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No minute to lose; act to accelerate adaptation: WB CEO

She thanks Hasina for leading world on adaptation Photo: PID Dhaka, July 10 : World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday said they have no time to lose but act to accelerate adaptation for protecting the loss of lives and livelihoods with a more resilient world in place. “Time isn’t our friend. We’ve no minute to lose. We ...

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Ban Ki-Moon wants global adaptation centre in Bangladesh

‘BD is model case for climate change adaptation’ Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jul 10 : Former UN Secretary-General, who is also the chairman of the Global Commission on Adaptation, Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday proposed setting up a global centre for adaptation in Bangladesh for the South and South-East Asia. He placed the proposal when he along with President of the Republic ...

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War crimes case: Verdict on ATM Azhar’s plea against death penalty any day

Dhaka, July 10 : The Appellate Division will deliver it verdict on the appeal  filed challenging the death sentence of Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam for war crimes. A four member bench led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain passed the order after closing the law-point arguments from both sides. Earlier, the Appellate Division on June 18 started hearing the ...

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2 Viqarunnisa teachers indicted over Aritree suicide

Dhaka, July 10 : A court here on Wednesday indicted two teachers of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in a case over the suicide of ninth grader Aritree Adhikari. Dhaka Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Rabiul Alam framed the charges against them in the case. Those indicted are—Zinnat Ara , principal of the school and its branch head Nazneen ...

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AL MP Rushema Imam passes away

Faridpur, July 10 : Rushema Begum,  a reserved seat Awami League MP, died of cardiac arrest at a hospital on Tuesday night. She was 85. She breathed her last around 11:35 pm at Faridpur Heart Foundation . Rushema, a teacher of Faridpur Ishan Memorial High School, left behind one son, a daughter and a host of relatives to mourn her ...

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Do more to promote climate change adaptation: President

He says Bangladesh is pursuing a low-carbon development path President of the Marshall Islands Hilda C Heine paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jul 9 : President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday said the developed nations and donors will have to play more active roles and spend more money ...

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Ban Ki-moon arrives in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jul 9 : Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived on a two-day visit to attend the “Dhaka Meeting of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA)”. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the South Korean diplomat who served as the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations for the two terms from January 2007 to December 2016 at Hazrat ...

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Ecnec clears 13 projects worth Tk 7,744 crore

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the first Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year on Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Jul 9 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared 13 projects, including one to strengthen and expand power transmission system in Chattogram region. The approval came at the first Ecnec meeting ...

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Prof Yunus wins 2019 Global Women’s Leadership award

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, July 9 : Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has been honored with the ‘2019 Global Women’s Leadership Award’ at the Global Summit of Women in Basel, Switzerland. Prof Yunus received the award on July 5 for his internationally-recognised work in poverty alleviation and economic empowerment of women globally through his pioneering work of microfinance and social business, ...

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Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem denied bail

Dhaka, July 9 : The High Court on Tuesday rejected the bail petition of former Sonagazi Police Station officer-in-charge Moazzem Hossain in a case filed under the Digital Security Act. Moazzem will have to spend more time in prison after the bench of Justice Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Khizir Hayat threw out his petition. Advocate Ahasanullah stood for ...

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