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Prime Minister visits separated conjoined twins at CMH

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has visited the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) to see the three-year-old conjoined twins – Rabeya and Rukaya, whose skulls and brains were separated though a marathon 30-hour operation at the hospital. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim  disclosed the information through a press release on Sunday. During the visit, the premier enquired of their current condition.Earlier, she visited ...

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Dengue outbreak: Govt confirms 40 deaths

Photo: Dengue situation at Mugda Medical College Hospital. Dengue outbreak: Govt confirms 40 deaths Dhaka, Aug 11 : The government on Sunday raised the dengue death toll to 40. Thirty-nine of the deaths were recorded at hospitals in Dhaka City. The other one was reported from Dhaka Division (outside the capital), the Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room of ...

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Quader says sorry for home-goers’ sufferings on highways

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. File photo Dhaka, Aug 11 : Expressing sorrow for Eid holidaymakers’ sufferings on highways amid gridlocks, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the situation will improve this afternoon. “As a minister, I can’t shirk the responsibility for people’s sufferings,” he said while talking to reporters after visiting Sayedabad bus ...

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35-km tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway; home-goers suffer

Hundreds of home bound Eid travelers went through acute suffering as they got stuck in a 35km-long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail Highway on Sunday morning. The traffic started from eastern side of the Bangabandhu Bridge and concluded at Korotia Bypass of Tangail, witnesses said. Tangail Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjib Kumar Rai said the gridlock, was created due to heavy pressure ...

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Eid being celebrated in several districts following Saudi Arabia

A large number of Muslims at places across Bangladesh are celebrating the Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, amid enthusiasm in accordance with Saudi Arabia on Sunday. More than forty-five thousand people are observing Eid-ul-Azha on Sunday in accordance with Saudi Arabia in 80 places of 10 upazilas under Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Jhalakati and Barguna. They ...

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1,584 cops, their relatives fall prey to dengue

Dhaka, Aug 11 : As the city is in the grip of dengue outbreak, at least 1,584 police personnel and their family members have been affected by the mosquito-borne disease over the last three months, official sources said. Besides, they said, a police officer and the wife of a senior official died of the deadly disease in the capital. Most ...

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Only prayer mats and umbrellas allowed at Eidgah: DMP

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Miah said on Saturday the devotees (musallis) would be allowed to enter the Jatiya Eidgah to offer prayers of Eid-ul-Azha with only prayer mats (jainamaj) and umbrella. “We have taken several steps for security in and around the Jatiya Eidgah in the capital and the musallis will be allowed to carry only prayer ...

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Travellers enjoying smooth journey on Dhaka-Ctg, Dhaka-Sylhet highways

The holidaymakers of Chattogram and Sylhet divisions are enjoying smooth journey while returning to their ancestral homes on Saturday by bus to celebrate the festival with their near and dear ones. While visiting traffic congestion-prone Narayanganj area of the highway, different transports were seen plying normally on the highway. The highways become free from traffic congestion after the opening of ...

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Minister Dipu Moni’s husband Tawfique Newaz hospitalised

Tawfique Nawaz, husband of Education Minister Dipu Moni undergoing treatment in a hospital in city for severe illness following a brain stroke. Nawaz, 72, a prominent Supreme Court lawyer, had been unconscious for three weeks since he suffered the stroke on July 17 Abdul Alim Khan, Private Secretary of Education minister Dipu Moni confirmed the news.Family members of Nawaz, a trustee ...

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Int’l Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today

Dhaka, Aug 9 : Members of ethnic groups around the globe are observing the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Friday with the theme ‘Indigenous Languages’. On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided in its resolution 49/214 that the day shall be observed on August 9 every year. This year’s aim is to highlight the ...

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