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BCL president Shovon, gen secy Rabbani axed

Dhaka – Amid various controversies, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani have been removed from their respective posts. While briefing reporters after Saturday’s Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence Ganobhaban, party general secretary Obaidul Quader said they have been asked to step down. He, ... Read More »

Dhaka for Yangon to remove trust deficit thru proper action

Dhaka – Bangladesh on Thursday urged Myanmar to take “decisive actions with demonstrable political will” to reasonably address the core concerns of Rohingyas to create a conducive environment for their return. Bangladesh also reminded Myanmar that it needs to be done in line with the spirit and provisions of the bilateral instruments on repatriation and the recommendations of the Advisory ... Read More »

Protect BD migrant workers from middlemen: PM

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the authorities concerned to be mindful so that the people who have gone abroad to attract good luck do not end up being cheated by middlemen. “We’ve to give a special attention so that no one is cheated by middlemen. We’ve the responsibility to look after their security and welfare because ... Read More »

Two Years On: MSF sees no solutions in sight for Rohingyas

Dhaka – Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Tuesday said very little progress has been made to address the lack of legal status for the Rohingya in the region, or to address the underlying causes of the Rohingyas’ exclusion in Myanmar. A marginalised ethnic minority from Rakhine state, the Rohingya people have in recent decades been subject to mounting targeted state ... Read More »

India keen to enhance energy sector cooperation: Jaishankar

Dhaka – Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday expressed their interest in enhancing cooperation in energy sector, especially in hydroelectricity projects, to meet the growing demand of energy in the two neighbouring countries. “Hydroelectric projects can be implemented effectively as the cost of such projects are lower,” Jaishankar said when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ... Read More »

UN joint team to help Bangladesh control Aedes

Dhaka  – A joint expert team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nation will assess the feasibility of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in controlling Aedes mosquitoes in Bangladesh. Read More »

Several thousand families homeless in Mirpur – 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – There is nothing new in slum fire in Dhaka city. When it happens, it leaves thousands of people in deep despair. Over 20,000 slum dwellers turned paupers within hours in Friday night’s fast-moving fire in the city’s Mirpur area. “We’ve lost all that we had — fans, utensils, clothes and money whatever. We’ve been left ... Read More »

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Aug 9, 2019 – More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all rich Muslims with ... Read More »

Overcrowded hospitals get 1096 more dengue patients

Dhaka – Some 1,096 people suffering from dengue fever were hospitalized across the country in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Monday, showing a gradual rise in the number of such patients over the last several days. However, there was no death during the period as per the official record. According to the Directorate General of Health Services ... Read More »

Bangladesh fixes charges for dengue diagnostic tests

Dhaka – Amid the alarming rise in the number of dengue patients in the country, the government on Sunday fixed charges for diagnosing dengue and directed all the public and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres to abide by the official instruction. Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad said the decision was ... Read More »