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Bangladesh says Myanmar isn’t tackling Rohingya concerns

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Myanmar has also made no demonstrable effort to address the concerns of the Rohingyas and the international community, said Bangladesh’s UN Ambassador in a letter to the UN Security Council. Bangladesh is urging the UN Security Council to take actions regarding the safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar, as Myanmar is failing to tackle the concerns of over 1 million Rohingya Muslims who fled the country. In a letter circulated Tuesday to the council, Bangladesh’s UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen said that, even though his government continues to engage with Myanmar “in good faith” about the repatriation ...

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Bangladesh cricket team returns home

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh Cricket Team returned to the country on Thursday morning (August 9) after winning T20 Series 2-1 against West Indies at Lauderhill in Florida of USA. A flight of Emirates Airlines, carrying the team, landed at Shahjalal International Airport at 8:47 am. Although Bangladesh began the tour of West Indies on a frustrating mood, but they managed to overcome the situation and clinch the ODI series 2-1 over West Indies win away from home in nine years. The Tigers’ next assignment is the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in ...

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BD, Japan share proposals to resolve Rohingya crisis

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Bangladesh and Japan on Tuesday shared specific proposals to find an early solution to Rohingya crisis ensuring their safe, voluntary and sustainable return to Myanmar. The Japanese side also sought the safety of its nationals working in Bangladesh and a congenial environment for Japanese investors in Bangladesh. The issues came up for discussions at a bilateral meeting Bangladesh and Japan at state guesthouse Meghna in Dhaka. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono led their respective sides at the meeting. However, the two ministers briefed the media after the meeting, reports news agency.

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Bangladesh beat West Indies to take T20 series

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh have won the final T20 match against the West Indies to take the series 2-1. The Tigers won the final game by 19 runs according to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method after rain interrupted play in the 18th over, reported news agency. The West Indies had needed 50 runs to win off 17 deliveries with three wickets in hand before the match was cancelled. Bangladesh won the toss Bangladesh time and decided to bat first. A whirlwind 61 by Liton Das helped the Tigers to 184/5 in the 20 overs. Liton Das was declared Man of the Match. ...

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Tigers win in last-over thriller

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MNA Sports Desk: Another Bangladesh comeback, another major contribution from their seniors. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal powered the visitors to a 12-run win against West Indies to bring them back level in the T20I series, reported news agency. Towards the end of the West Indies chase, Mustafizur Rahman and Nazmul Islam took three wickets each, but the win was set up by Tamim, who top-scored with a quickfire 44-ball 74, while Shakib complemented his half-century with figures of 2 for 19 from four overs, reports cricinfo.com. Shakib and Tamim added 90 runs for the fourth wicket. Tamim’s innings ...

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Bangladesh eye win in 2nd T20I

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh aim to win as they face West Indies in their crucial second T20I of the three-match series scheduled to be held on Sunday (Aug 5) at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill in Florida. The match will kick off at 6am. The Tigers will have to win the second match to save the series following their seven wickets defeat in the first T20I. Probable squads: Bangladesh – Mosaddek Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul ...

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West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 runs

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MNA Sports Desk: Shimron Hetmyer scored a superb century as Bangladesh stumbled in the final over to hand the West Indies a series-levelling victory in their one-day game on Wednesday. The hosts made it 1-1 in the best-of-three series after Bangladesh failed to score eight runs off their final over for what would have been a series win. Shimron Hetmyer blazed 125 off 93 balls to pace the home side to a competitive 271 all out batting first. Bangladesh were left stranded on 268 for six after their 50 overs as West Indies held on for a three-run win. West ...

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Tamim, Mashrafe fires Bangladesh to ODI success

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh banished the blues of the Test series to outclass hosts West Indies by 48 runs in the first ODI on Sunday, reported news agency. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan made 207 runs in the second wicket to lead Bangladesh to 279 for 4 and then skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza bagged four wickets to flatten the Caribbean who could only manage 231 for 9.  The 280-run target did not look too difficult for a team that boasted the likes of Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Andre Russell, but the Bangladesh bowlers were right on their job ...

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Tigresses secure place in ICC World T20

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women cricket team confirmed their participation of ICC World Women’s T20 tournament crushing Scotland by 49-runs in the second semifinal of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier at Amstelveen on Thursday. Chasing a 126-run winning target set by Bangladesh, Scotland found the chase stiff and they were eventually restricted at 76 for 7 in 20 overs. Earlier, Bangladesh women’s cricket team scored 125 for the loss of – wickets from their stipulated 20 overs. Brief score Bangladesh 125 for 6 in 20 overs, Nigar 31, Shamima 22, Ayasha 20, Sanjida 19, Fahima 15, Priyanaz 2/17. Scotland ...

