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Govt to import 1 lakh tonnes rice from Myanmar

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Staff Reporter
Food Minister Qamrul Islam on Monday said the government has decided to import 1 lakh tonnes of white rice from Myanmar.
"A delegation from Myanmar had a meeting with the Food Ministry on Sunday where the rice import was discussed," he said.
The move came amid the skyrocketing prices of rice in the local market.
The rice will be imported at $US 442 per ton, Qamrul said.
Replying to a query as to when the imported rice will be arriving, he said the rice will come within the next...
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EC to halt Rohingya entry into voter list

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The Election Commission (EC) has taken stringent measures to halt any attempt by Rohingya people in the country who are likely to produce fake documents to get enlisted as voters claiming themselves as Bangladeshis, officials said.
There are some efforts and the district Election...
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IGP says no scope for militancy in Rohingya camps

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The inspector general of police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said on Sunday there is no room for militant activities inside the Rohingya camp in disguise of relief.
The police chief came up with remarks while addressing the briefing on law and order situation at Police Headquarter with...
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Initiative for safe expatriation of female workers demanded

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Bangladesh Mahila Parishad on Monday urged the government to take more effective initiatives to ensure safe expatriation of female workers.
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad vice-president Rekha Chowdhury placed 24 recommendations at a discussion titled "Women Rights Charter - CEDAW...
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150,000 Rohingya children to be immunized

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As thousands of Rohingya refugees - including many children - having fled violence in Myanmar continue to arrive in Bangladesh, a United Nations-supported vaccination campaign has been initiated to prevent the spread of potentially deadly diseases.
According to a news release by...
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