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Drive against corruption, terrorism to continue: PM

She urges Armed Forces to keep up their nation-building efforts Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday reiterated that the ongoing drive against corruption, terrorism and militancy will continue. Addressing a civic and military gathering at a reception arranged in Senakunja of Dhaka cantonment on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2019, Sheikh Hasina also urged the Bangladesh Armed Forces ...

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Another cargo flight with 105 mts Egyptian onion lands

Photo: Courtesy Another cargo aircraft carrying 105 metric tonnes of imported onion from Egypt arrived here on Thursday evening. Abdul Latif Munshi, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Commerce Ministry, said an aircraft of Bismillah Air cargo with 105 tonnes of Egyptian onion landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:00 pm. Besides, a passenger aircraft of Saudi Airlines landed at ...

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Runa Laila set to enthrall audience at pink-ball Test opening

Although it is not a mega event like the World Cup or any other regional tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India made every possible arrangement to make the match memorable. There may have no formal opening or concluding the ceremony, but there will have a musical show where legendary singer Runa Laila will mesmerize the audience with ...

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UP member, two others held over torturing youth in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : Police on Thursday arrested a union parishad member and two other people for torturing a young man after tying him upside down with a bamboo pole in Zakiganj upazila five months ago. The arrest was made after a video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media recently. The arrestees are Abdus Salam, a member ...

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Audit Office reveals government’s failure on Starter Homes

  A new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed that ‘no Starter Homes have been built to date’ despite a pledge made in 2015 that 200,000 such homes would be delivered by 2020. In April 2015, the Conservative Party manifesto committed to “200,000 Starter Homes, which will be sold at a 20% discount and will be built ...

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Monkey executed in people’s court for ‘killing’ girl in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A monkey was executed for ‘killing’ a child and injuring at least 30 persons in a people’s court at Dakshinbhag (North) union in Moulvibazar’s Barlekha upazila on Tuesday. Earlier on November 14, Tania Begum, 8, a schoolgirl, was seriously injured after the monkey attacked her. She was rushed to the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital, where ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka PM after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Wednesday named his elder brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister of the island nation, news agency AFP reported. The appointment came immediately after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigned as the PM, days after the ruling party’s candidate lost the presidential election to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.In a statement, Wickremesinghe said that he had met President Rajapaksa on ...

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Donald Trump praises Apple chief Tim Cook’s ‘great job’

US President Donald Trump toured Apple’s Texas manufacturing plant Wednesday in a visit marking a brief truce in the White House war on Silicon Valley and an unlikely “bromance” with chief executive Tim Cook, reports AFP. “He is a very special person as far as this country is concerned,” Trump said of Cook as they stood side-by-side, adding that he’s ...

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Chiefs of three services call on President Hamid

  Chiefs of the three services on Thursday called on President Abdul Hamid on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day at Bangabhaban. Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat met President Hamid, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed forces, ...

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Armed Forces Day: President pays tribute at Shikha Anirban

Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Thursday paid tribute to members of Armed Forces, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day. The Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces placed a wreath at the altar of Shikha Anirban (eternal flame) in Dhaka Cantonment in the morning. He stood there in solemn ...

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