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Dhaka needs more help for Rohingyas

Dhaka needs more help for Rohingyas
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim yesterday said Bangladesh needs more support from the world to help close to a million Rohingya refugees driven by violence from Myanmar as he concluded a two-day visit to the country with the United Nations secretary-general. President Kim, along with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, visited the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, the largest and most densely populated refugee settlement in the world.  “I saw firsthand the sheer scale of the crisis. I spoke with women and men who have faced extreme hardships, and yet they stand resolute—waiting for a chance to return to their village,” the World Bank chief was quoted as saying by a press release issued by his organisation…

Want to see a dramatically different Bangladesh, says Bernicat

Want to see a dramatically different Bangladesh, says Bernicat

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat yesterday said she expects to see a dramatically different country -- more advanced and developed one -- when she will come to visit Bangladesh after her tenure in the country, reports UNB. “While I’ll be sad to leave Bangladesh, I already know…
HC summons rly DG over failure 
to compensate Jihad’s family

HC summons rly DG over failure to compensate Jihad’s family

The High Court yesterday summoned the Bangladesh Railway Director General to appear before it on August 14 and explain the failure to execute its earlier order that asked the Bangladesh Railway and Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence to pay Tk 10 lakh each to the family of four-year-old Jihad,…
Hajj: Swift and strategic drives needed now

Hajj: Swift and strategic drives needed now

The holy ritual of Hajj is still some time away and unless preparations are started now, thousands of pilgrims from Bangladesh may face woes. In almost all past events of Hajj, pilgrims of Bangladesh suffered hugely as the government failed to manage the events in many respects. This year the government…
Private sector in climate change management

Private sector in climate change management

Following the tenet of “Eco-feminism” and ruthless oppression we are whipping on mother nature, climate change in developing countries can easily be considered as the unwanted child of a hapless woman who has been given forced momentum of marrying myriad interventions, of which some appear…
India cuts tariff on 3,142 products for 6 nations

India cuts tariff on 3,142 products for 6 nations

The government of India announced the slashing of import duties on as many as 3,142 items from China and five other nations from the Asia Pacific, including Bangladesh, reports BSS. The reduction in tariff has been made as part of trade liberalization further through the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement…
From  powerful PM to graft suspect

From powerful PM to graft suspect

KUALA LUMPUR: From prime minister of Malaysia two months ago to key suspect in a massive corruption scandal, Najib Razak’s stunning fall from grace has been swift and hard, reports AFP. Since his shock election defeat in May, Najib has faced a tightening noose as the new government headed by his…
Udichi’s two-day drama festival kicks off today

Udichi’s two-day drama festival kicks off today

On the occasion of celebrating golden jubilee, Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi is going to hold a two-day dance festival on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. With the slogan ‘Nritye-Chhonde Pathor Somoy Bhangar Prottay’, the festival titled…
Uruguay ready to spoil French party

Uruguay ready to spoil French party

AFP, NIZHNIY NOVGOROD: Streetwise and tough yet with a razor-sharp edge, Uruguay have moved serenely into the World Cup quarter-finals, ignoring the chaos that has swamped former winners Argentina and Spain. Uruguay have shown in Russia they are extremely difficult to beat yet sometimes underwhelming…
The ‘Water Lords’ of Sunamganj

The ‘Water Lords’ of Sunamganj

Sunamganj: For decades, the fishing community of Sunamganj, famous as the land of ‘haors and baors’ - low-lying wetlands that lend the region its unique ecosystem - has been denied the opportunity to actually engage in any fishing at all in the jalmahal (open water bodies) for last few decades…
Four killed in Bandarban landslides

Four killed in Bandarban landslides

At least four people, including three members of a family, were killed in two incidents of landslide triggered by incessant rain in Sadarand Lama upazila of Bandarban yesterday, reports UNB. In Lama upazila, three of a family -- Md Hanif, 30, his wife Rejina Begum, 21, and their family member Hanifa…
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