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Sergeant Kibria’s death: Writ seeks Tk 10 cr compensation

Traffic police sergeant Golam Kibria. Photo: File photo Dhaka, July 23 : A writ was filed with the High Court seeking its directive to provide Tk 10 crore as compensation to the family members of traffic police sergeant Golam Kibria who died in a road crash on July 16. Advocate Mohammad Faizullah filed the writ petition on behalf of Golam ...

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Trump meets with chipmakers on Huawei, other economic issues

President Donald Trump met with executives from several of the nation’s leading chip and computer part makers Monday and discussed restrictions his administration has imposed on the sale of components to Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the White House said. Huawei is embroiled in a trade dispute between China and the U.S. The Trump administration in May sanctioned Huawei, which it ...

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Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia, researchers from the UK and Thailand say. The parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, where half of patients are not being cured by first-choice drugs.Researchers say the findings raise the “terrifying prospect” drug-resistance could spread to Africa. However, experts said the implications may ...

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Boris Johnson set to enter Number 10 as UK’s next PM revealed

London, Jul 23 : As Theresa May held a farewell party in Downing Street last night, Mr Johnson was plotting with his inner circle. Boris Johnson is preparing for power as he awaits the widely expected confirmation that he has defeated Jeremy Hunt in the battle to become the UK’s next prime minister. As the overwhelming favourite to be crowned ...

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Mudslide in remote Nepal mountain village kills 8, 2 missing

Kathmandu, Jul 23 : A mudslide has buried houses in two remote mountain villages in Nepal, killing eight people and leaving two others missing. Government Administrator Yadhunath Poudyal said the mudslide at dawn Tuesday buried at least five houses while residents were still sleeping. Villagers were able to pull out two people alive who were buried by the mudslide, while ...

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GM Quader is not chairman of Jatiya Party: Raushan

Jatiya Party senior cochairman Raushan Ershad has claimed that GM Quader cannot be declared the chairman of the party without decision of party forum. In a statement issued on Monday night, Raushan Ershad said, “GM Quader is still acting chairman of the party. Accordingly he will perform his responsibility till the decision of the party forum. It is a whimsical decision ...

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Trump seeks Pakistan’s help to end long Afghanistan war

Photo: President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, July 22, 2019, in Washington. Washington, Jul 23 : President Donald Trump claimed Monday he could end the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan in a matter of days but that it would kill millions of people and ...

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Fire at CMCH Psychiatry department

Chattogram, July 23 : The Psychiatry department of Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) caught fire on Tuesday morning, spreading panic among patients and their relatives. Zahirul Haque Bhuiyan, in-charge of CMCH police outpost, said the fire originated from an air conditioner around 5:30am and it spread to a storeroom on the ground floor of a hospital building. Following the fire, ...

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Advance train ticket sale for Eid-ul-Azha from July 29

Photo: Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon speaking at a briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Tuesday. Dhaka, July 23 : Bangladesh Railway will start selling advance train tickets on July 29 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Half of the tickets will be sold at ticket counters while the rest online, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said at a ...

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Tree fair fetches Tk 11 cr selling 16 lakh saplings

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the fair on June 20, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, July 22 : The month-long National Tree Plantation Campaign and Fair-2019 evoked an overwhelming response from plant and nature lovers as saplings worth around Tk 11 crore were sold during the fair. The fair, inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on June 20 last, concluded on ...

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