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    Siemens, CMC, BP join hands to build country’s largest power plant

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on February 16, 2019

    Germany’s Siemens, Chinese state-owned company CMC and UK’s British Petroleum joined hands with the Bangladesh government in the construction of the country’s largest 3,600MW Payra...

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    Bangladeshi held in Malaysian anti-terror operation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:12am on February 16, 2019

    A Bangladeshi cleaner was arrested in Malaysian anti-terror operation on December 19, according to a report of the Star Online, a Malaysian online newspaper, published...

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    UN seeks $920 million to tackle Rohingya crisis

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    The United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners on Friday said that this year they would need $920 million to tackle Rohingya refugee crisis in...

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    US mission in Dhaka to remain closed Feb 17, 21

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:55am on February 15, 2019

    The US Embassy in Dhaka, including its consular section, will remain closed on February 17 and February 21 to celebrate President’s Day, a US national...

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    Reshadur becomes honorary consul general of Poland in Dhaka

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:51am on February 15, 2019

    Dhaka Bank Limited chairman Reshadur Rahman has become honorary consul general of Republic of Poland in Dhaka.The honorary consulate of Republic of Poland in Bangladesh...

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    Riyadh, Dhaka ink non-combatant defence co-op memo

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on February 15, 2019

    Bangladesh on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on extending defence cooperation between the two countries. Saudi deputy chief...

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    Menon questions legality of military deal with Saudi Arabia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:23pm on February 14, 2019

    Workers Party of president Rashed Khan Menon on Thursday opposed the military deal with Saudi Arabia which signed was in February. Menon, taking the floor...

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    Dhaka protests at St Martin’s inclusion in Myanmar map

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 05:11pm on February 14, 2019

    The government on Thursday summoned acting ambassador of Myanmar to the foreign ministry and protested against the further inclusion of St Martin’s Island of Bangladesh...

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    France wants to share agricultural tech with Bangladesh

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:10pm on February 14, 2019

    The French government had expressed keen interest to provide support to Bangladesh regarding modern agricultural technologies, including joint research, advanced hybrid crops, food preservation and...

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    US lawmakers, military commander for taking Bangladesh polls rigging seriously

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 03:23pm on February 14, 2019

    A bipartisan group of six US lawmakers asked the US government for taking seriously allegations of widespread rigging and voter suppression in December 30 general...