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Bangladesh seeks US support for safe zone in Rakhine

Bangladesh seeks US support 
for safe zone in Rakhine
Bangladesh has sought support from the United States to create a safe zone for Rohingyas in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, to be monitored by international human rights groups, with credible international pressure on Myanmar for their safe return.  Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the request to the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while holding talks with him in Washington on Monday.  Bangladesh has also sought US cooperation in resolving the ongoing Rohingya crisis and ensuring the repatriation of over one million forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, as the crisis is deepening with time.  Pompeo said the Myanmar government and military would have to take the responsibility to create a congenial environment…

Bangladesh JS model draws huge attention in photo show at UN

Bangladesh JS model draws huge attention in photo show at UN

The model of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) of Bangladesh attracted huge attention of the international community at a photo exhibition at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Monday. The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN jointly organized the photo…
Indictment hearing deferred again

Indictment hearing deferred again

A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned hearing of Barapukuria Coal Mine graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others till May 2 as the prison authorities couldn’t produce the prime accused before the court. Dhaka Special Judge Court-2 set the new date for holding hearing on charge…
Risky school buildings need renovation

Risky school buildings need renovation

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Md Tajul Islam Sunday directed officials to identify risky school buildings across the country and take steps to reconstruct those. He also ordered stern punishment to those responsible for irregularities during construction of PK Government…
Protect our rivers

Protect our rivers

Bangladesh is a riverine country. The country cannot be imagined without its rivers. Historically, this region’s culture has been shaped by its rivers, and by its prosperity based on agriculture. The region produces many varieties of rice; and together with the fish that are plentiful in its rivers,…
All ports asked to install scanners

All ports asked to install scanners

The Working Committee on Anti-Money Laundering-Combating Financing of Terrorism has directed all the ports in the country to install scanners to examine incoming and outgoing goods to prevent the siphoning off money through export and import. At a recent meeting, the committee has also asked the National…
India lok sabha polls 2019

India lok sabha polls 2019

Poor boy turns into nationalist powerhouse   Destiny’s child of India or an ‘empty suit’ Stern, sharp and shrewd, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India’s most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers…
Curtain falls on ‘Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Theatre Fest’ today

Curtain falls on ‘Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Theatre Fest’ today

The 10th edition of the eight-day drama festival titled ‘Syed Badruddin Hossain Smriti Natya Utsab’ (Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Theatre Festival) will come to an end today at the Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. On the concluding day, Theatre troupe…
Saifuddin eyes maiden WC call-up

Saifuddin eyes maiden WC call-up

Pace all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin tipped World Cup a big platform for the junior players, stating that he is ready to take the challenge of the looming ICC Cricket World Cup. Saifuddin also said that he wants to provide his hundred percent efforts to make it memorable if he gets opportunity to play…
Watermelon farmers happy over high yield, good price

Watermelon farmers happy over high yield, good price

Watermelon farmers of Bhola district are happy with good yield of this popular summer fruit as they are getting good price this year. Farmers are now passing busy days harvesting their produces and taking preparation for its transportation to other districts across the country. Most of the farmers of…
AL apprehends anarchy as BNP
wants release thru movement

AL apprehends anarchy as BNP wants release thru movement

The ruling Awami League (AL) is observing its arch rival BNP’s activities over its jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail. The AL top leaders apprehend that BNP leaders and workers can again create anarchy in the country in the name of a movement for the release of Khaleda Zia,…
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