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Let the nation flourish through cultural activities: PM

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DHAKA - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a nation can flourish through the intense practice of cultural activities and it is strongly true for Bangladesh's independence, the War of Liberation and democratic movements.

"Cultural activists played a very crucial role in all movements for the independence and democracy....we always remembers their role," she said, adding that a nation can develop through flourishing its cultural activities.

The Prime Minister made the remarks while...
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Rohingyas will be repatriated to Myanmar soon: Union Minister

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DHAKA - The visiting Myanmar Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye today assured the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals to take them back to Myanmar within a short span of time.

"You will be repatriated in Myanmar soon since the government of Myanmar has...
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257 dead in Algeria military plane crash: official

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ALGIERS - At least 257 people, mostly soldiers and members of their families, were killed in an Algerian military plane crash Tuesday, the defence ministry said.

The II-76 crashed shortly after take-off from the Boufarik airbase, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) southwest of the capital...
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2 deals signed with WB to improve power

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Staff Reporter
The government on Tuesday signed two agreements for US$ 515 million with the World Bank to expand elec-tricity transmission network and improve insurance coverage002E
Additional Secretary to the Economic Relations Division Mahmuda Begum and World Bank Country Director for...
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Geospatial data to remove duplication in dev plans

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A Correspondent
Dhaka: The government will provide geospatial data of different organizations through the data-sharing plat-form GeoDASH (www.geodash.gov.bd)to avoid duplication in preparing development plans, officials said.
They said the GeoDASH platform, which has been developed under a $173...
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