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Effectiveness sans Myanmar unlikely

Effectiveness sans Myanmar unlikely
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Bangladesh and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday is highly unlikely to be effective in the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas until Myanmar agrees to involve the global body’s refugee agency, according to multiple sources in the government and UN agencies. Efforts to ink a tripartite agreement between Bangladesh, Myanmar and UNHCR have failed due to the reluctance of the country’s second neighbour, they told The Independent, adding that endeavours are on and will continue so that Naypyitaw agrees to involve the refugee agency with the repatriation process. Despite being pressed hard, none of the sources could state any significant…

6 hurt in BCL factional clash at DU

6 hurt in BCL factional clash at DU

Six Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists were injured in a factional clash of the student organisation on the Dhaka University (DU) campus yesterday, reports UNB. The injured were identified as BCL central drama and debate affairs deputy secretary Imrul Hasan Nishu, deputy secretary of DU unit…
RU sans graduate polls for 24 years

RU sans graduate polls for 24 years

No registered graduate election has been held on the campus of Rajshahi University for the last 24 years. This is the reason behind the absence of new faces in meetings of the senate, the highest policymaking body of the varsity. In fact, registered graduates have remained absent in senate meetings…
Historic Mujibnagar Day

Historic Mujibnagar Day

Today the nation is observing the historic Mujibnagar Day with due respect and solemnity. This day is one of the most important days in the history of our struggle for liberation. On this day, the representatives of the people of Bangladesh, elected through the 1970 general elections, at a milestone…
Bangladesh’s future challenges

Bangladesh’s future challenges

Bangladesh is not merely a name but a history. This is a country of heroic, combative, victorious and brave people. Today Bangladesh has many achievements. These achievements are helping the country move forward. Bangladesh has become a developing country, the biggest achievement since independence.…
Matarbari deep sea port to be modelled on Japanese Kashima, Niigata ports

Matarbari deep sea port to be modelled on Japanese Kashima, Niigata ports

The country’s first deep sea port at Matarbari will be modelled on the Japanese ports of Kashima and Niigata and feasibility study of the proposed port has already been completed, CPA chairman Commodore Zulfiqur Aziz said yesterday. He also said the negotiations for loans with JICA for construction…
8 accused plead not guilty

8 accused plead not guilty

NEW DELHI: Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India’s streets in protest, reports AFP. Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping…
Photography exhibition by diplomatic community begins at Drik

Photography exhibition by diplomatic community begins at Drik

Drik, in cooperation with Embassy of Germany in Bangladesh, has organised a ten-day exhibition titled ‘Bangladesh Through Our Eyes 2’, a photography exhibition by the diplomatic community in Bangladesh, at Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi of the capital. The exhibition is curated by ASM Rezaur…
No away Test series with 
Australia this year: Akram

No away Test series with Australia this year: Akram

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and its cricket operation committee chairman Akram Khan said on Monday that they will soon fix a date and format for the next series against Afghanistan. Akram also said that they are yet to finalise whether they will take off West Indies from India after playing…
Students attend classes under open sky

Students attend classes under open sky

Students of BM Dangi Government Primary School under the Char Harirampur union of Charbhadrasan upazila in Faridpur have been taking lessons under the open sky even in the season of Nor’westers.  It has been learnt that the school was set up on 33 decimals of land in BM Dangi village in 1971.…
Probe stalled due to 
‘security concerns’

Probe stalled due to ‘security concerns’

Russia and Syria have stalled access to Douma by international experts seeking to probe an alleged poison gas attack there, citing security concerns, a British diplomat said yesterday, reports AFP from The Haguer. The claim came as the global chemical arms watchdog held emergency talks on the alleged…
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