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US to stand beside Bangladesh to resolve Rohingya crisis

Rohingyas

MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh has sought US support to create a safe zone in Rakhine for Rohingyas, monitored by international human rights groups, with credible international pressure on Myanmar for their safe return. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington, D.C. on Monday and discussed the situation. This was the first meeting between the two leaders since their assumption of office in respective governments. Issues featuring in the meeting were: repatriation of the Rohingyas and creation of credible international pressure on Myanmar in that respect, deportation of Bangabandhu’s killer Rashed Chowdhury ...

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BD ready to share best practices in population, development

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh says it is ready to use South-South Cooperation to share its best practices in population and development for achievement of International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA). “We’re also keen to learning from the best practices of our partner countries, UN agencies and taking advantage of the South-South Cooperation (SSC) model to overcome the challenges,” said Md Murad Hassan, state minister for Health and Family Welfare. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) at UN headquarters on Monday at an event ...

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Indo-Pak relations remain key to regional stability and progress

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MNA Editorial Desk: India, we all must agree, is the most important and most powerful neighbour and ally of Bangladesh. Even before our inception in 1971, India had play some crucial roles in the liberation, restoration, development and progression of Bangladesh. Especially in South Asia, no country can ignore the importance of India and its economy not only due to its vastness and power but also for its significant development in terms of matching with the modern world. Hence, the government and its orientations are very important for the neighbouring countries as we are standing at less than a month ...

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Ireland to host Windies & BD for tri-series in May

Ireland

MNA Sports Desk: Ireland will host West Indies and Bangladesh for an ODI tri-series in the first half of May, with a double round-robin phase followed by a final, reports ESPNcricinfo. The tri-series will begin on May 05, with Ireland facing West Indies, and conclude with the final on May 17. All the matches will take place in Dublin, at Castle Avenue, Clontarf and The Village, Malahide. The tournament will serve as preparation for West Indies and Bangladesh ahead of the 2019 World Cup that begins in England on May 30. West Indies play their first match on May 31, ...

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Bangladesh beats Bhutan 2-0 to storm into SAFF semis

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh beat Bhutan 2-0 goals in the SAFF Women Championship at the Sahid Rangashala in Biratnagar, Nepal on Thursday. The outright victory helped Bangladesh storm to the semifinal of the tournament with a match to spare. They will now take on Nepal on March 16 in their bid to be the champion of their group. Nepal earlier defeated Bhutan by 3-0, which means Bangladesh need to win over the hosts at any cost to be the group champion. A draw is enough for hosts Nepal to become the group champion. For most the first half of the ...

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Bangladesh failed to utilize wicket: Mahmudullah

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh’s failure to take advantage of the wicket led to their humiliating loss to New Zealand in the second Test at Wellington, Mahmudullah Riyad said Tuesday. Beating Tigers by an innings and 12 runs confirmed the Kiwis’ series win with one match to go. Bangladeshi batsmen appeared clueless against New Zealand pace attack. Left-arm pacer Neil Wagner took 16 wickets in the series so far, most of them have been notched by short deliveries. “I think the help from the wicket was equally the same for both groups of the bowlers. They (Kiwis) utilised the wicket properly, ...

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Hasina, Modi to open 4 projects Monday

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MNA National Desk: The prime ministers of Bangladesh and India will jointly inaugurate four projects in Bangladesh, including the supply of 1,100 buses and trucks to Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will jointly inaugurate the projects through videoconferencing from their respective capitals at 1:10 pm. According to sources at the PMO, the projects are supply of double decker and single decker ac and non-ac buses and trucks to Bangladesh road transport corporation (under 2nd line of credit), inauguration of 36 community clinics in five districts — Jamalpur, Sherpur, ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina urges expatriates to invest in Bangladesh

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh expatriates can come up with their investment in the country’s 100 economic zones alongside foreign investors. “We’re setting up 100 economic zones. Not only the foreigners, but also our expatriates will invest there…we hope that as we’ve created scopes for the expatriates to make investment (in the country),” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating the two-day Convention on Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) Engineers at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Noting that industrialisation and investment are badly needed for Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina said the government has ...

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New policy of BB to police offshore banking operations

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MNA Business Desk: The central bank has issued a new policy asking banks to comply with cash reserve requirement (CRR) and statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) rules for their Offshore Banking Operations. Under the new policy, three-fourths of total outstanding offshore operations’ funds will have to be invested in Bangladesh. All the banks will have to maintain capital requirements under Basel-III framework along with the implementation of Asset Liability Management (ALM) guidelines for their offshore banking operations, according to the new policy issued by the Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Monday. The banks have been asked to renew the approvals of OBUs ...

