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Climate-resilient future, financing top at UN climate conf

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Staff Reporter
The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took centre stage at the UN Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.
"We need all financial players - public, private, domestic, international - and including markets and regulators, to work together effectively to mobilize at least $1.5 trillion in climate finance that is needed every year," said Head of Finance Initiative at the UN...
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Power Bill placed in JS 10 yrs’ jail or Tk 10cr fine for sabotaging

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A bill titled 'The Power Bill, 2016' was placed in Parliament on Tuesday keeping a provision of harsher pun-ishment of maximum 10 years' jail and Tk 10 crore fine or both for carrying out any act of sabotage in any elec-tricity infrastructure.
State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid...
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Rangpur arson mastermind held

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Rangpur: Home Minster Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said the law enforcers have already arrested the mas-termind of Rangpur arson attack, whose Facebook post triggered the agitation as it hurt the Muslims' religious sentiment.
"The mastermind, Titu, was held from Nilphamari," the...
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Doodle to celebrate Humayun’s birthday

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Search engine giant Google has created a new Doodle on its homepage, celebrating the life of prolific Bangla writer Humayun Ahmed on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary.
Humayun Ahmed (13 November 1948 - 19 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter...
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PM receives income tax card

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a regular taxpayer received the income tax card from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Monday.
Senior Secretary of the Internal Resources Division (IRD) and NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman handed over the income tax card to the Prime Minister at...
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