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High-profile visits yield nothing so far

High-profile visits yield nothing so far
Dhaka is set to receive yet more high-profile international dignitaries today amidst continued arrival of Rohingyas to Cox’s Bazar from Rakhine that is a clear violation of the repatriation deal signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar on November 23, 2017. United Nations secretary-general’s special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener and Malaysian defence minister Mohamad Sabu are due to arrive today to meet the government hierarchies and to visit Cox’s Bazar to interact with the Rohingyas in the different settlements. The trip of the UN chief’s envoy, a Swiss national, is taking place within two weeks of the joint visit by the UN secretary-general and World Bank president, during which they failed to provide…

UN experts concerned over charges against journos in Myanmar

UN experts concerned over charges against journos in Myanmar

United Nations Human Rights experts yesterday expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine state. “We strongly reiterate our call…
Candidates start campaigning

Candidates start campaigning

All the 135 candidates, including six mayoral candidates, of the upcoming Barisal City Corporation (BCC) election have started campaigning in the city. The candidates and their associates were carrying on poll campaigns, including distribution of leaflets among voters, amid rain yesterday. Supporters…
Food storage capacity

Food storage capacity

It is good to know that the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved several projects recently to improve the country’s food stocking capacity. Under this plan, food storage structures of the country would be repaired or constructed with an estimated cost of Tk 316.88…
Civil service and ethics

Civil service and ethics

Public service is meant for people of a particular territory which are fixed and given from the government. The general assembly of UN has declared 23rd June as International Public Service Day by a resolution accepted in 2002. In the same resolution the capacity initiative has been emphasized in order…
General Electric inks $7.4b power deals with local firms

General Electric inks $7.4b power deals with local firms

In the biggest ever investment in the power sector, General Electric (GE), an American giant, yesterday signed two deals totalling USD 7.4 billion with public and private sector companies to generate LNG-based 6,000 MW of electricity at Moheshkhali. The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) yesterday…
Nato summit 2018 in brussels

Nato summit 2018 in brussels

‘Germany is a captive of Russia’ BRUSSELS: US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on Germany at the start of a tense NATO summit yesterday, accusing Berlin of being “captive” to Russia and demanding it and other allies immediately step up defence spending, reports…
Nepali-Bangla cultural evening 
at Shilpakala today

Nepali-Bangla cultural evening at Shilpakala today

Aimed at promoting cultural exchange between Bangladesh And Nepal, Nepal Embassy in Dhaka is organizing a cultural programme titled ‘Nepali-Bangla Cultural Evening 2018’ today at the National Music and Dance Centre auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the Segun Bagicha of the capital.…
Paris celebrates France’s march to the WC final

Paris celebrates France’s march to the WC final

AFP, PARIS: The French national anthem La Marseillaise, chants of "We're in the final" and a cacophony of car horns and fire crackers rang out over Paris on Tuesday as residents of the capital celebrated France's march to the World Cup final. A crowd of 20,000 gathered to watch Didier…
Mango growers deprived of fair price in Sakhipur

Mango growers deprived of fair price in Sakhipur

Mango growers of Sakhipur Upazila, in Tangail district, are being denied a fair price for their produce during the current harvesting season.  Bumper mango production was possible this year because of fair weather natural hazards such as storms being absent. But the growers are incurring huge losses…
Beximco to set up LPG-based power plant

Beximco to set up LPG-based power plant

Beximco Limited, a concern of leading business conglomerate Beximco Group, is going to set up the country’s first ever Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)-based power plant to generate 150MW of electricity. Beximco signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard with GE Power, a global leader…
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