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Take steps to stop Rohingya crisis

Take steps to stop Rohingya crisis
Some Rohingyas escaping the violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar had to be allowed to cross the Bangladesh border on humanitarian ground and they are being given treatment and care, Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali said yesterday. “Look, the area is remote with hills and jungles. How can you stop all? Our Border Guard Bangladesh personnel are trying to stop them. But, there have been cases when it was impossible not to allow them in on humanitarian ground,” he told a questioner at a briefing organised at the foreign ministry to apprise journalists of the prime minister’s upcoming visit to Hungary. “You have to give them care and treatment once you brought them inside,” he added while responding to another…

Paddy harvesting from Santals’ disputed land begins in Gaibandha

Paddy harvesting from Santals’ disputed land begins in Gaibandha

Rangpur Sugar Mill authorities have started harvesting paddy from the lands of Santals in Baghda farm area of Gobindaganj upazila following a High Court order, reports UNB. The paddy harvesting started yesterday morning amid police protection in presence of district administration and mill officials…
President stresses 
training for army

President stresses training for army

GAZIPUR:  President Abdul Hamid yesterday stressed the need for providing training to army personnel as it helps make them disciplined and enhance their professional knowledge, reports UNB. “There’s no alternative to training in military life. Training makes people to be disciplined…
Myanmar must address the deepening Rohingya crisis

Myanmar must address the deepening Rohingya crisis

Even after returning to democracy, Myanmar rulers have failed to come out of the same old shady path of perpetrating torture and killing on its Rohingya minority community. In fact, a cruel story of ethnic cleansing is going on there, clearly violating the democratic and genuine constitutional rights…
The Euro Folly – the shattered dream of European Union

The Euro Folly – the shattered dream of European Union

The Europeans had a dream!  They wanted to form a monetary and political union so that centuries-old internecine wars would become just memories of a distant past and Europeans would march forward as a big United States of Europe. At the turn of the century, with the launching of euro and formation…
‘Govt bearing treatment cost of Savar fire victims’

‘Govt bearing treatment cost of Savar fire victims’

The government is bearing all treatment cost for the burn-injured workers at the fire incident in a lighter factory on the outskirt of capital’s Ashulia, State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Malek said, reports BSS. "We are taking all-out steps for providing treatment to the…
    Muhith expects 20 lakh income tax returns

    Muhith expects 20 lakh income tax returns

    The number of taxpayers would reach 20 lakh (2 million) from existing 11 lakh this fiscal, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said yesterday. “Although we had set a target of bringing 25 lakh people under tax bracket in the current fiscal,” he said while addressing the launching programme of ‘Income…
    Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting 
with jihadists

    Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting with jihadists

    AFP, MOSUL, Iraq: Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group deep inside Mosul Thursday, piling pressure on jihadists who have no more escape routes but leaving trapped civilians in the crossfire. Elite forces gained new ground in east Mosul, looking for fresh momentum as stiffer-than-expected IS…
    World’s biggest classical music event back in town

    World’s biggest classical music event back in town

    The fifth edition of the Bengal Classical Music Festival (BCMF 2016)--the world’s biggest classical music festival in terms of the number of performers on a single stage, audience capacity and duration--began yesterday evening at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital. This year’s festival…
    Rangpur aim to consolidate lead

    Rangpur aim to consolidate lead

    Country’s ‘Home of Cricket’ once again lived up with the activities of all the franchisee teams of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the bulk of the teams appeared in Mirpur to have their training sessions yesterday. Table-topper Rangpur Riders will face-off Rajshahi Kings in…
    Five southwestern districts advised 
not to go for wheat farming

    Five southwestern districts advised not to go for wheat farming

    Benapole: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has advised the farmers of five southwestern districts not to cultivate wheat as these districts saw the breakout of ‘wheat blast’ disease last year, reports UNB. According to DAE officials, wheat blast was spotted in Kushtia, Meherpur,…
    No need to deploy army, says Ivy

    No need to deploy army, says Ivy

    The Awami League (AL) wants the Narayanganj City Corporation elections to be free, fair and competitive so that its arch rival, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), cannot raise questions about the polls. On the other hand, the BNP is taking the NCC polls as the last test case to see whether there…
    What conflicts of interest could Trump have?

    What conflicts of interest could Trump have?

    As Donald Trump prepares to take over as the next US president, attention has turned to what he will do with the business that helped propel him to the White House.  During the campaign the president-elect regularly touted his business skills. He spent an estimated $50m (£40m) of his own…
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