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Some int’l agencies against Rohingya repatriation: PM

Some int’l agencies against Rohingya repatriation: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said different international agencies that come to Bangladesh to extend voluntary services never want the displaced Rohingyas to go back to their homeland. "Actually, these agencies never want them (Rohingyas) to go back," she said replying to a query while speaking at a press conference at her official residence Ganobhaban about the outcome of her recent tri-nation visit to Japan, Saudi Arabia and Finland. "The problem that I now see is that different international agencies that are providing voluntary services or working here (Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar) never want any refugee to go back. The (main) problem lies here," the prime minister said. She said many officials of the…

BNP’s Rumeen takes oath

BNP’s Rumeen takes oath

BNP's Barrister Rumeen Farhana took oath as a member of the 11th Parliament yesterday from one of the seats reserved for women. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. Parliament Secretariat's Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan conducted the…
Travellers enjoying easy sail

Travellers enjoying easy sail

Ashequl Morsalin, an IT professional, was unable to resist his temptation to share the thrilling experience he gathered while returning to Dhaka from Chattogram by bus after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday night. “I'm really thrilled to share it with you (colleagues) that I reached Dhaka…
Maritime safety project must pick up pace

Maritime safety project must pick up pace

It is disheartening to find that the much vaunted Global Maritime Distress Safety System and Integrated Maritime Navigation System, two projects which started in 2014, have had only 10 per cent work done. Reportedly, the authority has asked for two more years to complete the project. When maritime security…
Revitalised secular democracy can 
save our planet

Revitalised secular democracy can save our planet

Manuel Valls wrote, “Secularism must be applied everywhere, because that is how everyone will be able to live in peace with each other.” Secularism is a political doctrine and not a personal attitude. A secular state should promote neutrality toward and equidistance from all religions in…
GP, Robi set to begin agent 
banking with Bank Asia

GP, Robi set to begin agent banking with Bank Asia

Bank Asia is set to begin agent banking service in partnership with the top two mobile phone operators, Grameenphone and Robi, once the bank gets approval from the Bangladesh Bank, bank sources said. In March, both operators, which together control more than 75 per cent of the market share of mobile…
SL MPs clash with president over Easter attacks probe

SL MPs clash with president over Easter attacks probe

Sri Lanka’s parliament warned President Maithripala Sirisena not to scuttle a controversial investigation into security lapses before the Easter suicide bombings, the Speaker’s office said yesterday. The warning came after Sirisena said he would not cooperate with the parliamentary probe…
Loko Natyadal brings new play ‘Amra Tinjon’ to stage June 14

Loko Natyadal brings new play ‘Amra Tinjon’ to stage June 14

Loko Natydal, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will bring its brand-new play titled ‘Amra Tinjon’ on stage this Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Based on the story written by noted poet-writer…
Mash urges boys not to be panicked

Mash urges boys not to be panicked

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza urged his side not to be panicked in the wake to successive defeats, stating that the Tigers are capable enough to turn the things around. The most successful captain of the country said their mission to seal the semifinal spot is still on the track as they have…
Rangpur farmers eye good jute output

Rangpur farmers eye good jute output

The farmers and officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting abundant jute output despite a little shortfall in the fixed farming target in Rangpur agriculture region. DAE officials said tender jute plants are growing superbly amid favourable climate conditions, predicting…
Procurement of additional paddy directly from farmers likely

Procurement of additional paddy directly from farmers likely

The government will procure additional paddy from farmers directly if the Cabinet gives its go-ahead at today's meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. At a meeting held at the Secretariat yesterday, agriculture minister Dr Abdur Razzaque and food minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder discussed…
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