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Dhaka to seek quicker, stronger global efforts to resolve Rohingya crisis

Bilateral talks with Modi Sept 24; Dhaka-Beijing- Nay Pyi Taw talks planned   WT24 Desk Bangladesh will seek expeditious global efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State as the Rohingya issue will come up for discussions during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, Agencies report. “Bangladesh’s stronger voice and participation in the UNGA ...

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160 B’deshi workers sent back home from KSA

They say they were forced to return despite having valid documents WT24 Desk About 160 Bangladeshi workers, sent back home from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night amid a crackdown on undocumented workers, said they had been forced to return despite having valid documents, Agencies report. A flight of Saudi Airlines carrying the workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around ...

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Bangladesh to hold talks with China, Myanmar

They will discuss the Rohingya crisis during the UN General Assembly this month WT24 Desk Bangladesh is set to hold trilateral talks with China and Myanmar over the ongoing Rohingya crisis during the UN General Assembly in New York this month, Agencies report. The foreign ministry made the disclosure at a meeting with its parliamentary oversight committee on Tuesday, confirmed ...

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PM Inaugurates ‘Rajhangsha’

Asks Biman officials to gain trust of passengers WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked the officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to gain the trust of passengers by ensuring the standard services with honesty and sincerity, Agencies report. “I request you one thing, we’ve procured these aircraft with hard-earned money…you must ensure their maintenance with honesty and sincerity, ...

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Cancer hospital in divisional cities

ECNEC approves 8 projects WT24 Desk The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) approved eight projects involving Tk 8,968.08 crore including the one to construct a 100-bed full-fledged cancer hospital in every divisional city, Agencies report. The approval came from the Ecnec meeting with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair held at the NEC Conference ...

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Maintain quality of dev works for roads

PM directs authorities as she hints at avoiding homesteads of poor people in case of road construction WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the authorities concerned to implement the roads and highways development works maintaining due standard, avoiding the homesteads of poor people in case of constructing roads and slightly changing the road alignments if needed, Agencies report. She ...

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175 B’deshi workers return home

Crackdown on undocumented workers in Saudi Arabia WT24 Desk Some 175 Bangladeshi workers returned home from Saudi Arabia on Sunday night amid a crackdown on undocumented workers there, Agencies report. A flight of Saudi Airlines SV-804 carrying the Bangladeshi workers landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:07 pm, said Shariful Hasan, programme head of Brac Migration Programme. The ...

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BD, Sweden discuss ways to upgrade ties

Rohingya issue also discussed WT24 Desk   Bangladesh and Sweden on Monday agreed to work together to upgrade their cooperation to a ‘broader relationship’ in the coming days, Agencies report. The two sides discussed the ways and means extensively to achieve the goal as the Foreign Offices of the two countries held the first round of Political Consultations at State ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina receives Dr Kalam Smriti Awards

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received ‘Dr. Kalam Smriti International Excellence Awards-2019` introduced in memory of eminent scientist and former Indian president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Agencies report. Dr. Kalam Smriti International Chief Advisor T. P. Sreenivasan and Chairperson of the organization Deena Das handed over the award to the Bangladesh prime minister at a function at her ...

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Metro rail commercial operation by Dec 2021

Special police unit to ensure metro rail security, says PM WT24 Desk Metro rail will go into commercial operation by December of 2021, according to a review meeting on the progress of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), popularly known as metro rail, Agencies report. Putting emphasis on ensuring the security of metro rail project, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday ...

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