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Solution to Rohingya crisis to be ‘lengthy’

Solution to Rohingya crisis to be ‘lengthy’
There is little possibility of any solution to the ongoing Rohingya crisis soon, experts said at a roundtable yesterday, stressing the need for finding friends in the international community to exert effective pressure on Myanmar to take back its over a million Rohingya population now in Bangladesh. The state minister for foreign affairs, Shahriar Alam, however, sounded bit optimistic expressing resolve to solve the problem sooner rather than later. He, however, cast doubt about the timely availability of the fund that was pledged at a pledging conference in Geneva on October 23 and said that Bangladesh has not asked for this conference. Referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s remarks that the Rohingyas will be fed by curtailing a…

New cantonment in Patuakhali soon

New cantonment in Patuakhali soon

A new cantonment will be built at Lebukhali area on River Payra at a cost of Tk 1699 crore with a view to beefing up security of the Payra port and coastal line in Patuakhali. A project titled “Establishment of Sheikh Hasina Cantonment” will be tabled at the meeting of Executive Committee…
HC dissatisfied over 
probe report

HC dissatisfied over probe report

A High Court bench yesterday expressed dissatisfaction over a probe report on the negligence of hospital authorities that forced a woman to give birth in the open place causing the death of the newborn near the Azimpur Shishu Matri Sadan Hospital. The HC bench comprising Quazi Reza-Ul Hoque and Mohammad…
Hi-tech parks

Hi-tech parks

The State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has said 28 hi-tech parks are going to be established throughout the country aiming to enrich the country’s ICT sector. He voiced it while visiting the under-construction works of Rajshahi Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-tech Park…
World Diabetes Day: Understanding and living with diabetes

World Diabetes Day: Understanding and living with diabetes

World Diabetes Day falls every year on 14 November and is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes, and what it’s really like to live with the condition. It’s a global campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with activity…
4G service launch delayed

4G service launch delayed

It may not be possible to roll out the much-awaited 4G service in Bangladesh this year as the related guideline is yet to be finalised due to concerns raised by mobile phone operators over certain issues in it. “The possible deadline for the launch of the 4G service is yet to be confirmed,”…
Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

Vietnam, China agree to avoid conflicts in South China Sea

HANOI: Vietnam and China agreed yesterday to avoid conflicts in the hotly contested South China Sea, as a new pathway to dialogue on easing tensions was opened with other Southeast Asian nations, reports AFP. The communist neighbours have long sparred over the sea, through which $5 trillion in shipping…
Theatre Art Unit stages ‘Amina Sundari’ at Mahila Samiti today

Theatre Art Unit stages ‘Amina Sundari’ at Mahila Samiti today

Theatre Art Unit will stage their much-acclaimed play ‘Amina Sundari’ at 7pm today at the Mahila Samiti Mancha in the capital’s Baily Road area. The late S.M. Solaiman dramatised it from the 300-year-old folktale of Bheluya Sundari, periodically theatricalised there by various hands…
Star-studded Dhaka out to tame Khulna

Star-studded Dhaka out to tame Khulna

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will resume with a day break at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. Defending champions Dhaka Dynamites will take on Khulna Titans in the day’s first of the third day of the Dhaka-leg at 1:00pm. Already Dynamites played three matches, two of which…
Posts of 25 education officers, 
439 headmasters lying vacant

Posts of 25 education officers, 439 headmasters lying vacant

Netrakona: Primary education in the district is being seriously hampered due to shortage of Assistant Upazila Education Officers (AUEO) and head teachers, reports UNB. Some 25 posts of AUEO and 439 posts of headmasters are lying vacant in the district, hampering proper monitoring, management and regular…
Honours degree not enough: UGC

Honours degree not enough: UGC

The National Education Policy 2010 says an honours degree is not enough for teaching positions in institutions of higher education, but some engineering universities, including the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET), are recruiting teachers who only have honours degrees. The authorities…
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