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PM joins Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020

Photo : PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 and Zayed Sustainability Prize Ceremony here. The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020 was formally opened at the ICC Hall of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition at 11am (local time). On her arrival at the venue, the Prime Minister was received by ...

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71 pc public hospitals violate tobacco law: Report

Photo : Courtesy The evidence of smoking such as cigarette butts and smell of smoke were found at 71 percent of public hospitals in Dhaka which goes against the Smoking and Tobacco Usage (Control) Act, according to a survey carried out by National Heart Foundation. The survey was conducted in 51 hospitals in Dhaka among which 45 percent had the ...

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No step to ensure level-playing field, alleges BNP

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday alleged that the Election Commission is not taking any step to ensure a level-playing field though their party candidates are being obstructed from carrying out electioneering ahead of the polls to two Dhaka city corporations. “The ruling party candidates are preventing our election campaign through attacks at different places. Our councillor candidates ...

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Mother, son killed as launches collide on Meghna River

  woman and her son were killed and 10 others were injured after a passenger launch hit another on the Meghna River in Majherchar area on early Monday in thick fog. The deceased were identified as Mahmuda, 25, wife of Rubel Hossain and their son Momin, 6, hailing from Mehendiganj of Barishal. Abu Taher, officer-in-charge of Chandpur River Police Station, ...

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Voting underway in Chattogram-8 by-polls

The voting in the Chattogram-8 constituency which fell vacant following the death of Moin Uddin Khan Badal is underway. The voting has begun at 9:00am and will continue uninterruptedly until 4:00pm on Monday. In the election, the ballots are being casted through electronic voting machines (EVMs).Six candidates, including Awami League’s Moslem Uddin Ahmed and BNP’s Abu Sufian, are contesting the ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaches Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Abu Dhabi on Sunday night on a three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend “Abu Dhabi Sustainable Week”, “Zayed Sustainable Awards Ceremony” and other programmes. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8.30 pm (local time). Bangladesh ...

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5 dead as bus crushes auto-rickshaw in Rajbari

At least five people, including two women, were killed two others injured as a bus ran over a CNG-run auto rickshaw at Charkhankhanapur area of Rajbari on Sunday afternoon. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Locals said the accident took place around 3:00pm when the speeding Dhaka bound Greenline Paribahan bus crushed the auto-rickshaw at the ...

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Countdown to 100 Years of Mujib begins

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Bangladesh High Commission in London organised a press briefing last Friday to announce the countdown of the 100 years of Banganandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth. High Commissioner for Bangladesh in the UK Syeda Muna Tasneem  briefed the journalists about celebrating the 100 Years of Mujib and took questions from them.   The High Commissioner told the journalists ...

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Prime Minister joins Bishwa Ijtema Akheri Munajat

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today joined the Akheri Munajat (final prayers) of the 55th Bishwa Ijtema as the first phase of the world’s largest Muslim congregation after the holy Hajj ended on the banks of the river Turag at Tongi Accompanied by her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, the prime minister took part in the munajat from her official Ganabhaban residence ...

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First-phase Biswa Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat

  The first phase of three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, ended here on Sunday through the Akheri Munajat (final prayers). Maulana Zubair Hassan, Bangladeshi leader of Tabligh Jamaat, conducted the final prayers from 11:06am. His followers took part in the first phase. Thousands of devotees raised their hands seeking divine forgiveness and blessings for ...

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