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Security Council Meeting on Myanmar Crisis

Remarks by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, during the 8060th Security Council Meeting   Bangladesh representative at Security Council: The situation in Myanmar (8060th meeting)

The Myanmar government has waged undeclared war against Bangladesh, claimed Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday. Myanmar security forces trespassed on Bangladesh land repeatedly and the neighbouring country also made repeated violation of Bangladesh’s airspace, said the party secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. At present, the crisis of Rohingya refugees has turned into as the number […]

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Bangladesh bowler Shafiul Islam bowls on South African batsman Dean Elgar (not in picture) during the first day of the first Test Match between South Africa and Bangladesh on September 28, 2017 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. — AFP photo South African opening batsmen Dean Elgar and new cap Aiden Markram gave their side a solid […]

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Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. — UNB file photo Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday said that there would be no poor people in the country by 2024. ‘Bangladesh will be able to end poverty by 2024 though the international deadline for poverty reduction is 2030,’ he said. The minister came up […]

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Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka tops the list of the most stressed cities in Asia whereas Sydney followed by Singapore, Taipei and Osaka are the least stressed cities in Asia, according to the data compiled by the UK-based firm, Zipjet. A recent study conducted by UK-based firm, Zipjet has revealed the world’s most and least stressful cities of […]

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An aerial view shows a burn down Rohingya village near Maungdaw in the north of Rakhine state in Myanmar, September 27, 2017. — Reuters photo International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of […]

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President Md Abdul Hamid has said Myanmar must be made to take back the Rohingyas who have fled into Bangladesh for fear of their lives. He also urged everyone to come together to help the Rohingya refugees in a speech during a Durga Puja programme at Dhaka’s Ramkrishna Mission on Wednesday. Roughly 475,000 Rohingyas have […]

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Shyamal Kanti Bhakta. File Photo  A Narayanganj court on Wednesday indicted much-talked-about school teacher Shyamal Kanti Bhakta in a case filed by his fellow teacher on charge of bribery. Bhakta, the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School, was publicly humiliated on 13 May last year for allegedly hurting religious sentiment. Locals beat the headmaster […]

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Thimpu, September 27: Team Bangladesh have bagged their 3rd win in the ‘SAFF U-18 Championship 2017’, beating hosts Bhutan 2-0 in the final match of the campaign in the Chalimithang Stadium, Thimpu on Wednesday. Winger Jafar Iqbal, consistent in the whole tournament, helped carry on the commendable performance of the red and greens, scoring two […]

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World Bank country director Qimiao Fan speaks at a briefing held at the WB office in Dhaka on Wednesday. WB lead economist Zahid Hussain was present, among others. — New Age photo The World Bank has projected that Bangladesh’s economic growth might slow down to 6.4 per cent in the fiscal year 2017-18 against the […]

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Our identity as a nation was forged through suffering one of the worst genocides in modern human history. It isn’t surprising then that almost half a century later our major political parties still rely predominantly on their roles in 1971 as their integral brand element. What is surprising, however, is that collectively as a nation […]

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