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rohingyas crisis in Bangladesh 2017

US to give $14.5m for Rohingyas: US Ambassador

US to give $14.5m for Rohingyas: US Ambassador

DHAKA, – US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat today said the United States would give a grant of 14.5 million US dollars to help the Rohingya people, who are now being sheltered in Bangladesh, reports BSS. “The United States of America feels proud to be a part with Bangladesh in helping Rohingyas, who have fled […]


PM urges party men to forge strong unity for next poll victory

PARIS, – Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has urged the party leaders and workers to forge a strong unity at all levels of the organization to ensure party’s victory in the next general elections, reports BSS. “We’ll win in the next elections as people are in our favour … they’re ready to […]


Myanmar working group to visit Dhaka Dec 19

PARIS, France,  – A delegation of Myanmar working group will visit Bangladesh on December 19 to ascertain the modalities for execution of the bilateral deal signed between Dhaka and Naypyidaw for repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingya people, reports BSS. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said this during French President Emmanuel Macron’s bilateral meeting with Prime […]


Joy inaugurates emergency service ‘999’

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister’s Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today inaugurated the national emergency service ‘999’ aimed at providing emergency assistance to people across the country, reports BSS. “The Awami League government always thinks about the future of the country where people will not face any type of hurdle,” he […]


Bidi laborers leaders warned of harsh movement

The leaders of Bangladesh Bidi Sramik Federation said that due to discriminatory taxation, the Bidi industry of Bangladesh is dying. The factories are closing one by one. Millions of poor people became unemployed. Leaders demanded withdrawal of discriminatory taxation policy including arranging human work, a press release said. They said this in front of Patuakhali […]


No special move for BNP’s election participation: PM

DHAKA,  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today ruled out possibilities of any special initiative on her part to ensure BNP’s polls participation unlike the past saying the 2018 polls would be held as parliamentary democracy is practiced in other countries, reports BSS. “I’m not going to pour butter in an improper saucepan . . . […]

Khulna radio station remains as 1971 landmark

KHULNA:  Khulna was the last major cities to be captured by Pakistani troops as the Liberation War broke, thanks to freedom fighters’ fierce resistance, with the radio station here remaining as a landmark of their defiance to give in. A fierce battle took place at Khulna Radio Station (now Bangladesh Betar Khulna Center) on April […]


Barisal bidi labourers stand for the industry

Leaders of Bangladesh Bidi Labourer Federation on Tuesday protested the decision of extra taxation on bidi to shut down the industry, says a press release. Labourers organised a rally in front of Ashwini Kumar twon hall in Barisal to place their demand. Federation General Secretary MK Bangalee, Joint Secretary General Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary Herik […]

350 families brought under power network in Muksudpur

GOPALGANJ: Three hundred and fifty families from Krishnapur and Gopalpur villages under Muksudpur upazila were brought under electrification network by Gopalganj Palli Bidyut Samity yesterday, reports BSS. A function was held in Gopalpur School field on the occasion. Faruk Khan, a presidium member of Bangladesh Awami League (AL), inaugurated the connection lines while participating at […]

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Condolences pour in for Annisul Huq

DHAKA: Tributes still pour in for Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq, who breathed his last at a London hospital around 4.23 pm (London time) Thursday, reports BSS. He was 65. Huq was kept on life support at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital for cerebral vasculitis. According to his family members, the […]

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BDR carnage staged to unseat government- HC observes

TBT Report: The High Court today observed that the slaughter on army officers was the result of conspiracy from both inside and outside of the country to unseat present government. No way the carnage could be justified  by provocation, criminal conspiracy, and grievances whatever that killed 74 persons including 57 army officers unless it had […]


Bangladesh, Myanmar sign MoU on Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA – Bangladesh and Myanmar yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who fled to the neighbouring country to escape a military crackdown in Western rakhine state, the foreign office said, reports BSS. “Bangladesh and Myanmar signed ‘Arrangement’ on Return of displaced Myanmar persons sheltered in […]


People won’t give vote to BNP for their misdeeds: PM

SANGSAD BHABAN- Accusing BNP of unleashing terrorism and committing unbridled corruption during their five-year misrule, Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that the people won’t give vote to this party for these misdeeds. “I’ve firm confidence and trust in the people that those who have conscience won’t cast vote to […]


PM mourns death of folksinger Bari Siddiqui

DHAKA, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed deep shock at the death of eminent folksinger, lyricist and flautist Bari Siddiqui, reports BSS. In a condolence message, the prime minister recalled the outstanding contributions of Bari Siddiqui to enrichment of the country’s folk songs. “The people of the country have lost a popular folk singer in […]


Sexagenarian body recovered in Chandpur

CHANDPUR: Police recovered the body of an unidentified sexagenarian from Dhalibari area of Bangabandhu Road in Sadar upazila the day before yesterday night, reports BSS. Being informed, police recovered the body from the area at about 9.30 pm and sent it to Chandpur hospital morgue this morning, said Anup Barua, sub-inspector of Chandpur Model Police […]

Gaibandha to celebrate recognition of historic 7th March speech

GAIBANDHA: With a view to spreading the information of the recognition and outstanding achievement of the historic 7th speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by the UNESCO, the district administration has taken a decision to celebrate the recognition in a befitting manner on November 25, reports BSS. The district administration took the decision of celebration […]


PM confers military police corps with national standard

SAVAR, – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today conferred the military police corps (CMP) with National Standard inaugurating the CMP Centre and School Complex here expressing her firm conviction about the army’s continued role for people welfare and constitutional rule, reports BSS. “Bangladesh Army acquired love and affection of the countrymen through their services and dutifulness. […]


Canada to extend full support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

DHAKA,  – The visiting Canadian Minister for International Development and La Francophonie, Global Affairs Marie-Claude Bibeau today assured her country’s full support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue, reports BSS. The assurance came when she called on State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam at State Guest House Padma this afternoon following her two-day visit to […]


100 technical schools, colleges to be set up by 2019

DHAKA,  – The government has taken an initiative to set up 100 technical schools and colleges in the country to supplement the ongoing efforts of promoting technical education, according to a top official of the education ministry, reports BSS. “These 100 schools and colleges will be established as part of the government’s plan for setting […]


Rohingyas in smaller settlements risk being left behind

COX’S BAZAR: – Thousands of Rohingyas who have settled in villages of Shamlapur, Leda and Unchiprang in Cox’s Bazar district are at risk of being left out of humanitarian aid programmes as international attention focuses on the humanitarian crisis in the main Kutupalong and Balukhali settlements, an IOM press release said, reports BSS. Since August […]