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‘Use of Bangla, Bengali culture decreasing gradually’

  Photo: Prominent Journalist Abdul Momen speaking at a programme arranged by Bangla Academy at its Rabindra Chattar marking the observation of the first day of Bangla New Year on Saturday.  Dhaka Office : Mentioning that celebration of Pahela Baishakh has increased over the years, Prominent Journalist Abdul Momen on Saturday said the use of Bangla and Bengali culture is ...

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US envoy for religious freedom to visit Bangladesh

  File Photo : Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownbac.  Bangladesh Desk : Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback will visit Bangladesh this week to hold series of meetings and meet Rohingyas here. He will discuss religious freedom with government officials, civil society representatives, and a range of leaders representing both majority and minority ...

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Pahela Baishakh being celebrated

Photo: Artistes of Chhayanat perform at the Ramna Botomul welcoming Pohela Boishakh on Saturday.  Mirror Desk :  Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, is being celebrated amid traditional festivities and enthusiasm across the country on Saturday. The festivities began at dawn with the artistes from Chhayanaut welcoming the day with Tagore’s famous song ‘Esho hey Baishakh, esho, esho ...

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6 Bangladeshis killed in Riyadh fire

  Rescuers taking a fire victim to a hospital in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Friday. Photo: Twitter Mirror Desk : At least six Bangladeshis among seven were killed in a fire at a residential building occupied by expatriate workers in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Friday. Confirming the incident, Golam Moshi, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina flies to KSA, UK Sunday

Dhaka Office : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here on Sunday on an eight-day official visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. A Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for Dammam in Saudi Arabia in the afternoon on Sunday. The flight is scheduled to reach ...

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Rohingya Repatriation: BD, UNHCR to sign MoU in Geneva today

  Bangladesh Desk :  Bangladesh and the UNHCR are scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Geneva on Friday to help ensure safe and voluntary repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar. The MoU is aimed at boosting cooperation between Bangladesh and the UN agency, officials said. A seven-member Bangladesh delegation led by Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque is already ...

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BCL withdraws expulsion order on Esha 

  Dhaka Office : Bangladesh Chhatra League has withdrawn its previous order expelling a leader of its Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit for allegedly torturing a student inside the hall. The decision was taken on Friday as Iffat Jahan Esha, president of Sufia Kamal hall unit of BCL, was found innocent, in an investigation, said a press release signed by ...

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Trump wishes joyous Pahela Baishakh for Bangladeshis 

  Mirror Desk :  US President Donald Trump and the American people have greeted Bengalis across the world on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year that falls on April 14. “On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish Bengalis everywhere a joyous New Year,” said acting Secretary of State John J ...

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Over 15000 people join Dhaka cleaning campaign to set Guinness World Record

  Photo: People at a cleaning campaign in Dhaka.  Dhaka Office : Over 15000 people joined a cleaning campaign in the city arranged by Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) aiming to set a new Guinness World Record. DSCC Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon inaugurated the campaign ‘Dettol Porichchonno Dhaka” powered by GTV and supported by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) at Golap ...

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Shipping Department chief engineer caught taking Tk5 lakh bribe

  Shipping Department Chief Engineer SM Nazmul Haque, who was caught trying to take a Tk5 lakh bribe on Thursday, April 12, 2018 Collected ACC Assistant Director Abdul Wadud has filed a case with Ramna police over the incident The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday detained SM Nazmul Haque, chief engineer of the Shipping Department, after he was caught red ...

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