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Unesco Decision: Sundarbans to be on danger list

The Daily Star  June 15, 2019 Unesco Decision: Sundarbans to be on danger list Staff Correspondent The World Heritage Centre of Unesco has decided to put the Sundarbans on the list of World Heritage in Danger. The centre decided this last week as it was not happy with Rampal power plant and other development projects […]

An unacceptable norm Ekram Kabir Dhaka Tribune  June 14th, 2019 Photo: SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN Is barbarism on the rise in our society? A sudden sadness has shrouded my mind. After the murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a few similar incidences have taken place at some places. Nothing could be more barbaric than […]

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Complaints of noise fall on deaf ears Saqib Sarker Dhaka Tribune June 12th, 2019 Photo: Dhaka Tribune Loud construction at night causes disquiet in Dhaka as no one takes responsibility Overnight construction work has long been a common practice and continues to cause nuisance in Dhaka, a city already devastated by crippling gridlocks and extreme […]

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The Daily Star  June 15, 2019 BUDGET FY2019-20 Unravelling the realities The budget does not take a strong position on improving the performance of a number of problematic sectors through concrete reform measures. Fahmida Khatun Budget for fiscal year (FY) 2020 has not surprised us much. It maintains the status quo. One may, of course, […]

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Scope to whiten black money is wrong Ahsan H Mansur |Prothom Alo  Jun 14, 2019 The budget is a routine one. It is 18 per cent larger than the last one, though that won’t be achieved. Every year, expenditure is increased by 2 per cent more than income. While this budget does have some new […]

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Budget only for high-income people: CPD Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jun 14, 2019   Distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Debapriya Bhattacharya on Friday said the proposed national budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal will only benefit the high-income people, reports UNB. “This is not a budget for the poor. The election […]

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Chance to whiten black money in budget unconstitutional: TIB Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jun 14, 2019 The Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) criticised the proposed budget for keeping windows to whiten black money, calling it “unconstitutional”, reports UNB. “Buying flats, land procurement and investing in economic zones and high-tech parks with black money is like […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Viktor Orban agree ‘continuously growing Muslim populations’ is one of greatest challenges Myanmar leader condemns illegal immigration in discussion with Hungary PM on rare trip to Europe Thursday 6 June 2019 www.independent.co.uk Orban says his people have great respect for Suu Kyi and ‘all she has done for her country’s democratic […]

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