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OIC delegation greets PM on victory

Heads of missions representing the OIC member countries congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina her party’s landslide victory in the December 30 national election. “You’ve achieved an unprecedented victory…your people have placed trust on your due to (your) hard work over the last 10 years. People have seen development, security, stability and economic development,” said Palestine Ambassador Yousef SY Rahman, a ...

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Madrid striker Karim Benzema injures right hand

Photo: Real Madrid’s Modric, center, celebrates after scoring against Betis during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Real Madrid at the Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Madrid, Jan 14 : Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had to be substituted at halftime of Sunday’s Spanish league match at Real Betis after hurting his right hand. Madrid ...

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De Gea’s saves help United beat Tottenham in Premier League

photo: Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. London, Jan 14 : There were too many saves for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to even remember. Everyone else was certainly counting: Eleven. The most by any ...

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Process to start soon to export electricity to Nepal in winter

Dhaka, Jan 14 : The government will soon initiate a process to export surplus electricity to neighbouring country Nepal in the winter when Bangladesh sees a drop in domestic consumption. According to official sources at the Power Ministry, the electricity export to Nepal will take place under the cross-border power trade where a tripartite agreement among the three neighbouring nations ...

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Condolence book for Syed Ashraful Islam

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: A Condolence book was opened for former Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam who passed away on 3 January 2019 in Bangkok while receiving medical treatment. The book was formally opened to public by members of Altab Ali Foundation (AAF) on Friday 11 January at Bangladesh Youth Movement’s (BYM) office in East London. The book was signed by ...

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JOF leaders to visit polls violence-hit areas in Sylhet Monday

Senior leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront. File photo Sylhet Office : Senior leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront (JOF) are going to Sylhet on Monday to visit violence-hit Balaganj upazila where a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was gunned down by criminals during voting December 30. A five-member Oikyafront delegation, led by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, is scheduled to reach ...

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Wage structure of RMG workers revised

Gazette in 2-3 days with retrospective effect from Dec 1 Photo: Garment workers block road during a protest on Saturday, Jan 12, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 13 : In the wake of widespread protests by RMG workers for the last few days over the disparity in their new wage structure, the government on Sunday revised their wages. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi ...

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No work, no pay from Monday: BGMEA

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Sunday said RMG workers will not get paid if they do not go back to their workplaces from tomorrow. The BGMEA President Md Siddiqur Rahman said this in a press release on Sunday. Urging all workers to get back in their respective workplaces, he said: “If you do not go back to ...

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Info minister thanks Dr Kamal for realising his mistake

Photo: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud talks to reporters at the Secretariat on Sunday, Jan 13, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 13 : Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Sunday thanked Dr Kamal Hossain for realising the mistake that Oikyafront had made by incorporating Jamaat-e-Islami in the recent 11th parliamentary election. “I would like to thank Dr Kamal Hossain for realising their ...

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RMG unrest: 10 injured in Ashulia

A total of 10 people got injured on Sunday when police charged batons and used water cannons to disperse the RMG workers who blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway in Ashulia protesting disparity in their new wage structure. Hundreds of garment workers took to the streets in Jamgora area of Ashulia around 8:00am and blocked the Dhaka-Tangail highway, halting vehicular movement. Police ...

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