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Mokammel Hossain takes charge as secretary of civil aviation ministry

Md Mokammel Hossain has taken the charge as the new secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism. A member of the 10 BCS administration cadre, Mokammel previously served as Additional Secretary (APD) in the Ministry of Public Administration before joining as Secretary, said in a press release. Earlier on December 24, the Ministry of Public Administration appointed him ...

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Emergency department of DMCH catches fire

A fire broke out at the Emergency department of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital on Thursday afternoon. The fire originated around 2:00pm, said Ershad Hossain, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence control room. Two firefighting units rushed to the spot and extinguished the blaze at 2:20pm, he said. However, neither the cause of the fire ...

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Take care of Bangladeshis living abroad: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry and recruiting agencies to take care of Bangladeshi expatriates. “I request you one thing that those who’re involved in manpower migration — from recruiting agencies to the Ministry — to give them (expats) the due honour and make sure they’re not facing any problem,” she said. ...

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Arson attack on buses: 178 BNP men get anticipatory bail

The High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to 178 leaders and activists of BNP in connection with the cases over the arson attacks on buses including two government staff buses and a BRTC double-decker bus in different parts of the city. An HC bench of Justice Md Habibul Gani passed the order after hearing 36 petitions. Jubo Dal vice-chairman ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 17 more die, 978 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 17 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,687. Another 978 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 518,898. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 118 coronavirus ...

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Around 5,000 people killed in road accidents in 2020

Last year, 4,969 people were killed in some 4,092 road accidents across the country, according to a report of Nirapad Sarak Chai. Ilias Kanchan, founder and chairman of the organisaion, revealed this at a press conference held at Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday. Meanwhile, 5,058 people were injured during the accidents. Ilias Kanchan, founder and chairman of the organisaion, came ...

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BDR carnage: 9 condemned convicts seek acquittal

An appeal has been filed with the Appellate Division on behalf of nine condemned convicts of BDR carnage case seeking acquittal from the charges. A total of 8,34,345-page appeal were submitted on Tuesday, the defense lawyer Aminul Islam confirmed on Wednesday. The nine convicted are: Sepoy Kamal Mollah, Sepoy Abdul Mohit, Habildar Yusuf Ali, Sepoy Bazlur Rashid, Subedar Md Shahidur ...

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Hasina’s glorious 12 years in office

The ruling Awami League has completed 12 consecutive years of office, setting a milestone of success in all development indexes and resulting in Bangladesh’s emergence as a role model of development in the world. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership, prudence, honesty, courage and workaholic manner have been acclaimed by the global community after she assumed office on January 6 ...

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ECNEC approves 1st revision of project on COVID-19

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved on Tuesday the 1st revision of the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Pandemic Preparedness Project with an additional cost of Taka 5,659.07 crore in a bid to mainly procure, preserve and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to rein in the spread of this deadly virus. The approval came from the 20th ECNEC meeting of the ...

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HC issues travel ban on PK Halder’s mother, 24 others

The High Court has slapped travel ban on 25 people including Lilaboti Halder, mother of former Managing Director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance PK Halder, in connection with embezzling and laundering money. Halder was facing an allegation of embezzling Tk 10,000 crore taken from different financial institutions in the name of companies owned by him and members of ...

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