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10 dead, 20 injured as bus falls into ditch in Jharkhand

Ten people have been killed and 20 injured after a bus they were travelling in overturned in Jharkhand’s Garhwa District. The accident occurred around 3 am this morning. Those injured in the accident are presently undergoing treatment at Garhwa’s Civil Hospital. Initial reports suggest the driver lost control of the bus, after which it overturned and fell into a ditch. ...

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USAID’s Carroll urges forging global health partnership for security against diseases

Citing the ongoing Ebola experiences, he said in Dhaka on Sunday “fragile” infrastructure and communication system were the “breeding ground” for new outbreaks in West Africa where the Ebola hit. The virus killed more than 8,000 people last year, affected more than 20,000 and travelled different parts of the world including the US. The WHO has declared it a public ...

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Railways minister’s brother found dead in Dhaka lake

Former bureaucrat ABM Abdul Latif’s body was found at the Dhanmondi Lake, said police Quoting family members, Assistant Police Commissioner of Dhanmondi Zone Rezaul Islam said that Latif, who retired as an additional secretary, was missing after he left his home for a walk around 9pm on Saturday. The body was spotted around 11:45am on Sunday at the lake adjacent ...

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Statement attributed to BNP calls 48-hour

The shutdown will start from Monday 6am and end on Wednesday 6am, according to the statement signed by BNP Joint Secretary General Barkat Ullah Bulu that was circulated on Sunday. The cities of Dhaka and Chittagong have been kept out of the shutdown’s purview due to the upcoming City Corporation elections. According to the statement, the shutdown is to press ...

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HSC exams to be rescheduled for city polls: minister

The decision is prompted by the City Corporation elections in Dhaka and Chittagong scheduled for Apr 28, said Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid. “Exams of those three days will be rescheduled on the Election Commission’s request. New dates will be announced later,” he told a media briefing on Sunday. The HSC exams are set to start on Apr 1. This ...

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Oil savings can fund Padma bridge, says ex-central bank governor Farashuddin

Savings from oil imports can be diverted to fund the construction of the 6.15 kms Padma Multipurpose Bridge, says former Bangladesh Bank governor Mohammed Farashuddin. He told  in an interview that with oil prices dropping to half their peak global rates. Bangladesh will do well not to revise the retail prices but divert the savings to construction of Padma bridge. ...

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2,000 city polls nominations sold in nine days

Nearly 2,000 aspirants have collected nomination forms against 126 posts in the three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong until Friday. Of them, 56 collected forms to run for mayor. People will have to wait until Sunday to see how many submit the papers. The final list of candidates will be released on Apr 9 after scrutiny and withdrawal. The ...

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CEC rejects call to extend nomination filing time

The chief election commissioner has rejected a suggestion of pro-BNP professionals to extend nomination submission deadline for the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections. Citing several issues including Pakistan cricket team’s tour to Bangladesh in April, CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad said it is not possible to extend the March 29 deadline. He came up with the remarks following a meeting ...

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HSC examinatios on schedule:Nahid

The Ministry of Education has decided to hold the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent exams at all centres across the country amid the blockade and hartal. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the exams would begin on April 1 as scheduled, despite the political turmoil. “We have published the HSC routine. The exams will be held according to it. ...

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UK MPs want pressure on Bangladesh to end disappearance

Ten British lawmakers have initiated a move so that the British government put pressure on the Bangladesh government to stop disappearances and extra-judicial killings. The move, known as Early Day Motion (EDM), was made on Monday. The signatories of the motion are: Peter Bottomley and Bob Blackman of Conservative Party, Julian Huppert and Bob Russell of Liberal Democrats, John McDonnell ...

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