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Stand beside cyclone victims: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon the countrymen to extend their helping hands to the cyclone affected people. “Everyone should stand beside the cyclone Mora affected people. I pray to Allah to give them (cyclone victims) strength for overcoming the situation,” she said in a tweet message. At least six people died in Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati after the ...

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PM urges developing nations to draw benefits from peaceful use of nuke technologies

Mentioning that Bangladesh is solidly anchored at its principled position on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the developing countries to forge greater cooperation to draw maximum benefits from the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies through IAEA expertise.   “Bangladesh remains committed to working with IAEA and other international partners in ensuring due diligence of ...

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Minister blames rain for damage of haor dams

Water resources minister Anisul Islam Mahmud on Tuesday blamed excessive rain for the damage of dams and flash flood in haor region and claimed that there was no negligence of Bangladesh Water Development Board officials. ‘Many are saying that the flash flood in haor occurred due to the negligence of water development board official, but it is not true, the ...

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JS goes into budget session, to continue till July 13

The budget session of the 10th parliament began Tuesday morning with mourning deaths of people in the terrorist attack on a concert in an indoor stadium in Manchester of the United Kingdom On May 22. At least 22 people, including children, were killed when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by US singer ...

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Chief justice warns law ministry

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday said it would be a serious mistake on the part of law ministry officials if they try to dominate the Supreme Court through misinterpretation of law. “A little learning is a dangerous thing. If those in the law ministry — of the rank of assistant judge to senior district judge — think the Supreme ...

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5 dead as cyclone ‘Mora’ lashes coastal districts

At least five people were killed in Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati districts as severe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ hit Cox’s Bazar-Chittagong coast near Kutubdia on Tuesday morning.   In Cox’s Bazar, two people — Rahmatullah, 50, and Sayera Khatun, 50, — were killed at East Domkhali and East Borohaula in Dulahajara upazila as trees collapsed on them during the storm in ...

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Apan Jewellers owner Dildar’s car seized; Raintree owner faces customs quiz

Customs Intelligence has seized a car of Apan Jewellers owner Dildar Ahmed whose son Safat Ahmed stands accused of raping two university students at a Dhaka hotel. The Mercedes-Benz worth around Tk 20 million was seized from the house of Dildar’s brother-in-law at Sylhet on Tuesday. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate or CIID Director General Moinul Khan suspected Dildar dodged ...

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Govt gives wrong information on power generation: BNP

Amid repeated load-shedding, opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday accused the government of giving ‘wrong’ information over power generation only to ‘bluff’ people. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at a news briefing at party central office said public life across the country has become miserable following serious load-shedding. In recent days, nearly 10 to 12 hours of ...

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Muhith to increase budget allocation for physically challenged people

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the government is likely to increase allocation for the physically challenged people in the upcoming budget (2017-18) to ensure their normal living and equal rights in the society, reports BSS.   “Every year, we allocate budget in various sectors for providing assistance to the physically challenged people. The allocation for them will also be increased ...

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Prime minister performs Umrah

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a four-day official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, performed holy ‘Umrah’ at Makkah in Saudi Arabia on Monday night. Sheikh Hasina first performed ‘tawaf’ around the holy Ka’aba Sharif and later walked and ran between Safa and Marwa. She also offered prayers seeking divine ...

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