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Always stand beside people, PM to army

Photo: PID Dhaka, Jun 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed members of the Bangladesh Army to always stand beside people by keeping competent and patriotic officers in its leadership. “The army will have to remain beside people always. So, the leadership will have to be bestowed upon qualified, competent and patriotic officers,” she said while addressing the ...

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Ex-Sonagazi OC Moazzem finally held

Nusrat Jahan Rafi & former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain. File photo Dhaka, June 16 : Police finally arrested former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station Moazzem Hossain from the city on Sunday in a case filed over circulating a video on social media on Feni madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement at the police station. A team of ...

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Decision soon on 9th wage board: Quader

No scope to include electronic media for now Photo: PID Dhaka, June 16 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the decision on the 9th wage board for journalists will be taken very soon. “The issue remained at the discussion level for a long time. Now, we’ve reached the final stage. Hope, the decision will be ...

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Irate JCD activists protest in front of BNP HQ

They want the age limit to go Photo: The Chhatra Dal activists say they will resume protests on Monday. Dhaka, June 16: A faction of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders demonstrated in front of BNP headquarters on Sunday demanding removal of age limit to join the new committee. Several hundred disgruntled leaders and activists of the recently-dissolved JCD central committee ...

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5 Bangladeshi teens return after serving jail in India

Benapole, June 16 : Five Bangladeshi teenagers, including a girl, returned home on Saturday night after serving jail in India. They are – Abu Raihan, 16, of Satkhira, Apon, 14, of Jashore, Selim, 15, of Chapainawabganj, Rabbi, 14, of Narail, and Shahaana Khatun, 15 of Jhenaidah. Indian Border Security Force officials handed them over to Border guard Bangladesh (BGB) at ...

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BFUJ, DUJ reject Noab statement over wage board

Dhaka, June 16 : Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) have rejected the statement of Newspapers Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (Noab) over the ninth wage board, saying it has hurt the journalist community and made them concerned. In a statement on Saturday, BFJU president Molla Jalal and secretary general Shaban Mahmud, and DUJ president ...

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If not resolved, Rohingya crisis may destabilise region, President tells CICA

Photo: President Abdul Hamid addressing the 5th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) at Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan on Saturday, 15, 2019. Dushanbe (Tajikstan), Jun 15 : Stressing the importance of a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis, President Abdul Hamid on Saturday said the crisis can destabilise the entire region if it is ...

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Budget to protect interest of handful of businesspeople, politicians

Dhaka, June 15 : Gono Forum on Saturday turned down the national budget for 2019-20 saying it has been formulated to protect the interest of a handful of businesspeople and politicians ignoring people. “This is not a budget for people. We reject this budget…,” said Gono Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain. He came up with the remarks while giving his ...

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Bangladesh elected ECOSOC member

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 15 : Bangladesh was elected a member of the prestigious Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations for the term 2020-2022 from the Asia-Pacific region by securing 181 votes out of 191. The election was held at the UN General Assembly Hall on Friday, said a press release of Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to ...

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PM slams budget critics, says they’ve ‘mental sickness’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina briefs the media about the national budget placed in parliament on Thursday for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Photo: PID Dhaka, June 14 : Taking a swipe at the critics of the newly unveiled national budget, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there are some people who find fault in everything as this is a kind of ...

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