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UNHCR blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation delay

UNHCR blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation delay
Volker Turk, the UNHCR assistant high commissioner for protection, yesterday said the Myanmarese government has not created a conducive environment for the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland in Rakhine state. Saying that the situation was really critical in Rakhine state, Turk said even UNHCR has not been allowed to enter the area for the past few months. The UNHCR official told this to the media at a city hotel during his visit to Bangladesh to assess the situation of Rohingya refugees here and explore potential solutions. Asked about alleged fund misappropriation by the international community, he said: “We are very strict in using funds. There is transparency in it.” Asked about the relocation of Rohingyas to Bhashanchar,…

Visiting prof hails Bangla-Japan ties for social, economic dev

Visiting prof hails Bangla-Japan ties for social, economic dev

Lauding Bangladesh’s remarkable development in the economic and social sectors, a visiting Japanese professor yesterday said Japan will continue its cooperation with the country as a trusted friend. Prof. Naohiro Kitano of Waseda University also said Japan will stand alongside Bangladesh for continued…
Stress on updating climate fiscal framework

Stress on updating climate fiscal framework

Speakers at a workshop here yesterday laid emphasis on updating the document - climate fiscal framework (CFF) -to make it more citizen centric, leaving no one behind and reduce impact of climate change. The climate fiscal framework, instituted in 2014, has been the key document to ensure that external…
Bright forecast of
GDP growth

Bright forecast of GDP growth

There is little doubt that Bangladesh’s economy is progressing remarkably over the past few decades. This progress is visibly felt everywhere, despite the fact that yawning gap between the rich and the poor is now not very helpful for a balance economic development in the country. For a long time,…
Bangladesh higher education and development of skills

Bangladesh higher education and development of skills

As much as individuals and institutions are concerned about uncertainty it is important to recognise that change is a constant and needs to be prepared for and where possible embraced. The Higher Education sector in Bangladesh needs to be at the forefront of embracing change, and thus it is imperative…
NBR forms committee to collect year-wise data

NBR forms committee to collect year-wise data

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has formed a committee to collect year-wise data on the incomes of social media platforms and search engines from the digital advertisements of local firms to bring those under VAT net. Besides, the NBR is collecting organisation-based monthly data on how much money…
May at Brussels EU summit to urge short delay

May at Brussels EU summit to urge short delay

Theresa May will make a direct plea to EU leaders later asking to postpone Brexit for three months, hours after telling the British public a delay was “a matter of great personal regret”.At an EU summit in Brussels, she will try to persuade the other 27 countries to delay the UK’s…
‘Draupadi Parampara’ 
at Mahila Samiti today

‘Draupadi Parampara’ at Mahila Samiti today

Theatre (Arambag), one of the popular theatre troupes in the country, will stage its 40th production titled ‘Draupadi Parampara’ today at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capitals’ Baily Road area. This is for the first time that ‘Draupadi Parampara’…
Abahani look to become unbeaten DPL champions

Abahani look to become unbeaten DPL champions

Abahani Limited head coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon optimistic about his side’s chance to become unbeaten champions in the 50-over format of Dhaka Premier League (DPL) following their effortless victories in four matches a row. According to Mahmud, also a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and…
‘BNP to be extinct for wrong politics’

‘BNP to be extinct for wrong politics’

Awami League Presidium Member Tofail Ahmed yesterday said the people of the country have turned away from the BNP for its wrong politics and this will lead to the party’s extinction. “BNP planned to rig the general election in 2006 that led to 1/11 in the country. It bagged 28 seats in 2008…
EC ready for polls to 127 upazilas Mar 24

EC ready for polls to 127 upazilas Mar 24

The Election Commission (EC) has made elaborate preparations for the third phase of the fifth upazila parishad elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner. The commission yesterday (Thursday) imposed a ban on the movement of Rohingyas from March 23 to 25, to maintain law and order during the elections,…
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