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16th anniversary of Aug 21 grenade attacks Friday

The 16th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) anti-terrorism rally in the capital on August 21 in 2004 will be observed on Friday with heavy hearts. The gruesome grenade attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League (AL) on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on August 21 in 2004 aiming to bankrupt ...

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Goplaganj UNO tests positive for coronavirus

Md Sadikur Rahman Khan, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Goplaganj, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The UNO gave his sample for COVID-19 test at Gopalganj Chest Disease Hospital on Wednesday and the results came back positive for the virus in the same day. Md Monwar Hossain, assistant commissioner (land) and executive magistrate of Gopalganj, confirmed this information to media on ...

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Bangladesh always a priority for India: Shringla on Covid vaccine

‘We must continue our strong bilateral relationship’ Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday said India is now at an advanced stage of developing COVID-19 vaccine saying friends, partners and neighbours will get priority once it is developed. “For us, Bangladesh is always a priority,” he told reporters after a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Masud Bin Momen at ...

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Zia was just ‘footnote’ of history, not a hero: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was “just a footnote of history” and a footnote can never be a hero of the history. “He (Zia) was the reader of the Declaration of Independence and a reader can never be the proclaimer of independence,” he said while addressing a view-exchange meeting through videoconferencing from ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 41 more die, 2,747 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 41 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 3,781. Another 2,747 coronavirus patients found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 285,091. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. Health authorities reported that another ...

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Nasim’s son collects AL’s nomination form for by-elections in Sirajganj-1

Tanvir Shakil Joy, son of former Awami League presidium member and former health minister Mohammad Nasim, has collected nomination form for Awami League to contest by-election to Sirajganj-1 constituency. Shakil, the former MP, collected the nomination paper from the party President Sheikh Hasina’s political office in the capital’s Dhanmondi on Wednesday. Sirajganj-1 constituency fell vacant following the death of the ...

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2 Bangladeshi siblings among 3 killed in USA road crash

Three people, including two Bangladeshi siblings were killed and two others injured in a road accident in Rochester area of USA on early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Mojammel Haque Russel, 30 and his younger brother Hilmel Haque Joy, 24, both of them hailed from Nandail upazila of Mymensingh. The another deceased USA national Charls Bargarstoke, 81, The injured ...

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Corona infected Raozan MP Fazle Karim being taken to Dhaka

Coronavirus infected MP A. B. M. Fazle Karim Chowdhury from Raozan constituency, also former acting President of Chattogram North District Awami League, is being taken to Evercare Hospital in the capital for better treatment. Faraz Karim, son of the MP, confirmed the matter to media. Karim, President of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Railways ministry, was found Covid-19 positive on ...

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Shringla holds meeting with PM Hasina, foreign secretary

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian External Affairs secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held a meeting discussing various bilateral issues on Tuesday. They also talked about scope for trial of a Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh and discussed ways to further improve the relations between two next-door neighbours. Shringla, who came to Dhaka on Tuesday in a surprise visit amid the corona ...

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ECNEC approves road widening project to boost Bangladesh-India trade

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved on Tuesday a Taka 845.53 crore project to widen the Baroiarhat-Heyako-Ramgarh Road in a bid to boost import and export as well as trade and commerce between neighboring India and Bangladesh. The approval came from the 5th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY21) held virtually with ECNEC Chairperson ...

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