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Rohingyas to be fenced in 20 Cox’s Bazar camps

Rohingyas to be fenced in 20 Cox’s Bazar camps
The government has decided to bring Rohingyas within restricted areas, to be covered by 20 camps, for ensuring their security and controlling their movement and curbing spread across the country. As per the decision, 18 more camps will be established in Teknaf and Ukhiya upazilas of Cox’s Bazar besides two officially registered camps Kutupalong and Nayapara. The decision is taken as Bangladesh is marching through a crucial time eying the next national election, likely to be held in December, and that the spread of Rohingyas outside designated camps may spell out security threats, according to senior government officials. Besides, keeping all the Rohingyas accounted for is also imperative for the government as it has already initiated…

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Justice Mahmud new CJ
Justice Mahmud new CJ
Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, who has been performing functions of the chief justice from October 3…

BNP leaders Aman, Alam, Mosharraf held

BNP leaders Aman, Alam, Mosharraf held

Law enforcers detained BNP chairperson's adviser Amanullah Aman and party executive committee member Nazimuddin Alam from a house at Mohakhali DOHS yesterday night, reports UNB. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told UNB that a team of RAB-1 picked up the two BNP leaders. He said…
Book fair attracts large number of visitors

Book fair attracts large number of visitors

­The Amar Ekushey Granthamela-2018 yesterday drew a large number of weekend crowds, including children, as sales of books on different genres of literature and other branches of knowledge soared, reports BSS. With huge enthusiasm and curiosity, thousands of visitors of all ages flocked to different…
Protecting water bodies

Protecting water bodies

Environment and forests minister Anisul Islam Mahmud was right when he said that nobody would dare to construct buildings by grabbing wetlands if one or two such buildings are demolished. But the obvious question is, since he is at the top of his ministry why does not he take an initiative to do this…
The striking teachers and our education

The striking teachers and our education

The number of teachers in the primary, secondary and college level is about nine lakh and they have been demonstrating in various ways to press home their long standing demands. Several groups of teachers were on demonstration in the month of December 2017 that extended up to the last part of January…
Gas supply to increase by 500mmcfd from April

Gas supply to increase by 500mmcfd from April

The country’s gas supply is likely to increase by 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) from April this this year with an apprehension that there might be a substantial rise in its price for consumers as well, reports UNB. Currently, the country’s gas supply is about 2550 mmcfd against…
Palestinian reconciliation deal dying slow death

Palestinian reconciliation deal dying slow death

GAZA CITY: The two leading Palestinian factions missed another deadline Thursday to implement a reconciliation deal, potentially burying the landmark accord aimed at ending their decade-long split, reports AFP. Islamist movement Hamas was to hand over power in the Gaza Strip by December to the Palestinian…
Dhaka Art Summit: Where art comes to life

Dhaka Art Summit: Where art comes to life

The fourth edition of Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) has opened its gates for the art lovers of the country on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital yesterday. Dhaka Art Summit is exhibiting approximately 300 artists from Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Madagascar, Philippines and…
Bangladesh need a ‘partnership bowling’

Bangladesh need a ‘partnership bowling’

Sri Lanka’s 317 runs at the expense of two wickets on day three should suggest that the wicket remained absolutely placid and there was nothing for the bowlers. Unforgiving for the bowlers, it might be but it’s not that it didn’t offer minimum turn and bounce as what the wicket of…
Vulnerable bridges put commuters at risk

Vulnerable bridges put commuters at risk

Twenty iron (Bailey) bridges on the 38-km Charakhali-Tushkhali-Mathbaria-Patharghata road under Bhandaria and Mathbaria upazilas of Pirojpur district have become weak, posing a risk to buses, trucks and other vehicles running on this route. The longevity of the bridges is said to be 10 years, but they…
AL allies decry ‘controversial section’

AL allies decry ‘controversial section’

The alliance partners of the Awami League (AL) have expressed their reservations against “some controversial sections” of the draft Digital Security Act 2018, which the Cabinet has just approved. Alliance leaders said these controversial sections should be dropped before the bill is placed…
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