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171 more Bangladeshis to be brought back from China

171 more Bangladeshis to be 
brought back from China
The government has decided to bring back another 171 Bangladeshi nationals from China amid continuous spread of coronavirus and rising fatalities in that country. Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam disclosed this yesterday during a press briefing after the weekly cabinet meeting held at the secretariat. After the regular cabinet meeting, another special meeting, chaired by the Prime Minister, was held where a directive was given to the authorities concerned to take necessary steps so that coronavirus could not enter Bangladesh, Anwarul Islam said. “Another 171 Bangladeshis want to return home. They’ll be brought back upon clearance from the Chinese government. The Bangladesh Ambassador in Beijing was informed in this regard,”…

Dhaka ranks 6th worst

Dhaka ranks 6th worst

 Bangladesh's capital Dhaka ranked sixth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday morning.   It had an AQI score of 185 at 08:06am. The air was classified as 'unhealthy'.  When the AQI score is between 151 and 200, everyone may experience health effects while members…
Deadline over; poll posters still not removed

Deadline over; poll posters still not removed

Even though two days have passed since the city corporation elections were held, the posters and banners with the faces and symbols of candidates can still be seen across the city. The posters were supposed to have been removed within 24 hours of the completion of the election, but very few measures…
Spreading Bangladeshi literature overseas

Spreading Bangladeshi literature overseas

During a visit to the Ekushey Boi Mela, the prime minister has rightly said that there should be standard translations of Bengali work, both fiction and non-fiction, to ensure that our literature finds a place among book readers of the world. A country is appreciated not only for her material achievements…
Dearth of research in Bangladeshi universities

Dearth of research in Bangladeshi universities

It is generally agreed upon that there is a serious dearth of research in both the public and private universities in Bangladesh. Just to give the readers one example the Institute of Education and Research (IER) of Dhaka University has failed to conduct any major research in the education sector in…
Better policy support needed 
to boost hilly tourism

Better policy support needed to boost hilly tourism

Despite huge potentials, tourism in the hilly district of Rangamati, famous for its serene beauty, Kaptai Lake and Sajek Valley, did not take off for a lack of coordination among different government agencies concerned. Businessmen involved in tourism said the sector has not seen much development due…
Turkey, Syrian regime in deadly flare-up

Turkey, Syrian regime in deadly flare-up

Turkish and Syrian troops traded deadly fire in Syria’s northwest yesterday, further raising tension between Ankara and regime backer Moscow over the war-torn Idlib rebel enclave. An air strike also killed at least nine civilians in the same area, where the latest government offensive has caused…
Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Amra Tinjon’ Friday

Loko Natyadal to stage ‘Amra Tinjon’ Friday

Loko Natydal, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will bring its play titled ‘Amra Tinjon’ on stage this Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. Based on the story written by noted poet-writer Buddhadeb Basu with the…
Coach Domingo stresses 
consistency in selection

Coach Domingo stresses consistency in selection

After taking up his job in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as the head coach of the Bangladesh national team, Russell Domingo has been stressing consistency in the selection process and reiterated that while speaking to reporters at the media block of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in…
Teacher shortage hits academic activities at century-old school

Teacher shortage hits academic activities at century-old school

Academic activities at two Bagerhat government high schools - one is a century-old one while another in its seventh decade - are being severely hampered because of the shortage of teachers. Sixty teachers are teaching 3,660 students at Bagerhat Government Girls' High School and Bagerhat Government…
Cancer in Bangladesh takes 
an alarming turn

Cancer in Bangladesh takes an alarming turn

Khadija Afreen, a coordinator in an English medium school, was worried and a bit surprised the other day. “It’s for the third time, I have heard that one of my near and ones (in two cases, from the extended family) has been suffering from cancer.” She said, “Is it just me (thinking)…
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