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Bangladesh march into WT20Q semis

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women’s cricket team are through to the semifinals in the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers outclassing United Arab Emirates (UAE) by eight wickets in their Pool ‘A’ last game at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht in Netherlands on Tuesday. Bangladesh will play the Pool B 2nd slot holders Scotland in the 2nd semifinal at the same venue on Thursday (July 12). In the day’s game Bangladesh chased a tiny target of 40 for 2 in 6.5 overs after restricting UAE on 39 for all in 16.2 overs. Bangladesh maintained top slot of their Pool with all-win six points from ...

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Quota reform movement: Lazy decisions contain risk of diversion

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MNA Editorial Desk: Public services or more commonly known as government services is one of the most lucrative career options for the meritorious or even not so meritorious students of Bangladesh. To become a first class gazetted officer, these students need to go through an examination named Bangladesh Civil Services (BCS) exam. Every year thousands of students attend BCS exam to find a smooth entry into a rewarding career. Better payment, honour and guarantee of service make it the best career option while the main focus of the employees is serving the people. From the inception of Bangladesh, a quota ...

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Nepal invites Bangladesh to sign energy pact

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh has been invited by the Nepal government to visit the country to discuss a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for bilateral energy tie-up, reports Xinhua, quoting officials concerned. “We have sent a letter to our counterpart Ministry in Bangladesh three-four days ago, inviting them to visit Nepal to finalize the MoU,” Dinesh Ghimire, joint secretary at Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI). Nepal Cabinet approved the MoU. It contains three components — power exchange, investment and establishing a joint mechanism to enhance cooperation in energy, according to MoEWRI. Dinesh Ghimire said after the MoU ...

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BD to get more tariff reduction under APTA

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MNA Business Desk: The tariff-cut amendment of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) became effective Sunday, with China’s Ministry of Commerce saying it would facilitate regional economic integration in Asia, according to reports by Xinhua and Global Times. “The amendment will provide member countries new economic impetus, prompt continued trade increases, facilitate economic integration and help further materialise the Belt and Road Initiative,” the ministry said Sunday in an online statement. The six members of APTA – China, India, South Korea, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Laos – will slash tariffs by an average of 33 per cent on 10,312 product categories. ...

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Bangladesh women beat Ireland

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh woman cricketers on Thursday secured a nerve wrecking four-wicket win over Ireland in the very last delivery of the T20 International match held at Dublin, Ireland, reported news agency. Batting first, Ireland scored 134 for 8 in 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh scored 135 for 6 in 20 overs. Jahanara Alam bowled a sensational line and length to take five wickets for 28 runs in four overs. While going for the run chase, opener Ayesha Rahman laid the foundation with 24 runs off 23 balls. Nigar Sultana top scored with a superb 46 runs off 38 ...

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Bangladesh to import 50,000t wheat

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MNA Business Desk: Bangladesh’s state grains buyer issued an international tender to import 50,000 tonnes of milling wheat, officials said on Sunday, as it looks to secure supplies. The deadline for offers is 3 July, and the wheat is to be shipped within 40 days of signing the deal, said the officials at the directorate general of food, the country’s state grains purchasing agency. Bangladesh emerged as a major buyer of rice and wheat in 2017 after floods destroyed its crops, sending staple rice prices to record highs that prompted many to switch to flour. The South Asian country imported ...

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Rohingya effect: BD loses scores on GPI-2018

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MNA Exclusive Desk: Bangladesh slipped down nine spots in the Global Peace Index or GPI 2018 compared with that of the last year, reported news agency. Despite making improvements in two indicators — political stability and terrorism impact — the positive changes were offset by a large fall in ‘external conflicts fought’ and ‘neighbouring countries relations’, which stemmed from the sudden influx of 700,000 Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar, according to the latest report published in London today. Bangladesh has ranked 93rd out of 163 countries with a global score of 2.084 while in last year its position was 84th ...

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Women’s T20 Asia Cup: Tigresses secure win against India

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh women’s cricket secured a historic seven-wicket victory against defending champions India in the ninth match of Women’s T20 Asia Cup at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. An all-round performance by Rumana Ahmed led Bangladesh team to the victory, reported news agency. Despite back-to-back wins, Bangladesh women are placed fourth in the points table with six points at a NRR of -0.270. India are still topping the table with same number of points at 3.428. Sri Lanka (second, 1.660) and Pakistan (third, 0.889) are placed ahead of Bangladesh. Bangladesh women’s next match is ...

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War on drugs: BD requires right actions

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MNA Editorial Desk: Drug War: The future of a country is much dependent on the quality – knowledge, education, mindset etc. of its youth and Bangladesh is not any different on that perspective. If the youth of a country is not progressive, that country cannot win any race. Bangladesh in recent times has set itself as an example of development and we are actually in a race to outrun ourselves requiring huge participation of our youth. But regretfully, in spite of having huge potential, our young generation is facing a great enemy – ‘Drugs’. Widespread availability and usage of different ...

