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Bangladesh hopeful of continuity over talks on economic ties with US

Photo:Courtesy Bangladesh is hopeful of continuity on discussion with the United States on strengthening economic ties as the election results are unlikely to have any impact on it. Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen made the observation on Tuesday saying both the countries discussed recently how to strengthen economic cooperation exploring new avenues. The Foreign Secretary was briefing members of Diplomatic ...

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5 killed as truck, ambulance collide in Kushtia

At least five people were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and an ambulance at Bittipara in Sadar upazila of Kushtia on Tuesday afternoon. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. All of them were the passengers of the ambulance. The tragic accident took place at 3:30 pm on Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway. Atikul Islam, assistant superintendent ...

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Covid-19: 17 more die, 1,659 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 25 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,983. Another 1,659 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 412,647. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Tuesday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,886 people recovered ...

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AL pays homage to Bangabandhu, four national leaders on Jail Killing Day

Awami League (AL), its associate bodies and different social and cultural organizations on Tuesday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and four national leaders on the Jail Killing Day. The AL leaders and workers paid homage by laying wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of the Bangabandhu Bhaban on Dhanmondi Road No. ...

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Termination of employee from Grameen Telecom: Legal notice served to Dr Yunus

A legal notice has been served to Nobel laureate Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus, chairman of Grameen Telecom, and its managing director Md Ashraful Hasan asking them to reinstate all the 90 employees who were recently terminated from their job. Gobinda Biswas, a lawyer of Bangladesh Supreme Court, served the notice on behalf of the employees on Tuesday. Earlier on October ...

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Fugitive killers of 4 nat’l leaders to be brought back: Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday said the fugitives killers of four national leaders will be brought back home and executed. “The verdict in the killing case has been executed partially while the work to bring back the fugitive convicts is underway. They will be brought back one by one and executed,” he said. The Home Minister came up ...

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Jail Killing Day today

The killing of the four national leaders inside the jail is the second most disgraceful event in the country’s history after the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members on August 15 in 1975. Four national leaders — Syed Nazrul Islam, Tajuddin Ahmed, M Mansur Ali and AHM Qamaruzzaman — were killed by ...

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Municipal polls to begin in Dec

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said staggered elections to various municipalities in the country will begin in December. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in vote casting, he said. He was addressing reporters after a meeting at his office in the capital on Monday. In the first phase, 20-25 municipalities, having elected representatives to expire tenure ...

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Planning Minister Mannan returns home from hospital

Planning Minister MA Mannan returned home on Monday from the hospital after taking treatment for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). The Planning Minister was receiving treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka since October 13 after being infected with the Covid-19 as per the suggestion of the physician, said a Planning Ministry message. The minister, however, has some physical weaknesses ...

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Freedom of speech must not be undermined with false propaganda: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked all concerned to highlight the facts of any incident alongside protesting the spread of rumours and false propaganda in the name of freedom of speech. “Spreading false propaganda is not freedom of speech…there should be immediate protests against any false propaganda….people must know the facts. Sitting silent will not help,” she said. The ...

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