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The threat of infectious diseases looms large in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya refugee camps as well as the local communities and beyond with hardly any sign of the Myanmar nationals going back anytime soon. Experts fear that the bordering district, where more than six lakh refugees are sheltered in overcrowded camps lacking pure water and sanitation […]

Finance minister AMA Muhith on Monday reacted against the recent government move to procure rice from Myanmar that continued forcing Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh to save life. Terming Myanmar regime barbaric and uncivilised, he told the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office that the government should not maintain trade relations with such […]

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Mohammad Elias Brothers Pvt Limited, one of the top loan defaulters, is lobbying the Financial Institution Division for rescheduling its defaulted loans of Tk 892 crore with 20 banks. Of the outstanding loans, Mohammad Elias Brothers Pvt Limited, known as MEB, owes highest Tk 258.65 crore to state-owned Agrani Bank as per calculation of the Bangladesh […]

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Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj believes that it is a responsibility of the government to create an environment conducive to the holding of an inclusive general election with participation of major political parties. She said this in her meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday evening, according to people close to Hasina. In a […]

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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 […]

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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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