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25 students hurt as CU bus falls into ditch in Chattogram

At least 25 students have been injured as a bus of Chittagong University overturned and fell into a ditch at Maniapukur area in Hathazari upazila in Chattogram on Thursday morning. The identities of the injured could not be known yet. The accident took place at Chairman Ghata of the area around 9:30am. The bus carrying CU students fell into the ...

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Barrister Sumon resigns from ICT

Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Sumon has resigned from the post of war crimes prosecutor citing personal ground. He submitted his resign letter to Chief Prosecutor in the Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal on Thursday. Sumon confirmed the news to media.”Due to engagement in social or voluntary activities, I could not give enough time to a significant institution of ...

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Loan scheme launched at book fair to buy books

A financial institution has come up with first ever loan scheme for persons with 18 years old and above to buy books in the ‘Amar Ekushey Grantha Mela’ aiming to encourage booklovers to read more books. The IPDC Finance Limited has introduced interest-free book loan scheme titled “Subodh at Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2020”, setting an inspirational instance to motivate people ...

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World champion U-19 cricketers to get Tk1 lakh each per month

Photo: The U-19 team has accorded a grand reception at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur after they returned home from South Africa on Wednesday. Members of the ICC U-19 World champions Bangladesh team will get Tk 1  lakh each per month in next two years from Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for their feat. BCB President Nazmul Hassan Papon made ...

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World Champions Young Tigers return home

ICC U-19 World Champions Bangladesh team were given a hero’s welcome when they returned home Wednesday afternoon. The young Tigers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4:52pm. State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan welcomed the team at airport. They will now be escorted to the Home of Cricket, ...

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No Rohingya returned from Saudi Arabia: FM

FM inagurates Bimstec Health Expo-2020 Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said no Rohingya has returned to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia or any other country. “We don’t know about any Rohingya going to Saudi Arabia or returning with a Bangladeshi passport,” he said at the inaugural function of BIMSTEC Traditional Healthcare Expo-2020 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB). ...

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Cultural practices indispensable for development: PM

Month-long drama festival inaugurated Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said cultural practices are indispensable for taking the country towards development. “I think our cultural practices are very essential when we want to take the country towards development,” she said while inaugurating the month-long drama festival across the country through videoconferencing from her official residence Ganobhaban in the ...

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Jeremy Corbyn attack on Boris Johnson during Commons deportation row

Jeremy Corbyn has launched a personal attack on Boris Johnson as the two clashed in Parliament over the deportation of foreign offenders. The Labour leader accused the PM of misleading the country about the nature of offences committed, saying some deportees were victims of drug gangs. Mr Corbyn said it showed the government had “learnt absolutely nothing” from the 2018 ...

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Obituary of a Camden community activist Abdul Momen

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   Professor Abdul Momen, born on 22 August 1938 in Bangladesh, the then British India, died on 31st January 2020 in London, after a few years of suffering dementia. But this debilitating disease could never eclipse Abdul Momen’s life work in supporting racial equality and grass roots community activism. Dr Eithne Nightingale first met Abdul Momen when ...

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Bangladeshi scientist wins L’Oréal-Unesco award

Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri works at icddr,b Bangladeshi scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri has been adjudged as the winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Award (Asia-Pacific region) for her contribution to understanding and preventing infectious diseases affecting children in developing countries, and promoting early diagnosis and vaccination with global health impact. The announcement came yesterday (Tuesday) and she will ...

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