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Rohingyas race against time to avoid monsoon disasters

Rohingyas race against time to avoid monsoon disasters
At least five challenges have to be resolved immediately to save the displaced Rohingyas from possible disasters like earthquake, landslide and breakdown of law and order in the camp areas. These are: shifting 203,000 Rohingyas from different hilly areas to safer places;  setting up more police camps in and around the camps; taking more steps to stop human trafficking and smuggling; engaging male youths aged between 16 and 25 years in different trades; and controlling fertility rates. When this correspondent visited the Rohingya camp in Kutupalong, the camp people and local officials were informed of these challenges, which would be resolved as soon as possible. While visiting the Rohingya camp at Kutupalong-1, this correspondent saw that…

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It’s tragic, horrific, wrong
It’s tragic, horrific, wrong
Accusing the Myanmar military of carrying out ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Rakhine, a senior United…

Nasrul Hamid urges Germany 
to invest in Bangladesh

Nasrul Hamid urges Germany to invest in Bangladesh

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid urged the German businessmen to invest in Bangladesh power sector, reports UNB. He made the call while addressing the '3rd German-Asia Business Dialogue' in Germany's Berlin on Wednesday, according to a message received in Dhaka. The junior…
Call to restrict ship movements in Sundarbans river routes

Call to restrict ship movements in Sundarbans river routes

Speakers at a roundtable in the capital have called for making the river routes in Sundarbans off limit for the ships carrying oil, chemical, coal and harmful materials and preserve the mangrove forest, reports UNB. The speakers expressed their concern over the repeated ship capsize in Sundarbans at…
Numerical growth of private universities

Numerical growth of private universities

The quantitative expansion of education in the country without ensuring   quality will be an exercise in futility. This kind of education may become a bane instead of boon and will hardly serve any purpose. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, even though the number of private…
Ideas for development

Ideas for development

The idea of development is very relevant today. This development does not affect the people and the state only on one subject; rather, many things are associated with the development and in most cases, they are related to each other. However, it is most important to identify issues related to the development…
Three-wheelers to be under tax net: NBR

Three-wheelers to be under tax net: NBR

All CNG-driven auto-rickshaws and other engine or battery-driven three-wheelers will be brought under the tax net in the national budget for fiscal year 2018-19 (FY19), said National Board of Revenue (NBR), reports BSS. “Tax Identification Number (TIN) will be made mandatory for owners of all…
IS attack kills 25 regime forces in Syria

IS attack kills 25 regime forces in Syria

BEIRUT: The Islamic State group launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, a monitor said yesterday, reports AFP. At least 13 jihadists were also killed in the attack which IS carried out near Mayadeen on Wednesday afternoon,…
Prangonemor premieres new play ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ today

Prangonemor premieres new play ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ today

Prangonemor, one of the leading theatre troupes in the country, is going to bring a brand new play titled ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ on the stage for the audience. Based on the life of famous Bengali poet, mystic philosopher and songwriter from Sylhet Hason Raja, the premiere show of the play will…
Mash urges dropped players to come back strongly

Mash urges dropped players to come back strongly

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urged the players who were dropped from the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s central contract to come all guns blazing on the field to prove that they have enough to serve the Bangladesh team. The BCB on Wednesday slashed the number of central contracted players, citing the reason…
Decommissioned ferries, pontoons gather rust

Decommissioned ferries, pontoons gather rust

Decommissioned ferries, pontoons, and gangways of the Roads and Highways Department are gathering rust in Kalapara of Patuakhali district, for the want of proper disposal guidelines and robbing the exchequer of money that could have been raised selling those assets. The assets—worth around Tk.…
Expatriates should get NID, voting rights

Expatriates should get NID, voting rights

Bangladeshi nationals living abroad should be given national identity (NID) cards as they face problems both at home and abroad in the absence of such documents, said speakers at a seminar organised by the Election Commission yesterday. The seminar titled "Providing NID and voting rights to expatriate…
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