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Int’l community urged to recognise genocide of ‘71

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 today said the global community should recognise the genocide happened in Bangladesh during the Liberation War so that such crimes do not

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Rana Plaza victims remembered

Bangladesh is observing the sixth anniversary of Rana Plaza tragedy, the industrial disaster that killed at least 1,100 people back in 2013.

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DU-affiliated college students block Nilkhet

Students of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University blockaded Nilkhet again today on demands of a five-point charter including explanation of mass fails.

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Writ seeks prescription mandate on antibiotics

A Supreme Court lawyer filed a writ petition at the High Court today seeking to mandate a doctor’s prescription for purchase of antibiotics from pharmacies.

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PM visits residence of late Hamida Khanam

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today visited the residence of late Hamida Khanam Ranu, sister of Sheikh Kabir Hossain, at Lalmatia here to see her dead body.

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Dhaka-Rajshahi nonstop train from tomorrow

The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway (BR) has set to launch the ‘Bonolota Express’ a non-stop intercity train, on Rajshahi-Dhaka route to meet up the long-cherished demands

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Second session of 11th JS today

The second session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 5 pm today. On April 3, President Abdul Hamid summoned the session exercising his power bestowed upon him as

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Tarique’s friend Mamun gets 7-year jail for money laundering

A court here today sentenced BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s friend Gias Uddin Al Mamun to seven-year imprisonment and fined Taka 12 crore in a money laundering case.

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CPD casts doubt on growth target

Terming the first 100 days of the present government as uninteresting, effortless, initiativeless and joyless, the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday asked the Awami

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Ensuring RMG workers’ rights still a far cry

The issue of ensuring workers' right has remained largely unaddressed even six years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Savar that left 1,135 people killed and over 2,000 injured.

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Zayan’s body to reach home from Sri Lanka today

The body of Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim’s grandson Zayan Chowdhury, a minor child who was killed in the deadly Sri Lanka blasts, will be flown home

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Focus on reciprocal investments

Bangladesh and Brunei are keen to promote reciprocal investments in different sectors like energy, ICT, blue economy, food processing, ship-building, manufacturing, tourism,

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BAF gets authorization certificate for independently overhauling fighters

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) 214 Maintenance, Repairing and Overhauling (MRO) Unit today received authorization certificate from Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of China as

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Report in case over Abrar’s death by Suprobhat Paribahan May 21

A Dhaka court today set May 21 to submit probe report in the case lodged over death of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) student Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury by a bus of

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Verdict on 2 Netrakona ‘war criminals' Wednesday

The International Crimes Tribunal will deliver its verdict on Wednesday against two Netrakona men accused of war crimes. The accused are Hedayetullah Anju BSc and Shohrab Fakir.

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Ensuring wellbeing of Bangladeshi expats is govt duty: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said it is the duty of her government to ensure the facilities and wellbeing of Bangladeshi expatriates as they are significantly

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Padma Bridge’s 11th span installed

Around 1,650 meters of the Padma Bridge is now visible with the installation of its 11th span at the Jajira point on Tuesday. The 3,140-ton '6-C' span was installed around 9:20am

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Sea Kitchens to open showroom in Dhaka

SEA Group, the leading German modular kitchen brand, is going to open its showroom in Bangladesh, the company said in a press statement yesterday.

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Govt committed to safety of tourists: Mahbub

Bangladesh has assured tourists that it is determined to ensure the safety of people visiting the country. “The government has taken measures so that tourists can travel safely

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5 killed in Mymensingh road crash

At least five people including a woman were killed and three others injured following a head-on collision between a truck and an auto-rickshaw on Mymensingh-Haluaghat road in

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‘Drug trader’ killed in Sirajganj ‘gunfight’

A suspected drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Ghoshgati village in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj, district early Saturday,

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‘Amar Pita Sheikh Mujib’ festival to be inaugurated today

“Amar Pita (my father) Sheikh Mujib” festival will be inaugurated today (Saturday) at Bangladesh National Museum in the city on the occasion of birth centenary celebration of

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Man held for ‘raping step-daughter’ in Rajshahi

Police arrested a man from Laxmipur Bhatapara area in Rajshahi for reportedly violating his step daughter on Friday evening. The arrestee is Mahfuzur Raham is a rickshaw puller by

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Shortage of manpower hits Chandpur Coast Guard station

The Chandpur Unit of the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has been hamstrung by an acute shortage of personnel and river vessels (speedboats) for a long time, station commander Lt.

