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Poet Al Mahmud passes away

Prominent poet Al Mahmud. File photo Dhaka, Feb 15 : Prominent poet Al Mahmud passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 82. The poet breathed his last at 11:05 pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ibn Sina Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area, said Abid Azam, the poet’s family friend and assistant. Earlier on ...

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Legal action against those using fake FB IDs using my name: FM

  Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo Sylhet Office : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday warned that legal actions will be taken against those who have been operating fake Facebook IDs using his name. “I have noticed that some people have opened Facebook IDs using my name and operating those,” said the minister in a ...

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Dhaka seeks OIC’s support for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has sought support of the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for creating a conducive situation in Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people. “By opening our borders to the persecuted Rohingyas, Bangladesh has not only saved lives but also stabilised the entire region,” ...

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Come forward with investment: PM to expatriate Bangladeshis

  The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to come forward with investment in Special Economic Zones in Bangladesh saying there are special facilities on offer for the. Hasina extended her gratitude to the expatriates for their dedicated service to brighten the positive image of Bangladesh abroad.   The Prime Minister said this while addressing a civic reception accorded ...

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Climate strike: Schoolchildren protest over climate change

Pupils from around the UK went “on strike” on Friday as part of a global campaign for action on climate change. Students around the country walked out of schools to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to tackle the problem. Organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests took place in more than 60 ...

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Much more works to do on Language Movement: President

President Abdul Hamid has emphasized that the intellectuals, including directors, filmmakers, writers and researchers, will have to work more on the Language Movement to spread its history and tradition everywhere. “The Language Movement not only established our right to mother tongue but also added a new dimension to the literature and culture, including story, drama and film. I hope intellectuals, ...

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Actress Porimoni engaged to journalist Tamim Hasan

Photo: Collected from Facebook Dhallywood’s beauty queen Porimoni got engaged to journalist Tamim Hasan on February 14.   After ending all the speculation, both of them shared this news on Facebook on Thursday. The word ‘Bagdan’ has been added to their Facebook wall.  For a long time, Paramoni’s love story with Tamim Hassan was fluttering in the media. They even ...

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Bomb blast kills BNP leader in Bagerhat

A BNP leader has been killed in a bomb blast hurled by miscreants in Bagerhat.   The incident took place at the Khulna-Mongla highway’s Bhoroshapur bus stand area around 8pm on Thursday.  The deceased was Rampal Upazila Ujalkur union former chairman Khaja Moin Uddin Akhter. He was also the organizing secretary of the upazila BNP.   Rampal police station OC ...

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UN seeks US$ 920 mn for Rohingya humanitarian crisis

Myanmar urged to take urgent action to address root causes Dhaka, Feb 15 : United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners on Friday appealed to raise US$ 920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 Rohingyas from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities. They, together, launched the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP), the third ...

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Glimpses from The Spring Summer Wishlist

The pop-up display of the 11th edition of The Wishlist, founded by Sadhana Talwar Mehta, was held on 9 February with a spring-summer edition in Delhi. The ‘secret garden party’-themed day-long event brought together a number of designers and artisanal brands from across India under one roof. Labels such as Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, Aavaran, White Champa, Pita-Nila, Itr ...

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