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Malaysia, Indonesia to shelter migrants

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GM Report

Responding to the tremendous international pressure, Malaysia and Indonesia finally on Wednesday agreed to provide humanitarian assistance and temporary shelter to the 7,000 migrants, mostly country-fled Myanmar’s Rohingyas including Bangladeshis, stranded at the sea and said they will not turn away migrant vessels.

The countries also termed the recent crisis over the influx of irregular migrants through sea international, not regional one, and urged the international community...

Another 400kv high voltage transmission line to be built

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Staff Reporter

State-owned Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) has undertaken a move to build another 400kv high voltage transmission line in the country.

The double circuit 70-km long new transmission line will be installed from Ashuganj of Brahmanbaria to Bhulta of Narayanganj. About Tk...

Mother, son roasted in Comilla

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Comilla: A woman and her six-month old baby boy were burnt to death in their house at Sarkarpur village in Daudkandi upazila on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Hasina Akter, 30, 2nd wife of a Saudi expatriate Shahjahan Mia and her son Yeasir Arafat.

Quoting local...

More efforts needed to protect people from toxic pollution

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Far more effort and resources should be devoted worldwide to protect people from the negative health impacts of toxic pollution, said United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes Baskut Tuncak on Wednesday.

Tuncak’s call comes as the...

15 lakh shrimp fry seized in Meghna

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Bangladesh Coast Guard seized 15 lakh shrimp fry and detained four people after raiding a ferry on the Meghna River in Chandpur early Wednesday.

Sources at the Coast Guard headquarters said acting on a tip-off, an operational team from Coast Guard Station Chandpur conducted a...

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