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Update : 08 Jun 2023, 09:34 AM

Pilgrims suffer due to Hajj mismanagement

Thousands of Hajj pilgrims have been suffering due to blunders in coordination between the authorities and Hajj agencies.

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Rohingya testify on Myanmar crackdown in Argentina court

Members of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority testified in person for the first time on Wednesday in Buenos Aires, as part of an Argentinian judicial investigation into alleged crimes by the Myanmar military, an activist told AFP.

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File Photo: Over one million Rohingyas live in Bangladesh now since fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in 2017 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

‘Many incompetent people are in parliament, so why not me?'

YouTuber and MP aspirant Ashraful Hossen Alom, popularly known as Hero Alom, is gearing up to take part in the upcoming Dhaka 17 by-polls. In an exclusive interview with Dhaka Tribune's Nawaz Farhin Antara, he speaks about his plans for the election and the eventuality of his getting elected, as well as his motivation for repeatedly taking part in elections. He aims to run in the parliamentary polls slated for next year from Bogra Sadar.

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‘Maritime sector needs more focus on exploring the blue economy'

Rear Admiral Mohammad Musa,  vice chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU),  earlier served as chairman of the Mongla Port Authority and director of the Blue Economy Cell of the government. As Bangladesh celebrates World Oceans Day today, he shares his views on the prospects of Bangladesh's maritime sector and the blue economy with Dhaka Tribune's Senior Reporter Ali Asif Shawon.

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‘The poor invisible in the budget'

The estimated figures in the budget for FY24 have fallen into a vicious cycle, driven by political ambitions ahead of next year's general elections, said Debapriya Bhattacharya, convener, Citizen's Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh, and distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Wednesday.

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Shopna: I didn't quit football early

Sirat Jahan Shopna did not place on record any complaints but only cited personal reasons behind her sudden retirement from professional football. She however, could not hide disappointment over a lack of competitive matches since winning the 2022 SAFF Championship. Here are the excerpts of the striker's exclusive interview with Dhaka Tribune after she quit football at only 22.

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Bangladesh forward Mosammat Sirat Jahan Shopna poses with the 2022 Saff Women's Championship trophy in Kathmandu UNB

Gold prices rise by Tk750 per bhori

The Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (Bajus) has increased the price of gold by Tk750 per bhori.

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