Kantho. 13 January 2023. Retrieved 14 January 2023.
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