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Persecution aimed at destroying Rohingya Muslims: Rania

Visiting Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan on Monday termed the persecution of Muslim Rohingyas the most brutal in the history and said Muslim Rohingyas were tortured, killed and persecuted in a planned manner to destroy the entire Muslim Rohingya ethnic community. After visiting Rohingya camps in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar, Jordan’s queen made these […]

State-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) has discovered a new gas field at Shahbazpur in Bhola district. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam, after a cabinet meeting, informed reporters about the new gas field today. It is primarily expected that there are around 700 billion cubic feet gas in the gas reservoir, Bangla daily […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said Bangladesh gets priority among all its neighbours as per its neighbourhood policy. She said the relationship between Bangladesh and India is moving ahead in a faster pace. The minister also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of the two nations. […]

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Bangladesh government has urged Turkey to build an additional 100,000 shelters for the Rohingyas refugees alongside the previous 100,000 they had previously built in the Kutupalong area of Cox’s Bazar. After concluding a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Devrim Ozturk at the secretariat on Sunday, Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya […]

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A combo of internet photos shows cotton waste (left) and terry towel (right). Country’s specialised textile industries, including terry towel manufacturering units, have been facing problem in meeting export orders due to an acute shortage of raw materials as cotton and garment wastes are being smuggled out and exported to India, industry people said. Country’s […]

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. We have always been fascinated by aliens. We love to believe that we are not alone in this vast universe. Surely there must be life on other planets? There are endless movies about aliens, whether it’s the 1951 sci-fi film ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, or, more recently, ‘The Arrival’. There’s the fun-loving […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj hands over a gift to prime minister Sheikh Hasina after a meeting at Ganabhaban in the capital on Sunday. — BSS photo Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday said Myanmar must take back its displaced nationals to Rakhine State as she called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj greets BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia before a meeting at Sonargaon Hotel in the capital on Sunday. — New Age photo Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday told Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia that India wanted a fair and inclusive general election in Bangladesh which would be […]

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Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan plays a shot during their third one-day international match against South Africa at the Buffalo Park cricket ground in East London on Sunday. — AFP photo An injury to captain Faf du Plessis took some of the gloss off a comprehensive South African win in the third and final one-day […]

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Election observing organistions should be careful in appointing its observers so that no persons with political affiliation get the job, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said today. The CEC made the call while giving an inaugural speech during a dialogue with organisations’ official at the Nirbachan Bhaban in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka around 11:00am. “Election observers […]

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In what is arguably the biggest blow to the country’s cultural development, the Bengal Classical Music Festival for this year has been cancelled, due to the unavailability of its venue, Army Stadium. Bengal Foundation made the announcement in a press conference at the Hotel Westin in the capital today. The press release says the Army […]

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Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Dhaka today for a 24-hour visit to join the meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) and meet high government and political leaders to discuss bilateral issues. She arrived in a special aircraft which landed at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bangabandhu in Dhaka at 1:45pm. She came […]

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