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Bangladesh facing multi-dimensional threats due to climate change: Info Minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud urged the global community to take united initiative to combat the devastating effects of climate change. “Bangladesh has become the innocent victim of climate change. According to World Bank, the carbon emission rate of Bangladesh is only 5 tons per capita,” he said at a side event on ‘Climate Change Initiative of Bangladesh’ at COP ...

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Appellate Division rejects Khaleda Zia’s bail petition

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The six-member Appellate bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order after hearing the petition. “The petition is dismissed,” the court announced. On December 5, the top court deferred the hearing until ...

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Keraniganj Factory Fire: Death toll jumps to 11

The death toll from Keraniganj plastic factory fire climbed to 11 after two more victims succumbed to their injures at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday. Bachchu Mia, inspector of DMCH police outpost, said two victims, who suffered burns during the devastating fire, died at the hospital around 11:10am. One of the deceased was identified as Jahangir Hossain, 55, ...

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Focus of all dev programmes on rural Bangladesh: PM

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is implementing all its development programmes centring rural areas to provide a better economic status to Bangladesh villages. She made the statement when Under Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Armida Salsiah ...

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Chinese citizen found buried in capital, police doubt planned murder

The body of a Chinese citizen has been discovered buried beside his residence in Dhaka’s Banani, police said. The deceased was identified as Gaoxian Hui, 47, a stone trader and supplier. He had been supplying stones in the Padma bridge construction project also. Officer-in-charge of Banani Police Station Noor-e-Azam said they recovered the body of Gaoxian Hui, 47, around 12:00 ...

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Hague Hearing: Dhaka, Washington expect good outcome

Suu Kyi’s moral degradation saddens Dr Momen Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh and the United States are expecting good results on accountability front as the second day hearing on genocide by Myanmar against Rohingyas began at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday. “We feel proud that a country like The Gambia came forward with the case. Yesterday’s hearing was a ...

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Move on to submit manipulated report on Khaleda’s health: BNP

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the government is trying to submit a different report on Khaleda Zia’s health condition before the Supreme Court changing the one made by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University authorities. “The medical board’s report sought by the court is yet to come. We came to know that steps are being taken to submit a different report ...

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One dead, 30 suffer burns in Keraniganj factory fire

A worker was killed and at least 30 others suffered burn injuries as a fire broke out at a plastic factory at Hijaltola in Dakkhin Keraniganj on Wednesday. Victims said the fire broke out at the factory, which produces onetime plastic glasses and cups, around 4:30pm after a gas cylinder went off with a big bang. On information, 12 firefighting ...

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Padma Bridge: 18th span being installed

The installation of the 18th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge is going on at the Jajira point of the bridge. After the installation, some 2,700 meters of the bridge will be visible. The 150-meter 3-E span is being carried near pillar no 17-18 at Jajira point from Mawa construction yard-1 through the floated Tian-E crane. Earlier, on November 26, ...

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