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Language Movement veteran Dr MA Gafur dies

Language movement veteran Dr MA Gafur died on Friday in a city hospital. He was 88. He breathed his last this morning while undergoing treatment, a relative of MA Gafur said. The namaz-e-janaza of the noted social worker and physician in Chandpur town will be held at Chandpur Municipal Eidgah Moidan after Jummah prayer today.Later, he will be buried at municipality graveyard. ...

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Improve Biman’s passenger services: PM

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Aug 22 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to improve the standard of passenger services of Biman Bangladesh Airlines so that it can brighten the country’s image abroad. “We hope you’ll uphold and enhance Biman’s reputation by improving the standard of its services for passengers,” she said. The Prime Minister was addressing ...

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1,597 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours

A total of 1,597 new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Thursday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of them, some 836 dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in the capital and the rest were outside Dhaka. The Health Emergency Operation Center and Control ...

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Repatriation process falters again as ‘Rohingyas refuse to go back’

Photo: Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam speaks to media on Thursday, Aug 22, 2019. Cox’s Bazar, Aug 22 : Despite all the preparations, no Rohingya turned up on Thursday to avail of the “voluntary” repatriation offer given to them to go back to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar prompting the authorities to suspend ...

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PM inaugurates Biman’s third Dreamliner ‘Gaangchil’

Dhaka, Aug 22 : The third Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ‘Gaanchil’ was inducted to the fleet of Biman Bangladesh Airlines after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the aircraft on Thursday. She commissioned ‘Gaangchil’ by cutting ribbon at around 11:30am at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The Prime Minister boarded and inspected the state-of-the-art. On the occasion, a special munajat was offered seeking ...

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PM finds BNP regime’s involvement in Aug 21 attack

‘Khaleda had kept message ready to condole my death’ Dhaka, Aug 21 : Alleging that the then BNP-Jamaat government was involved in the grisly August 21 grenade attack in 2004, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said it is not possible to carry out an attack of such scale without government’s patronage. “Such an incident (grenade attack) cannot take place ...

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Mahbub Uz Zaman new Bangladesh envoy to China

Mahbub Uz Zaman. Dhaka, Aug 21 : The government has appointed Mahbub Uz Zaman, currently serving as Secretary (Asia and Pacific) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the new Bangladesh Ambassador to China. Zaman, a career foreign service officer, belongs to the 1985 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on ...

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Bangladesh HC in Delhi pays tributes to Aug 21 attack martyrs

Dhaka, Aug 21 : The Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday paid homage to the martyrs of the heinous grenade attack at an Awami League rally in 2004 at Bangabandhu Avenue, leaving at least 24 people killed, including Ivy Rahman, and hundreds others injured. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, then the opposition leader, survived the attack targeted against her, ...

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Aug 21 grenade attack case appeal hearing to start this year: Minister

Photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq talks to reporters at the Secretariat. Dhaka, Aug 21 : Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the appeal hearing in the August 21 grenade attack case will start within the next two to four months. “The verdict’s paper book is being prepared and it’ll be finalised very soon,” he told reporters at the Secretariat. ...

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Nation observing Aug 21 grenade attack anniversary

Dhaka, Aug 21 : The country is observing the 15th anniversary of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city with a heavy heart. Awami League and its associate bodies are marking the day as the ‘Grenade Attack Day’ with elaborate programmes. Besides, partners of 14-party alliance’s socio-cultural and professional organisations will observe the day ...

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