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Passports Bangladeshi, holders Myanmarese

Passports Bangladeshi, holders Myanmarese
Bangladeshi and Saudi Arabian authorities have identified as many as 273 Rohingyas lodged in different jails in the Gulf country. Though they are Myanmarese nationals, they went to Saudi Arabia a few years ago posing as Bangladeshi workers by bearing Bangladeshi passports, said sources in the foreign ministry, the home ministry’s Security Service Division, and the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP). According to the sources, all of them have been incarcerated in Saudi prisons for the past three years and they might be deported to Bangladesh any time. Sources revealed that at least 1,500 Bangladeshi passport holders were lodged in Saudi jails on charges of various crimes. Of them, 273 were identified as Rohingyas during verification…

Dhaka toddler gets new lease of life at Apollo Hospitals

Dhaka toddler gets new lease of life at Apollo Hospitals

A toddler from Dhaka has successfully undergone a liver transplant at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, India’s first Joint Commission International (JCI) Hospital. The toddler, who had developed acute liver failure, has been identified as Aman Jawad Uddin. He is two years and 11 months old. Senior…
Sheikh Hasina was prime target, says prosecution

Sheikh Hasina was prime target, says prosecution

The prosecution told the court yesterday that the prime target of August 21 grenade attack, 2004, was killing then Opposition Leader and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports BSS. Upon completion of the arguments on the 11th consecutive day, the court adjourned the hearing till November 20.…
Salinity resistant rice

Salinity resistant rice

Yesterday marked 10 years of visitation of cyclone Sidr and Bangladesh is still reeling under the remnants of colossal devastation it caused to the southern districts of the country. According to a report published in this newspaper yesterday, around five hundred thousand hectares of cultivable land…
Health system: Bangladesh and Germany

Health system: Bangladesh and Germany

Health is a civil right, not a privilege. Humanitarianly it should equally reach to every human being. But in Bangladesh that’s not the case. Bangladesh has made some advancement in the health sector only in this last decade. In the capital city Dhaka, there are some government hospitals along…
BTRC plans to introduce session based USSD pricing

BTRC plans to introduce session based USSD pricing

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) wants to standardise the mobile financial service (MFS) system by introducing session-based USSD (unstructured supplementary service data) pricing. The current practice is based on revenue sharing between MFS providers and telecom operators.…
Love him or hate him, Lebanese  want Saad Hariri home

Love him or hate him, Lebanese want Saad Hariri home

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s divided politicians rarely agree on anything, but they have fleetingly united in calling for resigned Prime Minister Saad Hariri to return home, even if their motivations vary vastly, reports AFP. Hariri announced his resignation on November 4, in a shock statement delivered…
7th Dhaka Lit Fest kicks off today

7th Dhaka Lit Fest kicks off today

The 7th Dhaka Literary Festival (DLF) will begin on the premises of Bangla Academy, Shahbagh in the capital today, reports BSS. The Cultural Affairs Ministry, Bangla Academy and Jatrik Production Limited (JPL) are jointly organizing the three-day literary event that will continue till November 18, JPL…
Players ready to accept any coach

Players ready to accept any coach

Bangladesh one-day captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Wednesday said that the players are not concerned about the head coach of the Bangladesh team. Mashrafe also said that they are capable of making their adjustment with the head coach whoever comes here in the post. “Since my 17-year-long cricket…
End of education project to hit students, warn teachers

End of education project to hit students, warn teachers

The non-extension of the Secondary Education Quality Access and Enhancing Project (SEQAEP) would severely affect the teaching of English, mathematics and general science to thousands of secondary school students in the backward upazilas of the country, according to teachers involved in the project.…
Alliance happy with RMG safety measures

Alliance happy with RMG safety measures

Despite a significant drop in the export growth rate of readymade garments (RMG), Alliance yesterday expressed satisfaction over the implementation of a corrective safety plan for RMG factories. Alliance is on track to complete nearly all Corrective Action Plans (CAPs)—except for newly added and…
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