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Khaleda, Tarique, Irad Ahmed face case for ‘threatening PM Hasina with death’

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and National Executive Committee member Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiky have been accused of threatening Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with death in a case under the ICT Act. The charges also include making derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on social media, according to the details of the case filed by Chittagong city ...

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Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina share ‘a very good chemistry’: Indian spokesperson

India’s official spokesperson Vikas Swarup has said that Bangladesh and India have become “model neighbours” and the two prime ministers share “a very good chemistry”. He said they were looking forward to welcome Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the upcoming BRICS summit in Goa from Oct 15 where India has invited all leaders of the seven-member BIMSTEC regional grouping that ...

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Students block road demanding arrest of attacker on Nargis

Students of Murari Chand College in Sylhet went out on demonstration blocking Sylhet-Tamabil highway on Tuesday morning, demanding to arrest Badrul Alam, a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader, who stabbed college student Khadija Akter Nargis on Monday. The protesting students took position on the highway around 10:00am demanding justice and trial of Khadija’s attacker. Meanwhile, the victim was shifted to Square Hospital in Dhaka ...

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Two Bangladeshis win the Aga Khan award for architecture

Marina Tabassum and Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury have won the award for the design of Dhaka’s Bait Ur Rouf Mosque and Gaibandha’s Friendship Centre, respectively. The $1 million prize is awarded every three years. The award was institutionalised in 1977 by King Aga Khan and has since become an annual ritual “to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully addressed the ...

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US hails Bangladesh’s efforts to control terrorism during security dialogue

The fifth round of the Bangladesh-US security dialogue held in Dhaka has lauded the government’s efforts against terrorism, particularly after the July 1 attack. The day-long dialogue on Sunday covered all issues related to security partnership between the countries including strategic priorities and regional security issues, defence cooperation, civilian security cooperation, UN peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism. According ...

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Nation celebrates Sheikh Hasina’s 70th birthday tomorrow

27th September, 2016 The nation will celebrate tomorrow the 70th birthday of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League.   On this day in 1947, Sheikh Hasina, also the eldest of the five children of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Begum Fazilatunnesa, was born at Tungipara of Gopalganj in Faridpur.   Marking ...

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BNP leader Hannan Shah passes away

27th September, 2016 BNP standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah passed away at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday. He was 76. He breathed his last around 5.05am (Singapore time), said his son Reza Noor Hannan. Hannan Shah had been suffering from cardiac problem. He was taken to Singapore on September 11. He was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital ...

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Syed Shamsul Haq passes away

27th September, 2016 Eminent litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq passed away at a hospital in the capital today at the age of 81. Syed Haq, who had been suffering from critical lungs disease, breathed his last at United Hospital  at around 5:27pm. Bangladesh Kabita Parishad President Muhammad Samad confirmed the news. Earlier, on September 2, he returned home after four months ...

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‘Domestic’ Election Commission again, says BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday warned that the party and country’s people will not accept if a fresh ‘domestic’ Election Commission is constituted staging a drama in the name of a search committee. At a discussion in the city, it also suggested forming a five-member search committee comprising of politicians in consultation with political parties, reports United News of Bangladesh. ...

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Ensure low-cost better treatment for patients: President

Mentioning that many people in the country cannot afford better treatment, President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged physicians to provide better treatment to patients at a low-cost. “We need to keep in mind many people of the country cannot afford better treatment. This is why step has to be taken to arrange better treatment for them with lesser expenses,” he ...

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