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Unesco recognizes Bangladesh’s shital pati as cultural heritage

The list identifies forms of expression that testify to the diversity of the intangible heritage and raise awareness of its importance. A traditional handcrafted mat produced in the low-lying villages of Sylhet has been included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to a Unesco press release. The art of making […]

Ariful Haque and Carlos Brathwaite hit late cameos as Khulna Titans defeated table-toppers Comilla Victorians by 14 runs in their final match to stay in contention for a top-two finish in the first phase of Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday. Chasing a challenging total of 175 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Comilla could only […]

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Bangladesh Bank today removed NRB Commercial Bank’s Managing Director Dewan Mujibur Rahman over gross irregularities including corruption. Suvangkar Saha, spokesperson and executive director of the central bank, confirmed it to The Daily Star. The central bank earlier served show-cause notice against him on 10 counts of wrongdoings, including signature forgery, interference of outsiders in the board and […]

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A resolution was adopted in Geneva on Tuesday by a vote of 33 in favour, three against and nine abstentions. China has said the international community should encourage Bangladesh and Myanmar to work together to facilitate the repatriation of refugees. China made the observation in a debate on the human rights situation of the minority […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said BNP did not rule out possibility of election alliance with Jatiya Party led by HM Ershad. In parliamentary democracy, any possibility cannot be ruled  out, said Fakhrul at a news briefing at BNP central office at Nayapaltan in the city,  justifying that if Awami League […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has met the world’s first robot citizen, Sophia. The two met onstage at the inauguration of Bangladesh’s largest tech event, Digital World 2017, on Wednesday at the Banganandhu International Conference Centre or BICC in Dhaka. The Hanson Robotics creation was called to the stage soon after Hasina inaugurated the event, wearing […]

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