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India says Hasina’s call to Modi ‘reflection of close ties’

India has termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s telephone call to greet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha Elections- 2019 as a “reflection

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Probe finds 67 staff of RAJUK, ministry guilty

At least 67 officers and employees of the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) and the Ministry of Housing and Public Works were involved in irregularities for approval and

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Rice import duty, tax increased to 55pc

The government yesterday increased regulatory duty on rice import to 25 per cent from the existing 3 per cent in its move to raise the prices of paddy in local markets by

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ADB provides $400mn loan for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar rail link

Bangladesh signed a deal with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday for a $400 million loan to connect Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar by rail.

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‘Drug peddler’ killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

A suspected ‘drug peddler’ was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two groups of drug peddlers in Koromdi Mothpara area of Gangni upazila in Meherpur on early Wednesday. The

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BRTC launches AC bus service on Dhaka-N’ganj route

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route on Wednesday.

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Govt, farmers in a fix over low paddy price

Although state-run silos do not have adequate space at this moment, a proposal has been finalised to procure rice at govt level. Except for some hopeful dialogues by different

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Eid advance train ticket sale begins

Hundreds of people thronged Kamalapur and four other railway stations in the capital on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr.

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67pc work on Padma Bridge completed: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said 67 per cent work on the Padma Bridge has been completed.

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Prosperity to be achieved keeping country free from militancy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government wants to attain economic development keeping the country free from terrorism and militancy.

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Dhaka’s traffic still manageable

Road discipline in the capital remains as bad as ever even after observing many traffic weeks and awareness campaigns, and carrying out drives by law enforcers. Transport sector

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Obaidul Quader joins office

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader joined his secretariat office on Sunday (today), May 19 after returning home following his treatment in Singapore.

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Stocks piling up in Khulna mills part of industry’s ‘chain of crises’

Stocks of finished goods in all nine state-owned jute mills of Khulna are piling up in the face of depressed sales in global jute market, part of a chain of crises afflicting the

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Action as brands ignore specifications

Having failed to maintain standard parameters for products, 52 branded factory units faced either cancellation or suspension of licences against some of their substandard

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Absence of bypasses worsens traffic scenario in capital

Authorities planned to divert traffic and reduce the clog at major roundabouts. But the plan proved to be unrealistic for Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue.

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Over 2.7 lakh Rohingyas get ID cards

Members of 59,842 Rohingya families in Cox’s Bazar camps have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh and United Nations High Commissioner for

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Woman killed, 5 wounded as 2 cars collide in capital

A woman was killed and five of her family members were injured as a Uber car carrying them collided with a private car at Bata Signal intersection in the capital on Saturday

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6 killed as bus falls into ditch in Bagerhat

At least six people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus fell into a ditch at Foltita area of Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat this morning. Two of the deceased were identified

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Farmers’ nationwide demo May 23

Bangladesh Krishak Samity (BKS) on Friday called a sit-in programme by farmers on May 23 in front of DC offices across the country seeking fair prices for farm produces.

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2 soldiers killed in Bandarban blast

Two soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a blast at a heavy weapons firing range in the Sadar upazila of Bandarban on Friday morning. The deceased were named as Jahidul Islam,

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1 Bangladeshi dead, 39 missing in Mediterranean Sea: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said so far one dead and 39 missing in the boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea have been identified as Bangladeshi nationals.

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Sampriti Bangladesh denies link with ad on ‘terrorist identification’

Sampriti Bangladesh, a platform working to promote secularism, at a press conference today denied any link of the organization with an advertisement on ‘identification of

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Report in graft case against ex-CJ July 1

A Dhaka court on Thursday set July 1 for submitting probe report in the case lodged against former Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha for allegedly demanding bribe.

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Five including two Rohingya men killed in ‘gunfights’

At least five people, two of them Rohingya men and two suspected robbers, were killed in ‘gunfights’ in Jashore, Cox’s Bazar and Pabna on Tuesday. In Cox’s Bazar, three

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President off to London for health check-up

President M Abdul Hamid left here for London this morning for health check-up and treatment of eyes. A VVIP flight (BG-001) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President

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Joy to meet AL leaders after Eid

The Awami League (AL) has taken the initiative to prepare a database of its grassroots-level leaders of all units in an effort to strengthen the party from the top to the bottom.

