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Safe water shortage acute

Drinking water crisis for Rohingyas has deepened as the tube wells or handpumps set up in the camps are inadequate and one third of them have become non-functioning. Government and international agencies have so far set up 4,370 handpumps against the need of 7,700 tube wells for ensuring minimum safe drinking water for over six […]

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia holds a rohingya child while distributing relief materials among Rohingya refugees at Moynarghona in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar on Monday — New Age photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday alleged that there is no effective step taken by the government so far to repatriate Rohingyas who came […]

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India Ships Wheat Through Chabahar Port   The Iranian port of Chabahar processed a maiden shipment of wheat from India’s western seaport of Kandla to Afghanistan on Sunday. Chabahar port lies outside the Persian Gulf on the Gulf of Oman and can be easily accessed from India’s western coast. The wheat shipment has therefore bypassed […]

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Bangladesh with the assistance of China will construct a 220 km (138 miles) pipeline that includes a 146-km offshore stretch to unload imported oil from ships, a government minister said on Monday. “Bangladesh and China signed an agreement on Sunday to build this pipeline in the southeast of the country to unload oil from ships […]

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Former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker MA Wahab waves his hand from a prison van, after a special court sentenced him to eight years’ imprisonment in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission for concealing information in wealth report and amassing illegal wealth on Monday in Jessore. — New Age photo A special court in Jessore […]

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Protesting the alleged attack on them by students of Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) students today blocked a road demanding for a secure campus. Thousands of students of Buet, the top institution for engineering studies in country, blocked the road from Palashi intersection to Penang restaurant around 12noon also demanding punishment to […]

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A suspect in the 2015 bomb attack on the mosque inside a Chittagong naval base has been arrested from the southwestern district of Jhenaidah. Bablur Rahman alias Rony was detained on Monday morning at the town’s Arappur area, said the Jhenaidah-based Rapid Action Battalion or RAB unit. On Dec 18, 2015, two blasts at the […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday cleared way for the continuation of Zia Orphanage Trust corruption trial against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. A four-member bench led by acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah passed ‘no order’ on a petition filed by Khaleda Zia seeking order to allow her lawyer for further cross […]

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Bangladesh needs to increase allocation for infrastructure development by more than 3.5 times from its current annual spending of $3.5 billion if it wants to benefit from regional and international connectivity, experts said yesterday. The idea that only the government should develop and maintain the infrastructure needs to be changed. “The private sector should also […]

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