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Beijing to press Naypyidaw to resolve Rohingya crisis: China PM

Beijing to press Naypyidaw to resolve Rohingya crisis: China PM
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday assured that China will persuade Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral discussions agreeing that the return of the forcibly displaced people to their homeland is a solution to the problem. Li Keqiang came up with the assurance at a bilateral meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Great Hall of the People in the capital of China. "The Chinese Premier said they'll try so that the two countries (Bangladesh and Myanmar) could find a solution to this problem. And China will persuade Myanmar in this regard," said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters after the bilateral talks. Appreciating Sheikh Hasina for her humanitarian response,…

Bangabandhu satellite to telecast BTV in India through DTH

Bangabandhu satellite to telecast BTV in India through DTH

Bangabandhu 1, the country’s first communication satellite, would be used to telecast Bangladesh Television (BTV) programmes in India as connection between Indian Doordarshan and BS-1 was fixed on Wednesday. With the technical development, stage is set for airing BTV in India through DTH (Direct-To-Home)…
UNICEF to train 1.2m children to stay safe from online

UNICEF to train 1.2m children to stay safe from online

UNICEF is going to train 1.2 million children and adolescents across the country to stay safe from the exposure to violence, exploitation and abuse through inappropriate content and behaviour online. Besides, UNICEF in collaboration with Gameenphone and Telenor Group would also train 400,000 parents,…
Addressing urban poverty is crucial

Addressing urban poverty is crucial

The UNDP-Bangladesh government’s six year-long project to address urban poverty comes at a time when the country is aspiring to reach middle-income status by 2021. In the last 15 years, migration towards the cities, especially Dhaka, has risen phenomenally. While Dhaka and other cities have provided…
Bangladesh and the SDG targets

Bangladesh and the SDG targets

The world has been facing numerous challenges in implementing sustainable development goals (SDGs) that aim to jointly contribute to better economic, ecological, and social development by 2030. Last week, the ‘Sustainable Development Report 2019’—the fourth edition of the annual review…
BTRC seeks public opinion on EIR draft directives

BTRC seeks public opinion on EIR draft directives

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has sought public views on draft directives on the Equipment Identity Register (EIR) for mobile network operators (MNOs) in Bangladesh. ''If a device is lost or stolen, the subscriber shall have to file a general diary (GD) in a local…
Air strike on Libya migrant centre sparks outrage

Air strike on Libya migrant centre sparks outrage

Outrage and calls for an independent probe mounted Wednesday as 44 migrants were killed in an air strike on a detention centre in Libya that the UN said could constitute a war crime. UN chief Antonio Guterres denounced the “horrendous” attack and demanded an independent investigation, as…
ZEE5 to take Bangladeshi entertainment content to global audiences

ZEE5 to take Bangladeshi entertainment content to global audiences

At a grand joint press conference with Robi Axiata Limited held in Dhaka yesterday, ZEE5, the largest global streaming platform for South Asians and beyond, announced its plans to take Bangladeshi entertainment content to global audiences, said a press release. Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer,…
Will Mash extend his ODI career after World Cup?

Will Mash extend his ODI career after World Cup?

As Bangladesh will take on Pakistan on Friday at Lord’s, the most sacred place for any cricketer, it will be the last match for Mashrafe Bin Mortaza in the World Cup. Before leaving the country for the tournament, Mashrafe himself made it clear, that it is definitely going to be his last World…
Farmers want resumption of Buri Teesta irrigation project

Farmers want resumption of Buri Teesta irrigation project

People from all walks of life, including farmers of Shalhati and Satjan villages under Jaldhaka upazila, in the district want resumption of the suspended Buri Teesta irrigation project, which was initiated way back in 1962. Water Development Board (WDB) sources said the Buri Teesta irrigation project…
All not going well among Oikyafront partners

All not going well among Oikyafront partners

Cracks seem to have appeared in the Jatiya Oikyafront after some of its MPs-elect backtracked from the Five-party Alliance’s decision to boycott parliament, which it termed illegal. There has been no political programme by the Oikyafront ever since the MPs-elect from the BNP and the Ganaforum…
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