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Cox’s Bazar ecological balance at stake: PM

Cox’s Bazar ecological balance at stake: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the environmental balance of Cox's Bazar is under threat as settlements are being established there for Rohingyas clearing hills and forests. "For this (Rohingya presence), the natural equilibrium is being destabilised in that area... settlements are being established in the area clearing forests and hills. As a result, those areas are becoming insecure and risky, too," she said. The prime minister said this while inaugurating the 'Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation' at Hotel Intercontinental. Mentioning that Bangladesh has given shelter these huge Myanmar nationals on humanitarian ground, she said the country is stepping forward with a big burden on its shoulder.…

Nusrat’s mother loses consciousness during hearing

Nusrat’s mother loses consciousness during hearing

Shirin Akhter, the mother of murdered Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, lost consciousness during cross-examination yesterday noon. The incident took place at Feni Women and Children Repression Tribunal. Shirin was later taken to Feni National Heart Foundation Hospital. Advocate M Shahjahan Saju…
Govt digitising services to curb corruption: Joy

Govt digitising services to curb corruption: Joy

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said the government has been working to digitise all government services to curb corruption. “When all the government services will be brought under digitisation, there will be no scope of corruption,” he told a workshop…
Bangladesh’s success in climate change mitigation

Bangladesh’s success in climate change mitigation

While Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries facing the adverse impact of climate change, she is also a sparkling example of low carbon producing states which has successfully implemented climate change resilient programmes. Bangladesh spends on average $ 1 billion every year to tackle climate…
Summer tips to help you cool 
down and stay healthy

Summer tips to help you cool down and stay healthy

It’s a combination of rainy and summer season —that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. It's easy to be active when the weather gets nicer, but an easy diet can make a huge difference. Hot environments induce efforts to stay cool. This chapter addresses the issue of how…
BTRC not to increase bandwidth until operators pay dues

BTRC not to increase bandwidth until operators pay dues

Subscribers of the country’s two largest telecom operators, Grameenphone (GP) and Robi, have complained of declining quality of service (QoS) after the telecom regulator cut of their bandwidth. The Bangladesh Telecommuni-cation Regulatory Commission (BTRC), however, said that the disruption in…
Australia to hold referendum on aboriginal recognition

Australia to hold referendum on aboriginal recognition

Australia will hold a landmark referendum on recognising Aboriginal people in the constitution within three years, the minister for indigenous affairs said yesterday. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders lived on the land for tens of thousands of years prior to British colonisation, and make up roughly…
Solo miniature art show 
at AFD from tomorrow

Solo miniature art show at AFD from tomorrow

The third solo miniature art exhibition titled ‘Life and the Narrative of Time-1’ by artist Professor Dr Hira Sobahan is set to start at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held tomorrow…
Finch coy over Maxwell after Australia star misses net session

Finch coy over Maxwell after Australia star misses net session

Australia captain Aaron Finch insisted Glenn Maxwell's absence from a net session on the eve of the World Cup semi-final against England didn't necessarily mean he would miss Thursday's clash. Maxwell has struggled to hit peak form during the World Cup and there have been growing rumours…
Flash floods hit Lalmonirhat; 10,000 affected in 5 upazilas

Flash floods hit Lalmonirhat; 10,000 affected in 5 upazilas

The waters of the Tista, Saniajan and the Dharla have risen in Lalmonirhat during the past 48 hours due to incessant rain and the upstream flow from India, causing a flash flood. Over 10,000 people of several unions under five upazilas have been marooned. Incessant heavy rain and upstream waters have…
Flood hits many areas in Sylhet

Flood hits many areas in Sylhet

Bangladesh is going to experience moderate floods, as all major rivers, including the Jamuna, Teesta, Padma and the Ganges are in spate. The floods that have inundated several areas in Sylhet is likely to affect different districts across the country and will last 7-10 days, sources in the Bangladesh…
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