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Commuters suffer as heavy rains send city roads under water

Photo: City dwellers have witnessed heavy rainfalls triggered by monsoon on Friday, July 12, 2019. Dhaka, July 12 : City dwellers on Friday witnessed heavy rainfalls triggered by monsoon that inundated many parts of the capital, inflicting sufferings on commuters. Although people faced less traffic jams on city streets due to weekend, rainwater submerged many roads and lanes in different ...

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Bangladesh to host Commonwealth Business Connectivity conference

It’ll launch virtual hub showcasing business opportunities Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, July 12 : State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam has proposed to host a ‘Commonwealth Business-to-business Connectivity Conference’ in Dhaka in the first quarter of 2020 as the Lead country within the Commonwealth entrepreneurs and businesses. The State Minister, while addressing the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting (CFAMM) ...

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Teesta, Dharla flow above danger level; 12,000 families stranded in Lalmonirhat

Meghna River erosion intensifies in Chandpur Dhaka, July 12 : The Teesta and Dharla rivers are flowing above the danger level, marooning over 12,000 families in Lalmonirhat, while hundreds of establishments face the risk of being swallowed by the Meghna. Our Lalmonirhat correspondent reports that around Thursday noon, the Teesta was flowing 8cm above the danger level Doani point while ...

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US Ambassador Miller visits Barishal

Dhaka, July 12 : US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller visited Barishal on July 9-11 to promote economic, cultural, and people to people ties between the United States and Bangladesh. Ambassador Miller congratulated the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Barishal District on commercial development in the region and expressed the US’ desire to continue supporting these efforts as ...

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Cabinet gets more one, makes another full minister

Imran Ahmed and Fazilatunnesa Indira Dhaka, July 11 : The 11th national parliament added Fazilatunnesa Indira MP to its cabinet, making it a 48-member one. Besides, state minister for expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment Imran Ahmed has been promoted to the full minister. The new cabinet member will be sworn in Saturday (July 13) evening, said cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul ...

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Queen Maxima for creating innovative solutions in private sector

Digital financial inclusion of RMG discussed UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Queen Maxima speaks at a roundtable meeting with private sector representatives on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, July 11 : UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Queen Maxima on Thursday discussed how private sector in Bangladesh can create ...

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PM for preparing roadmap to promote Islamic tourism

Dhaka, Jul 11 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for preparing a roadmap to promote Islamic tourism as a global brand to unlock the potentials of its rapidly growing market. “The value of Islamic tourism market will increase to $243 billion by 2021 with an annual 8.3 percent growth. So, we’ll have to take all-out efforts ...

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World Population Day today

Dhaka, July 11 : The World Population Day is being observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the globe on Thursday to spread awareness and discuss issues related to population growth. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that July 11 be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention ...

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KSA donates dates to support Bangladeshi schoolchildren

Dhaka, July 11 : The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated 300 metric tons of dates to support schoolchildren and their families in Bangladesh. The contribution was acknowledged at a function this week at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attended by Mohamed Askar of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) and Alpha Bah, WFP ...

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PM seeks global leaders enhanced awareness about climate change

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought global leaders’ enhanced awareness about the climate change phenomenon and their effective initiatives to negate its impacts. “I request all for their awareness and respective responsibility to fight the adverse impacts of climate change,” she said while inaugurating a two-day Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation in a hotel in the capital. The ...

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