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Dhaka Saturday,  Feb 16, 2019

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The mournful cries of millions of Brazilians were drowned out in the high-decibel musical gala during the FIFA World Cup’s closing ceremony, which was graced by crowd pullers such as Shakira, guitar king Carlos Santana and also had a dash of samba at the Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janiero on Sunday. FIFA lined up six events that followed a series of lavish opening acts before the grand finale between... »
Germany has claimed a fourth World Cup crown in a 1-0 win against Argentina after extra time in the final in Rio de Janeiro. Substitute Mario Goetze was the hero, as he scored the only goal with seven minutes to go. With that triumph Germany has become the first European nation to win the trophy in South America, which led to jubilant scenes both on the pitch and back home,... »
Bangladesh has won another maritime boundary dispute with India after the last one with Myanmar. The Permanent Court of Arbitration at Hague in Netherlands has awarded Bangladesh 19,467 square-kilometres out of total 25,602 square-kilometres disputed area with India in the Bay of Bengal. Earlier, the previous victory came on 14 March 2012 when the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Homburg delivered the judgment in the... »
Bangladesh today received the international tribunal verdict on its maritime boundary dispute with India which will be made public tomorrow, a foreign office spokesman said. “Yes, we have received the verdict, which is now being reviewed at the appropriate level,” the spokesman told BSS. Director General of external publicity at the Foreign Ministry Salahuddin Noman Chowdhury said, “we will make the verdict public tomorrow after the review”. The Permanent Court... »
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will fund state-of-the-art riverbank protection measures in Bangladesh to prevent land erosion, which is destroying livelihoods and costing the economy an estimated $250 million a year. An ADB multitranche loan financing facility of $255 million will help put in place riverbank protection structures and embankments along vulnerable portions of the Jamuna, Padma, and Ganges rivers—the country’s main waterways. Low-lying Bangladesh is one... »
At a grand ceremony held in Singapore on June 21st, Chevron Bangladesh received an Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award from Enterprise Asia for its exemplary corporate responsibility initiatives. The company’s External Affairs Director, Naser Ahmed, formally accepted the trophy at the event, where 23 other organizations were also honored. Chevron Bangladesh received the award for the social empowerment initiatives it undertakes that impact approximately 30,000 people residing near its facilities in... »
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today said the tour of his counterpart Sushma Swaraj yielded several crucial decisions for enhanced connectivity while Indian foreign office said choosing Dhaka for her maiden visit abroad was the outcome of a “conscious decision”. “This is the first overseas tour of the Indian external affairs minister after the new government in India took over . . . I think it is the manifestation of... »
DHAKA, May 20, 2014 (BSS) – The National Economic Council (NEC) today approved the Annual Development Programme (ADP) of Taka 86,000 crore for the financial year 2014-15 with the incorporation of the own financing projects of corporations and autonomous bodies of Taka 5,685 crore that has raised the total ADP size. The actual ADP size, however, stood at Taka 80,315 crore if the own financing of the corporations and autonomous... »
Nadampur High School in Nobiganj wore the same obscure look as any school in rural Bangladesh in 2005. Located in a poorly connected remote area of Habiganj district, the school had a high dropout rate and ignorable student performance at the secondary school certificate exam. The school with around 125 students was another example of the passion of villagers who felt the need for a school in their neighbourhood and... »
State minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday requested Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to design a master plan in six months for urbanisation in Moheshkhali Island to accommodate the future economic activities there in a meeting, said a power divisions officials. The government is expecting huge economic activities in Moheshkhali Island as it planned to set up imported coal-fired power plants with 9,000MW capacity and other related... »