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    Deal inked boosting Dutch support in implementing Delta Plan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:15am on June 19, 2019

    Deltares and the Wageningen University and Research of the Netherlands would support Bangladesh in implementing its Delta Plan 2100 under an agreement they signed with...

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    Bangladesh PM seeks UAE investment in economic zones

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:36am on June 19, 2019

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called upon the United Arab Emirates to invest in Bangladesh’s economic zones for mutual benefits.‘Bangladesh will welcome the UAE...

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    Billions globally lack water, sanitation, hygiene: UN

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:18am on June 19, 2019

    Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund and...

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    BAIRA members asked to open offices at district level

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:17am on June 19, 2019

    Expatriates welfare and overseas employment state minister Imran Ahmad on Tuesday urged the recruiting agencies to immediately extend their offices to the district level to...

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    Future solution to Rohingya crisis can be found quickly: Miyavi

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:05am on June 19, 2019

    Miyavi, a musician, actor and UNHCR goodwill ambassador, has hoped that a future solution to the Rohingya crisis can be found quickly. ‘We all know...

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    Environment ministry smells conspiracy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:57pm on June 18, 2019

    The environment, forestry and climate change ministry smells a conspiracy by vested groups in the country behind the UNESCO’s move to relegate the status of...

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    Report states Rohingya crisis ‘outcome of UN’s systemic failure’

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:33pm on June 18, 2019

    An independent review into how the United Nations System operated in Myanmar...

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    Indian rights body demands BSF withdrawal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on June 18, 2019

    Hooghly-based Indian rights organisation Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha on Monday demanded withdrawal of the Indian Border Force from Bangladesh border to avoid further killings of...

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    64 Bangladeshis to return home via Tunisia

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on June 18, 2019

    Sixty-four Bangladeshi nationals became stranded in a boat in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea have agreed to return home through Tunisia. ‘They agreed to...

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    Bangladesh, India relation passing through golden era: Riva

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Updated at 12:10am on June 18, 2019

    Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Monday said the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India was passing through a golden era due...