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ASEM calls for durable solution to Rohingya crisis

Foreign Ministers of ASEM member countries have called for a “durable solution” to the Rohingya crisis creating the conditions conducive for “safe, dignified, sustainable and voluntary” return of the Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State. They also underlined the importance of ensuring accountability in this regard, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. State Minister for Foreign ...

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UK makes visa process for Bangladeshis more modern, efficient

UK Visas and Immigration made the UK visa process for Bangladeshis safer, more modern and efficient by introducing the option to use card and online transactions to pay for a UK visa application effective from Tuesday. This change improves the previous model where cash was the only way to pay for a UK visa application, giving customers greater choice during ...

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‘It’s unprecedented,’ says Khaleda about her bail denial

Khaleda Zia’s sister Selima talks to reporters after the meeting with BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at BSMMU on Monday, Dec 16, 2019. Photo: Courtesy BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has described her bail denial by the apex court in Zia Charitable Trust graft case as ‘unprecedented’, said her sister on Monday. The BNP chief made the remarks when her relatives met ...

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Prime Minister pays homage to Bangabandhu on Victory Day

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the 49th Victory Day. The premier paid the homage by placing a wreath at the portrait of Father of the Nation in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the capital this morning. She stood in solemn ...

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Victory Day observed in Japan

The 49th Victory Day of Bangladesh was observed in Tokyo, Japan on Monday with due respect and festivity. Different activities were organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh. The programmes began with hoisting of the national flag with national anthem at the embassy premises in the morning. Chargé d’affaires Dr Sahida Akter hoisted the flag while all the officials and representatives ...

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President, PM pay tributes to war heroes on Victory Day

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have paid rich tributes to the martyrs of the Liberation War by placing wreaths at the National Memorial in Savar; marking the 49th Victory Day. After placing the wreaths on Monday morning, the president and the prime minister stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to ...

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Gazipur fan factory fire leaves at least 10 dead

At least 10 people have been killed in a fire incident at a fan factory at Keshorita in Sadar upazila in Gazipur on Sunday. According to the Fire Service and Civil Defence, the fire started on the second floor of the three-storey factory of Luxury Fan in Kashorita under Baria union in Sadar Upazila around 5:30 pm on Sunday, reports ...

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Want to develop well-trained armed force: PM

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government wants to develop a professional and well-trained armed force for Bangladesh to keep pace with the constantly-changing world. “We’re well aware of what are needed for the country and when, and we’re taking measures accordingly. Because, we want to develop a professional and well-trained armed force,” she said. The ...

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Govt finally publishes list of 10,789 Razakars

In the first phase, the government on Sunday published a list of 10,789 Razakars who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the War of Liberation in 1971. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque released the list at a press briefing at his ministry. Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the number of genuine freedom fighters is not ...

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Three more Keraniganj fire victim die, death toll climbs to 17

More three victims of Keraniganj plastic factory fire succumbed to their injuries at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Sunday morning, taking the death toll from the incident to 17. The deceased were identified as Rajjak, 42, son of late Abdur Rashid, resident of Hijtala Chunkuthia area of Keraniganj, ...

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