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    ADB approves $360m loan for railway development

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:40am on February 21, 2018

    The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank has approved loans totaling $360 million to buy modern rolling stock and support reform in Bangladesh...

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    UNESCO reiterates commitment to defend, promote languages

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 11:15am on February 21, 2018

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has marked the 19th International Mother Language Day with the reiteration of its commitment to defend and...

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    Rohingyas at zero line decline to return to Myanmar

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury with Mohammad Nurul Islam . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 02:20am on February 21, 2018

    Forcibly displaced Rohingyas living along the no-man’s-land with Bangladesh on Tuesday refused to go back inside Myanmar unless the authorities gave them guarantees that they...

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    UK introduces ODMV service for visa seekers

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:03am on February 20, 2018

    People wishing to apply for an UK visa in Dhaka will be able to use the On Demand Mobile Visa (ODMV) service to submit their...

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    Send women abroad with decent jobs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on February 20, 2018

    Women workers on return home said Monday each of them had to spend a lot of money to get foreign jobs belying the government’s much...

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    Thai flight delayed as cop sneaks into plane

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:05am on February 19, 2018

    A police official was briefly detained after he boarded a Bangkok-bound aircraft without any documents at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early Sunday...

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    UK lifts ban on cargo flights

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on February 19, 2018

    The United Kingdom on Sunday lifted restrictions imposed on direct cargo flights to and from Bangladesh, nearly two years after their temporary ban due to...

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    Myanmar urges Bangladesh to provide info on ARSA

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 12:28pm on February 18, 2018

    Myanmar has urged Bangladesh to investigate and provide information about the list of ‘terrorists and criminals’ belonging to the ARSA, which had been previously sent...

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    BD establishes diplomatic ties with Kosovo

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:49am on February 18, 2018

    Bangladesh and Kosovo have signed an agreement whereby the countries established formal diplomatic relations...

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    B’deshi apparel workers get low wages in Mauritius, Jordan

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:36am on February 18, 2018

    Apparel workers from Bangladesh are paid relatively low wages in Mauritius and Jordan compared to their Sri Lankan and Indian compatriots...