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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...

DU observes campus ‘Plastic Free Week’

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Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) on Monday declared the campus free from all sorts of plastic to make the environment clean and tidy. The VC declared it while addressing the inauguration programme of “plastic free week” on Curzon Hall premises as the chief guest. [caption id="attachment_27119" align="alignleft" width="648"]DU 2 15-07 Caption Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Vice-Chancellorof Dhaka University inaugur...

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

Japanese delegation meets DU VC

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Campus Report

A four-member delegation led by Prof Dr Yoshio Maeda of Okayama University, Japan called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md. Akhtaruzzaman on Saturday at his residential office of the university. Other team members were Prof Dr Miyuki Yoshikawa, Dr Yasushi Iwabuchi and Dr Fukukk. [caption id="attachment_27097" align="alignleft" width="640"]DU_Japan A four-member delegation led by Prof Dr Yoshio Maeda of Okayama University, Japan ...

Action against Snakebite

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, elected SEARO Regional Director at the WHO Executive Board meeting, Geneva. Tuesday 21 January 2014. Photo WHO / Violaine Martin

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh

As global momentum to tackle snakebite envenoming grows, immediate action across the WHO South-East Asia Region is both possible and necessary

Snakebite is a serious cause of disability and death in mostly poor, rural and hard-to-reach communities worldwide.Though just 250 of 3000-odd species of snakes are medically important, their impact can be devastating:Across the globe, snakebite envenoming is reported to cause the death of up to 138 000 people annually, while up to three times that number are estimated to suffer amputation, physical or psychological disability. The need to take action is clear, and core to the principle of leaving no one behind. ...

Info Minister greets countrymen on Eid-ul-Fitr

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Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today greeted the countrymen, including the media personnel, on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest festival of the Muslims. hasan-mahmudIn a greeting message, the minister wished for the peace and prosperity of the country and countrymen, including media personnel, said an official hand out here, BSS Reports. Hasan, also the publicity and publication secretary of the ruling Awami league, said, “I’m wishing all of you on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr and urgi...