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Heat, unsafe water take toll on kids

Wrapping his two-year-old daughter in a towel, Jiraman Ali was walking fast towards a medial camp near their temporary shelter at Balukhali in Ukhia. He looked pale and tired as the child, Jashmin Ara Bibi, had been running a high fever for the last four days. “We took her to the camp two days ago. […]

Dhaka wants the UN Security Council to take “strong stance and swift action” to end the “ethnic cleansing” in Myanmar and to restore peace and stability in the strife-torn Rakhine State to facilitate a smooth return of Rohingyas. “We expect such concrete steps through which the forcibly displaced people from Myanmar return to their homeland […]

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Bangladesh has restored the damaged Ashuganj-Sirajganj power grid and resumed supply in the line, five months after it collapsed during a nor’wester. Supply resumed from the wee hours of today, returning operational capacity of several units of Ashuganj Power Plant and other local private plants. Currently, 200KV is being supplied through the grid. After October 1, upto […]

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Police today rescued the mayor of Sharishabari municipality in Jamalpur two days after he went missing from Dhaka.   Md Rokonuzzaman Rokon, 40, was found at the tea garden in Kalighat area in Srimongol upazila of Moulvibazar in an unconscious state with his hands and legs tied up, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Md Shahjalal, […]

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A 50-year-old Bangladeshi surgical patient sang and talked to doctors all through a complicated brain surgery as doctors removed a tennis-ball sized tumor at the Thumbay Hospital in Ajman, this month. Dr Ishwar Chandra Premsagar, Consultant (Incharge) — Neurosurgery, said: “Sayed Khorshed Alam reached us in July this year complaining of weakness of right lower […]

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Bangladesh moves up seven places on WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index   Bangladesh’s global competiveness has improved by the most in four years, according to the annual index released by the World Economic Forum or WEF. It has moved up seven places to rank 99 among 137 nations in the 2017-18 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) released […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in the United States in connection with the 72nd United Nations National Assembly (UNGA) session, underwent a gall bladder operation in Washington on September 25 night (Washington time). “She underwent a successful gall bladder surgery at a Washington hospital at 8:00pm on September 25 (Bangladesh time 6:00am on Sept 26),” PM’s […]

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Domestic airlines and hotels in Cox’s Bazar are seeing a spike in occupancy as government officials, human rights activists and development workers travel to the beach town in the wake of influx of Rohingya refugees. “We are witnessing a higher number of foreign guests nowadays because of the Rohingya crisis,” said Aminul Haque Shamim, managing […]

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Recently, Seoul hosted the two-day National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Expo Asia 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, organised by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCC. Delegations from 20 countries, including one from Bangladesh comprising both government and non-government officials, attended the expo to share their experiences of formulating and implementing National Adaptation […]

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Bangladeshi cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim (2nd L) celebrate after winning the first Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Australia at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on August 30, 2017. AFP History and the form of South Africa’s leading batsmen are against Bangladesh in the first Test starting Thursday at Senwes Park in northwestern […]

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Saudi King Salman on Tuesday ordered that women be allowed to drive cars, ending a conservative tradition seen by rights activists as an emblem of the Islamic kingdom’s repression of women. The kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, has been widely criticised for being the only country in the world that bans women from driving, despite […]

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