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Many unmoved, some hopeful

Many unmoved, 
some hopeful
The joint visit of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Cox’s Bazar to see the situation of hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingyas has generated certain degree of enthusiasm among many of the officials of the government and international organisations working on the ground. However, it has apparently failed to make many Rohingyas hopeful, as well as the host community, who had to sacrifice a lot for accommodating their neighbours from Rakhine. Speaking to a number of Rohingyas in Balukhali and Chakmarkul settlements, it was found that most of them are not at all enthusiastic about the visit of world’s two most prominent figures. The same feeling was observed among…

Defence as vital to Brazil as Neymar, Coutinho

Defence as vital to Brazil as Neymar, Coutinho

Neymar may well be the centre of attention as Brazil chase a record sixth World Cup triumph in Russia, reports AFP from Sochi. But if the South Americans successfully emulate the class of 1958 by winning a World Cup on European soil, there is a strong likelihood that their rock-solid defence will have…
DU founding anniv celebrated

DU founding anniv celebrated

With the theme “Higher Education for Inclusive Development”, Dhaka University (DU) today celebrated its 97th founding anniversary amid festivity and fanfare, reports BSS. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages on the eve of the 97th founding anniversary…
Motorbike: Bonanza 
for local manufacturers

Motorbike: Bonanza for local manufacturers

With the government’s decision to extend the VAT exemption to locally made motor bikes, the sales of the two-wheelers expect a bonanza in the future. This is, indeed, an affirmative news for the economy since several local companies are involved in making motorbikes, which are providing vehicles…
Keeping prices of essentials stable

Keeping prices of essentials stable

It was Ramadan and most of the fasting people wanted a beguni or eggplant fritters while breaking the Roza .So under that certain circumstances eggplants quickly were awarded special high price . Then why not cucumber and similar "ifter item" like potato and green chili? However potato was…
Automotive battery market now worth Tk 6,000cr as demand spirals

Automotive battery market now worth Tk 6,000cr as demand spirals

The size of the automotive battery market reached around Tk 6,000 crore last year, with demand growing at a fast clip. The popularity of battery-run rickshaws and easy bikes, hybrid and electric cars, in particular, has gone up in the past five years. Year on year, the market size is increasing at an…
Moment of truth for Merkel as rebels weigh migration deals

Moment of truth for Merkel as rebels weigh migration deals

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting for her political future yesterday, looking to placate conservative rebels over immigration with a hard-fought European deal even as eastern EU states called it into doubt, reports AFP. Merkel’s centre-right CDU party and its conservative Bavarian…
BotTala brings ‘Crutcher Colonel’ on Shilpakala stage tomorrow

BotTala brings ‘Crutcher Colonel’ on Shilpakala stage tomorrow

Theatre troupe BotTala will stage the 32nd show of its ninth production ‘Crutcher Colonel’, an adaptation of eminent novelist Shahaduzzaman’s novel with the same title ‘Crutcher Colonel’, tomorrow at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA)…
Mexico out to spoil Brazil’s hexa bid

Mexico out to spoil Brazil’s hexa bid

AFP, SAINT PETERSBURG: Mexico do not have history on their side in their bid to dump five times winners Brazil out of the World Cup but the 2018 version of El Tri have already demonstrated a capability to surprise in Russia. For a seventh straight World Cup Mexico have made it to the last 16, but, agonisingly,…
Fishermen passing hard time

Fishermen passing hard time

Hundreds of fishermen are passing through hard times due to a sharp decline in the fish population in the Mehgna and Tetulia rivers and in the Bay of Bengal. A recent visit to different fish ghats along the Meghna river bank in Bhola revealed that fish-trading centres are totally inoperative and workers…
ICRC chief for medium, long-term preparations

ICRC chief for medium, long-term preparations

The president of the International Committee of Red Cross, Peter Maurer, yesterday ruled out any quick solution to the ongoing Rohingya crisis, rather placing emphasis on medium and long term preparations to face the problem. In an exclusive interview with The Independent during a visit to the coastal…
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