Author Archives: Apurba Dutt

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73pc Rohingyas now living in settlements : IOM

73pc Rohingyas now living in settlements : IOM

DHAKA : Some 73 percent of Rohingyas are now living in new spontaneous settlements, says International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Sunday, reports UNB. Meanwhile, some 13 percent Rohingyas are now living in makeshift settlements, 9 percent in host community locations and 5 percent in the formal refugee camps. Compared to the previous round, there […]

One day BD Navy to become builder from buyer, hopes PM

CHITTAGONG : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasinaon Sundayexpressed the hope that Bangladesh Navy will turn into a builder force from a buyer one gradually as the government has taken various steps to this end, reports UNB. “We’ll be able to make Buyer Navy as Builder Navy gradually, Inshallah. We’ll be able to build warships and export […]

Govt to go tough against drug smuggling: Home Minister

DHAKA : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said the government would be very trough to put an end to smuggling through different bordering points of the country, reports UNB. “Steps are being taken against those who are engaged in drug smuggling. Even law enforcers and public representatives will not be spared if they are […]

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PM visits Mohiuddin Chy’s residence

CHITTAGONG : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday visited the residence of late Awami League leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury in the city and consoled his family members, reports UNB. Party sources said when the motorcade of Sheikh Hasina reached Mohiuddin Chowdhury’s Chashma Hill residence in Sholoshahar area around 4 pm, his wife Hasina Mohiuddin, also […]

Pry teachers’ hunger strike enters day 2

DHAKA : The indefinite hunger strike enforced by the assistant teachers of the state-run primary schools demanding upgrade of their salary scale entered second day on Sunday, reports UNB. Over 1,000 assistant teachers of several primary schools across the country thronged the Central Shaheed Minar on Saturday morning under the banner of the Primary Assistant […]


What You Need to Make It in Business

It is often said that you need to have certain qualities to be a teacher, but this rule can be extended to all professional areas. Whether you are a teacher or a technician, you probably have a knack for doing things associated with this profession. That’s what we at believe, at least. Your very […]


Reasons NOT to Start Your Own Business

You wake up at around 10 AM, have a lazy coffee and take your time. At around 2 PM you get to the office, work until 5 and then meet friends in a bar… That’s what the usual day of an entrepreneur looks like according to many customers of In fact, this distorted image […]

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2 lakh more Rohingyas to enter BD in coming weeks: IRC

DHAKA : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has said it expects a further 200,000 new arrivals in Bangladesh from Myanmar in coming weeks- bringing the total Rohingya population to over one million – only exacerbating an already unimaginable humanitarian crisis, reports UNB. A recent nutrition survey conducted by humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar, led by […]

Google Doodle celebrates Humayun Ahmed’s 70th birthday

DHAKA : Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage, celebrating the life of prolific Bangla writer Humayun Ahmed on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary, reports UNB. Humayun Ahmed (13 November 1948 – 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, lecturer. His breakthrough […]

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Hundreds killed as border region hit

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more. More than 7,000 people are also said to have been injured in the quake, the world’s deadliest this year. Most of those who died were in Iran’s western Kermanshah province, where a search […]

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Trump-Duterte US president hails ‘great relationship’

US President Donald Trump said he has a “great relationship” with Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, after a highly anticipated meeting in Manila, reports BBC. It was unclear whether Mr Trump raised human rights violations in the country, despite calls for him to do so. The previous US administration had spoken out against Mr Duterte’s war […]


Bidi labor federation threatens hunger strike till death

‘To save bidi industry’, Bidi Labourer Federation president Amin Uddin threatened hunger strike till death in front of National Press Club. He declared this recently in a demonstration organized by federation at Hosenabad Kindergarten School field, a press release said. Amin Uddin said we demand that government decrease the tax on bidi and increase the […]


NCTB changes textbook contents under ‘communal pressure’: TIB

Dhaka – The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changes the contents of textbooks at primary and secondary levels after facing political and communal pressures, says a new study of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), reports UNB. “The process of NCTB’s textbook formulation is unclear — its manuscripts are not written properly while political and […]


Rohingya women gang-raped by Myanmar army : UN

DHAKA : United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten on Sunday said they consistently heard about sexual violence from survivors, including gang-rape of women by multiple soldiers, reports UNB. “One survivor described being held in captivity by the Myanmar armed forces for 45 days when she was raped […]