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9 fishermen jailed, 20,000 meters fishing nets destroyed in Faridpur

Faridpur, Oct 22 : District administration in separate drives from Monday night till Tuesday morning jailed nine fishermen for catching hilsa from the  Padma and the Arial Khan rivers defying a government ban and destroyed 20,000 meters current nets. The jailed fishermen are Shahajahan, Salam, Joynal, Alal Shikder, Rashed, Abdur Sardar, Sharif Sardar, Arshad Mondol and Piar Mondol. All of ...

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Chattogram youth held for sharing provocative FB post

Rabiul Alam. Chattogram, Oct 22 : Police arrested a youth from a hotel at Laldighi here on Monday night for reportedly sharing a provocative status on his Facebook wall against the Chattogram Police Commissioner. The arrestee was identified as Rabiul Alam, 28, son of Ahmed Hossain of Purba Puichhari village in Bashkhali upazila. Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, ...

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Over 19mn BD kids at front line of climate change disasters: UN report 

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 22 : Over 19 million children — a quarter of them under 5 — spread across Bangladesh are at the front line of climate change disasters, a UN report says mentioning that climate change threatens child nutrition here. In 2018, 58.7 million children under 5 were stunted and almost 25.9 million were wasted in South Asia, ...

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President Hamid attends Japan’s Emperor’s enthronement ceremony 

Photo: Courtesy Tokyo (Japan), Oct 22 : President Abdul Hamid joined the enthronement ceremony of Japanese Emperor Naruhito at the State Hall of Imperial Palace at 1pm (local time) on Tuesday. The enthronement ceremony was held as a part of national ceremony ( from Oct 22 to October 31) to celebrate the enthronement of the Emperor. President Abdul Hamid’s wife ...

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NICAR gives conditional approval to Faridpur City Corporation

National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) today conditionally approved formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC), seven new police stations and one municipality in its meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. “The NICAR gave approval to 15 proposals including conditional formation of Faridpur City Corporation (FCC), seven new police stations and one municipality,” Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul ...

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JOF plan to meet Khaleda: Minister says steps as per jail code 

Dhaka, Oct 21 : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday said steps will be taken as per the jail code regarding the Jatiya Oikyafront’s plea for permission to meet BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). “Nine Oikyafront leaders, including Dr Kamal Hossain, want to meet Khaleda Zia. We’ve informed them that steps will be taken ...

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BNP MP Harun gets 5-year jail

Dhaka, Oct 21 : A court here on Monday sentenced BNP MP Harun-ur Rashid Harun of Chapainawabganj-3 constituency, to five-year imprisonment in a case filed for abusing duty-free import privilege. Judge of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-4, Shekh Nazmul Alam handed down the verdict. The court fined him Tk 50 lakh, in default, to suffer six months more imprisonment. The ...

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BNP announces demo programme on Oct 23 protesting Bhola incidents

Terming the Bhola clashes premeditated, BNP announced to hold programmes across the country on Wednesday (Oct 23). BNP Standing Committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain announced the program at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office on Monday (October 21). “We think the Bhola incident is pre-planned. That’s why Bhola has been stained with blood.” Dr Khandaker Mosharraf ...

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Newly appointed additional judges take oath

Nine additional judges who were appointed to the High Court (HC) yesterday took oath today (Monday). Registrar Golam Rabbani of HC division conducted the oath taking ceremony. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at 10:30am at the Supreme Court Judges Lounge.The new judges are—District and Session Judge Muhammad Mahbub-ul-Islam, District and Session Judge Shahed Nuruddin, SC Registrar General ...

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Remove Bhola SP, Borhanuddin OC in 72 hrs, demand protesters

Four people were killed in the clash on Sunday. File photo Bhola, Oct 21 : Protesters on Monday sought removal of the district’s police chief and officer-in-charge of Borhanuddin Police Station within 72 hours over Sunday’s clashes that left four people dead. All Party Muslim Unity Council convener Maulana Mohibullah and Member Secretary Tajuddin Faruk announced the six-point demands at ...

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