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Poor inspection, lack of awareness put food safety at stake: Speakers

  Photo: Speakers at the inaugural ceremony of a seminar titled ‘Strategy to Improve Food Safety in Bangladesh’ at MHK Biggan Bhaban of Dhaka University on on Saturday.  Dhaka Office : Lack of awareness, absence of international standard regulation, poor inspection and food market management, use of chemicals in agricultural production and food adulteration have put the country’s food safety ...

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Govt doing ‘foul politics’ over Khaleda’s treatment: BNP 

BNP senior leaders attending a press briefing at party head office in Nayapaltan. File Photo Dhaka Office : BNP on Saturday alleged that the government is doing ‘foul politics’ over the ‘serious illness’ of its chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir renewed their party’s demand ...

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Ostrich chicks, gold ornaments seized in Satkhira

  Photo: Ostrich chicks, gold ornaments seized in Satkhira.  BD Desk : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in separate drives seized 75 ostrich chicks and gold ornaments from Kushkhali and Padmo Shakhra border areas in Sadar upazila on Saturday. Sarker Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman, commanding officer of BGB-33 battalion, said a team of BGB conducted drive in Kushkhali border area ...

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3 resident students of DU hall brought back 

  Dhaka Office :  Three residential students of Dhaka University’s Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall, who were forced out of the dormitory early Friday ‘for spreading rumour on Facebook’, returned to their dormitory on Friday. As the university authorities’ decision trigged widespread criticism and protests on the campus they asked the three students to return to their dormitory. They are Sharmin ...

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Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

  International Desk : Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s seat of power. The UNESCO World Heritage site lies in a conservative, arid patch of the ...

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Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

International Desk : Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel. Huge black plumes of smoke from burning tires engulfed the border area. Some ...

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Deepika to turn producer

While the marriage rumors of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are still afloat in the air, new revelations have been unearthed to the surface. A recent newspaper report has stated that Deepika has shown interest in being a producer, following the footsteps of Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma who had also turned from actor to producer in the past. It ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina exchanges greetings with British Queen

Photo: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace as the Queen hosts a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in London, Thursday April 19, 2018.  London, Apr 20 :  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in London to attend the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) exchanged ...

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Open space drama ‘The Alchemist’ at BSA Saturday

An open space drama The Alchemist, a play based on a novel of the same title by Paulo Coelho, will be staged at Jatiya Natyashala of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the city on Saturday. Department of Drama and Dramatics of Jahangirnagar University (JU) will present the show while several technical shows will also be held. The 100 minute stage performance ...

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Fresh trouble at DU; some resident students forced out

BD Desk : Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council on Friday demanded resignation of Dhaka University’s Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall Provost Sabita Rezwana Rahman over ‘forcing’ several students out of the dormitory, triggering a fresh trouble on the campus. Nurul Haque, a joint convener of the platform which launched the quota reform movement, made the demand while talking to reporters ...

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