Monday, 18 Jan, 2021

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‘Build our houses, we will grow crops’

NEPAL: Dwellers of all the villages of earthquake-affected Nepal that I visited in the last few days, expressed only one demand to the authorities concerned - build our houses, we will grow our crops.They don’t want relief, any charity or “alms”; they will produce their own crops.

Sri Lanka, Nepal, India occupying labour market

MANAMA: Sri Lanka, Nepal and India are occupying the labour market of Bangladesh in Bahrain due to the closure of visa issuance by the government. Members of ‘Bangladeshi Samaj’, a Bahrain government affiliated Bangladeshi organisation on science, culture and arts, highlighted their

‘Proper use of duty-free access in M’ysia necessary’

DHAKA: An exhibition titled ‘Showcase Bangladesh-2014’ is set to be held from November 14 to November 16 at Petronas Convention Center in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur. Former president of Bangladesh–Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) Syed Nurul Islam is chairing

SAARC is successful, says Arjun Thapa

KATHMANDU (Nepal): Arjun Thapa, the secretary general of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has ruled out the allegations regarding the success of the organisation. It will be incorrect to say that SAARC is not successful, he said. SAARC has been working to expand

“Tap Nepal Market”

KATHMANDU (NEPAL): As Nepal is a country with import-based economy, it could be a market for Bangladeshi products with great potentialities.Besides, Bangladesh can meet its rising demand of energy from the hydroelectricity of Nepal.This business exchanges can help both the neighboring

Connectivity to get priority in 18th SAARC summit

KATHMANDU (NEPAL): In the upcoming 18th summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the regional cooperation will get priority which was the prime objective of this organization at the time of its inception.However, Bangladesh will attach special importance on

SAARC challenge: South Asian leaders’ mentality

KATHMANDU (NEPAL): The mentality of all South Asian leaders needs to be changed first for making the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) dynamic. Nepal Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Dinesh Bhattarai also said the leaders have to be more generous to

Jute-stick ash precious as gold

DHAKA: Bangladesh is already tired of keeping the tradition of jute in the world market. We know that the jute-stick is only used as firewood and also for fencing poor men’s thatched shed. Though it is used as firewood but it has no significant role as firewood because it is combusted

`Shanti’ without required license

DHAKA: Dhaka WASA has been marketing its bottled water `Shanti’ with date-expired license for last five years. The autonomous organization of the LGRD Ministry did not pay heed to the repeated reminder of BSTI, the quality control body of the government, official sources said. The

Trial yet to end in 13-year

DHAKA: The word of justice weeps alone as the trial of much-talked-about Ramna Batamul bomb blasts case has not come to an end in some 13 years after a huge blast during Bangla New Year celebration on April 14, 2001.A total of ten people were killed and scores injured in the blasts during

USA knew Mujib wanted Independence

Dhaka: Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, before March 1 of 1971, had wanted to know from US ambassador to (the then) Pakistan Josheph S Farland that how the US aid would come to ‘Independent Bangladesh’. Even Bangabandhu wanted to know from him whether USA would

Sk Mujib declared Independence

DHAKA: The proclamation of Independence of Bangladesh came from no other person but he was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman who made this historical declaration on March 26, 1971.                          This historical information is preserved with USA foreign

Jamaat wins in violence-ridden 18 dists

DHAKA: Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami captured 18 posts of upazila chairmen in those districts, where violence and vandalism took place before and after the tenth parliamentary election. Jamaat supported candidates also did well in those districts where violence happened more protesting the

‘Cordial Relation’ with Pak-US embassies

CHITTAGONG: The important high ranking officials of DGFI and NSI convicted in ten truck arms haul case used to keep ‘cordial’ relations with Pakistan and US embassies.They had also friendly relations with Pakistan intelligence agency ISI officials, owner of Pakistani QTV owner group

Suchana wants fair enquiry

DHAKA: The accused foreign ministry official Suchana Rani Halder termed the charges brought against her in passport missing scandal as an organized syndicated conspiracy against her. She also demanded a fair enquiry about the incident.Claiming that she does not know anything about the

Permission for new Insurance Company unjustified: Murtoza Ali

DHAKA: The government has constituted a new controlling authority to reform laws relating to insurance and for its development. The Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority (IDRA) Bangladesh has taken some measures, for the development and control of the insurance bodies, with a view

Subtle policy stops RMG workers to change workplace

DHAKA: The owners of the garment factories are adopting various tactics to stop workplace changing practice of the workers. The BGMEA is playing main role as its ‘ring leader’ in this ‘foul game’. This resulted in the down trend rate of changing of workplaces from 22 percent to 2

Major killing incidents in 2013

DHAKA: The year ‘2013’ was a year of ups and downs. A plenty of murder incidents took place in that year. Let us have a look in some of major killings committed in 2013:Blogger Rajib murder:Ahmed Rajib Haider was a prominent atheist anti-Islamic blogger in Bangladesh, who was killed

Major agreements signed in 2013

DHAKA: Despite critical political situation, the government made a number of deals and agreements in 2013. Some of those were lauded while some others harshly criticized.Some major deals are given below:Dhaka-Moscow deal: Russia, the second-largest weapons exporter country of the world,

Political Violence-2013

DHAKA: A total of 492 people including 15 police members were killed in 419 major incidents of political violence throughout the year of 2013. Human rights organization Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) also said about 2,200 other were injured in the incidents those took place till December 24.

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