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24 gold bars seized at Benapole

Benapole, May 11 : Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized 24 gold bars, weighing 2.7 kgs, from Ghiba in Benapole port area here on Thursday night. Acting on information, a team of BGB-49 conducted a drive in the area and recovered 24 gold bars, wrapped in a plastic paper, around 10:30 am, said Commanding officer of ...

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Launching Bangabandhu-1: SpaceX to try again Friday

Official photo of Bangabandhu-1 and Falcon9 vertical from SpaceX. Florida, May 11 : SpaceX, the US company handling the launch of Bangabandhu-1, country’s first geostationary communications satellite into orbit, has sought to assure Bangladeshi officials that the rocket will be launched around 4:14 pm (local time) on Friday. This was after the original launch scheduled for Thursday was aborted by ...

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Countdown for Bangabandhu-1 launch begins

Florida, May 10 : The countdown for the much-sought launch of Bangladesh’s first satellite, Bangabandhu-1, has begun as all the necessary preparations in this regard have been completed. The authorities concerned, including Bangladesh delegation and SpaceX, held a review meeting in New York over the launching preparation on Wednesday morning (local time). State Minister for Information Tarana Halim, State Minister ...

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Tk 4,395cr new allocation for Padma bridge, Tk 3,902cr for metro rail

Dhaka Office : The government has approved Tk 1,73,000 crore Annual Developmental Program (ADP) for the next fiscal year with an aim to mobilize implementation works of 10 mega projects. According to the new ADP, the government has allocated additional funding of Tk 4,395 crore for Padma bridge project and Tk 3,902 crore for metro rail project with an aim ...

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Khaleda’s bail in Zia Charitable Trust graft case extended till June 4

   A Dhaka court on Thursday extended bail of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia until June 4 in Zia Charitable Trust corruption case.   Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of the Special Judge Court-5 passed the order in the afternoon after hearing the arguments of both sides.   Khaleda, however, could not attend to the court from jail today on the plea ...

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SC asks EC to hold GCC polls by June 28

Dhaka, May 10 : The Appellate Division on Thursday asked the Election Commission to hold the Gazipur City Corporation Election (GCC) by June 28. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, revoked the HC order that stayed the GCC election for three months. The Appellate Division passed the order after hearing three separate ...

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5 hurt as two launches collide at Sadarghat

  Keraniganj, May 10 : Five people were injured in a head-on collision between two launches on the Buriganga River near Sadarghat Launch Terminal in the city on Thursday. Alamgir Kabir, joint director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), said the incident took place around 8:02 am when Dhaka-bound ‘MV Sabbir-2’ from Nazirpur’s Gosairhat collided head-on with Barishal-bound ‘MV ...

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Riaz Uddin Fakir sentenced to death for war crimes

Riaz Uddin Fakir of Mymensingh. Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 10 : The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Thursday sentenced Riaz Uddin Fakir of Mymensingh to death for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A three-member bench of ICT led by Justice Md Shahinur Islam pronounced the verdict. Earlier on Wednesday, the ICT set Thursday for delivering the judgment ...

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Dhaka turns dark at midday

 Dhaka, May 10 : Residents of Dhaka again experienced darkness of night at midday on Thursday morning Clouds completely overshadowed on the Dhaka sky around 11:00am. Suddenly, it turned into an almost invisible darkness. The situation astounded the commuters and those who were staying at homes and offices.Then, it started raining with thunder shower. Vehicles on the road were found running ...

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National Professor Nurul Islam succumbs to old age

National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam. Photo:Collected Dhaka, May 10 : Noted litterateur and National Professor Mustafa Nurul Islam passed away here on Wednesday night due to old-age complications. He was 92.  Nurul Islam breathed his last at his residence around 9pm. The academic was honored as a National Professor of Bangladesh in 2011 while he was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1981 ...

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