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PM to place specific proposals at UNGA

PM to place specific
proposals at UNGA
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will place fresh specific proposals at the 73rd UN General Assembly seeking a stronger role from the international community so that Myanmar acts promptly and takes Rohingyas back, reports UNB. "She (PM) will place some specific proposals in continuation of her previous five-point proposal," Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali told a press conference at his ministry yesterday. He said the government wants to see safe, sustainable and dignified return of Rohingyas and is working in a peaceful manner. "The international community is beside us." The Foreign Minister said all the countries will not speak in the same language but they all agreed on their safe return to Myanmar recognising that the root…

Rain cools slightly, more showers likely today

Rain cools slightly, more showers likely today

A low pressure, lying in the central Bay for the past few days, changed into a depression on Wednesday around 8pm. It further intensified into a deep depression around noon yesterday. This changed the weather marked by a heat wave that saw the country’s highest temperature rising to 37 degrees…
Know your country, win Tk 1cr

Know your country, win Tk 1cr

Independent Television, one of the most prominent news channels of the country, is going to air a quiz show titled ‘Bangladesh Jiggasha’ on the achievements, successes and failures of the country since independence.  It will be broadcast at 10pm every Friday and Saturday from October…
The spirit of Ashura

The spirit of Ashura

Muslims all around the world, including those of Bangladesh, are observing the 10th day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, today, commemorating the unique martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussein (RA), the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (SM), in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD. The forces of…
The issue of border fences

The issue of border fences

India and Bangladesh, the two neighbouring countries, are not only sharing a common border, they have common heritage, linguistic and cultural ties. Both the countries have a common history of struggle for freedom and liberation from the British imperialist. But the porous border drawn in between through…
Steps taken to sign FTA with Vietnam, potential countries

Steps taken to sign FTA with Vietnam, potential countries

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said the government will take necessary initiative to sign free trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam and other potential countries. He also said Bangladesh is moving faster in terms of trade and commerce comparing to other SAARC and South Asian countries. “For…
12 killed, dozens missing

12 killed, dozens missing

NAGA: Twelve people were killed and dozens missing after a landslide unleashed by monsoon rains struck in the central Philippines yesterday, inflicting more misery on the already storm-battered nation, reports AFP. The new tragedy comes just days after 2018’s most powerful storm, Typhoon Mangkhut,…
SM Solaiman

SM Solaiman

To remember noted theatre personality SM Solaiman on the 17th death anniversary tomorrow, Theatre Art Unit is organising a commemorative programme titled ‘SM Solaiman Pronodona O Smarok Boktrita 2018’ at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the…
Tigers to play against India with positive mindset today

Tigers to play against India with positive mindset today

Even though Bangladesh are immensely  upset over Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) decision to revise the Super Four leg fixture which forced them to play two consecutive matches in unbearable heat  and travel from a city to another city, which they apparently accepted the fate. Knowing…
Sweet and savoury surprises of Kaliganj

Sweet and savoury surprises of Kaliganj

Traditional sweets prepared in Kaliganj are reaching foreign shores thanks to some personal initiatives. About 300 kg of sweets are prepared in Kaliganj daily to meet local demand. Here local shops are widely known  for their swees at a lower cost. Hundreds of people from the locality and other…
Many AL leaders claim green 
signal from party chief

Many AL leaders claim green signal from party chief

Much to the annoyance of the party high-command, most Awami League leaders and MPs who are aspiring to contest in the upcoming parliamentary elections are claiming to have got party chief and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s green signal to contest the polls. According to AL insiders, at least 4–5…
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