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Bangladeshi gets Unesco disability award

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Vashkar Bhattacharjee, a visually impaired Bangladeshi national, was awarded the Unesco/Emir Jaber al Ah-mad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for 2018-19.
This is the first time ever that a Bangladeshi has received such prestigious award, said the Embassy of Bangla-desh in Paris on Tuesday.
The award carries a monetary prize of US$ 20,000 and was given to him in recognition of his outstanding con-tribution to the empowerment of...
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BNP alleges non-coopn by ROs

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BNP on Tuesday alleged that their some candidates are facing difficulties in making appeals against the cancel-lation of their nomination papers due to non-cooperation by returning officers (ROs).
"The returning officers in different districts aren't giving the candidates any scope...
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Italian envoy happy as Gulshan cafe attack’s trial begins He cites it as 'sad moment'

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Outgoing Italian Ambassador Mario Palma on Tuesday termed the sensational Holey Artisan cafe attack a 'sad moment' of his tenure in Bangladesh and expressed satisfaction as its trial has begun to ensure justice for the victims.
He highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's...
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EC urged to be cautious about foreign observers

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General Secretary of Bangladesh Samyabadi Dal Dilip Barua on Tuesday said the 14 party-alliance has re-quested the Election Commission (EC) to be cautious over the secret agenda of the foreign election observers and suggested them to be careful.
"We asked the Election Commission...
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UN COP24 Climate Conf opened in Poland We are in deep trouble: UN SG

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UN Secretary-General Guterres has asked decision-makers to focus on four key things - a solid plan, stepping up climate action, more funding and smart investment in the future of the planet.
During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening in Katowice, Poland on Monday...
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