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  • PM expects to intensify climate campaign: FM

    Industry Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s presence inperson in UN General Assembly (UNGA) is expected to intensify the climatechange campaign alongside giving momentum to demands for equitable access toCOVID-19 vaccines.“She has come to New York in person to attend the UNGA for people’swelfare. Issues like the Covid-19, climate change and…

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  • ADB launches new partnership strategy for Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a new country partnership strategy (CPS) for Bangladesh that aims to boost competitiveness, employment, and private sector development.The CPS for 2021-2025 will help Bangladesh realize its aspiration of becoming an upper middle-income country by 2031 through increased public and private investments…

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  • PM reaches New York to attend 76th UNGA

    Industry Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached herein USA on Sunday evening to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly(UNGA).“A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG-1902) carryingthe premier and her entourage members arrived at 5:40pm (local time) onSunday at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York,”…

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  • Serbia keen to hire Bangladeshi workers

    Industry Desk: Bangladesh Ambassador to Serbia Md Shameem Ahsan discussed the recruitment of Bangladeshi workers with Serbian Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Minister Dr Darija KisicTepavcevic during a recent meeting at her office in Belgrade.The minister told the ambassador that the Serbian companies are highly interested in hiring skilled…

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  • Kolkata markets cry for Bangladeshi visitors

    Travel ban hits business Enayet Karim back from Kolkata:Most of the West Bengal markets and hotels, particularly in Kolkata have shutdown due to lack of customers, especially from Bangladesh due to the ongoing travel banimposed for the Covid pandemic. A few numbers of shops are remained open but passing idle…

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  • BD-India flight operation under air bubble resumes today

    Staff Correspondent: The flight operation between Bangladesh and India under air bubble arrangement will resume today after four months of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The flight operation between Bangladesh and India under air bubble agreement will be resumed from September 5,” a notice issued by Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority…

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  • Weather disasters killed 2m in last 50 years

    International Desk:The number of disasters, such as floods and heatwaves, driven by climate change have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, killing more than 2 million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a U.N. agency said yesterday, reports Reuters.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says its “Atlas” is…

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  • 4 years of Rohingya crisis

    Int’l community needs to increase efforts for safe repatriation Staff Correspondent:On August 25, 2017, more than 11 lakh Rohingyas crossed the border and took refuge in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar in the face of killing and torture by the Myanmar army. Today marks the four years of…

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  • China, Pakistan and India compete for own position

    New Great Game in Afghanistan Ibrahim Khalil:In the nineteenth century, the Russian and British empires fought for Afghanistan, and in the twentieth century, the United States and the Soviet Union fought. The new Great Game sees Pakistan with its partner China eager to strengthen its grip on the area, while…

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  • Taliban in control of Afghanistan, panic in Kabul

    International Desk: The Taliban were in control of Afghanistan yesterday after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country and conceded the insurgents had won the 20-year war.The astonishingly quick collapse of the government, with militants taking over the presidential palace on Sunday night, triggered fear and panic in the capital.Thousands of…

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