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ADB approves $ 360m loans to support BR's reforms

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DHAKA - The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved loans totaling $360 million to buy modern rolling stock and brining reforms in Bangladesh Railway to help promote a shift from roads to rail.

Starting with a Railway Sector Improvement Programme in 2006, the ADB has provided four loans totaling $2.81 billion to the government for the development of railway sector.

Three loans invested in network improvement in key sections of the railway, with two targeting...
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PM visits Rajshahi today

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DHAKA - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina goes to Rajshahi today on a daylong visit to join the 6th Corps Reunion of Bangladesh Army Engineering Corps as well as to inaugurate 21 development projects and lay foundation stones of 12 other schemes.

During the visit, Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League...
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Quader seeks India's cooperation for Rohingya repatriation

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DHAKA - Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today sought cooperation of Indian government for the repatriation of Rohingya who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing the violence in their homeland.

He made the appeal at the closing ceremony of the...
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WHO for scaling up health services in Cox’s Bazar

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The vulnerable populations, including native and Rohingyas, are at risk of several diseases and in need of criti-cal services for survival, said World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.
Six months after the start of the refugee crisis, the WHO through media release called for...
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Bangla Academy’s special programs marking Feb 21

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Bangla Academy has taken some special events marking the International Mother Language Day on February 21.
The month-long book fair (Amar Ekushey Boi Mela), which is already well underway, is taking a different look as some special events will be organized there in rich tribute to...
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