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AL picks Atiqul Islam for DNCC mayoral race 

Awami League has picked Atiqul Islam, former president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), as the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-polls to the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor post. Awami League Local Government Parliamentary Board endorsed Atiqul Islam at a meeting held on Tuesday night with party president Sheikh Hasina in the chair, said AL general ...

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Clash during NCC hawker eviction drive; 50 hurt

At least 50 people, including seven policemen and five journalists, were injured in a clash between hawkers and the followers of Narayanganj City Corporation Mayor Selina Hayat Ivy during an eviction drive at Chashara intersection of the city on Tuesday afternoon. Police said Ivy along with the NCC officials and locals was heading towards Chashara intersection around 4:45 pm to ...

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Singer Shammi Akhtar passes away

National award-winning singer Shammi Akhtar passed away here on Tuesday afternoon. She was 62. Shammi who had long been suffering from cancer breathed her last around 4:20pm while being taken to a city hospital, said her husband Akramul Islam, also a singer. She left behind husband, a son and a host of relatives and well-wishers to mourn her death. The ...

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BNP nominates Tabith as mayor candidate

BNP has nominated Tabith Awal as its mayoral candidate for contesting the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir made the announcement at a press conference at the party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in the capital on Monday night. “The BNP nomination board has nominated Tabith Awal to contest the DNCC by-polls ...

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Another cold spell likely in last week of January

Another spell of mild to moderate cold wave is likely to hit the country in the last week of this month. ‘The current spell of mild cold wave is likely to continue over some regions of the country throughout the month of January. But the current spell of the cold wave may turn into mild to moderate one in the ...

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Govt to fund Dhaka-Sylhet 4-lane highway project

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said that Dhaka-Sylhet Highway’s four-lane project will be implemented using state fund as China refused to finance it. The Minister said this at a press conference held in the NEC conference room of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Monday (January 15). This press conference was organized to discuss ‘Bangladesh Development Forum-2018.’ Muhit said, “There are some ...

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Pranab pays tributes to Bangabandhu

Eds: Lead to follow Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday visited Bangabandhu Museum and paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He signed visitors’ book there after visiting the Museum.  State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, among others, was present.  Pranab, a great friend of Bangladesh who arrived here on Sunday, is now ...

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Cabinet okays draft of Ride Sharing Services Guideline

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of Ride Sharing Services Guideline-2017 to bring the app-based transport services under a framework. “The cabinet endorsed the draft of the Ride Sharing Services Guideline- 2017 notifying 11 conditions,” Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam told a press briefing at Secretariat after the meeting.

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600bn cubic feet gas found at Bhola’s Bhedoria Gas Field

Some 600 billion cubic feet of gas were found at Bhedoria gas-field in Bhola, said cabinet secretary M Shafiul Alam said on Monday. “The Prime Minister was informed at the cabinet meeting today that some 600 billion cubic feet of gas was found in the gas-field of Bhedoria in Bhola,” he told a press briefing at the secretariat after the ...

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Bangladesh attractive place for investment: Pranab

Now passing time reading books, he says Visiting former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said Bangladesh is now an attractive place for investment. Pranab Mukherjee said this when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban. After the meeting, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters. Pranab Mukherjee said he had been involved in politics ...

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