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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Swiss President due Sunday to express solidarity with Rohingyas 

​​​​​​ Switzerland looking for closer ties with BD The President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset will pay an official visit to Bangladesh on February 4-7, the first official visit by any Swiss president to Bangladesh. There will be two main focuses – solidarity with a country that is severely affected by the crisis in neighbouring Myanmar and the establishment ...

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Zia Charitable Trust graft case’s next hearing on Feb 25, 26

The court here on Thursday fixed February 25, 26 for the next hearing of Zia Charitable Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and three other accused. Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Court-5 fixed the date for placing arguments of lawyer of accused Ziaul Islam Munna and Md Aminul Islam. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was present during the ...

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Petrol bomb hits Suu Kyi’s house in Myanmar; no injuries 

A Myanmar government spokesman says a petrol bomb was tossed into the residential compound of the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but she was not at home and damage was minor. Spokesman Zaw Htay says Suu Kyi was in the capital Naypyitaw when the incident took place Thursday morning. He says witnesses saw an unidentified man running away from ...

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UK Foreign Secy Boris Johnson due Dhaka Feb 9

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is scheduled to come here on February 9, on a two-day official to Bangladesh. An official of Bangladesh Foreign Ministry said on Thursday (February 1) that Boris Johnson will discuss various issues on Bangladesh-Britain bilateral relations, in the visit. He will also witness the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar camps. Sources said that Boris will hold ...

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Sunamganj Municipality Mayor Ayub Bokth Jaglul  passes away

Mayor of Sunamganj Municipality and Awami League’s central executive committee member Ayub Bakth Jaglul died here Thursday following a heart attack. He was 53. Family sources said Jaglul suffered a heart attack this morning as he was staying at hotel in the capital while doctors declared him dead as he was rushed to the hospital. He left behind his wife, ...

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