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UK to provide additional funds for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- British High Commissioner Robert Dickson and DFID Bangladesh head Judith Herbertson made the announcement at a media briefing in Dhaka on Sunday. The funds will be used to provide ... Read More


Police detain 18 in raid on 'illegal massage parlour' in Dhaka's Gulshan

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The women are staff members of three spas in Navana Tower at Gulshan-1 and the three men are customers, according to police. The three spas are "Life Style Spa Health Club and Salo... Read More


British envoy says Chinese mediation will help end Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- "We have seen there has been greater Chinese engagement. That's a good thing," he said at a press briefing on Sunday. He stressed a "wide range of countries" involvement to solve th... Read More


Ex-secretary Nasima Begum first female to head National Human Rights Commission

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- The law ministry issued the circular on her appointment on Sunday. As the NHRC chairman, she will get facilities equivalent to an Appellate Division judge. Speaker Shirin Sharmin ... Read More


Indian navy chief visiting Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- He is accompanied by a two-member delegation, the Indian High Commission said in a statement. "The visit is part of the tradition of regular high level exchanges between the Armed ... Read More


Police raid four sporting clubs in casino crackdown

Dhaka, Sept. 22 -- Law enforcers combed the Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club, Victoria Sporting Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club on Sunday afternoon, said Motijheel Division's Additional... Read More


No Bangladeshi moved to India after 1971: Mirza Fakhrul

Dhaka, Sept. 21 -- "Why would they go? We are economically in better position than them (Indians). The question of our people going to India does not arise," the former economics teacher argues. He m... Read More


Bengali liver specialists remember Bangabandhu at Dhaka conference

Dhaka, Sept. 21 -- Styled '1st Padma-Ganga-Gomuti Liver Conference 2019', the two-day conference is marking the centennial birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The year-long offici... Read More


Three cases filed against contractor GK Shamim

Dhaka, Sept. 21 -- The elite police unit put Shamim along with his seven bodyguards in the custody of Gulshan Police on Saturday. "RAB has filed three separate cases under the drugs, money laundering... Read More


Norway to conduct campaign on cleanliness in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sept. 21 -- "My hope is that we reach a stage where we do not have to do the cleaning efforts; where we have awareness not to throw litter just anywhere and have a good garbage handling system,... Read More