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US to work closely with Bangladesh on Rohingya issue: Nauert

The United States will continue to work ‘hand in hand’ with Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue not only through aid but also through sustained supports for the voluntary, dignified and safe return of the forcibly displaced people to their homes in Myanmar. “Our cooperation in responding to the Rohingya crisis is the fruit of a strong bilateral relationship that we ...

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UK praises Bangladesh for standing by the Rohingyas

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Rt Hon Mark Field MP, the UK State Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said Bangladesh was humanitarian. He was speaking at the Independence Day celebrations of the UK Awami League at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 27 March. The Minister, Mark Field, praised Bangladesh for standing by the Rohingyas in humanitarian crisis, saying the leadership of Bangladesh’s ...

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Major progress in fighting graft within 10 years: Muhith

Bangladesh Desk : Finance Minister AMA Muhith today hoped that the country will attain major progress in fighting corruption within the next 10 years as the government has taken various steps to combat the social menace. “The number of graft cases, filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), is reducing gradually. But, the accused are being convicted in about 70 percent ...

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Millions of Indian students to resit exam after test leaked

International Desk : India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals. Education Minister Prakash Javadekar said an investigation was underway into how the mathematics and economics papers were accessed and spread via WhatsApp before the exam. “The criminals who did ...

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20 Taliban militants killed in eastern Afghanistan

International Desk : As many as 20 Taliban militants have been killed and 13 others wounded following government forces operations in Afghanistan eastern province of Ghazni, an official said Thursday. The cleanup operations were launched late on Wednesday in villages of Khani Baba, Zaray and Dalil of the troubled Andar district, where 20 armed militants affiliated with the Taliban have ...

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Sierra Leone picks new president after court delay

International Desk : Sierra Leone chooses a new president on Saturday following a delay caused by a ruling party-backed court case over alleged electoral fraud, spiking tensions following an already fractious campaign. The West African nation’s 3.1 million voters will choose between the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) candidate Samura Kamara and opposition challenger Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra ...

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British PM marks one-year Brexit countdown with UK tour

  Mirror Desk : British Prime Minister Theresa May will mark the one-year countdown to Brexit on Thursday with a fast-paced national tour, aiming to unite the UK’s four nations. She will take in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales during her day-long tour, aiming to rally support ahead of Britain’s EU departure on 29 March, 2019. “Today, one year ...

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Venezuela jailbreak attempt sparks blaze, 68 dead

International Desk : A total of 68 people died on Wednesday during an attempted jailbreak in Venezuela after a fire engulfed police holding cells in one of the worst tragedies in years in a notoriously violent and overcrowded prison system. Attorney General Tarek William Saab gave the death toll in the pre-dawn mayhem at the police headquarters in northern Carabobo ...

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2 Bangladeshis killed in Malaysia road crash 

Mirror Desk : Two Bangladeshis were killed while six others injured in a road accident in the East Coast Highway 1, in Kuantan of Malaysia on Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified as Hossain Forhad, 36, a contract worker, reports the Bernama. The accident took place when the van they were travelling in skidded at KM121.4 of the East ...

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2 ACI employees among 3 killed in Gazipur road crash

Mirror Desk : Three people, including two employees of ACI company, were killed in a road accident at Hotapara in Sadar upazila on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Asaduzzaman, 40, administrative official of ACI company, Faridul Haque, 50, an employee of the company and driver Rubel, 35. Wahiduzzaman, officer-in-charge of Naujor highway police camp, said the accident took place ...

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