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PM talks tough against drugs

Photo: Newly elected Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Mayor Talukder Abdul Khalek greeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Sunday. Dhaka, May 20 : Expressing her government’s firm stance against drugs, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said it will completely eradicate the menace from the country as it did in the case of militancy. “We’ve contained ...

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President hosts iftar for freedom fighters

Photo: President Abdul Hamid offering special munajat in an iftar party in honour of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, and orphans hosted at Bangabhaban on Sunday. Dhaka, May 20 : President Abdul Hamid on Sunday hosted an iftar party in honour of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, and orphans, religious scholars and Bangabhaban officials and employees. President went ...

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Professor Yunus meets IOC President at Lausanne

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 20 : Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus met IOC President Thomas Bach at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne. He was invited by IOC President to discuss the details of collaboration between Yunus Centre and IOC for mainstreaming social business in the sports world, said a press release issued ...

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Death of Dhaka Tribune official: Remand hearing on Tuesday

Slain executive of Dhaka Tribune, Nazim Uddin. File photo Dhaka, May 20 : A court here on Sunday fixed Tuesday for the hearing on the remand petition in a case filed over the death of a Dhaka Tribune official in a road accident on Mayor Hanif Flyover in Jatrabari area. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Delwar Hossain fixed the date when ...

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Bangabandhu-1 to reach orbit within 2-3 days: PD

Bangabandhu-1 Satellite being launched with Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX on May 12. File photo Dhaka, May 20 : Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, will reach its orbit within two to three days, said Bangabandhu-I project director Mohammad Mesbahuzzaman. “After successful launching, the Bangabandhu-1 satellite needs 11 days for reaching its orbit and it’ll reach its orbital ...

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FM urges OIC to find alternative platform on Palestine

DHAKA, May 20, 2018 : Foreign Minister A H Mahmud Ali has urged OIC to find an alternative multi-power multi-stake holder platform to push and take forward the peace process to a meaningful end regarding Palestine crisis. “OIC needs a solid and determined strategy. We should continue to mobilise international pressure on Israel for halting and reversing its policies and ...

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Khaleda files bail pleas with HC in 3 cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, May 20 : The lawyers of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday filed separate petitions with the High Court (HC) seeking her bail in three cases. Among the three cases, two were filed in Cumilla on charge of plotting to carry out subversive acts and another in Narail on charge of defamation, said ...

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IMO distributes Vetiver grass plants in Rohingya camps

Planting of grasses reduces soil erosion, risk of landslides, it says Cox’s Bazar, May 20 : Over two million Vetiver grass plants were distributed among Rogingyas in past two weeks to reduce soil erosion and the risk of landslides in the makeshift camps where thousands of people are at risk from impending monsoon rains. UN Migration Agency IOM has distributed ...

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Five killed in ‘gunfights’ in 5 districts

Dhaka, May 20 : Four suspected drug peddlers and a ‘robber’ were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Barishal, Feni, Mymensingh, Dinajpur and Jashore districts early Sunday. In Barishal, an unidentified member of a ‘robber gang’ was killed in a reported gunfight with a team of detectives at Bottola Bazar in Dakhshin Char Aicha village in sadar upazila. ...

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1,100 maunds of mango ripened with chemicals destroyed

DHAKA, May 19, 2018 : A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) today jailed six persons and destroyed 1,100 maunds of mango on charges of ripening those with chemicals in the city’s Mirpur Mazar Road wholesale market. “We have sentenced different jail terms to six persons for ripening mangos using chemicals and destroyed 1,100 maunds of chemically treated mangos,” ...

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