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From Survival to Sustainable Development: Overcoming Challenges for Achieving a Just World Friday, May 11th 2018 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh To be held at the Radisson Hotel, Chittagong   By all accounts, the earth’s people have never had it better—we live longer and healthier and more productive lives than any […]

Visits Cox’s Bazar to see Rohingyas Lisa Curtis, deputy assistant to US President Donald Trump, arrived here yesterday morning on a three-day official visit to discuss bilateral issues, including security and the Rohingya crisis. Lisa, senior director for South and Central Asia of the National Security Council in the White House, later travelled to Cox’s […]

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Myanmar’s BGP shows excuse of ‘internal security’ Bangladesh once again protested Myanmar’s military build-up along the Tombru border when the two countries held a flag meeting at Ghumdhum of Bandarban yesterday. The meeting began around 3:30pm at Ghumdhum Border Observation Post of Naikhyangchhari where Bangladesh side questioned Myanmar’s troop deployment defying international border laws. The […]

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Rescheduled once, Tk 57cr interest waived; Sonali Bank could not recover Tk 190cr from the airlines despite years of legal battle Towards the northern end of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport lies the broken down, dusty fuselages of GMG Airlines’ aircraft, rusting and rotting. But not only has the airlines been down for six years […]

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Deal allows Indian companies to be involved in the project Bangladesh, India and Russia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on implementing the Rooppur nuclear power plant. The deal was signed in Moscow between Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), science and technology ministry of Bangladesh and the Department of Atomic Energy of […]

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Special envoy to the prime minister and Chairman of Jatiya Party (JaPa) HM Ershad has declared that he, along with three other Jatiya Party ministers, will resign from the Cabinet very soon. The JaPa chief made the announcement at a press briefing held at the Rangpur circuit house on Friday morning. Echoing Leader of the […]

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Professor Sufi Mostafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar University’s archaeology department, whose excavation led the discovery of 2500-year old fort city Wari-Bateshwar in Narsingdi, talked to Prothom Alo about his visit to two archaeological sites recently discovered by Isme Azam. Prothom Alo (PA): You’ve visited two archaeological sites of the Sundarbans. What do you think about them? […]

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The global oil price hike has spiked Bangladesh’s remittance inflow despite concerns that it may hit the economy. In 28 days of February, the country received around $1.15 billion sent by expatriate Bangladeshis, a 22.14 percent year-on-year growth, according to data released by the Bangladesh Bank on Thursday. In the first eight months of the […]

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Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday sharply criticized BNP for dropping Section 7 from its party charter and making its head a convict – hinting towards Tarique Rahman Hitting out at the prime minister for branding their party as a corrupt one, the BNP secretary general on Thursday suggested Sheikh Hasina to see her own face in […]

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Myanmar has violated border norms by deploying additional forces with arms on their bordering area which is opposite to Bangladesh’s Tombru border, Border Guard Bangladesh Additional Director General Brig Gen Mojibur Rahman said today. “A number of Rohingya people took shelter on zero line near Konabari area of the upazila. Centring the issue, Myanmar deployed […]

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Bangladesh Foreign Ministry today summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Lwin Oo and protested the deployment of additional troops on the bordering area in Myanmar. Acting Foreign Secretary M Khurshed Alam summoned the ambassador at the ministry this afternoon and handed over a protest note following deployment of additional forces in his country’s bordering area. […]

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Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) fired blank shots near  Ghumdhum border in Naikhyangchhari  upazila of Bandarban this evening. The incident took place around 7:45pm as the Rohingyas protested the BGP troops who threatened Rohingya refugees to leave the area of no man’s land along the Naikhyangchhari border, reports our Cox’s Bazar correspondent. The Myanmar border […]

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