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Peanut farming gains popularity in char areas

Peanut farming in char areas of the district has gained popularity among farmers as Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has taken a project to extend peanut

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Bus terminal turns into filth station

The main bus terminal of Gazipur city has been turned into a dirt station with the rubbish of all kinds being dumped there. But the city corporation authorities seem not to be

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AL activist shot dead in Jhenaidah

A local Awami league activist was shot and hacked to death by unidentified miscreants at Kubirkhali village in Sadar upazila of Jhenaidah on Friday night.

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Prices of essentials soar ahead of Ramadan

With Ramadan barely more than two weeks away, the prices of chicken, vegetables, beef, mutton and fish have increased at the retail markets in the capital. The prices of

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Foreign ministry to follow law ministry directives

The banks of developed countries do not want to disclose information regarding the siphoning off of money by Bangladeshi nationals, foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday

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Deals with Russia for criminal extradition on the cards

The government is planning to sign two security agreements—‘Extradition Treaty’ and ‘Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons’—with the Russian government to

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4 killed in Dinajpur, Feni road crashes

At least four people were killed in separate road accidents in Feni and Dinajpur districts on Thursday. In Dinajpur, three people were killed as a bus rammed a human hauler on

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38.53pc work of phase-1of metro rail completed

The construction work of the metro rail is progressing fast as the authorities have completed 38.53 percent work of the first phase of the project from Uttara to Agargaon. “At

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Fire at Malibagh Kitchen Market doused

The fire that broke out at a kitchen market in the city’s Malibagh area early Thursday, was doused around three and half hours. Mahfuz Riven, duty officer at the Fire Service

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India’s ISB keen to partner with Bangladesh institutions

Indian School of Business (ISB) is keen to partner with Bangladeshi business, academic and public institutions to help enhance their capacity to accomplish tasks in a smarter

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Probe report on BB reserve heist case May 21

A Dhaka court yesterday set May 21 to submit probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016.

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‘Silent calls’ to Child Helpline a cause of concern

Among the 2.55 lakh calls received by Child Helpline (1098) in the last couple of years, 20,000 were ‘silent’ calls, where only background sounds were audible while callers

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Titas dogged by graft

The country suffers massive loses as about Tk 480 crore is being drained out annually, thanks to corrupt employees of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Co. Ltd who provides

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Pricey water boiling

Gas worth Tk 332 crore is spent per year by users to make the “undrinkable” water supplied by Dhaka WASA potable, according to a study by Transparency International Bangladesh

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Man killed in Sylhet road crash

A man was killed when a truck hit him at Salutikor-Goainghat road at toakul Bazar in Goainghat upazila of Sylhet district early Wednesday,

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Lightning kills trucker in Rajshahi

A truck driver was killed when a thunderbolt struck him at Khudir Batala in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi district on Tuesday night,

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Process begins to demolish BGMEA bldg

The 15-storey building of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (BGMEA) will be demolished after consultations with Chinese experts, said ASM

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Bangladeshi girl takes part in UN edn confce

Like every year, the Global Classroom International Model United Nations Programme (GCIMUN) was held at the United Nations Headquarters from March 28 to March 30 where Swastika

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835 families to be evacuated from hills

About 835 families living in the foothills of Chattogram are going to be evacuated by May 15 to avert landslide-related casulties. The utility connections to vulnerable hills will

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Concert for child rights awareness Friday

A concert for child rights awareness will be held on Friday at around 5:30pm at the Krishibid Institute Bangladesh (KIB) auditorium in the capital. Distressed Children and Infants

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JBIC keen to set up urea fertiliser factory in North

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has shown its keenness to set up a urea fertiliser factory in the north part of the country.

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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on Mujibnagar Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of historic Mujibnagar Day.

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Mudslide at Chuadanga brick field kills two

Two workers were killed and three others injured as a chunk of mud collapsed on them at a brick field in Damurhuda upazila on Tuesday morning.

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Rajuk on spot to demolish BGMEA building

A team of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has started the process to demolish Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) building constructed

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Water transport workers begin countrywide indefinite strike

Water transport workers began countrywide indefinite strike early Tuesday to press home their 11-point demand, causing huge sufferings to passengers.

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Cox’s Bazar teen couple jump off rooftop in ‘suicide bid’

A loving teenager couple sustained serious injuries allegedly after jumping off a five-storey building in Thana Rastar Matha area in the district town on Monday night.

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