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Optical fiber network in all Union Parishads by this year: Jabbar

Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Sunday said Bangladesh is now one of those countries which are leading the digital industrial revolution.   “Country’s all Union Parishads (UPs) would be connected with optical fiber network by the end of this year,” said the minister as an eight-member delegation of Estonia led by its foreign minister Sven Mikser ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks IsDB’s definite actions for Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDBG) to take definite actions for repatriation of the displaced Rohingya citizens of Myanmar to their home. She said Bangladesh has been proactively responding to the unprecedented humanitarian crisis, by keeping its border open and accepting the large influx of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.   “But, now we want ...

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Writ petition filed seeking better treatment for Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Sept 9 : A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Sunday seeking its directive on the authorities concerned for providing better treatment to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. BNP chief’s lawyer Barrister Nawshad Jamir filed the writ petition with the concerned branch of the court at noon. Talking to  Barrister Nawshad ...

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Timely completion of Padma Bridge work uncertain: Quader

Nilphamari, Sept 9 : Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has expressed uncertainty over completion of the Padma Bridge construction work by the scheduled time. “The Padma River is the most unpredictable one. Although everything is ready, I’m not still sure about its timely completion,” said the minister while speaking at a press briefing at Saidpur Airport before starting ...

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Bangladesh shelters Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh shelterd Rohingyas, who fled Myanmar, on humanitarian grounds. Prophet Muhammad  (SM) advised for standing beside helpless people, the premier said.   Over 11 lakh Rohingyas have been sheltered in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps. Now, Rohingyas should be returned to their own redinence, the  premier said.   After coming in power, we have done many ...

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Hills in peril for lack of effective conservation plan: Experts

Dhaka, Sept 9 : Most hills across the country are facing serious destruction due to human interventions like random earth cutting, tree chopping and unplanned construction of structures and for lack of an effective plan to protect those, expert said. Talking to  environment expert and executive director of Bangladesh Centre for Advance Studies Dr Atiq Rahman, Poribesh Bachao Andolon (Poba) ...

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UP chairman shot dead in Satkhira

An unidentified group has shot and hacked a local council chairman to death in Satkhira’s Kaliganj Upazila. The incident took place at Krishnanagar Union’s Beledanga Bazar area around 11pm on Saturday night, said Kazi Mohiuddin, additional superintendent of district police. The victim was identified as 47-year-old KM Mosharraf Hossain, an elected chairman from the Jatiya Party on the Krishnanagar council. ...

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JP to announce pre-polls programmes on Oct 6

Dhaka, Sept 8 : Jatiya Party will hold a public rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on October 6 to announce its pre-election programmes, aiming to return to power to build ‘New Bangladesh’. Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad came up with the announcement while speaking at Jatiya Party’s joint meeting on the premises of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh. “We’ll hold the ...

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BNP ready to make any sacrifice to forge greater unity: Fakhrul

Dhaka, Sept 8 : BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said their party is ready to make any sacrifice to forge a greater unity soon with other political parties to ‘restore’ democracy. “We need to keep it in mind that a greater unity will not be created if we don’t make some sacrifices. Now we all must ...

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Common people now getting benefits of development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo Dhaka, Sept 8 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the common people are now getting the benefits of her government’s development programmes as it has been able to lower the inflation rate with sustainable GDP growth. “Bangladesh economy has made a good progress…we’ve been able to lower the inflation rate…it’s now 5.4 ...

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