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Malaysian labour market to open soon

State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Imran Ahmad on Tuesday expressed the hope that the labour market in Malaysia will open for Bangladeshi workers very

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Low paddy prices leave farmers fuming

The low prices of Boro paddy have made the situation grim for farmers, as they are not getting a fair price for their produce. The government feels the export of surplus rice

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SC clears way to continue graft trial against Moudud Ahmed

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way to continue corruption trial against BNP’s standing committee member Moudud Ahmed. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud

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5 killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in three districts

Five people, including two Rohingya men, were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in Cox’s Bazar, Pabna and Jashore on early Tuesday. In Cox’s Bazar, two Rohingya ‘human

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Export sectors to be given incentives: PM adviser

The Prime Minister’s adviser on private industries and investment, Salman F Rahman, has said every export-oriented sector will be given incentives, as given to the RMG sector,

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Dhaka says ‘no’ to plying of Indian trains up to ICD

The railway ministry has opposed to running the container train service from India to Dhaka Inland Container Depot (ICD) as there are load restrictions on the Bangabandhu

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PM gives financial assistance to ATM Shamsuzzaman

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday provided financial assistance of Tk 10 lakh to veteran actor ATM Shamsuzzaman for treatment. On her behalf, her special assistant barrister

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Jute mill workers go on indefinite strike

Workers of state-run jute mills started an indefinite strike across Bangladesh to press home their longstanding demands including payment of outstanding dues.

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200 garment factories vulnerable to fire in Gazipur

About 200 readymade garment factories in the district are vulnerable to fire and the buildings they are housed in lack adequate firefighting system. After a number of fire

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Bus driver, helper confess to nurse rape, murder

The bus driver and helper accused of raping and murdering Shahinoor Akter Tania, a nurse, inside a bus have confessed to their crime, police sources said. Police also seized the

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‘Criminal’ killed in Chattogram‘gunfight’ with cops

A suspected criminal was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Bakalia of Chattogram early Sunday hours after killing a woman. The deceased was identified as Shah Alam.

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Boat capsize in Mediterranean: Identities of 6 Bangladeshi victims confirmed

The identities of six Bangladeshis drowned in Friday’s boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe from Libya have been confirmed.

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Hajj flights start July 4, return flights from Aug 17: HAAB

This year’s Hajj flights will start from July 4 and continue until August 5, the Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) announced Saturday.

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Patient dies of ‘wrong treatment’, hospital vandalised in Lakshmipur

Relatives of a patient went on a rampage and vandalised a hospital in Lakshmipur on Saturday morning following the death of a patient due to alleged wrong treatment. Quoting

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Rape accused killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

A man, who was accused of rape, was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Garadob village in Gangni upazila early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Yakub Ali Kajal,

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No respite from price hike of essentials

Prices of fish, beef, chicken and garlic have increased further since the beginning of Ramadan, adding to the woes of the consumers.

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Prime Minister returns home from London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from London this morning concluding her 10-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines

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Biman brings injured passengers, crews

Four injured passengers and six crews of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight BG-060 that skidded off runway at Yangon International airport on Wednesday arrived Dhaka tonight. A

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Unprofessionalism at its peak

Yet after appointing a foreign firm as contractor and selecting project area, Bangladesh Railway (BR) has failed to initiate a priority project thanks to its ignorance about the

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Statue of Bangabandhu similar to ‘Statue of Liberty’ to be erected in Cox’s Bazar

A statue of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the mould of the Statue of Liberty in the US will be constructed to commemorate his birth centenary, said Minister for Liberation

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Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain suspended for negligence in Nusrat case

Moazzem has been transferred to the DIG’s office in Rangpur after a probe found that he had mishandled the case, Assistant Inspector General (Media) of Police Sohel Rana told

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PCJSS activist shot dead in Bandarban

An activist of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) was shot dead by some miscreants at No 3 rubber garden in Kibukchhara of Sadar upazila on Thursday.

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Prime Minister returns home from UK tomorrow

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to return home tomorrow wrapping up her 10-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines

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Petition seeks removal of 52 low-grade products from market

A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday seeking removal of 52 products that failed quality tests of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI).

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