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7 killed in Panchagarh road crash

At least seven people were killed after a bus rammed a battery-run easy-bike at Magurmari village under Tentulia upazila in Panchagarh on Friday afternoon. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The incident took place at Amtoli area on Panchagar – Tentulia highway at around 2:00pm.Confirming the news, Sabina Yasmin, deputy commissioner (DC) of Panchagarh said, the ...

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Cyclone likely to hit Bangladesh Saturday evening; 1377 cyclone centers ready

Photo: A volunteer of Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) announces over loud speaker at Sarankhola upazila in Bagerhat on Friday afternoon, Nov 08, 2019. Country’s southwestern coastal districts have taken all-out preparations and kept 1377 cyclone shelters ready as severe cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ may hit the region on Saturday evening. Amirul Azad, an official of Khulna Met Office, said “Cyclone Bulbul ...

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Kushtia sub-registrar caught in the act

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) caught red-handed a sub-registrar and office assistant while they were receiving bribe here on Thursday. In a drive, the ACC detained sub-registrar Subrata Kumar Singh and office assistant Rafiqul Islam Mukul while they were receiving bribe at the sub-registrar office. The ACC team, in an hour-long drive from 1 pm, searched the detainees and recovered bribe ...

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Meghalaya entrepreneurs can invest in Bangladesh: PM

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban in Dhaka on Thursday, Nov 07, 2019. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said entrepreneurs from the Indian state of Meghalaya can invest in Bangladesh for mutual benefits. “Meghalaya entrepreneurs can invest in Bangladesh, particularly in Sunamganj, as a special economic zone is ...

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Imran Ahmed pays courtesy call on Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Thursday paid a courtesy call on Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at his office in Kuala Lumpur. During the meeting, Imran Ahmed conveyed a message of greetings of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and highlighted diplomatic relations amongst the two friendly countries, according to ...

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Writer and Padma Shri Awardee Nabaneeta Dev Sen Passes Away

Poet, novelist and academic Nabaneeta Dev Sen, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2000, passed away in Kolkata on Thursday. She was 81. Dev Sen has over 80 books in print in multiple genres, and has been translated into many languages. According to reports, Dev Sen herself knew Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Assamese, French, German, Sanskrit, and Hebrew languages. ...

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Rohingya Relocation: US wants to see UN study findings on Bhasan Char

The United States has said it looks forward to the UN technical study of Bhasan Char, which will evaluate its “technical, security, and financial” feasibility to serve as an additional locale for Rohingyas. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and acting assistant secretary of State Alice G Wells who wrapped up their three-day on Thursday ...

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Bangladesh, Australia keen to boost trade links

3-day trade conference to be held in Sydney Nov 13-15 Photo: Courtesy A three-day trade conference titled ‘Australia-Bangladesh Trade Conference, 2019’ will be held in Sydney on November 13-15 to further strengthen the growing Bangladesh-Australia trade links. The trade conference will bring together businesses, investors and government leaders from Bangladesh and Australia to discuss ways to enhance trade and investment ...

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People bid adieu to ex-Dhaka mayor, freedom fighter Khoka

  People from all walks of life thronged the Central Shaheed Minar on Thursday to pay tribute to gallant freedom fighter Sadeque Hossain Khoka, the last mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation. The mortal remains of the BNP vice-chairman was taken to the Shaheed Minar at 12:10pm after a namaz-e-janaza at the south plaza of Parliament. It was kept there ...

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Khoka’s janaza held on parliament premises

  The namaz-e-Janaza of former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice-chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka was held at the South Plaza of National Parliament on Thursday. Current and former MPs, leaders of different political parties and the people from all walks of life took part in the janaza held around 11:15am. From the parliament compound, Khoka’s body is ...

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