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No immediate hope of return

No immediate hope of return
As anticipated earlier, the visit of United Nations secretary-general António Guterres to Rohingya settlements along with World Bank group president Jim Yong Kim could not provide the persecuted people from Myanmar any immediate hope of return to their homes in Rakhine. Instead, both of them hinted that it is a long haul and efforts should be made to improve their living conditions until their safe and dignified return to their homes. Assuring the oppressed people of doing the needful for their return, the UN chief acknowledged that the international community failed the Rohingyas and he took his share of the failure. He also said that the international community is divided on the issue and was critical of its apathy to donate funds…

HC questions legality of 9th Wage Board

HC questions legality of 9th Wage Board

The High Court yesterday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the ninth wage board, which has been formed to determine the salaries and facilities of journalists and staff of newspapers and news agencies, should not be declared illegal.The HC bench comprising Justice Moyeenul…
High speed trains to ferry 50,000 passengers daily

High speed trains to ferry 50,000 passengers daily

Over 50,000 passengers will be able to commute between the national capital and port city Chattogram daily in just two-hour time once high speed trains are introduced on Dhaka-Chattogram route, reports UNB. In an exclusive interview with UNB, Railways Minister Mujibul Haque said recently that once the…
Solid action needed for Rohingya issue!

Solid action needed for Rohingya issue!

The visiting UN secretary general and the president of the World Bank went to Cox’s Bazar to see the sprawling camps built to accommodate the Rohingyas who fled a pogrom in Myanmar. The joint visit from two leading UN officials is deemed to be a sign of hope by many international agencies working…
The challenge of road safety

The challenge of road safety

Every day new names are added to the list. The list is getting longer and longer. No one knows when the number of new insertion in this list will stop. The list we are talking about is not a typical list. It is the list of persons killed by road accidents everyday in Bangladesh. Nowadays, it might be…
Operators split on uniform mobile phone call rate

Operators split on uniform mobile phone call rate

Mobile phone operators are split over the government’s plan of introducing a uniform call rate for mobile phones to establish a level playing field in the country’s telecom market. Two out of the three top mobile phone operators want the on-net (same network) and off-net (other network)…
Merkel coalition’s fate hangs in balance

Merkel coalition’s fate hangs in balance

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition risked breaking apart yesterday, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies pushed a showdown over migrant policy after she was unmoved by her interior minister's threat to resign, reports AFP. Horst Seehofer insisted on his plan to…
70th birth anniv of actress Dolly Anwar celebrated

70th birth anniv of actress Dolly Anwar celebrated

Celebrating the 70th birth anniversary of prominent actress Dolly Anwar, Moviyana Film Society, in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), organised a commemorative programme at the Seminar Room of BSA on July 1. Eminent filmmaker Masihuddin Shaker, who directed Dolly’s first film…
Colombia look to first 
win against England

Colombia look to first win against England

The meeting between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow represents the last of the Round of 16 fixtures at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, reports FIFA.com. Only one of the two can take the remaining quarter-final berth and keep their dreams alive of lifting the title aloft. Colombia…
Erosion by Pungli River turns serious in Tangail

Erosion by Pungli River turns serious in Tangail

Erosion by the Pungli River, a tributary of the mighty Jamuna, has taken a serious turn in Tangail Sadar and Kalihati upazila over the past few days. As a result of such erosion, two important flood control embankments have become vulnerable, and may even be washed away if such erosion continues. In…
20pc replacement facilities sought

20pc replacement facilities sought

More than 13,000 pilgrims out of a total 1,27,198 pilgrim quotas allocated for Bangladesh may not be able to perform hajj this year, if the government doesn’t increase replacement facilities to 20 per cent from the current four per cent. Meanwhile, about 500 agencies out of a total 536 approved…
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