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PM finds BNP regime’s involvement in Aug 21 attack

‘Khaleda had kept message ready to condole my death’ Dhaka, Aug 21 : Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage. “Such an incident (grenade attack) cannot take place ...

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Mahbub Uz Zaman new Bangladesh envoy to China

Mahbub Uz Zaman. Dhaka, Aug 21 : The government has appointed Mahbub Uz Zaman, currently serving as Secretary (Asia and Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the new Bangladesh Ambassador to China. Zaman, a career foreign service officer, belongs to the 1985 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on ...

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Bangladesh HC in Delhi pays tributes to Aug 21 attack martyrs

Dhaka, Aug 21 : The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday paid homage to the martyrs of the heinous grenade attack at an Awami League rally in 2004 at Bangabandhu Avenue, leaving at least 24 people killed, including Ivy Rahman, and hundreds others injured. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, then the opposition leader, survived the attack targeted against her, ...

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Aug 21 grenade attack case appeal hearing to start this year: Minister

Photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq talks to reporters at the Secretariat. Dhaka, Aug 21 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the appeal hearing in the August 21 grenade attack case will start within the next two to four months. “The verdict’s paper book is being prepared and it’ll be finalised very soon,” he told reporters at the Secretariat. ...

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Nation observing Aug 21 grenade attack anniversary

Dhaka, Aug 21 : The country is observing the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city with a heavy heart. Awami League and its associate bodies are marking the day as the ‘Grenade Attack Day’ with elaborate programmes. Besides, partners of 14-party alliance’s socio-cultural and professional organisations will observe the day ...

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India keen to enhance cooperation in energy sector: Jaishankar

PM receives Modi’s invitation letter Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 20 : Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday expressed their interest in enhancing cooperation in energy sector, especially in hydroelectricity projects, to meet the growing demand of energy in the two ...

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Ecnec clears 12 projects involving Tk 3,470 cr

An Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 20 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 12 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 3,470 crore. The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room ...

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Cumilla murder case: Khaleda’s bail extended for one year

File photo Dhaka, Aug 20 : The High Court on Tuesday extended the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for one more year in a murder case filed in Cumilla in 2015. A bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing on an appeal filed by Khaleda’s lawyers seeking extension of her bail. ...

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We are ready to share water of common rivers: Dr S Jaishankar

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday said “Bangladesh and India have 54 common rivers. We have a position on Teesta. We have a commitment on that position. There is no change…..” He made the remarks while briefing reporters after a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guesthouse Jamuna in the ...

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DNCC launches ‘combing operation’ to tackle dengue

Owners to be fined if Aedes larvae found in houses, he says Dhaka, Aug 20 : Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Md Atiqul Islam on Tuesday said owners will be fined if Aedes larvae are found in houses under his city corporation after 20 days. He came up with the announcement while launching a combing operation to destroy ...

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