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Biswa Ijtema moves into 2nd day : 3 devotees die

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema entered the second day today (Saturday) at Tongi on the outskirts of Dhaka. The three-day Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the hajj, began after Fazr prayers on Friday. Meanwhile, three devotees, including a Malaysian citizen, have died at the Ijtema ground in three days due to old-age complications and illness. The ...

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Malaysian devotee dies at Biswa Ijtema

A Malaysian devotee died at Biswa Ijtema ground in Tongi on Friday night. Giyas Uddian, another devotee, said Nurhan Bin Abdur Rahman, hailing from Malaysia, fell sick on completion of his ablution for players at night. He later died on the way to hospital.

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Next election as per constitution: PM

Making it clear that the next general election will be held as per the Constitution, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday expressed her high optimism that all the parties registered with the Election Commission will take part in the polls for upholding the country’s democratic process. “As per the Constitution, the 11th parliamentary elections will be held at the end ...

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3 kids among 4 Rohingyas killed in Cox’s Bazar fire

Four Rohingyas, including three children and a woman, were killed in a fire at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia upazila early Friday. The deceased were identified as Nur Saba, 25, wife of Abdur Rahim, her daughter Dilshan Bibi, 5, Amin Sharif, 3, and Anjuman, 5. They took shelter in the camp fleeing persecution by Myanmar army in Rakhine State. Mohammad ...

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Bangabandhu-1 to be launched between March 26-31: Mustafa Jabbar

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ICT) Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Friday said Bangabandhu-1, the country’s first satellite project, will be launched in between March 26 to March 31 from Cape Carnival Launch Pad in Florida, USA. The minister came up with the deadline while addressing as the chief guest at a programme at BCC Auditorium at Agargaon Tower in the ...

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Three killed at Nakhalpara ‘militant den’

Three alleged militants were killed and two members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) were injured after the law enforcers carried out a drive at a suspected militant hideout at West Nakhalpara in the city early Friday. Tipped off that a gang of militants were staying on the fourth floor of a six-storey building at West Nakhalpara, a Rab team cordoned ...

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Tower Hamlets Council Speaker meets PM

Visiting Speaker of UK Tower Hamlets Council Sabina Akhtar on Thursday evening paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s Jatiya Sangsad office in the city. The Prime Minister appreciated her for being first Bangladeshi-origin female Speaker of Tower Hamlets as well as her contribution to the wellbeing of Bangladeshi diaspora community in London as a ...

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Tower Hamlets speaker praises Bangladesh’s development

Visiting Tower Hamlets Council Speaker of London Sabina Akhtar on Thursday highly praised Bangladesh’s stunning development in different sectors, especially education and women empowerment, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “I’m very much amazed to see the development activities in Bangladesh under your leadership,” the Tower Hamlets speaker told Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when she called on ...

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US eyes wider trade ties with BD; energy on focus

The United States is giving a serious look at Bangladesh to expand its trade and investment ties with a special focus on oil, gas and energy sector as Bangladesh offers huge potentials in this area, says a US official. The US companies, however, find some issues of concerns, including business registration, regulations and infrastructure that they hope the government will ...

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Stay united for country’s development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called upon all to remain united to expedite the development of the country to materialise the dreams of the Father of the Nation. “InshAllah, we’ll build this country as hunger- and poverty-free Bangladesh as dreamt by the Father of the Nation…this is our vow today. We’ll build the country… I urge the people of ...

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