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Bangladesh closely observing India’s internal situation over NRC, CAA: Minister

Photo: Courtesy Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Sunday said Bangladesh is closely observing India’s internal situation over its National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). He made the statement while replying to a tabled question from Awami League MP Ashim Kumar Ukil in Parliament. The minister also said the Bangladesh government will take measures in line ...

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SC clears way for implementing 9th Wage Board award for journos

The Supreme Court on Sunday upheld its earlier order staying a High Court order for maintaining a status quo for two months on implementing the recommendations of the 9th Wage Board for journalists, clearing the way for its implementation. A four-member Appellate Division bench, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, passed the order disposing of two petitions – one ...

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Dhaka City Polls: BNP candidate Ishraque attacked

  BNP’s Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayoral candidate Ishraque Hossain came under attack during campaigning in the city’s Gopibagh area on Sunday. Ishraque, a number of his supporters and journalists were injured. Witnesses said miscreants pounced on the campaign from both sides of the road in front of the Central Women’s College around 12 pm. The two sides fought ...

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Indian High Commission in Dhaka celebrates Republic Day

  The Indian High Commission in Dhaka celebrated the 71st Republic Day of India on Sunday at Chancery premises of the High Commission. High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das unfurled the national flag and read out the Indian President’s address to the Nation. The Mahar regimental band of the Indian Army, which was specially flown in for the occasion, played the ...

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Dr Yunus gets bail

A court here on Sunday granted bail to Nobel Laureate and Chairman of Grameen Communications Dr Muhammad Yunus and three others in a case filed for violating the labour law. Dhaka Labour Court-3 judge Rahibul Islam granted the bail upon a bond of Tk 5,000 following a petition filed by them after appearing before the court. The three other accused ...

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PM to open Sheikh Russel water treatment plant in Chattogram

The plant is capable of treating 100 million litres of water a day Photo : Sheikh Russel water treatment plant. The Sheikh Russel water treatment plant is scheduled to be inaugurated on Sunday to mitigate the crisis of drinking water in Chattogram City. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open the plant named after her youngest brother through a video conference ...

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Special bus service for students launched in Chattogram

  A special bus service was launched here for students as they can travel to any destination within the city for only Tk 5. Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury inaugurated the 10 double-decker buses gifted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at MA Aziz Stadium in the morning. Chattogram Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ilias Hossain presided over the programme while GPH ...

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BNP finding escape route to step aside from city polls: Quader

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is finding excuses to step aside from the upcoming Dhaka city corporation elections sensing defeat.  He came up with the remark while talking to reporters after attending a programme at BRAC Centre in the capital’s Mohakhali. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said, “BNP ...

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Arrange free, neutral Dhaka City polls: Sujon to EC

Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujon), a civil rights body, on Saturday urged the Election Commission (EC) to arrange “free, neutral and peaceful” Dhaka city polls. The election of Dhaka south and north city corporations is scheduled to for February 1. “EC should scrutinise information provided by the candidates but it’s apparently not doing it. If EC provides people with correct information, ...

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