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UN chief steps up pressure on Myanmar to end violence By Not defined | Last Updated: 7th September, 2017, 00:00

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed to Myanmar’s authorities to put an end to the violence in Rakhine state and take steps to provide Muslim Rohingyas there…

UN chief steps up pressure on Myanmar to end violence

Seven skulls recovered

Law enforcers recovered the skulls of seven deceased from an explosion-ravaged militant den in Mirpur area of the capital on Wednesday.   “The remains of the den dwellers were…


AL plans to form poll-time govt sans alliance partners

The Awami League-led administration plans to form the election-time government without partners of the 14-party alliance to oversee the next parliamentary polls.   AL insiders said…


Plan to merge some state-run banks

The government is planning to merge some of the state-run banks as they are struggling with massive non-performing loans and capital shortfall.   Senior bankers and economists see…

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80 lakh affected by floods in 32 dists 80 lakh affected by floods in 32 dists

Over 79.58 lakh people have been affected by floods in 32 districts of the country, official sources said.  Although floodwaters have receded from the affected districts, signs of devastation…

Metropolis
Netherlands to support Bangladesh to mitigate long-term flood risks Netherlands to support Bangladesh to mitigate long-term flood risks

The Netherlands has expressed their eagerness to support Bangladesh in land reclamation and river dredging for mitigating long-term flood risks, reports UNB.   This was conveyed…

Sun Extra
‘Ethnic groups playing vital role to boost economy’ ‘Ethnic groups playing vital role to boost economy’

NATORE: State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Wednesday said ethnic minority groups are playing a vital role in the development of the country, reports BSS.…

Editorial
Down with Rapes and Rapists Down with Rapes and Rapists

Public wrath against rapists is so intense that it sometimes culminates into the event of hacking their raping tools off. In early October  2015, Rudi Efendi, an Indonesian youth, being outraged…

Education
Importance of Academic Supervision Importance of Academic Supervision

I got to know the expressions “academic supervision” first in a training called ESTEEM (Effective Schools through Enhanced Education Management) most probably in 2002. The training was…

Asia
Take steps to stop cow vigilantes Take steps to stop cow vigilantes

NEW DELHI: India’s top court proposed measures Wednesday to stem what it called growing violence by vigilantes who claim to be protecting cows, revered as holy by Hindus, reports AFP.

World
Obama decries Trump’s decision Obama decries Trump’s decision

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama decried his successor’s decision to end an amnesty for 800,000 people brought to America illegally as children, describing it as “wrong,”…

Culturetainment
‘Doob’ to release on Oct 27 ‘Doob’ to release on Oct 27

Bangladesh-India joint production and Moscow International Film Festival award winning film ‘Doob’ will hit the big screen on October 27 in both the countries.   Owner…

Winner
Birthday boy Fizz makes Tigers’ day Birthday boy Fizz makes Tigers’ day

Happy Birthday, Mustafizur Rahman (Fizz)! The rise of the Bangladesh’s “mystery” pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is still quite fresh in memory. There is…

My Districts
Dragon fruit farming gains ground in Rajshahi Dragon fruit farming gains ground in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Prospect of dragon, a delicious but non-conventional fruit in Bangladesh, is very much bright in Rajshahi region including its vast Barind tract as it has started gaining popularity both…

Business
Businesses globally struggle to access sufficient credit: ADB Businesses globally struggle to access sufficient credit: ADB

Businesses of all sizes continue to struggle to access sufficient credit, resulting in a global trade finance gap of $1.5 trillion in 2016, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) brief released…

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