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Rampal power plant project defies UNESCO

Experimental piling for Rampal coal-fired power plant construction. Photo: Collected  The government is implementing the Rampal power plant project in defiance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). However, progress is very slow. Only three and half per cent of the project has been implemented so far. UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre recently […]

The government plans to take preemptive action against political movement ahead of elections The government has launched a mass arrest campaign to foil BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami’s joint political movement and create fear among their activists at all levels. The drive will continue periodically, Awami League’s policymakers have told the Bangla Tribune. Some leaders have described […]

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Babul Sharif’s family addresses a media briefing.  US president Donald Trump’s administration has deported 11 Bangladeshi immigrants to the country. They were detained and forcefully sent back on Wednesday morning by a special flight from a deportation centre in Arizona state, officials concerned confirmed. Ten of them were residents of New York state. The 11 […]

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Bangladesh sought support from the World Bank to meet the needs of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Both parties will determine the extent of support and what portion will come in loans and what portion will come in grants, Finance Minister AMA Muhith toldbdnews24.com after a meeting with top World Bank officials at the […]

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Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. Senior general Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the Rohingya […]

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The metro rail (MRT line-6) project is being constructed in eight phases at a cost of Tk22,000 crore The construction progress of the much needed metro rail project (MRT line-6) has only been 12% since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina laid the inauguration stone on October 31, 2013. Minister of Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader, […]

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The BNP yesterday briefed foreign diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the country’s latest situation and some other issues relating to the Supreme Court’s verdict on the 16th amendment and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar’s one-month leave. BNP Standing Committee Member Moudud Ahmed apprised the diplomats of the party’s observations on the issues at a closed-door meeting […]

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The Indian government’s massive stimulus package of Rs 60 billion, or $894 million, for boosting its garment sector is bearing fruit as the neighbouring country is progressively eating into Bangladesh’s share in global apparel trade. For instance, India last year was the third biggest exporter of garment items to the US, which happens to be […]

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A friend of mine has been living in a wealthy European country for the past three decades or so. He often comes to Bangladesh, but hardly ever goes to the village. This time, however, he did. He gave me a call from there: “Bangladesh is supposed to have made strides in development, then why are […]

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