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Help rehabilitate Rohingyas after repatriation

PM to int’l agencies WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other international agencies to help rehabilitate Rohingyas in their homeland after their repatriation to Myanmar, Agencies report. She made the call when ICRC Head of Delegation in Bangladesh Ikhtiyar Aslanov met her at her Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban office. ...

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Move to ensure healthcare

Govt plans to introduce health insurance, says PM WT24 Desk The government has planned to introduce health insurance to ensure healthcare services for people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told Parliament on Wednesday, Agencies report. As part of the plan, she said, the government has already started health insurance activities on pilot basis for the poor communities in Tangail’s Madhupur, Ghatail ...

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Protests at Payra power plant leads to Chinese worker’s death

Minister dashes to spot by helicopter WT24 Desk A Chinese worker, who was injured in a clash over the death of a worker at Payra 1320 MW Thermal Power Plant in Kalapra upazila on Tuesday, died at Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Jung Yung Sung, an employee of the power ...

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Country’s first iron ore mine discovered in Dinajpur

‘Opens up huge economic prospects as its quality is much better’ WT24 Desk For the first time in Bangladesh, a magnetite (iron ore) mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Hakimpur upazila of the district, bringing new hopes for the country’s economy, Agencies report. The Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB) made the groundbreaking announcement on Tuesday morning following extensive ...

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Ex OC Moazzem arrested under Digital Security Act

Handed over to Feni police WT24 Desk DHAKA: Sonagazi Police Station former Officer-in-Charge (OC) Moazzem Hossain, who was arrested over leaking the deposition of slain madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi, has been handed over Sonagazi Police Station Monday. He was handed over around 9:30am, said Shahbagh Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Hasan.      With help from Dhaka Metropolitan Police ...

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Change in old prison breakfast menu

From now on prisioners will be served with vegetables, ‘halua’ (sweets made of wheat) and khichuru — a spiced rice, cooked with lentils WT24 Desk Jail authorities today upgraded a 200-year-old breakfast menu in the crammed prisons as part of the government efforts to ensure imitates’ physical and mental health, Agencies report. “The decision to serve improved (breakfast) diets will ...

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Sylhet youths risking life, forsaking law in pursuit of European dream

At least 1,200 people of the district are still waiting in Libya to migrate to Italy, a source said WT24 Desk In recent times, youths in Sylhet have become desperate to migrate to European countries, even at great risk to their finances and personal safety. The tendency is particularly acute among the residents of Beanibazar upazila, according to report. Recently, ...

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Imperial hospital starts journey in Ctg

Devi Shetty attends inauguration WT24 Desk Renowned Indian cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty has inaugurated a 375-bed hospital in Chattogram, Agencies report. Shetty, the founder of the Narayana Health in India, launched the Imperial Hospital on Saturday. The newly-incepted cardiac centre will be jointly operated by Narayana Health and Imperial. The 6,60,000-sq ft facility consists of five separate buildings on seven ...

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Rohingya crisis may destabilise region

President tells CICA WT24 Desk Stressing the importance of a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis, president Abdul Hamid on Saturday said the crisis can destabilise the entire region if it is left unresolved. “We seek a peaceful solution to the crisis and signed instruments on repatriation with Myanmar. If it’s left unresolved, the crisis can destabilise the entire region,” he ...

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Only high-income people to be benefited from budget: CPD

WT24 Desk Distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Friday said the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 will only benefit the high-income people, UNB reports. “This is not a budget for the poor. The election of manifesto (of Awami League) was that the next budget will be for the poor but ...

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