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UNESCO drops objection to Rampal power plant project

UNESCO drops objection to Rampal power plant project
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of the Rampal power plant at its current location. It has also spared the Sundarbans from being relegated to the List of World Heritages in Danger, according to a press release issued by the foreign affairs ministry yesterday. The decision was taken at the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, being held in Krakow, Poland. A high-level inter-ministerial delegation, led by Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury, adviser to the Prime Minister on power, energy and mineral resources, is participating in the meeting to defend Bangladesh's position, said the release. The 21-member World Heritage Committee decides whether a cultural or natural site should…

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HRW report censures govt’s inaction
HRW report censures 
govt’s inaction
Human Rights Watch (HRW), the US-based international human rights organization, yesterday criticised…

PM for continuation of democratic trend for prosperity

PM for continuation of democratic trend for prosperity

Underscoring the need for the continuity of the healthy democratic trend, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the country will move towards further prosperity through such practice, reports UNB. "We want a healthy democratic trend to continue in the country through which it'll move…
I did not give any wrong judgment, says Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana

I did not give any wrong judgment, says Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana

Appellate Division Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, the first female judge of Bangladesh, yesterday said that she did not give any wrong judgment during her tenure and she has not failed in discharging her duties.  “It is my complacency that I did not become inattentive, arbitrary or unjust in…
Unfit industrial boilers

Unfit industrial boilers

Rather shockingly, some 2500 active boilers used in the industrial sector of the country are running without any mandatory fitness certificate. The alarming revealation came in the wake of a massive explosion of a defective boiler – killing at least 13 while injuring some 50 more at a garment…
Let us be true to one another

Let us be true to one another

Can we measure sadness? In this short life what afflicts us more? The pangs of life or the silence of death. This perplexity reminds us about the famous soliloquy of Hamlet- To be or not to be, that is the question. It is easier to ignore our sadness when we get someone with more tumult and strife in…
Implement budget speedily

Implement budget speedily

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the civil servants to go for implementing the budget and development projects without any delay to yield better outcomes and move the country forward speedily, reports UNB. She also directed them to take steps to fulfill the basic needs of the citizens, ensure…
Western civilisation at stake: Trump

Western civilisation at stake: Trump

US President Donald Trump pledged his backing for NATO at the start of a high-stakes visit to Europe on Thursday as he warned that the future of the West was at risk, reports AFP. In key US ally Poland on the first leg of the trip, he also accused Russia of “destabilising” action and warned…
Four notable plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

Four notable plays to be staged at Shilpakala today

A special show of the much-acclaimed play titled ‘Mujib Mane Mukti’ will be brought to the stage today at 4pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play will be staged as a part of the ongoing four-day theatre festival, which…
BCB expects Australia to tour Bangladesh as scheduled

BCB expects Australia to tour Bangladesh as scheduled

The ACA yesterday cancelled Australia A team’s tour to South Africa following their loggerheads between Cricket Australia and its players. It looks the decision may  lead to Australia senior team to boycott Bangladesh tour next month Bangladesh Cricket Board CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury however…
Tale of a successful female fish cultivator

Tale of a successful female fish cultivator

Fatema Begum of Amtali upazila in Barguna district stands as an example of where a person with strong determination can reach, reports UNB. About 27 years ago, she got married to Faruk Hossain who had very little income. However, she had pledged that she would bring prosperity to her family at any cost.…
TIB seeks review of National Online Mass Media Policy

TIB seeks review of National Online Mass Media Policy

Voicing concern over some provisions of the newly approved National Online Mass Media Policy 2017, the Transparency International Bangladesh TIB) has urged the government to suspend the implementation of the policy until the review of its some 'controversial' provisions, reports UNB. The anti-graft…
What will Trump do with half a million backlogged immigration cases?

What will Trump do with half a million backlogged immigration cases?

In April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions travelled to Nogales, Arizona, to make an announcement. “This is the Trump era,” he said. “The lawlessness, the abdication of the duty to enforce our immigrations laws, and the catch-and-release practices of old are over.” While his tone…
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