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Bangladesh will stay beside India if attacked: Home Minister

       4th October, 2016 Bangladesh will stay beside India if the neighbouring country is attacked following the ongoing tension with Pakistan, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Tuesday. The home minister made the comment while replying to a query about Bangladesh’s stance on the current unrest situation between India and Pakistan. The tension surfaced following the recent Uri ...

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Chief justice calls on president at Bangabhaban

Oct 04,2016  The chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the president, Abdul Hamid, at Bangabhaban. During the meeting, the chief justice apprised the president of various activities of the Supreme Court. He highlighted shortage of offices and accommodation of the judges across the country and sought the President’s cooperation to resolve the issues. The ...

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ECNEC approves 8 projects worth Tk 3,488.20 crore

  4th October, 2016 The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved the ‘Procurement of 200 MG passenger coaches for Bangladesh Railway’ project with Tk 927.52 crore, aiming to provide modern, safe and improved services to the commuters.   The approval came from the 9th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC ...

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India-Bangladesh border to get new layer of fence

India and Bangladesh have has decided to erect a new fence to surround over 250 villages ahead of the present barbed-wire fence along the international border .The decision was taken at the bi-annual Director General-level talks between the BSF and its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) which concluded in Delhi on Tuesday, PTI reports. ‘We have taken a major decision ...

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Khaleda, Tarique, Irad Ahmed face case for ‘threatening PM Hasina with death’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and National Executive Committee member Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiky have been accused of threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with death in a case under the ICT Act. The charges also include making derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on social media, according to the details of the case filed by Chittagong city ...

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Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina share ‘a very good chemistry’: Indian spokesperson

India’s official spokesperson Vikas Swarup has said that Bangladesh and India have become “model neighbours” and the two prime ministers share “a very good chemistry”. He said they were looking forward to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the upcoming BRICS summit in Goa from Oct 15 where India has invited all leaders of the seven-member BIMSTEC regional grouping that ...

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Students block road demanding arrest of attacker on Nargis

Students of Murari Chand College in Sylhet went out on demonstration blocking Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Tuesday morning, demanding to arrest Badrul Alam, a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader, who stabbed college student Khadija Akter Nargis on Monday. The protesting students took position on the highway around 10:00am demanding justice and trial of Khadija’s attacker. Meanwhile, the victim was shifted to Square Hospital in Dhaka ...

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Two Bangladeshis win the Aga Khan award for architecture

Marina Tabassum and Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury have won the award for the design of Dhaka’s Bait Ur Rouf Mosque and Gaibandha’s Friendship Centre, respectively. The $1 million prize is awarded every three years. The award was institutionalised in 1977 by King Aga Khan and has since become an annual ritual “to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the ...

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US hails Bangladesh’s efforts to control terrorism during security dialogue

The fifth round of the Bangladesh-US security dialogue held in Dhaka has lauded the government’s efforts against terrorism, particularly after the July 1 attack. The day-long dialogue on Sunday covered all issues related to security partnership between the countries including strategic priorities and regional security issues, defence cooperation, civilian security cooperation, UN peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism. According ...

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Nation celebrates Sheikh Hasina’s 70th birthday tomorrow

27th September, 2016 The nation will celebrate tomorrow the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League.   On this day in 1947, Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest of the five children of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara of Gopalganj in Faridpur.   Marking ...

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