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UN chief, others to visit Rohingya camps soon

Dhaka, Jun 21 : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is likely to visit Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on July 2 to see the situation on the ground and UN agencies engagement in the camps. Guterres is scheduled to arrive here on July 1. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi is also likely to be here on June ...

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Road crashes kill 10 in 4 districts

Dhaka, Jun 21 : At least 10 people were killed and 50 others injured in separate road accidents in Khulna, Bhola, Kishoreganj and Khagrachhari districts on Thursday. In Khulna, five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus plunged into a ditch filled with rainwater on Khulna-Satkhira road at Bortia in Dumuriaupazila. Three of the deceased were identified ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 4,635.91 cr project to issue e-passports

Dhaka, June 21 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Thursday approved a project involving Tk 4,635.91 crore to introduce higher technology-based e-passports to make Bangladeshi passports safer, more secure and acceptable to other countries across the world. It also cleared 14 other projects, including one with a Tk 1,400-crore additional allocation to acquire 1,162.67 more ...

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BTV still most favourite with 83 pc viewers, claims Inu

Dhaka, June 21 : Though there are many private television channels in the country, 83 percent television viewers still watch the programmes of Bangladesh Television (BTV), Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu told Parliament on Thursday. “There’re many private TV channels in the country and there’re huge viewers, too. But there’s no reason to think BTV has lost its viewers,” he ...

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Order on Khaleda’s bail pleas on July 5

Dhaka, June 21 : Two courts here on Thursday fixed July 5 to pass their orders on the bail petitions of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases — one filed for celebrating ‘fake’ birthday and another for undermining the country’s map, the national flag and the Liberation War. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Khurshid Alam set the date in the ...

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Tonu Killing: CID to get suspects’ DNA reports next week

Cumilla, June 21 : The DNA report on the suspected killers of Sohagi Jahan Tonu, who was killed in Cumilla 27 months back, will be disclosed next week, police said. Investigation officer of the case Jalal Uddin Ahmed, said police re-interrogated many suspects for the sake of the case and the DNA report of some suspected accused will be found ...

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Five killed in Khulna bus plunge

Khulna, June 21 : Five people were killed and 14 others injured when a bus plunged into a ditch filled with rainwater on Khulna-Satkhira road at Bortia in Dumuriaupazila on Thursday. Three of the deceased were identified as Shahinur Gazi, 40, son of Ohid Gazi, Shariful Islam, 35, son of Lutfar Rahman and Mostafa Gazi, 35, residents of Kalna village ...

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8 Brazil fans accused in hacking Argentina supporters in Khulna

Argentina supporter Shukur Hawlader and his wife Minu were admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital. Photo: Collected Khulna, June 20 : An attempt to murder case has been filed against eight Brazil fans for hacking an Argentinean supporter and his wife in Daulatpur upazila. Dhalu Sheikh, a relative of the victim, filed the case with Daulatpur Police Station early Tuesday, ...

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We will continue to work with refugee-hosting countries to find solutions

Marcia Bernicat   Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the suffering of displaced people and what we can do to provide them safety as well as to prevent ...

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3 educationists become national professors

Dhaka, Jun 20 : The government has appointed Prof Rafiqul Islam, Prof Anisuzzaman and Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury as national professors for the next five years. The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education of the Ministry of Education issued a notification in this regard yesterday. The eminent educationists would perform the duties of national professors and get honorarium and other ...

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