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Keep up pressure on Myanmar from different levels: PM  

Sydney, Apr 27 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday stressed the need for keeping up pressure on Myanmar from different levels in various ways for resolving the Rohingya crisis. The Prime Minister also said it is essential to help Rohingyas, too. Sheikh Hasina made the remark when Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met her at Intercontinental Sydney Hotel here. Foreign ...

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Monsoon apprehensions sour mood around Rohingya camps

  Cox’s Bazar : Concerns over what the annual rainy season in this part of the world, the southwest monsoon, may hold for the multitudes of Rohingya refugees who started streaming across the international border from Myanmar last August mainly into three upazilas of border district Cox’s Bazar, have been voiced from the start of the influx. The sheer scale ...

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BD Ex-minister M Shamsul Islam dies 

Former information minister M Shamsul Islam. File photo Dhaka Office : Former information minister M Shamsul Islam died at a city hospital on Thursday. He was 87. Shamsul Islam, also a former BNP standing committee member, breathed his last at United Hospital at 1:40 pm, said his personal secretary Kamrul Hasan. He said the former minister had been receiving treatment ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for Australia today on three-day visit

BD Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here today on a three-day official visit to Australia to join Global Summit of Women in Sydney. In the Summit the Prime Minister will be conferred Global Women’s Leadership Award-2018. The Prime Minister will depart Dhaka by a Thai Airways Flight this afternoon and reach Sydney in the morning on April 27. ...

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No connection between citizenship and passport surrender: DIP DG

Photo: Director General of Immigration and Passports department Maj Gen Md Masud Rezwan talking to journalists at his office on Thursday.  Dhaka Office : In the wake of controversy over Tarique Rahman’s passport, the director general (DG) of the Department of Immigration and Passports (DIP) on Thursday said there is no connection between ‘citizenship and surrendering a passport’. “One’s citizenship ...

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Diplomat sipped tea as BNP dishonored Bangabandhu

  By Nadeem Qadir: A probe and its findings into the attack by the BNP on the Bangladesh High Commission in London has been long overdue and the issue came back into the limelight when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina angrily questioned what those responsible did when the unprecedented vandalism as well as dishonour to the portrait of the Father of ...

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Environmental groups join ranks to tackle climate change in Bangladesh

  An event titled ‘Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected.’ focused on developing links between environmental campaign groups and the local Bengali community in Newham and Tower Hamlets. The event was held on 21 April at the Canvas Café & Creative Venue, Hanbury Street, Banglatown organised by the Fossil Free Newham and Tower Hamlets Divest. A film ’30 ...

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President Abdul Hamid pays rich tributes to Liberation War martyrs in Savar

BD Desk : President M Abdul Hamid on Wednesday paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War of Bangladesh by placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum here. President placed wreaths at the monument at around 3pm and stood there in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the memories of the martyrs of ...

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ACC summons DIG Mizanur on graft charge

Mirror Desk : Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) summoned Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman to appear before it on May 3 for allegedly acquiring illegal wealth. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of ACC Kanak Kumar Bhattacharya told that they sent a letter to the office of DIG in this regard on Wednesday. Farid Ahmed, deputy director of ACC, is investigating ...

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India gifts 1971 War of Independence memorabilia to Bangladesh

Photo: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla handing over some of the memorabilia to Bangladesh Armed forces at Air Force Station Bashar.  BD Desk : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday handed over some of the memorabilia, including two PT 76 tanks and one Mi-04 Helicopter, to Bangladesh Armed forces. The memorabilia were received ...

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