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Int’l, regional pressure deemed key to ending Rohingya crisis


Int’l, regional pressure deemed 
key to ending Rohingya crisis
Intensive international and regional pressure on Myanmar is needed for resolving the Rohingya crisis, as a bilateral level solution has not been possible so far, experts said. They said the Government of Bangladesh has already understood that it is not possible to resolve the crisis at the bilateral level. Rather, international and regional cooperation and pressure are needed, they added. The experts, however, are optimistic that the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to China, a major regional partner, next month will bring a positive result concerning the Rohingya issue. When the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is going to observe World Refugee Day on June 20, Bangladesh is hosting over one billion Rohingyas, which…

1 in 3 people globally has no access to safe water: UN

1 in 3 people globally has no access to safe water: UN

Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, according to a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). On the other hand, 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic…
Writing on walls to invite trouble: DNCC mayor

Writing on walls to invite trouble: DNCC mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam yesterday said legal action will be taken against those who will be found responsible for writing on walls and putting advertisements on trees in the city. He came up with the warning at a conference titled 'Children Friendly Cities 2019' arranged…
Tigers silence skeptics in style

Tigers silence skeptics in style

For millions of cricket lovers, 17 June, 2019 will be a watershed moment. On this day, Bangladesh cricket team not only won an important match in the World Cup 2019 but also silenced critics, detractors, skeptics and naysayers to prove that the team has developed a sense of belief and confidence. Chasing…
Nursing profession needs reforms

Nursing profession needs reforms

The nursing profession is undoubtedly a very important part of the health care infrastructure. I will therefore highlight a few of the issues that are responsible for the low quality of inadequate nursing care of the population. The course outline for the Senior Registered Nurse developed by the Bangladesh…
Tax on retained earnings of publicly listed cos to be reviewed

Tax on retained earnings of publicly listed cos to be reviewed

National Board of Revenue chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan yesterday said they would find an acceptable solution to the proposed imposition of 15 per cent tax on the retained earnings and reserves of publicly listed companies. He made the commitment after foreign investors raised concerns over…
British PM hopefuls begin crucial week of votes

British PM hopefuls begin crucial week of votes

The six Conservatives vying to become Britain’s prime minister face off in the second round of voting yesterday, with the final pair to be decided by the end of the week. The outcome of the leadership battle could determine under what conditions Britain leaves the European Union. It is currently…
Curtain rises on ‘Bangladesh Int’l Theatre Festival’ tomorrow

Curtain rises on ‘Bangladesh Int’l Theatre Festival’ tomorrow

For the first time in the history of the country, an international theatre festival is going to be hosted by the government. Organised by Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the weeklong event titled ‘Bangladesh International Theatre Festival’ will take place from June 20 to 26 on the premises…
Accolades pouring on Tigers

Accolades pouring on Tigers

Accolades continued pouring on Bangladesh for their tremendous victory against West Indies, a victory that kept them alive in the ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal race. Bangladesh crushed West Indies by seven wickets, pulling off second highest chase of World Cup history as they gunned down the chase…
Jamuna river protection raises hopes among erosion-hit people

Jamuna river protection raises hopes among erosion-hit people

The ongoing Jamuna river protection project has raised hopes among the erosion-affected people of Tangail Sadar, Kalihati, Bhuapur and Goplapur Upazila. People of the areas are hoping that their homesteads and croplands will not be washed by the mighty river Jamuna anymore. A Tangail Water Development…
Lack of data holds back management

Lack of data holds back management

There is no government study or baseline survey on thalassaemia carriers and patients in Bangladesh, despite the non-communicable disease spreading silently, putting a huge burden on the respective families and country’s economy.  Owing to the absence of any government database, private hospitals…
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