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Baby boom soon in Cox’s Bazar camps

Baby boom soon in
Cox’s Bazar camps
The settlements in Cox’s Bazar are waiting and preparing to the best of their ability for the arrival of thousands of unwanted babies, result of rape of Rohingya women by the Myanmar security forces, local Buddhist bobs and people from different ethnic groups in Rakhine, according to officials of the government and international organisations. In coming days and weeks, they said that many babies are expected to be born in a situation that is not desired by any mother in the worst possible nightmare. As the recent exodus of Rohingyas has started since August 25, this month will be the ninth month for those who were raped prior to that time, they added. A senior UN official, meanwhile, demanded justice for the raped women and girls. The…

$10b plan for global edn launched at UN

$10b plan for global edn launched at UN

The United Nations joined the World Bank and four regional development banks on Friday to launch a plan to boost funding for education by $10 billion as new data shows a growing gap over access to schools, reports AFP from United Nations, United States. About 260 million children worldwide are not in…
PM unveils nursing edn institution plaque

PM unveils nursing edn institution plaque

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has termed the inauguration of ‘National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER)’ as Bangladesh's historic moment in the health education sector, supported by KOICA, reports UNB. KOICA's Vice President Jinho Song…
Bangladesh’s space age begins

Bangladesh’s space age begins

It is indeed a day of joy for Bangladeshis all around the world as the Bangabandhu-1, the first communication satellite of Bangladesh, has been successfully launched by US satellite launching company SpaceX from Florida. Bangladeshis’ hope was dashed for a day as this prestigious project could…
Much ado about something

Much ado about something

Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah could be turning in his grave: maybe; maybe not. Irrespective a storm has raged in a country he wanted partitioned:  India.  Revered in Pakistan as Quaid-e-Azam, or a great leader, Jinnah is no hero to India and Indians. Seen by the majority as…
On course to a greener future

On course to a greener future

Neuerkirch cuts a picture-perfect idyllic German village. Half-timbered houses mark the two sides of cobblestoned streets that snake into the surrounding hills, covered in green and with neat patches of forest. On a sunny Tuesday April morning at the village’s Gemeindehaus—German for town…
N Korea ‘taking measures’ to dismantle nuclear site: KCNA

N Korea ‘taking measures’ to dismantle nuclear site: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korea is “taking technical measures” to dismantle its nuclear test site, state media said yesterday in the latest dramatic step ahead of a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump next month, reports AFP. “A ceremony for dismantling the…
Proud mothers of Kumar Biswajit and Mim to be honoured today

Proud mothers of Kumar Biswajit and Mim to be honoured today

On the occasion of the International Mother’s Day, Universal Medical College Hospital has arranged the ‘Gorbini Ma’ (Proud Mother) award ceremony for the fifth time at the Rawa Convention Centre in the capital’s Moakhali DOHS area on 11am today. In this fifth instalment of the…
Greenidge arrives in city
today on a 5-day visit

Greenidge arrives in city today on a 5-day visit

Bangladesh former head coach Gordon Greenidge, whose guidance not only helped Bangladesh lift the 1997 ICC Trophy but ensured the passport of the 1999 ICC World Cup also,  is expected to arrive here Dhaka on a five-day visit today.   This time the West Indian coach comes not for a cricketing…
Student without hands passes Dakhil exam by writing with leg

Student without hands passes Dakhil exam by writing with leg

Bellal Akon, a physically disabled student without hands, has passed the Dakhil examination by writing his answer scripts with his legs, securing 3.85 points. Bellal is a student of the Umedpur Dakhil Madrasa in Nilganj Union, under the Kalapara Upazila, Patuakhali district. But Bellal, son of Khalil…
Proper weeding can boost crop yield ‘by 22pc’

Proper weeding can boost crop yield ‘by 22pc’

Eco-friendly, sustainable and integrated weed management can increase crop yields by 18-22 per cent, boosting food production in the country, researchers have said. They added that weed competed with crops for light, nutrients and water, resulting in yield loss of up to 80-90 per cent in the worst case…
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