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  • Road crashes claim 15 lives in Narsingdi, Feni
  • 52 Bangladeshis pilgrims have so far died in Saudi
  • Safe road movement: 9 more students freed from Keraniganj jail
  • Khalishpur Meghna oil depot catches fire, 3 killed
  • Truck-microbus collision kills 6 in Feni
  • Myanmar tactfully delaying Rohingya repatriation
  • Movement for safe roads: 25 students get bail
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Myanmar invites UN for consultations

Myanmar invites UN 
for consultations
The government of Myanmar has invited two important organs of the United Nations twice recently to consult the processes in regards to the repatriation and resettlement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas, who had to cross into neighbouring Cox’s Bazar to escape the unprecedented atrocities orchestrated by the security forces, local Buddhist mobs and people from other ethnic groups in Rakhine. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) were invited by the government to Naypyitaw on February 23 and March 15 respectively, a senior official of the global body’s refugee agency based in Cox’s Bazar has told The Independent. In those meetings, the UN organs submitted a concept paper to the…

Greens demand halt to stone quarrying, tree felling

Greens demand halt to stone quarrying, tree felling

Environmental activists have demanded that the government should put an immediate halt to stone quarrying at different ‘jhiris’ and destruction of trees in the hills of Bandarban. The Sangu forest has already lost 50 per cent of its old trees in the last 14 years as poachers and timber smugglers…
Bangladesh top primary healthcare provider in SEA

Bangladesh top primary healthcare provider in SEA

World Health Organisation (WHO) has ranked Bangladesh as the top primary healthcare provider among South and South East Asian (SEA) nations, attributing the success to the community ownership in the country’s primary healthcare system, reports BSS. “Bangladesh is one of the top countries…
People with autism 
need care

People with autism need care

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing a programme at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) marking the 11th World Autism Awareness Day yesterday stressed the importance of changing the mentality towards persons with disabilities, including those with autism. She said these people…
Making Bangabandhu’s dream come true

Making Bangabandhu’s dream come true

In 1960s when Bengalis of erstwhile East Pakistan were subjected to the most humiliating treatment, it would be no exaggeration to state that they were experiencing the tribulations of a colonised people. In an atmosphere of all-pervasive fear and subjugation, it was Bangabandhu who confronted the mighty…
Hearing in BATB VAT case likely today

Hearing in BATB VAT case likely today

The hearing of the widely-discussed appeal filed by the British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB), one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, against a High Court (HC) order that asked the firm to pay some Tk 1,924 crore in VAT to the National Board of Revenue (NBR) is likely to be held today.…
Netanyahu cancels UN deal on African migrants

Netanyahu cancels UN deal on African migrants

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled an agreement with the UN refugee agency yesterday aimed at avoiding forced deportations of thousands of African migrants only hours after having announced the deal himself, reports AFP. The stunning turnaround after Netanyahu announced the…
‘Ingal Adhar Pala’ to be staged at BSA tomorrow

‘Ingal Adhar Pala’ to be staged at BSA tomorrow

Manipuri Theatre will stage yet another show of their much-anticipated play ‘Ingal Adhar Pala’ (Light Shade Story) tomorrow at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital’s Segun Bagicha. Written and directed by Shubhashish Sinha, the play ‘Ingal…
Tamim calls for patience with young players

Tamim calls for patience with young players

While the youngsters’ performance in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League was not as up to the mark as it was expected, Bangladesh senior batsman Tamim Iqbal backed them, stating they shouldn’t be criticized explicitly before they are given more time to prove their mettle. Some youngsters…
Saint Martin’s under threat

Saint Martin’s under threat

Cox’s Bazar: Environment officers of different government agencies on Sunday warned that after years of unchecked pollution and excessive tourism, St. Martin's, the country's sole coral island on the Bay of Bengal renowned for its beauty and tranquility, has lost all its splendor, reports…
ACC a tool in the hands of ruling alliance, alleges BNP

ACC a tool in the hands of ruling alliance, alleges BNP

BNP leaders have accused the Awami League-led alliance of using the Anti-Corruption Commission to harass the party’s active leaders on "fabricated and imaginary" charges of corruption, to scuttle the ongoing movement to free chairperson Khaleda Zia. The ruling alliance wants to hold…
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