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US president ‘doesn’t care about making a speech’ on UK state visit

Government officials involved in the planning of Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain believe he is not interested in addressing MPs and peers, and instead wants to focus on the pomp and ceremony afforded to foreign leaders. Sources have told the Guardian that the US president’s team have expressed no desire to speak in Westminster Hall, or another venue within ...

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Dhaka seeks international partners’ support to implement Rohingya relocation plan

Bangladesh has requested its international partners to support it in implementing the relocation plan of Rohingyas to Hatiya by providing assistance in developing the island and transporting the Myanmar nationals living in Bangladesh to the new place of their residence.   Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali made the request to Bangladesh’s bilateral, UN and other international partners while briefing the ...

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Hasina promises equitable quality education by 2030

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the country can achieve inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning by 2030 facing all the challenges. “Education is one of the areas receiving my government’s highest budgetary allocation,” she told the inaugural session of the E-9 ministerial meeting on education 2030 at a city hotel. The prime minister also mentioned that ...

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‘New citizenship bill creates second-class citizens’

The draft Citizenship Bill, 2016, approved by Cabinet in February last year, is in contravention of the constitution, experts have told the Dhaka Tribune. The law imposes restrictions on citizens born abroad and dual citizens in ways that make them “second-class citizens,” said Barrister Najrul Islam Khasru, a British Bangladeshi who is a tribunal judge in England. “This is clearly ...

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Suranjit Sengupta’s funeral on Monday

5th February, 2017 The funeral of the versatile and eminent leader of Awami League will be held at his ancestral home at Anwarapur village in Dirai upazila of Sunamganj on Monday. Road Transport and Bridges minister and also General Secretary of the Awami Legaue Obaidul Quader confirmed the matter to the reporters. People of all walks of life including politicians ...

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Authority gets positive response from farmers in Sylhet

The authority concerned is getting positive response from the farmers of Sylhet division in implementing the special programme for bringing fallow lands under farming, officials informed. Against the target of 71,272 hectares, 16,664 hectares had so far been brought under the farming of different varieties of crop this year under the initiative. Boro has been cultivated in 7,287 hectares of ...

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Farabi charged in Ananta Bijoy murder case

The CID has pressed supplementary charge sheet in the murder of secular writer Ananta Bijoy Das against six persons including Islamist extremist Shafiur Rahman Farabi. A self-confessed leader of banned militant outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir, Farabi’s name was earlier dropped from the first charge sheet, along with 10 other names, submitted by the CID on August 28 last year. A Sylhet ...

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Human Chain in Kamalbazar : Demanded punishment of Fake Pir

A Human chain held in kamal bazar under Dakshin Surma Upazila in Sylhet on Saturday. All kind of people participate in the human chain. Speaker said in human chain Imran Ali working against faith of Islam. He ordered his disciples to follow then. He was arrested on 31st from Kodomtoly are in Sylhet City. Speaker urged administration to give him ...

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Osmaninogor Upazila Election Chairman 12, vice Chairman 16 and Reserve Women 4 Nomination collection

Lobbing started for the upcoming Upazila Election of newly created Osmaninogor Upazila. To past of it on Saturday a party meeting held. Here they collect nomination paper. There 12 want nomination for the post of chairman, 16 vice-chairman and 4 reserve vice-chairman collect and submit nomination. Many give their opinion for the decision of party. Probable candidates are Ataur Rahman ...

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Hijacker arrested in Sylhet

Police arrested A Hijacker from Surma Market Point in the City. Police seized one knife, 4 Mobile set and cash TK 600 From him. His Name Rubel Miah (19), son of Late Kois Miah Pirojpur village under South Surma Upazila. At present lives in Boroykandi. Police Arrested him on doubt. At that time his speech Irrelevantly and police search his ...

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