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No shift in position on Teesta deal

No shift in position 
on Teesta deal
Terming the Bangladesh-India partnership as ‘role model’ for South Asia and the world, visiting Indian external affairs minister Dr S. Jaishankar yesterday said both the counties were looking forward to finding mutually acceptable formulas to share water from 54 shared rivers. Asked about water sharing of the trans-boundary river Teesta, he said, “We have a position. We are all aware of it. We have a commitment on that position and there is no change in that regard.” Jaishankar came up with the statement at a joint press briefing after holding talks with Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen at the State Guest House, Jamuna, in the capital. Terming the relationship between the two countries ‘productive’,…

Dengue situation ‘stable’, says DSCC mayor

Dengue situation ‘stable’, says DSCC mayor

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday said the dengue situation was stable now, adding that operations were carried out in 58,747 houses till last Monday. While inspecting a cleanliness programme at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) marking World Mosquito Day, DSCC…
Govt ‘plundering’ public money

Govt ‘plundering’ public money

Branding the current government as a ‘fraud’ one, BNP yesterday alleged it is ‘plundering’ public money from every sector like Bargis, a group of Maratha soldiers who had indulged in large scale plundering of people’s wealth during the 18th century. “This government…
Revisiting August 21: A 
paper-book yet not ready

Revisiting August 21: A paper-book yet not ready

Politics is about confrontation but never about trying to kill or maim an opponent; however, that is exactly the tactic followed on Aug 21, 2004, when an AL rally came under grenade attack. After the carnage, 24 people lay dead with more than 300 injured. The current prime minister of the country, Sheikh…
Impact of Bloomberg data for health 
initiatives in Bangladesh

Impact of Bloomberg data for health initiatives in Bangladesh

Bloomberg data for health initiative (D4H) was introduced in Bangladesh in 2016 by Vital Strategies of USA with a project titled ‘the technical support for civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system improvement’ under the Cabinet Division. Vital Strategies provided technical and…
July inflation slightly increases

July inflation slightly increases

The inflation rate in Bangladesh has increased slightly in July and the planning ministry has put the blame on the rise in food, vegetables, non-food and gas prices.  The rate of inflation of food items has increased to 5.42 per cent from 5.40 per cent due to the recent floods and Eid-ul-Azha.…
US missile test ‘escalation of military tensions’: Russia

US missile test ‘escalation of military tensions’: Russia

Moscow yesterday accused the United States of ramping up military tensions with a new missile test, weeks after the countries tore up a Cold War-era pact and sparked fears of a fresh arms race. Washington and Moscow ditched the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty this month after accusing…
Second death anniversary of Nayak Raj Razzak today

Second death anniversary of Nayak Raj Razzak today

Today is the second death anniversary of Independence Award-winning legendary actor-director Abdur Razzak (23 January 1942 – 21 August 2017). He was also popularly known as ‘Nayak Raj’, a title given by Ahmed Zaman Chowdhury, the editor of magazine Chitrali. Born in Naktala of South…
India crush Bangladesh 6-0

India crush Bangladesh 6-0

Bangladesh Under-21 hockey team suffered a 6-0 defeat to their Indian counterpart SAI in their first preparation match yesterday. Held at the Maulana Bhashani Stadium, the visiting team - Sports Authority of India led the first half by 3-0 and added as many goals in the second half. The rookie Bangladesh…
Tangail rawhide traders see heavy losses

Tangail rawhide traders see heavy losses

Marginal and seasonal rawhide traders have incurred heavy losses as they have had to sell their commodities at throwaway prices in the Pakutia hide market of Tangail district. The disappointed traders are blaming the wholesalers while the wholesalers are blaming the tannery owners. Small and seasonal…
100 Rohingyas interviewed

100 Rohingyas interviewed

Around 100 Rohingya people of 21 families were interviewed at the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar yesterday to encourage them to return to Myanmar before their repatriation on August 22.  The interview was held in the presence of representatives of the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR and…
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