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Caring youth take relief to flood victims

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Sir Frank Peters

A humanitarian group of compassionate youths were a sight for sore eyes and the answer to the soulful prayers of hundreds of appreciative villagers in the Kurigram (Char Rajibpur) area of Bangladesh this week. Revolution (25)Kurigram was one of the many areas that was flooded and cut-off from their regular food supplies, which brought tears, despair and havoc to the region, especially to the sick and elderly. “When the sad news ca...

Japan likely to mediate resolving Rohingya crisis

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Japan today proposed to play an active role as a mediator in Tokyo between Bangladesh and Myanmar to find a peaceful solution over Rohingya crisis. “We (Bangladesh) will consider the proposal…. Japan has showed its political will to resolve the issue (Rohingya crisis),” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told newsmen after a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart Tara Kono at the State guesthouse, Meghna, here, reports BSS. Japan-FMHe said Japanese foreign minister will be on Bangladesh’s side in resolving Rohi...

PM for formulation of master plan for development

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for formulating a master plan to ensure planned development of the country protecting the water bodies, arabale lands and environment as well at the district, upazila and union level. “We would have to pursue development at district, upazila and even in union level in a well-planned way after formulating a master plan,” she said while inaugurating seven housing development projects at the city’s Eskaton Garden Road area, reports BSS. PM002Four of the seven projects have been comp...

Myanmar reluctant in returning Rohingyas: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused Myanmar of being reluctant in repatriating their over a million Rohingya nationals defying their promise and feared that some international aid agencies to tend to keep the crisis alive. “The problem lies with Myanmar as they don’t want to return the Rohingyas by any means” though Naypyidaw signed an agreement with Bangladesh promising to repatriate them, she told a crowded press conference at her Ganabhaban official residence this afternoon, reports BSS. [caption id="attachment_27103" align="alignleft" width="534"]PM-01

US concern over Digital Security Act

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The United States shares the concerns of the international community that the recently passed Digital Security Act (DSA) could be used to suppress and criminalize free speech, all to the detriment of Bangladesh’s democracy, development and prosperity. Us envoyWe welcome Information Minister Inu’s offer to meet with media representatives to discuss their concerns about the DSA. We encourage the Government of Bangladesh to consider changes to the law that would bring it into conformity with the Bangladesh Constitution and wi...

BD peacekeeper killed in South Sudan

army in election duty
A Bangladeshi officer serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has been killed in an attack on an aid convoy in the country torn by civil conflict, according to the UN. Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui was hit by shots fired by “unknown gunmen” on Tuesday and died shortly afterward, Francesca Mold, the spokesperson for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement. army in election dutySiddiqui, who was the Bangladesh military liaison officer with UNMISS, was travelling in ...