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Sabbir’s ton fails avoiding whitewash

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MNA Sports Desk: Sabbir Rahman hit his first international century on Wednesday at Dunedin but Bangladesh failed to avoid a clean sweep against the hosts New Zealand. The Tigers suffered a big loss of 88 runs after losing first two matches by eight wickets each, and subsequently, they lost the series 3-0. The Kiwis posted 330 for six wickets in the first part of the match after losing the toss to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe. Despite the knock of 102 by Sabbir, Bangladesh capitulated for 242/10 in 47.2 overs and lost the match by 88 runs, reports UNB. Tim Southee, the ...

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NZ beats BD by 8 wickets in 1st ODI

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MNA Sports Desk: New Zealand won by eight wickets against Bangladesh in the first ODI in Napier on Wednesday. The Kiwis started their three-match series against Tigers with a comprehensive victory chasing 233 runs with 33 balls to spare. The second ODI is a day match scheduled for Saturday. After Trent Boult led the home side with early wickets that derailed the visitors, Guptill ensured the modest chase didn’t see any hiccups. It was how Boult and Matt Henry bowled in the first 10 overs that nearly decided the outcome. They took the first four wickets before Lockie Ferguson and ...

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Mashrafe expresses confidence over success in New Zealand

Mashrafe

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza is confident his team can break their drought in New Zealand during the upcoming series, even without their talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib was ruled out of the upcoming three-match one-day international series at the eleventh hour, with a fracture to the little finger on his left hand. The all-rounder’s absence will make winning that much tougher for Bangladesh, who have not defeated New Zealand in any format during their previous four visits to the country. Bangladesh’s only win in New Zealand came in 2015 when they beat Scotland by six wickets ...

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Bangladesh alarmingly among least cyber-secure countries

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MNA Science & Technology Desk: Bangladesh has been found the sixth least cyber-secure among 60 countries covered in a study. Around 35.91 per cent mobile phones and 19.07 per cent computers of the country were attacked by malware in 2018, said the study conducted by UK-based research firm Comparitecha. In terms of overall performance, Bangladesh has scored 47.21 points, followed by Pakistan with 47.10 points, the study showed. Apart from the percentage of attacks during 2018, the study was also based on seven categories (national strategy, military, content, privacy, critical infrastructure, commerce, and crime). Comparitecha ranked a total of 60 ...

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No more Myanmar citizens allowed in Bangladeshi soil

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MNA Editorial Desk: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday informed that Bangladesh-Myanmar border has been sealed off to obstruct the further entrance of Myanmar citizens. “We’ve sealed off our border with Myanmar. No more Rohingyas and other citizens from that country will be allowed in Bangladesh’s land,” he said at a press briefing held at the Foreign Ministry in the afternoon. Earlier, the minister had a meeting with visiting UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie on the Rohingya issue. Replying to a question from a journalist, the minister said he had no detailed information about ...

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India clarifies reports of Rohingya movement towards BD

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MNA Editorial Desk: India’s external affairs ministry has clarified the media reports of Rohingya movement towards Bangladesh. “Government is aware of media reports of alleged movement into Bangladesh by some such persons,” the ministry said on its website on Tuesday, citing an official spokesperson. “Government is not a party to such movements. We will work with our neighbors to handle such matters through mutual consultation.” The spokesperson in New Delhi was responding to a question about the presence of “Rohingya” refugees stranded on the India-Bangladesh boundary in the Tripura sector. “Government is aware of the presence of 31 persons originally ...

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Saudi to deport 250 more Rohingyas to Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: Saudi Arabia is planning to deport 250 Rohingya men to Bangladesh. This will be the second forced deportation by Riyadh this year, an activist group has told Al Jazeera. Activists group is fearing that the deported Rohingyas could be jailed upon arrival in Bangladesh. Earlier on January 7, Riyadh sent 13 Rohingya men to Dhaka. Saudi Arabia is home to almost 300,000 Rohingya, according to Nay San Lwin, campaign coordinator for the Free Rohingya Coalition, who urged authorities to stop the deportations, adding that the men faced imprisonment in Bangladesh upon their arrival. “Majority of these Rohingya ...

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Emirates declares special fares on travel from BD

Emirates

MNA Business Desk: Emirates has come up with special limited time offers for passengers travelling from Bangladesh to 157 destinations across its global network. The special fares will be applicable for booking between January 8 and 21 for travel between January 21 and November 30, 2019, says a press release received on Wednesday. All inclusive return fare in Economy class travel for Dubai starts from BDT. 50,502, for London and New York from BDT. 80,371, for Rome from BDT. 68,972. As for business class travel, all inclusive fare for Dubai starts from BDT. 193,856, for New York from BDT. 362,752, ...

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BD economy 41st largest in 2019

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh is the 41st largest economy in the world in 2019, according to a UK-based think tank. It is up by twp steps from last year, when the country was ranked 43rd largest economy, the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said in a report. The report forecast that Bangladesh would emerge as 36th largest economy in 2023, 27th in 2028 and 24th in 2033. “We expect annual rates of GDP growth (in Bangladesh) to average 7.0% between 2018 and 2033. This will see the country climb 19 places in the World Economic League Table to ...

