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2nd phase of Biswa Ijtema begins

The second phase of 54th Biswa  Ijtema has begun with “Aambayan” after Fazr prayers on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi in Gazipur on Sunday. After the departure of the Jubair’s followers from the Ijtema ground, the followers of Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi will take part in the Biswa Ijtema on Sunday and Monday and hold their ...

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Fire at Chattogram slum, nine dead

Photo: A deadly fire guts around 200 shanties of the Bheramarket slum in Chaktai area on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Chattogram, Feb 17 : At least nine people, including seven members of two families, were burned to death and several others injured as a deadly fire broke out at Bheramarket slum in Chaktai area early Sunday. Seven of the deceased ...

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Democracy is the biggest inclusive strategy: Planning minister

Photo: Planning Minster Muhammad Abdul Mannan speaks at the 4th SANEM annual Economists Conference-2019 titled ‘Governing New Challenges: Inclusive Development, Trade and Finance’ at Brac Centre Inn in the capital on Saturday, Feb 16, 2019. Dhaka, Feb 16 : Planning Minster Muhammad Abdul Mannan on Saturday said democracy is the biggest inclusive strategy to take the country forward. “We are ...

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Ashraf’s sister Zakia Nur takes oath as MP

Syeda Zakia Nur takes oath as a member of the 11th parliament from Kishoreganj-1 constituency on Saturday, Feb 16, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 16 : Syeda Zakia Nur, sister of late Public Administration Minister Syed Ashraful Islam, on Saturday took oath as a member of the 11th parliament from Kishoreganj-1 constituency. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath ...

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Over 100 Yaba traders surrender to police in Cox’s Bazar

Photo: Yaba traders formally surrender to police at Pilot High School ground in Teknaf on Saturday, 16 February 2019. Cox’s Bazar, Feb 16 : Over 100 Yaba traders, including 10 relatives of former MP Abdur Rahman Bodi, who have been kept at a police safe house, formally surrendered to police on Saturday. The surrender programme began at Pilot High School ...

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Bangladesh working relentlessly to establish inclusive society: Envoy

Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen speaks at the General Debate of the 57th Commission for Social Development (CSocD). Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 16 : Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the government is working relentlessly to establish an inclusive, just and equitable society through addressing ...

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Biswa Ijtema: Akheri Munajat of Jubair’s followers held

Gazipur, Feb 16 : The Akheri Munajat of the followers of Maulana Jubair Hassan of the 54th Biswa  Ijtema was held on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi here on Saturday. Maulana Jubair Hassan conducted the munajat from 10:42 am to 11:06 am. Obaidullah Khurshid conducted hedayati bayan. After the departure of the Jubair’s followers from the Ijtema ...

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Age limit for govt jobs to be 35 from March: Obaidul

Awami League (AL) Secretary General Obaidul Quader. File photo Dhaka, Feb 16 : Awami League (AL) Secretary General Obaidul Quader on Friday said the government is planning to announce 35 years to be the maximum age for applying for government jobs. “An announcement in this regard will be made in the next month,” said Obaidul, also Road, Transport and Bridges ...

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Poet Al Mahmud passes away

Prominent poet Al Mahmud. File photo Dhaka, Feb 15 : Prominent poet Al Mahmud passed away at a city hospital on Friday night. He was 82. The poet breathed his last at 11:05 pm at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ibn Sina Hospital in the city’s Dhanmondi area, said Abid Azam, the poet’s family friend and assistant. Earlier on ...

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Dhaka seeks OIC’s support for safe repatriation of Rohingyas

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has sought support of the member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for creating a conducive situation in Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people. “By opening our borders to the persecuted Rohingyas, Bangladesh has not only saved lives but also stabilised the entire region,” ...

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