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    UN officials criticised for inaction

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on April 28, 2019

    Rights activists on Saturday criticised three senior UN officials for ignoring human rights abuses, enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing in particular, in Bangladesh during their...

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    Dhaka urges UN team to help engage int’l community with Myanmar

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:04am on April 26, 2019

    Bangladesh on Thursday said that the international community should engage with Myanmar for creating an atmosphere conducive to repatriation of the Rohingya people sheltered in...

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    Russian TVEL JSC to supply uranium to Rooppur plant

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:43am on April 25, 2019

    The cabinet committee on economic affairs at a meeting on Wednesday approved a proposal to purchase uranium from Russian state-owned supplier TVEL Joint Stock Company...

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    Labour wings abroad need to perform better

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on April 25, 2019

    Senior officials and migrant rights campaigners on Wednesday stressed the need for improving capacity of the labour wings of Bangladesh missions abroad to deliver better...

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    Bangladesh a key partner for UK: British FS

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 25, 2019

    British Foreign and Commonwealth Office permanent under-secretary Simon McDonald said on Wednesday in Dhaka that Bangladesh and the United Kingdom were on the verge of...

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    Deal inked to construct first terminal of Payra port

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:14am on April 24, 2019

    The Payra Port Authority on Tuesday signed a contract with a joint-venture of South Korean consultants to construct the first terminal of the port within...

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    Bangladesh to hold strategic talks with UK today

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:46am on April 24, 2019

    Bangladesh and the United Kingdom would begin a two-day strategic dialogue at the foreign secretaries level in Dhaka today.The Bangladesh foreign secretary M Shahidul Haque...

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    Dhaka-Delhi talks likely soon

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:33am on April 24, 2019

    Bangladesh and India are highly likely to hold bilateral talks at the level of foreign secretaries on May 7.The Indian external affairs secretary Vijay Gokhale...

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    Foreigners to visit Genocide Corner

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:22am on April 24, 2019

    The foreign affairs ministry will bring the visiting foreign dignitaries including head of states or government, ministers, members of parliaments and diplomats to the newly...

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    UNHCR chief, 2 others due tomorrow

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:06am on April 23, 2019

    A team of three top United Nations officials would visit Bangladesh for three days from tomorrow [Wednesday] to beef up support for the humanitarian needs...