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Former military ruler HM Ershad passes away

HM Ershad. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, July 14 : Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad, who was ousted in 1990 after his nine years of autocratic rule, died on Sunday morning while undergoing treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka. He was 89. Ershad, also the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and a five-time MP, breathed his last at 7:45am, ...

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Imran, Indira take oath of office

Photo: PID Dhaka, July 13 : State Minister Imran Ahmad, who was promoted to a full minister, and newly appointed State Minister Fazilatunnesa Indira took oath of office on Saturday. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath to them at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban in the evening. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam conducted the oath-taking ceremony. The ceremony began around ...

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Korean PM in city; talks with Hasina Sunday

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the South Korean Prime Minister upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, July 13 : South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon arrived here on Saturday on a three-day official visit seeking greater engagements between the two countries to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen ...

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BNP wants President to arrange dialogue to end rape, killing culture

Photo: BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain speaks at a discussion at Jtiya Press Club on Saturday. Dhaka, July 13 : BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday urged President Abdul Hamid to take steps for holding a national dialogue to get rid of the growing incidents of rape and killing across the country. “The incidents of rape, killing ...

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Won’t tolerate corruption, warns PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo Dhaka, Jul 13 : Reaffirming that corruption will not be tolerated, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the top government officials to keep more vigil against corruption so that this menace does not affect the country’s development in any way. “We’ll never tolerate this (corruption), all will be held responsible for their own ...

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Oath-taking of two cabinet members this evening

Dhaka, July 13 : One full minister and state minister are set to be sworn in on Saturday at Bangabahban presidential palace at about 7.30 pm, a spokesman said. “All necessary preparations have been completed to hold the swearing-in of new cabinet members at the Darbar Hall,” President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told the media. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ...

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Work to retain developing country status: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a joint meeting of Awami League advisory council and Central Working Committee at her official residence Ganobhaban. Photo: PID Dhaka, Jul 12 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday emphasised strengthening political and organisational power apart from the people’s support to retain the recognition of developing country status. “For retaining the status of developing ...

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Flood situation worsens in 7 districts

Teesta, Dharla, Kushiara flowing above danger level Dhaka, July 12 : The flood situation has worsened in Lalmonirhat, Sylhet, Sherpur, Bogura, Netrakona, Habiganj and Rangpur districts due to heavy rains and onrush of water from the upstream, rendering many people homeless. In Lalmonirhat, 25,000 families remained marooned as many villages in five upazilas of the district went under water with ...

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Cox’s Bazar fishing trawler capsize: Death toll reaches 9

The bodies of three more fishermen, who were aboard a storm-tossed fishing vessel in the Bay of Bengal, have washed up on the shore of Cox’s Bazar raising the death toll to nine. The bodies were found at Hoanak and Himchhari points in Maheshkhali on Friday. Earlier, on Wednesday, bodies of six fishermen were found near the Seagull Point.Seven of ...

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