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Climate Action: Sustainable Floating Cities

In anticipation of climate change’s rising seas and increased migration, the UN Human Settlements Programme explores the possibility of sustainable floating cities – and requested advanced proposals from marine engineers and related firms for the UN Climate Action Summit in September. The plan is far from fanciful considering that thousands of oil platforms and cruise […]

Two Decades On, Smoldering Questions About The Russian President’s Vault To Power August 07, 2019   By Mike Eckel   Radio Free Europe   www.rferl.org Russian President Vladimir Putin with his Belarusian and Ukrainian counterparts, Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) and Leonid Kuchma, at a service marking the defeat of Nazi Germany near the southern Russian town of Prokhorovka in May […]

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The most egregious abuse of power Tribune Editorial Dhaka Tribune  August 8th, 2019 Photo: BIGSTOCK When are we going to do something about this sickness? According to reports, there have been over 600 rapes of children in Bangladesh in 2019. Let that number sink in — these are just the reported numbers, which could very […]

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LGRD state minister: Dengue is an elite class mosquito Manoj Kumar Saha, Gopalganj Dhaka Tribune  August 8th, 2019 File photo: State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee speaks at Milk Vita’s special general meeting and management committee election at the Dhugdha Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 UNB ‘As […]

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বিআইএফসির অর্থ আত্মসাৎ মেজর (অব.) মান্নানসহ ১১ জনের বিরুদ্ধে দুদকের মামলা নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক, ঢাকা  ০৮ আগস্ট ২০১৯,    মেজর (অব.) আবদুল মান্নানব্যাংকবহির্ভূত আর্থিক প্রতিষ্ঠান বাংলাদেশ ইন্ডাস্ট্রিয়াল ফাইন্যান্স করপোরেশন লিমিটেড (বিআইএফসি) থেকে দুটি প্রতিষ্ঠানের মাধ্যমে প্রায় ৪৩ কোটি টাকা আত্মসাতের অভিযোগে দুটি মামলা করেছে দুর্নীতি দমন কমিশন (দুদক)। বৃহস্পতিবার দুদকের সমন্বিত জেলা কার্যালয়-১-এ মামলা দুটি করেন […]

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আগরতলা বিমানবন্দরের জন্য ভারত জমি চাওয়ায় গভীর উদ্বেগ জামায়াতের নয়া দিগন্ত অনলাইন   ০৮ আগস্ট ২০১৯ আগরতলা বিমানবন্দরের জন্য ভারত জমি চাওয়ায় গভীর উদ্বেগ জামায়াতের – সগৃহীত বাংলাদেশের সীমান্ত ঘেঁষা ভারতের ত্রিপুরা রাজ্যের আগরতলা বিমানবন্দর সম্প্রসারণের লক্ষে ভারত সরকার বাংলাদেশের কাছে জমি চেয়ে যে অনুরোধ করেছে তাতে গভীর উদ্বেগ ও বিস্ময় প্রকাশ করেছেন বাংলাদেশ জামায়াতে ইসলামীর আমীর মকবুল […]

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Testing imported food products The Financial Express  August 08, 2019  It is no doubt surprising that while imported food products in most countries these days are subjected to rigorous testing, particularly chemical testing, Bangladesh is far from instituting a testing regime despite occasional alarm bells sounded  from various quarters about acutely harmful substances in imported […]

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Govt’s net borrowing from savings tools rises 7.0pc in FY ’19 Net sales stood at about Tk 500 billion FE Report |  August 08, 2019 Representational image The government’s net borrowing through savings tools was 7.0 per cent more in financial year 2018-19 compared to that of the previous fiscal year (FY). According to data […]

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The Daily Star August 08, 2019 Jobs are the reason ‘it’s the economy, stupid!’ Youth unemployment remains a big problem for Bangladesh’s economy. Source: Corporatesangbad Eresh Omar Jamal Bangladesh’s economy has made massive strides since 1971. After independence, the initial challenges that the economy faced were enormous. And while Bangladesh managed to overcome most of […]

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BNP blasts govt for remaining indifferent to dengue issue Nayadiganta English Desk   07 August 2019, 16:52 BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File photo. – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir blamed the government for the worst-ever dengue outbreak in the country since it downplayed the problem at the initial stage calling it […]

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Dengue outbreak overwhelms Dhaka AFP . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Aug 08, 2019 Five-year-old Mohammad Ahnaf lies in a makeshift bed in the balcony of a major hospital in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, fighting for his life as dengue fever ravages his little body. But his mother Shimul Akhter knows he is one of the lucky […]

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PM returns home

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  PM returns home UNB . Dhaka |Prothom Alo  Aug 08, 2019 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Thursday morning from London, wrapping up her official visit to the United Kingdom. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:45am. Hasina left Heathrow International […]

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