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2019: Escalating struggle ahead for the world and Bangladesh

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MNA Feature Desk: We are almost at the end of 2018–a very eventful year considering different events and incidents around the globe. Many claim that it was a tough year. Truly it was. Now we are standing close to embrace a new year. Lots of hopes are put on 2019. But in light of different contexts, it will be very wise to say that 2019 is going to be full of challenges for most of the world including Bangladesh and we must be aware from now on to fight or overcome those challenges. The global economy and politics both have ...

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Bangladesh clinch ODI series

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MNA Sports Desk: Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged four wickets while Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar hit commanding fifties as Bangladesh easily beat West Indies by eight wickets on Friday to win the ODI series. Shai Hope’s second century in as many games helped the visitors somehow manage 198 for 9, a target that seemed too easy for the Bangladesh top-order. Tamim’s 81 runs came in 104 balls courtesy of nine fours while Soumya was brutal, hitting 80 in 81 balls in an innings that featured five fours and five sixes. Keemo Paul bagged both the wickets of Liton Das (23) ...

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Zimbabwe slams Bangladesh by 151 runs

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MNA Sports Desk: Visiting Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 151 runs in the first Test of the two-match series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Poor performance, irresponsible act of the senior cricketers, unplanned approach and inexperienced Bangladeshi squad contributed in this shocking and shameful defeat. No batsmen of Bangladesh could stand in the face of a tough task to save the test. Zimbabwe fought odds that were stacked against them, but won most sessions in the game with patient batting and bowling. They held their catches too, and dismantled Bangladesh for 169 all out, winning by 151 runs. It ...

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Tigers reach SAFF U-15 semifinal

SAFF U-15

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh reached the semifinal of the six-nation SAFF U-15 Championship with one match to spare eliminating the Maldives by huge 9-0 goals in their first appearance at ANFA Complex in Lalitpur of Nepal on Saturday.With the day’s humiliation, the Maldives eliminated from the meet with two successive defeats including 0-4 goals against hosts Nepal last Thursday. With the day’s well merited victory, Bangladesh team dominated Group A table securing full three points from the first match with better goal margin of 9-0. Nepal, which also assured the semifinal berth from the group, followed Bangladesh neck and neck ...

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Bangladesh secure win against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI of a three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Bangladesh post 272 runs target to win after 50 over against visiting Zimbabwe. Opener Imrul Kayes scored a century as he helped Bangladesh to recover after an unsteady start. Imrul Kayes’ career-best 144 hauled Bangladesh back from 139 for 6 in the 30th over to 271 for 8. A bulk of the recovery was courtesy a 127-run seventh-wicket stand – a Bangladesh record – with Mohammad Saifuddin. Imrul struck 13 fours and six sixes ...

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Bangladesh eye win against Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

MNA Sports Desk: Host Bangladesh will face off Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series scheduled to be held today at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka, repots news agency. The match kicks off at 2.30 pm. The Tigers will go to the field in the first match missing the service of their two key players Shakib AL Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Bangladesh Squads (probable) Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket keeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Fazle Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman. Zimbabwe Squads (probable) Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon ...

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Bangladesh moves two notches up in GHI

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MNA Feature Desk: Bangladesh has maintained a steady progress in tackling hunger as the country has moved two notches up to 88th spot among 119 countries in the 2018 Global Hunger Index (GHI), reported news agency. According to the report, Bangladesh is ahead of India and Pakistan as these two neighbouring countries have been ranked 103rd and 106th places in 2018 GHI, a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels. In 2017 GHI, Bangladesh’s rank was 86 while the positions of India and Pakistan were 100 and 106, said a press release. The ...

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Political vow needed to fight environmental insecurity

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh being a developing country is going through different challenges especially with its huge population and limited resources. But similarly as the whole world, environmental insecurity is becoming one of the major threats for our country. Though we cannot control some of it, there are many human misdeeds that are driving faster environmental degradations in Bangladesh. The government has taken many steps to fight this phenomenon; the most recent is introducing a long term plan named Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. But the implementation has been a challenge till now. Hence we are still under severe environmental threats. ...

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July-Aug trade gap reaches $2.11b

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh’s trade deficit crossed US$ 2.0 billion in the first two months of the current fiscal year (FY), 2018-19, mainly due to its higher import payments than lower export receipts, reported news agency. The gap in trade with the rest of the world rose to $ 2.11 billion in the July-August period of FY 19, from $ 1.77 billion in the same period of the previous fiscal. The trade deficit registered a 19.31 per cent growth during the period under review, according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Bank (BB). The overall import grew by 5.66 per ...

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