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We will continue to work with refugee-hosting countries to find solutions

Marcia Bernicat Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on ...

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3 educationists become national professors

Dhaka, Jun 20 : The government has appointed Prof Rafiqul Islam, Prof Anisuzzaman and Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury as national professors for the next five years The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education issued a ...

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Implementation of mega projects helps attain 10pc growth: Kamal

Planning Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal on Tuesday said no power can stop the country from attaining 10 percent growth after the implementation of the mega projects.   The minister also said that the targeted growth will be attained by 2028-29, ...

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Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert

World Refugee Day today Dhaka, Jun 20 : The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstances, according to a UN rights expert. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, the UN ...

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Int’l community urged to step up efforts to help Rohingya

Concern over escalating risks of child marriage Dhaka, June 20 : The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and UNFPA on Tuesday called on the international community to urgently step up its efforts ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina meets President

Dhaka, June 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday evening. During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina exchanged Eid greetings with Abdul Hamid, President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told that. The Prime Minister also ...

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Double-capacity Pangu Hospital to start activities in Sept: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim. File Photo. Dhaka, June 20 : Health Minister Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said 500-bed National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor), popularly known as Pangu Hospital, will be turned into a 1000-bed one with the ...

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BNP to stage demo across country Thursday

BNP senior leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. File photo Dhaka, June 19 : Leaders and activists of BNP will stage demonstrations across the country on Thursday demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The programme is also meant ...

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Bill on BADC placed in JS

Dhaka, June 19 : A bill titled ‘Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) Bill 2018’ was placed in the Parliament with a provision of fine and jail term for defying BADC notices and damaging its property. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury placed ...

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Rohingyas put acute strain on host communities, resources in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh registers 2nd largest number of new refugees in 2017: UNHCR Dhaka, Jun 19 : The enormous Rohingya influx into Bangladesh has placed acute strain on host communities and resources in Cox’s Bazar district where most of the Rohingyas are ...

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