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Focus on Rohingya issue as Dhaka-Riyadh talks end

Focus on Rohingya issue as Dhaka-Riyadh talks end
The sending back of some 42,000 Rohingyas with Bangladeshi passports from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to Bangladesh has been discussed between the two friendly countries at their joint commission meeting, during which the Saudi side termed the matter ‘sensitive’. On their part, the Bangladesh side said, “It needs more discussion as different ministries are involved.” Amid talks on various issues yesterday, both sides also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) and ACWA Power on generating 189 MW of solar power. In addition, both countries agreed to work on a number of areas, including the issuance of passports, working visas, judicial affairs,…

UN launches world’s biggest survey of public opinion on climate change

UN launches world’s biggest survey of public opinion on climate change

Celebrities and youth activists yesterday met with UN officials, governments and civil society to launch Mission 1.5, a campaign that aims to bridge the gap between people and governments on ambitious climate action.  Mission 1.5 aims to give 20 million people around the world the opportunity to…
Initiative to prevent sexual abuse of children at RU

Initiative to prevent sexual abuse of children at RU

To create awareness about sexual harassment and abuse of children from an early age, The 6th Sense, a voluntary organisation of Rajshahi University (RU), is working in different schools. With the slogan ‘Create sound breaking silence, ensure safety of children’, the organisation hold awareness…
Fighting air pollution should be a national priority

Fighting air pollution should be a national priority

An environmental research group said Wednesday the global air pollution stemming from fossil fuel causes 96,000 premature deaths in Bangladesh every year when it costs $8 billion a day, or roughly 3.3 per cent of the entire world’s economic output. The revelation is extremely worrying. The new…
Is Valentine’s Day important?

Is Valentine’s Day important?

According to this writer For me Valentine ’s Day is just a confected occasion that serves neither married couples, nor singles, nor those, as a different generation once said, who are "courting". I believe that the only people who bask in this public celebration of a private feeling…
Ongoing solar power plant projects likely to be delayed

Ongoing solar power plant projects likely to be delayed

Implementation of the ongoing solar power plant projects that are somehow dependent on Chinese machinery and manpower is likely to be delayed by at least four months due to the coronavirus outbreak. “A huge number of Chinese workers who went back home to spend holidays are unable to return and…
UN identifies 112 firms linked to Israeli settlements

UN identifies 112 firms linked to Israeli settlements

The UN has released a list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, including Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor. The move was cheered by the Palestinians but slammed as “shameful” by Israel, where officials fear the list…
Shilpakala to stage ‘Hamlet’ today

Shilpakala to stage ‘Hamlet’ today

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will stage world famous play ‘Hamlet’ this evening at its National Theatre Hall in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as part of the ongoing ‘Jatiya Natya Utsab 2020’ (National Theatre Festival 2020) organised…
Smile is Akbar’s weapon to 
deal with opponents

Smile is Akbar’s weapon to deal with opponents

Winning Bangladesh U19 national team captain Akbar Ali has accorded an enthusiastic welcome from a huge crowd of adoring fans at his own hometown in Rangpur. A large number of passionate crowd chanting “Akbar Bhai’ when his motorcade reached Town Hall area, a local place in Rangpur, at around…
400-yr-old ‘Poradaha Mela’ held in Bogura

400-yr-old ‘Poradaha Mela’ held in Bogura

'Poradaha Mela’, a 400-yr-old local traditional fair was held on the eastern side of Golabari, near the Garidaha River under Mahisaban union of Gabtali upazila on Wednesday amidst much fanfare.    A 'Bou Mela' for housewives was held here yesterday on the fairground.…
tiger population in Sundarbans

tiger population in Sundarbans

A lower-than-expected number of male tigers has been identified as one of the key reasons behind the declining population of big cats in the world's largest mangrove forest Sundarbans. The improve the situation, the Bangladesh Forests Department (BFD) is planning to release some male tigers to the…
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