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Bangladesh-Myanmar JWG first meeting Jan 15

Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to sign a ‘Physical Arrangement’ deal on January 15, with a vow to sending back the Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar. The Joint Working Group (JWG), a body formed between the two neighboring countries for handling the Rohingya repatriation process, is expected to hold the first meeting on the same day. Bangladesh Foreign ...

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Cold wave grips much of Bangladesh

A mild cold wave is sweeping across Bangladesh sending the temperature to as low as 6.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday — the lowest in this winter. According to the met office, a ridge of sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining northwestern part of Bangladesh caused the drop in temperature. It said the cold wave may continue for ...

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Ex-AL leader Torab Ali who was acquitted in Peelkhana massacre trial dies

Former local Awami League leader Torab Ali, who was acquitted in the Peelkhana massacre trial, has died. He was among the 12 people acquitted from the charges by the High Court last year. Ali, who had served as the president of ruling party’s Hazarbagh Unit in Dhaka, was one of the two politicians convicted to life in prison by the ...

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PM opens country’s first-ever 6-lane flyover in Feni

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the country’s first-ever six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni district. She opened the flyover from her official residence Ganobhaban through a videoconference. The construction work on the project began on April 1 in 2015 and completed six months ahead of its scheduled time. The length of the flyover is 660 meters while the ...

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Kuwait Army chief praises BD Army for Sreemangal rescue operation

Chief of Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces Lt Gen Mohammad Khaled Al Khadher on Thursday highly appreciated Bangladesh Army personnel for their quick rescue operation after the emergency landing of Bangladesh Air Force helicopter carrying him and 15 others in Sreemangal on Wednesday. “The capability of the Bangladesh Army personnel in the rescue is highly appreciable… they came for the ...

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Prime Minister inaugurates Noakhali flood control project

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is making constant efforts for overall development of the country and steps are being taken in this regard. She said this while inaugurating Noakhali flood control project for mitigating water-logging, flood control and drainage system of the district through video conference from her Ganabhaban residence on Thursday. “Our utmost goal is to ...

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Former secretary Mosharraf made NBR chairman

The government has appointed former senior secretary of Industries Ministry Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan as the chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) and senior secretary of the Internal Resources Division. The veteran bureaucrat has been appointed on a two-year contract, according a public administration ministry order released on Wednesday (Jan 3). Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan will be replacing Md. Nojibur ...

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Cabinet reshuffle: Portfolios of 6 ministers, jr ministers changed : New 3 ministers get portfolios

In a reshuffle in the cabinet, the government on Wednesday reallocated the portfolios of six ministers and state ministers and gave portfolios to three new ministers, aiming to infuse further dynamism into the administration. Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam said Civil Aviation Minister and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon was given the portfolio of Social Welfare Ministry, while Anisul Islam Mahmud, who ...

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Shahjahan Kamal’s portfolio is Civil Aviation

The new ministers and the state minister have given portfolios. The notification on the distribution of portfolios was issued on Wednesday (January 03). AKM Shahjahan Kamal, MP of Laxmipur-3 constituency, was given the charge of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism. The newly appointed minister himself confirmed the matter to Reporter. Three new faces were included in the Sheikh ...

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New Minister Narayan Chandra attends cabinet meeting

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayon Chandra Chanda, who took oath as the full minister on January 2, has attended the cabinet meeting Wednesday (January 3). The meeting began at 10 am at the Prime Minister’s Office. The minister’s personal secretary Makhan Lal Shil confirmed the matter to Reporter. Narayon Chandra is also pre-scheduled to leave for India for ...

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