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China keen to fund highway network

China keen to fund 
highway network
Despite the delay in the funding of 20 out of the 27 promised projects, the Chinese government has now evinced interest to provide money to develop the road infrastructure in the country by establishing a highway transportation network system. The Chinese ambassador, Li Jiming, recently wrote a letter to the Economic Relations Division (ERD) secretary, expressing China’s interest to undertake the proposed project named “Planning the Highway Transportation Network of Bangladesh”, according to sources in the Road Transport and Highways Division. The ERD has forwarded the letter to the Road Transport and Highways Division for necessary action, the sources added. Jiming wrote, “The Chinese government agrees to undertake…

India’s NRC threat to Bangladesh, says Fakhrul

India’s NRC threat to Bangladesh, says Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India's Assam is a threat to Bangladesh's independence and sovereignty.  "We've been saying from the beginning that we're very worried over India's NRC. We think…
Security beefed up for Victory Day celebration

Security beefed up for Victory Day celebration

Tight security measures have been taken across the country for smooth celebration of the 49th Victory Day on December 16 next.  “Tight security arrangements were made for the Victory Day. Additional law enforcement personnel were deployed to strengthen surveillance, especially in Dhaka,”…
Benefits of One-Stop Crisis Centres

Benefits of One-Stop Crisis Centres

Violence against women and children, the most vulnerable group of people in Bangladesh, is still a regular feature and victims need instant help for recovering from physical injury, assault on dignity and legal support for getting justice. But a tortured housemaid or young boy servant who is poor hardly…
CAB leads to strong protests

CAB leads to strong protests

When Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced and subsequently succeeded in ensuring the smooth passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill in Parliament, he had neither bargained for an adverse international reaction nor a violent domestic one.  Popular as CAB, the new law has set Assam is on fire, …
CERAMICS NOW BOOMING INDUSTRY

CERAMICS NOW BOOMING INDUSTRY

The ceramics industry in Bangladesh has turned into a booming manufacturing sector over the last few years, thanks to growing demand both in local and international markets. Since 1958, this sector has flourished tremendously and, in last ten years, the total ceramic industry’s production growth…
UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain

UN climate talks in limbo as rifts among countries remain

A UN climate summit in Madrid was facing failure yesterday after all-night negotiations between countries left them more divided than ever over how to fight global warming and pay for its ravages. Delegates from rich nations, emerging giants and the world’s poorest countries all objected to a…
Curtain falls on ‘15th Int’l Short and Independent Film Festival’

Curtain falls on ‘15th Int’l Short and Independent Film Festival’

The curtain fell on the 15th edition of International Short and Independent Film Festival (ISIFF) on Friday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, celebrated Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahani, Iranian filmmaker Syeed Netaji and Indian independent filmmaker and screenwriter Kamal Swaroop, festival…
Riyad’s Ctg return to winning ways

Riyad’s Ctg return to winning ways

Chattogram Challengers returned to winning ways on Mahmudullah Riyad’s comeback match when they edged out Rangpur Rangers by six wickets in their leg-ending fixture of the Akash-DTH Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. The…
Shoal areas wearing greenish look with growing crops

Shoal areas wearing greenish look with growing crops

The shoal areas and dried-up riverbeds are wearing greenish look with superbly growing tender plants of various crops in the riverine areas of Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said shoal areas people are expected to bring around 90,000 hectares of…
AL takes hectic preparations
as 7,000 councillors to join

AL takes hectic preparations as 7,000 councillors to join

Ruling party Awami League (AL) has completed most of its preparatory works related to holding the ensuing council session in a befitting manner. The party is going to hold its 21st national council session on December 20-21 at Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina…
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