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Journalist Kamal Uddin passes away

Dhaka, May 23 : Journalist Kamal Uddin (M Kamal), senior editorial assistant of Bangla Daily Kaler Kantha, died at a city hospital on Wednesday. He was 62. The prominent journalist and permanent member of Jatiya Press Club (JPC) breathed his last at 6:15 am at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. M Kamal was suffering from lung cancer. He left behind ...

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Distressed Rohingyas getting local support: PM

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said local people have given their overwhelming support to the government’s steps giving shelter to displaced Rohingya citizens of Myanmar in Bangladesh. She said this when visiting UNFPA Executive Director and UN Under Secretary Natalia Kanem called on the PM at her Tejgaon office here today. The premier told the ...

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Five killed in Bogura road crash

Bogura, May 23 : At least five people were killed and seven injured as a truck hit a human hauler on Bogura-Natore road at Partekur in Sadar upazila on Wednesday. Three of the deceased were identified as Sumon, 28, son of Hafizar Rahman of Kukrul village in Sadar upazila, Anwar Hossain, 25, son of Abdul Hye of Koigari Khadai village ...

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Dhaka residents struggle as rain causes waterlogging

River ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 1   Dhaka, May 23 : Incessant rain on Wednesday morning once again inundated many parts of the major roads in the capital causing sufferings to the commuters due to severe traffic congestion. Most parts of the capital including Mirpur-10 intersection, Kazipara, Shewrapara, Karwanbazar and Fakirapool have been flooded due to continuous rain ...

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Muktamoni dies at her Satkhira home

photo: Muktamoni’s mother Ayesha Khatun flanked by other women grieve her daughter’s death on Wednesday at Baisha village in Satkhira sadar upazila. Satkhira, May 23 : Muktamoni who was diagnosed with a tumour developed in her blood vessels on the right hand died at her residence in Dakkhin Kamar Baisha village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday morning. Ibrahim Hossain, father ...

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New evidence points to massacre of Hindus in Rakhine: AI

‘It’ll be very pathetic if Myanmar tries to use this as justification’   Dhaka, May 22 : A Rohingya armed group brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at least one, and potentially a second, massacre of up to 99 Hindu women, men, and children as well as additional unlawful killings and abductions of Hindu villagers in August 2017. Amnesty ...

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Bangabandhu-1 reaches orbital slot

Bangabandhu-1 Satellite being launched with Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX on May 12. File photo Dhaka, May 22 : Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degree on Tuesday. “Bangabandhu-1 satellite has successfully reached its orbital slot on 119.1 degree on Tuesday morning. But it’ll take more time to be set there,” Bangabandhu-1 ...

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President for more investments to keep up industrial growth

DHAKA, May 22, 2018 : President M Abdul Hamid today urged all concerned to find new and potential sectors for investments to keep up the current pace of industrial growth. “An excellent field for foreign investment has been created here to collect natural resources . . . I draw attention of the private entrepreneurs alongside the government to take plan-wise ...

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Ecnec clears revised Padma Bridge Rail Link Project

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) at the NEC conference room on Tuesday. Dhaka, May 22 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project (first revised) involving Tk 39,246.80 crore. It also cleared 15 other projects, including the 4th Primary ...

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British PSVI experts needed to train orgs working on Rohingyas: Report

Dhaka, May 22 : The British government should dispatch criminal law experts from the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) team of experts to train the Bangladeshi organisations that are taking statements from Rohingya survivors, says a new report. The training is required to have skills on how to document and investigate sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in ...

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