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Nepal, Bangladesh to discuss trade obstacles

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MNA Business Desk: Nepal and Bangladesh will discuss trade facilitation and elimination of tariff and non-tariff barriers at the fourth commerce secretary-level trade talks scheduled to begin on May 30.  Nepal plans to ask Bangladesh to address hurdles to exporting acrylic yarn to Bangladesh, quoting Nepal based Kathmandu Post, reports news agency. Harmonising sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and reviewing the list of 108 Nepali products, that have duty free access to the Bangladesh market, will also be a part of the discussion. An eleven-member Bangladeshi delegation would be arriving in Kathmandu to participate in the two-day meeting. Nepal’s Ministry ...

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Koreans keen to invest in Bangladesh

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MNA Business Desk: Korean entrepreneurs have shown their keen interest to invest in Bangladesh, saying they will send a trade delegation to Bangladesh soon, reported enw sagency. They expressed their interest at the Bangladesh Investment Seminar jointly organised by Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Bangladesh embassy in South Korea in Seoul, South Korea on Friday. BIDA executive chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and Bangladesh ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam highlighted the remarkable socio-economic achievements of Bangladesh, including the investment opportunities and the incentives offered by the government of Bangladesh. They pointed out that there are ample untapped areas ...

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Local govt elections: A question on accomplishment

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MNA Editorial Desk: The recent politics of Bangladesh is having an election-centric vibe while we are quickly approaching the national polls scheduled for end of this year and also five city corporation elections slated to be held prior to this. Both the ruling and opposition parties are considering these city corporation elections as the dress rehearsal of the 11th general election and putting high emphasis on the likely outcome. In spite of huge differences in the form, importance and style between local government and national elections, the rivalry, mass communication and election-oriented activities are in full form for these CC ...

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Bangabandhu-1: BD joins satellite club

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MNA Exclusive Desk: SpaceX on Friday blasted off its newest and most powerful Falcon 9 rocket, known as the Block 5, carrying the first high-orbit communications satellite for Bangladesh and marking a leap forward in re-usability for the California-based aerospace company. The rocket is designed to require far less maintenance and refurbishment between flights, and is certified to carry humans to space later this year when SpaceX launches its Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station. “Three, two one, zero, ignition, liftoff,” a SpaceX commentator said as the rocket launched at 4:14 pm (2014 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. ...

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Outlines of democratic government: Lesson from 1990

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh from its birth in 1971 started the journey as a democratic country. In spite of that, we have gone through several ups and downs in maintaining that stature and even after 47 years of independence, we cannot confidently claim that full democratic practice exists in Bangladesh. After brutal killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, Bangladesh was practically ruled by autocratic military leaders for 15 years which had pulled us significantly backward to establish democracy in our beloved country according to our constitution. After democracy was restored in 1990, the autocratic military leadership was eliminated ...

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Combined effort needed to eradicate corruption

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MNA Editorial Desk: Corruption has turned into such a phenomenon in Bangladesh that it became identical to our name. Without any debate it is the biggest problem of Bangladesh. Corruption has long term effects on national economy, ethics, moral, honour, growth, development etc. It has been a continuing problem of Bangladesh as we are in a habit to find ourselves in the list of the most corrupt countries of the world. During 2001-05, we held onto our position as the most corrupt country of the world while as per Transparency International’s (TI’s) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), Bangladesh was the 15th ...

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From Ldc To Developing Country: Govt’s mega projects to change face of BD

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh, with its continuous development since independence in 1971, is being considered among one of the most promising countries of South Asia. Through recently becoming eligible in all three criteria for graduating from Least Development Country (LDC) to developing country, the effort of the Bangladeshi government was recognized. The current government, under the valiant leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has adopted several mega projects which are expected to change the face of Bangladesh within the next decade. These mega projects will definitely contribute in becoming a developing country by 2021 and developed country by 2041. Despite ...

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BD to enjoy LDC trade benefits for 9 years

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MNA Business Desk: Even after formally being graduated from the Least Developed Country (LDC) category in 2024, Bangladesh will be able to enjoy the existing trade benefits for another three years or up to 2027. Thus the country is eligible to enjoy the current trade-related benefits, tariff-free market access to be precise, for next nine years from now on. Experts have already confirmed this in several deliberations in the different events on the occasion of celebrating the country’s eligibility to graduate from the LDC category to a developing one. Recently, United Nations (UN) formally disclosed that Bangladesh has fulfilled the ...

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From LDC To Developing Country: Challenges ahead of Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday came in with a joyous declaration for the citizens of Bangladesh this year as it was declared that for the first time, Bangladesh has qualified in all three criteria set by the UN for graduation from ‘Least Developed Country’ (LDC) to ‘Developing Country’ status. Hence, the UN declared the country is eligible for graduation from LDC in 2024. For around a decade, all can feel that development has been given a lot of emphasis as the government under the valiant leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has initiated ...

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