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    WB to fund project to improve services to Rohingyas in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:06am on May 09, 2019

    The World Bank on Wednesday signed an agreement with the government for financing a project for building disaster shelter centres and other infrastructure aimed at...

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    China hopes India would be part of BCIM corridor

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:41am on May 09, 2019

    Chinese ambassador Zhang Zuo on Wednesday said his country hoped that India would be a part of a connectivity corridor under the four country regional...

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    Palestinian president phones PM, wishes on Ramadan

    United News of Bangladesh . London | Updated at 01:16am on May 08, 2019

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has called prime minister Sheikh Hasina and extended the greetings of Ramadan to her.The Palestinian president phoned the prime minister around...

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    Govt’s belated moves underway to renew worker recruitment deal with Maldives

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 01:08am on May 08, 2019

    The government has taken a belated move to renew its worker recruitment deal with the Maldives.Officials told New Age that the government was keen to...

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    Australia urges tolerance, love as Ramadan begins

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:56am on May 08, 2019

    Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has said Ramadan, with its focus on compassion, restraint and charity, is a fitting moment to affirm these eternal values.‘I...

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    Dhaka for ‘non-militarised safe zone’ for Rohingyas in Rakhine

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:47am on May 08, 2019

    Bangladesh has sought to establish non-militarised safe zones by Myanmar in highly militarised Rakhine State for receiving Rohingya people in safety with support from ASEAN...

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    Bangladeshi migrant dies in South Africa

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:55am on May 07, 2019

    A Bangladeshi migrant died at Johannesburg in South Africa on Monday.Sarwar Hossain Tulu, 62, from Srinagar in Munshiganj, was suffering from diabetes and heart diseases...

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    2 Bangladeshi workers killed in Malaysia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on May 07, 2019

    Two Bangladeshi workers were killed in Malaysia on Sunday as they were hit by a pile of pallets loaded with boxes of dates at a...

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    GCM adopts Dhaka Declaration

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 02:07am on May 06, 2019

    A day-long regional civil society consultations on Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, better known as GCM, ended at a posh hotel Saturday...

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    Bangladesh needs to have positive image: Dutch envoy

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:54am on May 06, 2019

    Dutch ambassador in Bangladesh Harry Verweij on Sunday stressed proactive moves for [positive] branding of Bangladesh abroad by overcoming challenges on doing business, maintaining human...