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Lankan President Sirisena in city

Lankan President Sirisena in city
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in the capital to a red carpet reception yesterday on a three-day state visit, will hold extensive bilateral talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart M Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other senior cabinet members discussing the ways to strengthen the cooperation in the fields of the maritime affairs, education, tourism, fisheries and health. The visiting president will also discuss ways to devise mechanism and find paths to promote investments between Dhaka and Colombo. Besides, at least 10 bilateral instruments in the shape of agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in areas of agriculture, coastal shipping, information and communication technology,…

UN allocates $1m for landslide victims

UN allocates $1m for landslide victims

With a view to providing life saving assistance, Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) of the United Nations has allocated one million US dollars to the landslide victims of Chittagong Hill Tracts that witnessed deaths of 166 people last month, reports BSS. Following a multi-sector needs assessment,…
42 others infected; medical team collects blood samples

42 others infected; medical team collects blood samples

Nine children have died of an ‘unknown disease’ in Sitakunda, Chittagong, over the past one week. Several others, suffering from the same mysterious ailment, are also seriously malnourished, said Prof. MA Foyez, former director general of the health department, yesterday. He made this observation…
More electricity

More electricity

In a bid to overcome the existing shortage of electricity supply the government has decided to increase the country’s power manufacturing capacity by as many as 3000Mega Watts. The extra megawatts will be generated sometime between next summer and winter of 2018, just prior the next national elections.…
My teacher Prof Karunamaya Goswami

My teacher Prof Karunamaya Goswami

There are very few teachers who can leave a lasting impression in the minds of students. Very few teachers can play the role of a mentor, guide, philosopher and friend. Eminent educationist, writer, researcher and musicologist Professor Dr. Karunamaya Goswami was one such person. He died of cardiac…
Microcredit making 1,030 families self-reliant

Microcredit making 1,030 families self-reliant

RANGPUR: The interest-free microcredit programme is making 1,030 river-eroded and homeless families self-reliant in 12 ‘Asrayan Prokalpo’ here in Gangachara upazila, reports BSS. After rehabilitation under the ‘Asrayan Prokalpo’, the homeless people have regained shelters, and…
Govt to consider bank loan facility for goat, sheep growers: PM

Govt to consider bank loan facility for goat, sheep growers: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government will actively consider giving bank loan to goat and sheep growers at 5 per cent rate in line with the same provision now applicable for cattle growers, reports UNB. “Five per cent credit facility is being given to cattle growers. It should…
Four policemen killed in Pakistan

Four policemen killed in Pakistan

QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles killed four policemen in southwest Pakistan Thursday, the latest attack to target authorities in restive Balochistan province, reports AFP. The incident took place in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, which has been wracked by separatist and Islamist violence…
BotTala to stage ‘Crutcher Colonel’ 
at Mahila Samiti today

BotTala to stage ‘Crutcher Colonel’ at Mahila Samiti today

Theatre troupe BotTala will stage their new play ‘Crutcher Colonel’, an adaptation of eminent novelist Shahaduzzaman’s novel of the same title ‘Crutcher Colonel’, today at 7pm at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area. Directed…
Tigers prepare for tough fight against Australia

Tigers prepare for tough fight against Australia

By beating the top-notch England, Bangladesh proved them as a reckoning force in Test cricket after their envious success in one-day cricket. Therefore, they played three away series on the trot wherein they showed their continual progress in Test. Following their win-like situation in New Zealand,…
‘Help flourish talents of autistic children’

‘Help flourish talents of autistic children’

Special care and necessary support could flourish abilities and latent talents of the autistic, intellectually retarded and physically challenged children to turn them into worthy citizens, reports BSS. The view was expressed at the launching ceremony of four schools for the intellectually disabled…
16,000 rice millers blacklisted

16,000 rice millers blacklisted

Some 16,000 rice millers have been blacklisted for illegally hoarding rice to manipulate its market price, said Food Minister Qamrul Islam yesterday. "The government won't procure rice from these millers for the next three years," the minister told a press briefing at the secretariat,…
Franco-Bangladeshi Economic Relationship

Franco-Bangladeshi Economic Relationship

Economic relation between Bangladesh and France is faring well. In 2016, overall trade volume between the two countries increased by more than 8.0%. It is mostly fuelled by RMG which accounted for more than 99% of Bangladeshi exports to France. The value of exports from Bangladesh to France increased…
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