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2 Bangladeshi NGOs partners of Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN

Two Bangladeshi organisations are partners of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), that won the Nobel Peace Prize of 2017. The Center for Bangladesh Studies (CBS) and Physicians for Social Responsibility Bangladesh (PSRB) are among the 468 partners of ICAN from 101 countries. The ICAN is a coalition of grassroots nongovernment groups from […]

Bangladesh Bank has already surpassed its fiscal 2016-17’s sales figure of US dollar in the first three months of the current fiscal year as it scrambles to prevent the slide of the taka against the greenback. “The local currency would have depreciated to Tk 85 against a dollar if the central bank had not intervened,” […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday accused a neighbouring of provoking a war situation with Bangladesh which her government evaded exercising restraints. Speaking at a reception on her return home joining the UN General Assembly session in New York, she said at one stage after the forced exodus of the Myanmar […]

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People wait amid an acute shortage of public transport at Khilkhet in Dhaka on Saturday as a good number of buses were used to transport Awami League supporters who went to receive prime minister Sheikh Hasina on her return after attending the UNGA meeting. — Ali Hossain Mintu Traffic tailbacks caused by the mass reception […]

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Role of UN resident coordinator in Myanmar Renata Lok-Dessallien in keeping Rohingya crisis in a low key in the UN system over the years should be investigated, experts said. They said this while making comments on a reported incident of ‘suppression’ by Renata of a report, prepared by a UN consultant and submitted in May […]

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Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has received an Australian visa amid speculations over his leave from the Supreme Court. A source at the Supreme Court confirmed to bdnews24.com on Saturday night that Justice Sinha and his wife Sushma Sinha received visas for three years. “The chief justice and his wife are travelling to Australia soon. […]

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Rohingya refugees who arrived from Myanmar on Friday night by boat, walk on the road of Shah Porir Dwip as they move to a refugee camp in Teknaf on Saturday. — Reuters photo Makeshift camps of Rohingyas entering Bangladesh to flee violence in Myanmar continued sprouting up everywhere in Cox’s Bazar, especially on hill slops […]

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United Nations agencies are seeking more funds to cope with the mass exodus of people fleeing violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh, which the top UN aid official described the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. UN emergency relief coordinator Mark Lowcock told reporters in Geneva that the more than half a million people who have arrived […]

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Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim leaves the field after being dismissed on the second day of their second Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein on Saturday. — AFP photo South African batsmen feasted on Bangladesh’s bowling for nearly two days to amass 573-4 before they declared their first innings of the first Test, but they are […]

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