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1st meet Jan 15 amid continued influx

1st meet Jan 15 amid continued influx
Bangladesh is set to sit with Myanmar on Monday (January 15) in Naypyidaw to talk about the physical arrangement of the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, who had to cross into Cox’s Bazar to escape from the brutalities of the Myanmar security forces, local Buddhist mobs and people from different ethnic groups in Rakhine. The first meeting of the joint working group (JWG) comprising 15 members from each country is taking place amidst continued new Rohingya arrivals, which are creating doubt among the officials concerned about the success of the meeting, according to sources familiar with the process. A 14-member Bangladeshi team, led by foreign secretary Shahidul Haque, will leave the capital for Myanmar by a Biman Bangladesh…

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Maulana Saad to skip Ijtema
Maulana Saad to skip Ijtema
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, Delhi-based Supreme Council…

Tower Hamlets Council Speaker meets PM

Tower Hamlets Council Speaker meets PM

Visiting Speaker of UK Tower Hamlets Council Sabina Akhtar yesterday evening paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter's Jatiya Sangsad office in the capital, reports UNB. The Prime Minister appreciated her for being first Bangladeshi-origin female Speaker of Tower Hamlets…
TIB sounds caution against cybercrime surveillance misuse

TIB sounds caution against cybercrime surveillance misuse

Expressing concern at surveillance of cybercrime, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Thursday said the misuse of surveillance of cybercrime can lead to the risk of curbing freedom of speech and freedom of expression, reports UNB. “Initiatives for the formation of specialised police…
Digitising education

Digitising education

The posts, telecom and information technology minister has rightly said that our education system has to be digitised if the youth of today are to be productive citizens in the future. This expectation is actually a call for immediate overhauling of the traditional academic system in our schools and…
The post-colonial fever

The post-colonial fever

After achieving the status of a post-modern intellectual group in ways not known to all, Bangladeshi English academia surely has grown the habit of announcing itself as “postcolonial” now, with little interest in the post-war Bangladesh and its literature. To many, postcolonialism is simply…
Coral island St Martin’s under threat amid huge tourist pressure

Coral island St Martin’s under threat amid huge tourist pressure

The tourism business in Saint Martin’s Island has started gaining momentum after some recent disruption due to the Rohingya crisis. Usually, the running of ships carrying tourists begins from late September or the beginning of October. However, this year, the ferrying started from November 13.…
Southern EU countries present united front on migration

Southern EU countries present united front on migration

ROME: The heads of seven southern European states pledged Wednesday to up their efforts to tackle one of the most stubborn thorns in the EU's side: flows of migrants from war-torn and impoverished countries, reports AFP. The leaders of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain, meeting…
Country’s biggest film carnival kicks off today

Country’s biggest film carnival kicks off today

Since 1992, the Dhaka International Film Festival has been a platform that has connected Bangladeshi films with world cinema, and the 16th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival—organised by Rainbow Film Society—is set to kick off today. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith…
Abahani celebrate premier title

Abahani celebrate premier title

Abahani Limited celebrated their sixth premier league title with finishing a goalless draw with Chittagong Abahani in their last match at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital yesterday. Abahani Limited officially celebrated the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League football championship…
Char people continue protests against land acquisition move

Char people continue protests against land acquisition move

Reiterating their demand for a fair list, the ‘char’ people have alleged that the list released by the administration last year is ‘unfair’ and ‘motivated’, aimed at evicting hundreds of families from seven villages in Mymensingh Sadar upazila. Since the release of…
Govt in a spot of bother over teachers’ stir

Govt in a spot of bother over teachers’ stir

The agitation by teachers and employees of different educational institutions across the country to realise various demands have not only put the government in trouble, but is also hampering academic activities. Education ministry sources said the government suddenly felt the tremor of the movement,…
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