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Freedom fighter, ex-state minister Rahmat Ali passes away

File Photo Freedom fighter and Awami League advisory committee member advocate Rahmat Ali passed away on Sunday morning at a Dhaka hospital. He was 76. Ali breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital around 7:30am, the ruling party said in a press release. The former member of Parliament from Gazipur-3 constituency had served as the ...

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Development to continue without political consideration, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a joint meeting of the AL Parliamentary Board (ALPB) and AL Local Government Nomination Board Ganobhaban on Saturday. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday her government never takes into consideration who voted for Awami League or who did not while unleashing development in the country. “In the democratic process, anyone has the ...

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 Interview with Muslim Aid’s new Country Director for Bangladesh, Rabeya Sultana.

  Through her work both in the media and with international development organisations, Rabeya has a long track record helping some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged. She now has a strong vision for taking Muslim Aid’s work forwards in Bangladesh. who joined the Muslim Aid family on 15 January 2020.   She joins from HelpAge International Bangladesh, where she was the Country ...

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Procession for Khaleda’s release: Police cordon off BNP’s office

An additional police force has been deployed in front of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) office at Nayapaltan in the capital on Saturday as the party is set to take out a procession in the capital demanding its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail. Beside extra police, armoured personnel carrier (APC), water cannon and police vans have been kept in front ...

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ADB provides additional $170m for capital market reforms in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a second tranche loan of $170 million to conclude the Third Capital Market Development Program in Bangladesh. ADB approved the program totaling $250 million in November 2015 with a first tranche $80 million loan to support vital capital market reforms accompanied by a technical assistance grant of $700,000, out of which $300,000 was ...

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Ensuring justice, accountability must for safe Rohingya repatriation: Dhaka to UNSC

  Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative (PR) to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said ensuring justice and accountability for the Rohingya is an important precondition for their safe, dignified and voluntary return to Rakhine State and eventual societal reconciliation. She was addressing the UN Security Council open debate on “Peacebuilding and sustaining peace: transitional justice in conflict and post-conflict situation” held ...

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Sayeed Khokon collects AL nomination form for Dhaka-10 by-polls

Former DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon has collected nomination papers from Awami League to contest in Dhaka-10 by-polls scheduled to be held on March 21. Former member of Dhaka Metropolitan Awami League Abul Kalam Azad drew the form on behalf of Khokon on Friday afternoon. The constituency has become vacant as Fazle Noor Taposh left it during his mayoral race of DSCC.

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War criminal Abdus Subhan dies at DMCH

War criminal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Abdus Subhan .File Photo War criminal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Abdus Subhan died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Friday noon. He died around 2pm while undergoing treatment at DMCH, said Bacchu Mia, inspector of DMCH police outpost. On February 18, 2015, the International Crimes Tribunal-2 sentenced Subhan to death for crimes against humanity and ...

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‘Sundarbans Day’ observed

Residents of the coastal districts of Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat observed the ‘Sundarbans Day’ on Friday with an appeal to save the largest mangrove forest in the world. Sundarbans, a World Heritage site, hosts a complex network of tidal waterways. The forest presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes and many of its flora and fauna are unique to ...

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5 killed as boat capsizes in Kaptai lake

Five people were killed as a tourist boat capsized in Kaptai lake in Rangamati on Friday morning. Identities of the deceased could not be known yet. Confirming the news, additional superintendent of Rangamati police Sufi Ullah said that the engine-run boat sank in the lake this morning while it was heading towards Sublang from Rangamati DC’s Bungalow area.Dr Shawkat Akbar, ...

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