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‘Rohingya youths might be exploited by vested quarters’

PM urges global community to mount pressure on Myanmar  WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday feared that vested quarters might exploit the frustrated Rohingya youths to materialize their ill motive, Agencies report. “The young people who don’t have any work are also not sure about their repatriation to their homeland and getting frustrated about their uncertain future. Vested ...

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5 killed in Gaibandha bus plunge

12 others injured WT24 Desk Five passengers were killed and twelve others injured after a bus overturned at Jummar Ghar area in Gobindaganj upazila of the district, Agencies report. The accident happened on Rangpur- Dhaka-highway around 2:30 am on Saturday . The deceased could not be identified immediately. On information, police and fire service launched the rescue operation, Momirul Islam, ...

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Climate disasters imperil Bangladeshi kids’ future: United Nations

The report says that because of the impact of climate, families across Bangladesh, a low-lying delta nation crisscrossed by more than 130 rivers, have migrated to big cities from villages after losing their livelihoods to increasing salinity in arable land, flooding, or river bank erosion. WT24 Desk The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at ...

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Quader to be discharged from Hospital today

WT24 Desk Road Transport and Bridges Minister ObaidulQuader will be discharged from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore this (Friday) afternoon, Agencies report.    He is scheduled to be discharged after 3 pm (local time) and will be staying in Singapore for a few more days for follow-up treatment as per the advice of the physicians, said Abu NaserTipu, Deputy Principal ...

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Bangladesh among world’s top 5 growing economies: WB

WT24 Desk Bangladesh is among the top five fastest growing economies in the world, said the World Bank, UNB reports. The report titled ‘The Bangladesh Development Update April 2019: Towards Regulatory Predictability’, published Thursday, said this growth, despite of insufficient private sector investment, has been attributed to stable macro and export-oriented industry-led growth. “Overall, the economy is moving forward, growing ...

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PM opens 11 economic zones

Lays foundation stones for 13 WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened 65 projects in various regions including economic zones, Agencies report. The projects include opening of 11 economic zones, laying foundation stones for 13 new economic regions, opening of commercial production of 16 industrial establishments, laying foundation stones for 20 industries, and opening of 5 different development projects. ...

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No more negligence to autistic persons

PM addresses event marking the 12th World Autism Awareness Day WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked everyone in society to remain alert so that the persons with autism are not neglected any more, Agencies report. “Let them [autistic persons] get their appropriate positions in our society…they’re our children, brothers, sisters and relatives, you must keep that in ...

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4 die as trawlers capsize

The victims drown in separate accidents in Buriganga WT24 Desk Four people, including a woman and her son, died in separate incidents of boat capsize in Buriganga river during Sunday night’s storm, Agencies report. Two young men died as a trawler capsized in Buriganga river near Keraniganj. The deceased were identified as Sabbir Hossain, 18, son of Shahidul Islam and ...

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Bank loan interest rate to be brought down

No haphazard industrialisation destroying arable lands, PM says WT24 Desk Expressing here government’s firm stance to bring down the interest rate of bank loan to a single digit, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will take measures again to reduce the interest rate for the sake of the country’s industrialisation, Agencies report. “We’ll sit again to discuss ...

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Free land ministry from corruption

Minister asks officials at a workshop on the role of ‘e-registration WT24 Desk Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury on Sunday asked all the officials and employees of his ministry to work honestly to make it free from all malpractices, Agencies report. Mentioning that the Awami League government announced a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ against corruption in its manifesto before the election, the minister ...

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