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BNP against EC’s move to formulate PP registration law

BNP on Wednesday demanded the Election Commission postpone its move to formulate a new law over political party registration until the Covid-19 pandemic is over. BNP came up with the demand in a letter sent to the EC informing it about the party’s stance over the draft of the Political Party Registration Act, 2020. A BNP delegation, led by its ...

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152 Bangladeshi nationals return home from the UAE

A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines brought back152 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. “A US-Bangla special flight, carrying 152 stranded Bangladeshis, departed from Dubai at 2 am (local time) and landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 08:50 am,” said a press release. US-Bangla Airlines has operated the special flight under the auspices ...

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Mahbub Saleh new Bangladesh Ambassador to Belgium

The government has appointed Mahbub Hassan Saleh, currently serving as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC, as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium. Ambassador-designate Saleh is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS.) Foreign service cadre. In his 24-year distinguished diplomatic career, Saleh ...

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Buriganga launch capsize: One more body found; death toll reaches 33

Rescue workers recovered the body of a child from Buriganga on Tuesday noon, a day after a launch capsized in the river near Shyambazar of old Dhaka. The identity of the deceased could not be known yet. With this, the death toll from the boat accident stood at 33. However, the rescue operations are continuing for the second day after ...

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Parliament passes budget for 2020-21 FY

Parliament on Tuesday passed the Tk 568,000 crore national budget for the fiscal year 2020-21, with the slogan ‘Economic Transition and Pathway to Progress’. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal moved the Appropriations Bill, 2020 seeking a budgetary allocation of Tk 7,59,642.44 crore which was passed by voice vote. Following the proposal mooted in the House by the Finance Ministry for ...

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Case filed against 7 people over Buriganga launch capsize

A case has been filed accusing seven persons in connection with capsize of a launch in the Buriganga river on Monday that left 32 people dead. Cops filed the case with South Keraniganj police station early Tuesday accusing the people, including the owner of Mayur 2 launch Mosaddek Hanif Sowat, Assistant Superintendent of Police (Dhaka zone) Abul Kalam Azad of ...

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Man rescued alive after 12 hr of Burganga launch tragedy

A man has been rescued alive from the river Buriganga after about 12 hours of the tragic launch capsize incident that happened on Monday morning. Fire service men rescued him at around 10:00 pm tonight. The man is Sumon Bepary, 32, son of Sajol Bepary, of Abdullahpur in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj district. He is a fruit trader at Badamtoli. ...

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