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Cabinet reshuffled

Nurul Islam, Tarana, Nuruzzaman inducted; Kamal, Yeafesh promoted as full ministers Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expanded her Cabinet on Tuesday by inducting three new faces: Chittagong city Awami League leader and former MP Nurul Islam BSc, cultural personality Tarana Halim MP, and Lalmonirhat-2 lawmaker Nuruzzaman Ahmed. At the same time, two state ministers—state minister for home affairs Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal ...

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Rain disrupts normal life, Eid shopping, in city

Heavy rain triggered by monsoon lashed many parts of the capital on Wednesday, leaving the normal life, especially Eid shopping for some dwellers, in disarray, United News of Bangladesh reports. Many areas, where water stagnation is a perennial problem, such as, Shanitanagar, Mouchak, Malibagh, Rajarbagh and Kazipara through circle 10, went under knee-deep water due to the downpour. The rain ...

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Syed Ashraf ‘not going to UK’

Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam, who has recently been removed from the charge of the LGRD ministry, has cancelled his London tour as per the request of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Sources in the government said the PM called the minister without portfolio in the evening and requested his presence at the Gonobhaban. They then had a closed ...

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BNP demands punishment of Samiul killers

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday strongly denounced the brutal killing of 13-year-old boy Sheikh Samiul Alam Rajan in Sylhet and demanded the government immediately arrest his killers and mete out exemplary punishment to them. In a statement, the party also urged the government to take lawful actions against Jalalabad officer-in-charge and others for misbehaving with Rajan’s father and helping ...

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Online shopping picking up in Bangladesh

Online shopping has picked up in just a few years in Bangladesh—and is likely to touch the Tk 200 million mark in the rundown to this Eid-ul-Fitr, according to the E-Commerce Alliance of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). BASIS is optimistic this could grow further in future. This is because online shopping is hassle-free even before festivals ...

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Myanmar navy finds 102 stranded Bangladesh migrants on island

Myanmar’s navy has discovered more than 100 Bangladeshi migrants stranded for nearly a month on a southern island, state media said on Tuesday, following a regional migrant crisis in which people smugglers abandoned thousands at sea. It was the first major rescue reported by Myanmar since May, when its navy found a boat packed with more than 700 migrants in ...

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Syed Ashraf cancels London trip at Prime Minister Hasina’s ‘request’

Syed Ashraful Islam has cancelled a trip to the UK to spend the Eid with family there at the “request” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who last week sacked him from LGRD ministry. The Awami League general secretary told his staff after emerging from a two-hour long meeting with party chief Hasina on Tuesday that he was not going on ...

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Child murder suspect Kamrul will be brought back from Saudi Arabia with Interpol’s help, says IGP

Kamrul Islam, a Saudi expatriate, had left Bangladesh after he and several others allegedly had brutally beaten Rajan to death.The Bangladesh embassy, with the help of the local police, took Kamrul Islam into custody on Monday. Kamrul Islam, a Saudi expatriate, had left Bangladesh after he and several others allegedly had brutally beaten Rajan to death.The Bangladesh embassy, with the ...

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Don’t destroy the environment: PM tells the rich

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the rich to stop filling up water bodies to construct buildings. She also berated the ill-planned sewerage systems at the inauguration of World Environment Day and National Tree Plantation Campaign in Dhaka on Sunday. Hasina spoke about how the Gulshan Lake in Dhaka had been encroached on over time. “…It was twice the size ...

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Social media swept by video of child being beaten to death

A video clip of a 13-year-old boy brutally tortured to death in Sylhet has gone viral on the internet, creating a firestorm on the social media. It was evident from conversations in the shocking 28-minute footage that one of his suspected assailants filmed, reports bdnews24.com. Samiul Islam Rajan was beaten to death on July 8 on accusations of stealing a ...

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