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JS reserved seats: Newly elected woman MPs sworn in

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administeres the oath to the newly elected MPs at the oath-taking room of the Jatiya Sangsad. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 20 : The newly elected Members of Parliament to the seats reserved for women in the 11th parliament were sworn in on Wednesday morning. Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to the newly ...

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PM returns home after Germany, UAE visits

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home on Wednesday morning, wrapping up her weeklong visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:30am, according to the airport officials. The flight departed Abu Dhabi International Airport for Dhaka at early hours ...

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Dubai Vice President promises investments in Bangladesh

United Arab Emirates considers Bangladesh as the new destination for investments, said one official while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits the Middle Eastern country. Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said the UAE has also shown interest to look into Bangladesh’s manpower resource for labour markets. Shahidul and Hasina’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the media after a meeting between Prime ...

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16,000 cops to be deployed on Language Day

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Tuesday announced plans for deploying 16,000 police personnel during International Mother Language Day on February 21. He announced this at a press briefing on security measures for events at the Central Shaheed Minar. “A four-tier security arrangement, comprised of around 16,000 police personnel, will be implemented on International Mother Language Day,” DMP ...

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New strategies worked out to deal with Rohingya issue: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam speaks to media at State guesthouse Padma on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Feb 19 : State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Tuesday said the government has worked out some new strategies after reviewing the overall situation to deal with the Rohingya repatriation issue. “We’ve worked out ...

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‘Sunflower’, a hybrid solar-powered boat to be launched in Bangladesh

It can run nonstop for three days on a single charge, designer claims French-born Bangladeshi Yves Marre, the managing director of Taratari Shipyard speaks at a media briefing at Chattogram Press Club on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Chattogram, Feb 19 : ‘Sunflower’, a solar-powered hybrid boat, will soon be launched in Bangladesh by Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy and Chattogram-based ...

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49 women MPs to be sworn in Wednesday

Dhaka, Feb 19 : The newly elected 49 Members of Parliament to the seats reserved for women in the 11th parliament will be sworn in on Wednesday. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 10:30 am at the oath-taking room of the national parliament, said a press release issued Tuesday. The election commission published an official gazette with the names ...

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Biswa Ijtema ends with Saad followers’ Akheri Munajat

Photo: Thousands of devotees throng Tongi Ijtema field on the bank of the Turag river to join the final prayers on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Gazipur, Feb 19 : The five-day long 54th Biswa Ijtema concluded following Akheri Munajat (final prayer) with the participation of followers of Indian Islamic preacher Mawlana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi on the bank of the ...

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Play a responsible role: President to media

President Abdul Hamid speaking at an award-giving ceremony on Monday, February 18, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Feb 18 : President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the media to play a responsible role by following journalistic codes and prioritising national interests. “Media, democracy and development are complimentary to each other. One is stagnant without the other,” he said at an award-giving ...

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Avijit murder case: Police prepare chargesheet accusing six

Dhaka, Feb 18 : Police have prepared a chargesheet accusing six people, including sacked Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of the banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, in a case filed over the murder of blogger Avijit Roy. Monirul Islam, the chief of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTT) unit, came up with the information at ...

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