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Dhaka seeks stronger UN role in resolving Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh has sought stronger role from the United Nation in resolving the Rohingya crisis and ensure voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to their homeland from Bangladesh. State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam made the request during his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the UN headquarters in New York. Appreciating



French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

(AP/UNB) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of “exceptional courage and selflessness.” Lt. Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 44, was among



Muhith for more employments, proper use of resources

Business Desk Extending the credit to the country’s people for LDC graduation to a developing nation, Finance Minister AMA Muhith recently said Bangladesh needs to create more employment opportunities alongside ensuring proper use of resources in the coming days to keep up the momentum of progress. “We’ve to create more employments because the current state



France’s poor defending exposed again as Colombia wins 3-2

Sports Desk France’s casual defending was exposed again as ruthless Colombia rallied from 2-0 down to win 3-2 in a World Cup warmup on Friday. European Championship runner-up France scored twice inside 26 minutes through striker Olivier Giroud and wide midfielder Thomas Lemar. But poor concentration from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris let Colombia back in two




School banking deposit soars

Redwan Hasan Himel, an eighth grade student, is cherishing a dream to be a doctor by depositing money in his school banking account, an initiative of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to create a savings habit among the students. “Since my childhood, I have been receiving a good amount of money as gift from my near


Sarajevo schools plagued by hoax bomb alerts at exam time

Schools in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo have been plagued by around 20 bomb alerts over the past two weeks, all of which have turned out to be hoaxes, with police suspecting students of trying to avoid exams. Police said that a number of schools and universities have had to evacuated in in recent weeks,

Tech and Science


Facebook crisis prompts Silicon Valley soul-searching

With Facebook mired in its worst-ever crisis, the rest of Silicon Valley is looking to come to terms with the dark side of its data-driven business model where tech titans have mined fortunes from what people reveal online. There are signs the crisis could spread to other internet firms that have made no secret about

Art and Culture


Noor for practicing native culture

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor today called for raising humanitarian qualities among every citizen by practicing native culture to become a developed nation. “For overall development of the country, everyone will have to bear humanitarian qualities. New generation must be inspired to practicing cultural events including sports, music and arts,” he told the inaugural ceremony