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Iran official says Saudi dispute may halt hajj

 A prominent Iranian lawmaker says Saudi Arabia’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran likely will force the Islamic Republic to stop sending pilgrims to the annual hajj. Lawmaker Mohammad Ali Esfanani, spokesman of the Judicial and Legal Committee of the Iranian parliament, made the comments on Monday. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Esfanani as saying: “When a country ...

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28 special trains to ferry Ijtema devotees

Bangladesh Railway has decided to run 28 special trains for Bishwa Ijtema devotees to Tongi from different parts of the country. The railway authorities are going to introduce these trains in two phases of Bishwa Ijtema starting from January 8-10 and from January 15-17, said Railway Minister Md Mujibul Huq. The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema is scheduled to ...

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Mir Quasem’ death penalty: Date for appeal hearing Wednesday

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed Wednesday to announce the date for hearing the appeal filed by condemned war crimes criminal Mir Quasem Ali against his death sentence, reports UNB. A four-member SC bench led by Chief Justice SK Sinha gave the order as the appeal of Mir Quasem, also a policymaker of Jamaat-e-Islami, came up ...

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Play critical role to strengthen domestic demand: Atiur Rahman

Bangladesh Bank governor Dr. Atiur Rahman on Tuesday urged the country’s bankers to play a critical role to strengthen the economy’s domestic demand through channeling the increased domestic savings in productive sectors. He made the call while addressing the year’s first bankers’ meeting at the central bank. Chief operating officers and managing directors of different public and private banks attended ...

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Khaleda to be defeated in 2019 polls: Tofail

Awami League Advisory Council Member and Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today said BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia will be defeated in 2019 national election as she was defeated in the municipality polls. “You (Khaleda) are being defeated again and again. You will also be defeated in 2019,” he said. Tofail was addressing as the chief guest at an Awami League ...

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Kibria killing: Court accepts charge sheet in a case

A tribunal here on Tuesday took cognisance of the charge sheet in a case filed under the Explosive Substances Act in connection with the ex-Finance Minister SAMS Kibria murder. Judge of the Habiganj Special Tribunal-1 Atabullah accepted the charge sheet against 32 people, including former state minister for home affairs Lutfozzaman Babar and Huji leader Mufti Abdul Hannan. The tribunal ...

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Cost rises to Tk 28,793.39cr in Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project

The revised estimated cost for Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project rises to Tk 28,793.39cr. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the second revision of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project with an increased cost of Tk 8,286.19 crore raising its overall project to Tk 28,793.39 crore, reports UNB. The approval was given at the 17th Ecnec ...

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