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Dhaka seeks international partners’ support to implement Rohingya relocation plan

Bangladesh has requested its international partners to support it in implementing the relocation plan of Rohingyas to Hatiya by providing assistance in developing the island and transporting the Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh to the new place of their residence.   Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali made the request to Bangladesh’s bilateral, UN and other international partners while briefing the ...

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Hasina promises equitable quality education by 2030

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the country can achieve inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning by 2030 facing all the challenges. “Education is one of the areas receiving my government’s highest budgetary allocation,” she told the inaugural session of the E-9 ministerial meeting on education 2030 at a city hotel. The prime minister also mentioned that ...

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‘New citizenship bill creates second-class citizens’

The draft Citizenship Bill, 2016, approved by Cabinet in February last year, is in contravention of the constitution, experts have told the Dhaka Tribune. The law imposes restrictions on citizens born abroad and dual citizens in ways that make them “second-class citizens,” said Barrister Najrul Islam Khasru, a British Bangladeshi who is a tribunal judge in England. “This is clearly ...

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Suranjit Sengupta’s funeral on Monday

5th February, 2017 The funeral of the versatile and eminent leader of Awami League will be held at his ancestral home at Anwarapur village in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj on Monday. Road Transport and Bridges minister and also General Secretary of the Awami Legaue Obaidul Quader confirmed the matter to the reporters. People of all walks of life including politicians ...

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Bangladesh elite police to hang for murders

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced 26 people, three of them officers of an elite police unit, to death for seven politically-motivated murders in 2014. The victims were abducted outside a cricket stadium in Narayanganj during a power struggle in the city. Their bodies were found three days later floating in a river, their bellies sliced open. Local politician Nur ...

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Historian Tamina Chowdhury’s book brings new insight to indigenous identity in Bangladesh

A Bangladesh historian has shed a new light on the contentious indigenous issue in Bangladesh in a book released in Dhaka on Tuesday. Tamina M Chowdhury used unexplored archival sources in her ‘Indigenous Identity in South Asia’ to explore how the concepts of ‘territory’, and of a ‘people indigenous to it’ have come to be forged and politicised. She challenges ...

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Mirza Fakhrul says BNP won’t accept subservient Election Commission

24th January, 2017  BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday claimed that Awami League wants to stick in power by creating political instability in the country. To do so they have already made President’s dialogue initiative ‘controversial’, he said. He also alleged that Awami League wouldn’t be able to stay in power in a congenial political atmosphere. So, ...

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Mymensingh Medical College closed indefinitely

23rd January, 2017 Mymensingh Medical College has been closed indefinately as tensions were mounting over suspension of three students following assaults of another fellow student. The students of the college left their dormitories as per the directive of the authorities. The decision came from a meeting of the academic council to avoid anymore untoward incidents, sources said. Students left their dormitories ...

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PM asks police to be more pro-people

23rd January, 2017 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked the members of police force to be more pro-people changing the colonial attitude. “The service of police has to be more pro-people . ..change the colonial perception and get integrated with democratic values,” she said. The Prime Minister was inaugurating the Police Week-2017 at Rajarbagh Police Lines with the motto ...

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Prime minister for time-bound, result-oriented SAARC programmes

24th January, 2017 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday put emphasis on undertaking time-bound and result-oriented programmes by the SAARC to meet the people’s expectations. “The SAARC activities should be focused, time-bound and result-oriented to meet the people’s expectations,” she said. The premier expressed this view when outgoing Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Arjun Bahadur ...

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