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Guterres visit to assess progress towards return of Rohingyas

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DHAKA– The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres
will assess progress towards a safe, voluntary and dignified return of
Rohingyas during his visit to Bangladesh starting from July 1, said St‚phane
Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary general.

Around 700,000 Rohimgyas took shelter in Bangladesh from Myanmar’s
Rakhine state since last August following the brutal military actions termed
by UN as “ethnic cleansing” and ” genocide” by rights groups.

The UN Secretary General will...

JS passes Tk 4,64,573 crore budget for FY19

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SANGSAD BHABAN – The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) yesterday passed a Tk 4,64,573 crore national budget for fiscal 2018-19 setting the GDP growth target at 7.8 percent in a bid to further alleviate poverty, reduce inequalities and bring basic and qualitative changes in the living standards of the...

PM joins post-budget dinner

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DHAKA – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this evening joined a post-budget dinner hosted by Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here.

On her arrival at the venue at 8.10 pm, the prime minister was received by Abdul Muhith.

Later, Sheikh Hasina...

Govt eases guidelines for quick disbursement of dev funds

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DHAKA – The government has amended the guidelines for disbursement and utilization of budgetary allocations for the development projects aiming to speed up implementation of Annual Development Programme (ADB).

Project directors of development projects will now be able to use funds for their...

BNP rejects Gazipur City poll result

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BNP on Wednesday turns down the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) election results and demanded reelection to it.
"It's only a mockery in the name of election in Gazipur. They've invented a new tactic of vote rigging and ap-plied it," said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam...

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