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Momen seeks Australian support in expediting Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA, Jan 05, 2020 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today sought Australian support in expediting the repatriation process of forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their land of origin in Myanmar. The minister made the urge when outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett made a farewell call on him at foreign ministry here today. During the ...

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Govt sets goal of sending 7.5 lakh workers abroad in ‘Mujib Year’: Imran

DHAKA, Jan 5, 2020 : Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad today said the government has set a target to send 7.5 lakh workers aboard in the ‘Mujib Year’. “Skilled workers will be sent in newer labour markets abroad in the Mujib Year,” he told a ‘Meet the Press’ on “The government’s Labour Market Plan in the New ...

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Make sure service seekers aren’t harassed: President to police

President Abdul Hamid speaks at a dinner programme at Rajarbagh police auditorium marking Police Week-2020 on Sunday. Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Sunday asked police to make sure that the general people do not face any harassment while seeking service from them. He said this while delivering speech at a dinner programme at Rajarbagh police auditorium marking Police Week-2020. ...

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Director General of SDC visits Bangladesh

Ambassador Manuel Sager Photo: Courtesy The Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Ambassador Manuel Sager arrived in Dhaka today (Sunday) for a five-day visit to Bangladesh. The objective of the visit is to better understand the key development challenges facing Bangladesh, including the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Cox’s Bazar, and to gain a first-hand impression ...

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Pay BTRC Tk 138 cr in 5 months, HC asks Robi

The High Court on Sunday asked mobile phone operator Robi Axiata to pay within five months Tk 138 crore out of Tk 867 crore dues as claimed by the Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The HC bench of Justice Mamnoon Rahman and Justice Khizir Hayat passed the order following a petition filed by Robi. Advocate Tanzib Ul Alam and ...

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T.S. Eliot letters show love for muse but poet downplays it

Photo: In this Oct. 14, 2019, photo, letters between poet T.S. Eliot and longtime confidante Emily Hale are displayed in Princeton, N.J. Recently unveiled letters from T.S. Eliot to his muse Emily Hale show how much he loved his longtime friend, but a statement from beyond the grave by the poet himself dismisses his feelings and shows how Eliot tries ...

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Tigress resume training in Sylhet from Jan 7

PREPARATION FOR WOMEN’S WORLD CUP T20 Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh national women’s cricket team yet another will resume their training camp ahead of the upcoming edition of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20-2020. The extravaganza of the women’s event will be played in Australia in between February 21 and March 8. The Tigress are all set to fly for Australia on February ...

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Tesla aims to build 500,000 vehicles per year near Berlin

Tesla plans to build half a million electric vehicles a year at its future factory outside Berlin of Germany. Planning documents posted online Friday reveal that the US automaker wants to construct Model 3 and Model Y vehicles at the site in Gruenheide, as well as “future models.”. The so-called Gigafactory — Tesla’s fourth — will include facilities to assemble ...

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NATO suspends training mission in Iraq

Photo : Mourners march during the funeral of Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani. The Canadian-commanding NATO mission in Iraq has suspended its training task after a U.S. airstrike killed an Iranian commander, Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported Saturday. A senior Canadian government official was quoted as describing the move as a “tactical pause.” The NATO mission run by ...

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Chinese Alzheimer’s drug to undergo global clinical trials

An innovative Chinese Alzheimer’s drug that hit the domestic market last week, will go through clinical trials on 2,000 patients overseas in 2020. The orally administered drug GV-971 will be tested in 200 clinical centers in North America, the European Union, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific and other places, according to Green Valley Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, one of the drug’s co-developers. ...

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