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Ex-MP Yusuf of Chittagong passes away

Former lawmaker and veteran Awami League leader and freedom fighter Mohammad Yusuf of Chittagong died at combined Military Hospital in the capital this morning. He was 69. Yousuf, who was elected to parliament from his Rangunia constituency on the outskirts of the port city of Chittagong in 1991 general elections, died of old age complications, family and party sources said. ...

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PM for multipurpose use of tea

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested multipurpose use of tea apart from being just as a popular healthy drink saying, the government wants Bangladesh tea to go on across the world. “We can produce soap, shampoo, lotion from tea which are getting huge popularity in the whole world,” she said inaugurating Bangladesh Tea Expo in city’s International Convention City Bashundhara ...

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UAE to take more manpower from Bangladesh: Mannan

Although there was sluggish trend in manpower export to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the last couple of years, the gulf nation is likely to recruit more manpower from Bangladesh soon. “They’ve (UAE) assured us that recruitment of more manpower from Bangladesh is under consideration. I think if UAE recruits Bangladeshi workers more in the coming days, it would ...

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Muhit to retire on December

Finance Minister AMA Muhith, on Saturday said that he will be retiring from politics by December this year. He came up with the declaration while speaking at a function in a city hotel on Saturday noon. “I will retire from politics in December,” said Muhith, who has presented 10 budgets as finance minister of Bangladesh. He also suggested AQM Badruddoza ...

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BNP begins signature collection from mass people

BNP on Saturday began collecting signatures from mass people demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir launched the  programme from its Naya Paltan central office in the morning. Standing Committee members of the party put their signatures on a form as part of the programme. On Friday, they announced to ...

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Bangladeshi woman killed in US road crash

A Bangladesh women was killed on Wednesday night after she was struck by a car while crossing a street in Chicago. Bina Chowdhury, 42, a resident of Hoffman Avenue in Park Ridge area, was crossing Potter Road north of Farrell Avenue just after 6pm (local time) when she was hit by a car, reports local newspaper The Chicago Tribune quoting ...

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Repatriation: BD hands over list of 8,032 Rohingyas

BD-Myanmar meeting Feb 20 to take back people from zero line Bangladesh has handed over a list of 1673 families of 8032 Rohingays to Myanmar to start the first phase of repatriation of the displaced people living in Bangladesh to their homeland in Rakhine. “The Myanmar side has cordially accepted the list,” Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told reporters on ...

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100 shops gutted in Ctg fire 

At least 100 shops, including 15 furniture showrooms, were gutted as a fire broke out in a market in City Gate area beside Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Friday morning. Sarwer Jahan, an operator of Agrabad fire service control room, said that the fire broke out in the market around 8:30am. On information, 13 vehicles of five firefighting units from Agrabad, Bandar, ...

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Govt maneuvering to keep Khaleda in jail: Moudud  

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday alleged that the government is buying time as part of its trick to give a certified copy of the verdict against their party chairperson Khaleda Zia in a graft case only to prolong her stay in jail. Speaking at a discussion here, Moudud warned that people will give a befitting reply through ballots ...

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President wants Myanmar to ensure safe return of Rohingyas

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged Myanmar to take steps so that the displaced Rohingyas can return to their homeland in Rakhine with dignity and safety. He also requested them to create a congenial atmosphere and build confidence in this regard. President Hamid came up with the call when a seven-member delegation, led by Myanmar Home Minister Lt Gen Kyaw ...

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