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Myanmar to ensure healthcare to Rohingyas: Nasim

Myanmar to ensure healthcare to Rohingyas: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim today said the Myanmar government would ensure health facilities to Rohingyas after taking them back to their country soon. This was told to Mohammah Nasim by Health Minster of Myanmar Dr Myint Htwe today when he called on the former at World Trade Center in Moscow, Russia, said a press release


FMs of China, Germany, Japan, Sweden due Nov 3rd week

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday said he is willing to stay back in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw on November 22-23 after attending the ASEM Foreign Ministers’ meeting for negotiation and finalisation of a bilateral “arrangement” on repatriation of Rohingyas who crossed into Bangladesh following persecution in their homeland. He said he cannot


Short variety coconut plants yield 4 times higher

Business Desk The government has started distributing short and high-yielding coconut plants to farmers this exotic variety produces 200 nuts in a year as compared to the local variety yield of 50-60 nuts. This high-yielding open pollinated (op) coconut variety was imported from Vietnam and Kerala state of India three years ago. “The Department of


Don’t give party membership to bad elements: Quader

Staff Reporter Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today asked the AL leaders not to give the party membership to the bad people. “Identified terrorists, extortionists and land-grabbers would not be recruited as members of the Awami League….we don’t need such bad elements in our party,” he said while inaugurating membership recruitment and renewal programme


Menon urges pvt sector to invest in tourism sector

Staff Reporter Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon today urged the private sector to build resorts and motels across the country under public private partnership for further flourishment of the country’s tourism sector. “The government is committed for proper development of the tourism sector and currently we are encouraging private sector to invest


Bangladesh can’t solve Rohingya crisis alone: Denmark

Tribunal Desk Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tornaes has said Bangladesh has performed a great job by receiving a huge number of Rohingyas but it is very important that the international community now steps up its support to Bangladesh. “Bangladesh cannot solve this crisis alone,” said the Danish Minister seeking support from the international


Work together to root out poverty from South Asia: PM

Staff Reporter Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Sunday said the registration of some 3.65 lakh Rohingya people, who have fled Myanmar to avoid persecution, has been completed. “The registration process for the rest of the forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens will be completed within November,” the minister said while talking to


Bangladesh to be role model in attaining SGDs by 2030: LGRD minister

In view of Bangladesh’s success in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Engineer Khandker Mosharraf Hossain today said the country will emerge as a role model in the world in attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. “The country was a role model in achieving UN-declared MDGs in the


Muhith for championing

Staff Reporter Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday underscored the need for championing the principles for effective development cooperation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals SDGs. To attain the SDGs, it is absolutely important to champion our principles, he said while delivering his closing remarks as the chair at the 14th steering committee meeting of the