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Build sustainable blue economic belt

Build sustainable blue economic belt
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) member states to build a unified sustainable blue economic belt in this region by making best use of the untapped resources of the sea. “There are great opportunities to accelerate the sustainable development process of the respective countries of the region through Blue Economy approach making best use of the unused or untapped resources of the sea,” she said. Hasina added: “We can tackle the challenges of poverty, food insecurity, energy crisis and ecological imbalances and create huge employment opportunity.” The prime minister was inaugurating the two-day 3rd IORA Blue Economy Ministerial Conference organised by the Ministry…

Plastic waste management in Rohingya camps a priority

Plastic waste management in Rohingya camps a priority

Properly managing plastic and polythene waste is one of the biggest challenges facing the 21st century. They have become ubiquitous and can be found at the deepest point of the ocean to the highest peak to the remotest island. The world has not made much progress when it comes to managing plastic waste.…
Protest continues at JU

Protest continues at JU

A group of teachers and students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) besieged the two administrative buildings for the third consecutive day yesterday protesting the alleged corruption of the authorities and unplanned development work under the mega project, worth Tk 1,445 crore, on the campus.  Under…
National strategy to prevent drowning essential

National strategy to prevent drowning essential

It’s disconcerting that when the country aspires to become middle income within a short time, the number one killer of children is drowning. Shockingly in Barisal division alone, nine people die daily due to drowning. The figure is 47 for the whole country. When the situation is so grim, a national…
Remembering my teacher Noman Sir

Remembering my teacher Noman Sir

On the journey of our life we meet some people who we cannot leave behind as mere memory; rather they live in our hearts and soul forever guiding us as role models and as sources of inspiration in our conscience and deeds. As a teacher, 'Noman Sir', professor of English, was such a great person.…
RMG shipments grow in major non-traditional markets

RMG shipments grow in major non-traditional markets

Garments shipments to non-traditional markets grew by 55.63 per cent to USD 403.14 million in the first month (July) of the current fiscal year (FY2019–20) compared to the same period of the previous year (2018–19). The previous year's figure was USD 259.03 million. This growth was largely…
Modi meets Mahathir, discusses Kashmir

Modi meets Mahathir, discusses Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday explained to his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad the rationale behind New Delhi’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Modi met the Malaysian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held…
Evening of Lalon songs
at IGCC today

Evening of Lalon songs at IGCC today

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), High Commission of India, Dhaka is going to organise an evening of Lalon songs by eminent Bangladeshi singer Farida Parveen today at its Dhanmondi premises in the capital. Lalon Fakir is an icon of religious tolerance and secularism whose songs inspired and influenced…
Tigers spinners can’t hold momentum

Tigers spinners can’t hold momentum

The way Bangladesh launched their tilt against Afghanistan failed to carry on this momentum at the latter part (second session) of the day one in the lone Test in Chattogram yesterday. But it did not worsen more than Bangladesh expectation after going into bowling first following the loss of the toss…
Garo people demand teaching in ‘Achek’ up to Class V

Garo people demand teaching in ‘Achek’ up to Class V

The Garos, popularly known as the Mandis of Madhupur forest area in Tangail district, are demanding schools where teaching would be the ‘Achek’ dialect up to Class V.  Achek is their mother tongue. But at present they are deprived of schooling in their own dialect. Leaders of the community…
A curtain for Tk 37.5 lakh!

A curtain for Tk 37.5 lakh!

The Faridpur Medical College Hospital authorities have been accused of gross corruption in the procurement of medical machinery and materials, including buying a piece of curtain used as a bed screen for Tk. 37.50 lakh. The Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) has found that the hospital submitted…
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