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Trafficking thru sea goes unabated

Trafficking thru sea goes unabated
The trafficking of Rohingya refugees from Cox’s Bazar camps to different countries, including Malaysia, through sea routes continues to go on despite the obvious dangers that often lead to disasters and loss of lives. Sources say a group of touts are active in smuggling Rohingya refugees from the crowded camps of Cox's Bazar to Malaysia through the Bay of Bengal. They promise the Rohingyas a better life in Malaysia in exchange of huge amounts of money. This prompts the Rohingyas, who have little to do in the refugee camps, to risk their lives in perilous sea journeys to Malaysia or other countries by fishing trawlers. Citing lack of manpower and the prevalence of dense forests in and around the refugee camps, law enforcers say it…

RAB trying to solve 
case quickly: IGP

RAB trying to solve case quickly: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary yesterday said Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is putting in its best efforts to crack the murder case of journalist couple Sagar and Runi soon.   "RAB has been investigating the murder and regularly submitting their progress reports…
Availing of govt services by villagers to be made easier, says minister

Availing of govt services by villagers to be made easier, says minister

The Local Government Division (LGD) is going to take a project to ensure the quick delivery of government services at the grassroots level through strengthening all wards under each union with better logistic support. Under the project, LGD will set up an office at each ward of all unions so that villagers…
Plagiarism must 
be checked

Plagiarism must be checked

In the digital age, with information available at the click of a button, picking up lines from published online pieces is child’s play. When so much is found on the net, there is a tendency among many students to simply copy and paste while making term papers and also for writing a thesis for…
The impact of coronavirus on Bangladesh’s economy

The impact of coronavirus on Bangladesh’s economy

Whether we agree or not but the recent outbreak of coronavirus has speared fear in the hearts of millions of people across the globe. It is already threatening to hurt the world financial system including ours. One might ask how exactly this virus is going to affect our economy? First of all many of…
Tk 306cr project cleared

Tk 306cr project cleared

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday cleared nine projects involv-ing Tk 2,422.27 crore including India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project worth Tk 306.23 crore. The approval came at the weekly ECNEC meeting held with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh…
China denies US allegations over military ‘hackers’

China denies US allegations over military ‘hackers’

Beijing said yesterday it “never engages” in cybertheft, following US indictments of four Chinese army members for alleged involvement in the massive 2017 hacking of credit rating agency Equifax. The US Justice Department on Monday accused the hackers of stealing the sensitive personal information…
Curtain rises on ‘National Theatre Festival 2020’ today

Curtain rises on ‘National Theatre Festival 2020’ today

The curtain is set to rise on the ‘Jatiya Natya Utsab 2020’ (National Theatre Festival 2020) today. With the theme ‘Jongibaad- Obokkhoy-Durniti, Manbey Na E Sangskiti’ (This culture will not obey militancy, decadence and corruption), the 18-day festival will take place simultaneously…
Changes imminent in Bangladesh Test team

Changes imminent in Bangladesh Test team

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has for long been mulling over a proposal to split the squads of the Bangladesh team across the formats, especially in Test cricket. There has been no tangible sign of change, however, for so many days. But in the wake of the shocking losses in three successive Tests…
Seed-potato farming in enclosure gains popularity

Seed-potato farming in enclosure gains popularity

Net house seed-potato farming has been gaining popularity in the region as farmers are seen showing much interest in multiplying the tissue-culture based potato after the best uses of modern technology. Acreage of the modern farming method has been enhanced significantly for the last couple of years…
No let-up in deforestation

No let-up in deforestation

Insufficient demarcation of ‘forest land’ boundaries has worsened deforestation in the country as 64,000 hectares of such forests have been transferred to other agencies for non-forest purposes between 1971 and 2015. Despite the rising tree cover in Bangladesh, at least 2,600 hectares of…
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