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Khaleda’s jail term suspension extended by six months

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s jail term suspension has been extended by six months. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the extension. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal confirming the matter said, “The previous conditions of not participating in any political programme and not going abroad will be applicable this time too.” Earlier on September 3, the law ministry agreed to extend ...

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Bangladeshi nominated for Nobel Prize

Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, by University of Massachusetts Boston. Prof Jean-Philippe Belleau from the department of anthropology at UMASS Boston confirmed the news. Abid is one of 211 individuals nominated for the 2020 ...

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25 indicted in Abrar murder case

A tribunal in Dhaka has framed charges against 25 persons in sensational Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case. Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka framed the charges on Tuesday in presence of twenty-two accused while three others were absconding since the incident. The tribunal also set September 20 ...

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Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia put on ventilator

BNP’s standing committee member and former minister Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia is now in a very critical condition, as he was put on a ventilator on Monday night. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed this information to media on Tuesday morning. He has been undergoing treatment under the supervision of a medical board in Dhanmondi’s Ibne Sina ...

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City polls within 3 months of tenure expiry; Bill cleared

Election to any city corporation will have to be held within three months instead of the existing six months before the expiry of its tenure, according to the draft of the Local Government (City Corporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Monday approved in principle the draft law reducing the timeframe for the arrangement ...

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Bangladesh acclaimed globally as growth accelerator, says FM in Turkey

He sees new chapter in existing friendly relations between two countries Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said Bangladesh today is internationally acclaimed for its steady economic growth, political and social stability; and as a growth accelerator. “The government (of Bangladesh) is committed to realise its Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 for the country transforming Bangladesh into a ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 26 more die, 1,812 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 26 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,759. Another 1,812 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 339,332. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,512 people to ...

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Give case docs to Sabrina’s lawyer: HC to lower court

The High Court on Monday directed the subordinate court to provide JKG Healthcare Chairman Dr Sabrina’s lawyer relevant documents based on which the case was filed against her. Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman issued the order after a petition was filed by Sabrina. Advocate Saifuzzaman Tuhin stood for the JKG chairperson and Deputy Attorney General Md ...

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SI among 5 jailed for 10yrs in robbery case

A Dhaka court on Monday sentenced five people, including a sub-inspector (SI) of police, to 10 years’ imprisonment in a case filed for committing a robbery. Judge Md Shahidul Islam of the Special Judge Court-6 of Dhaka handed down the verdict this noon. The convicts are Sub-inspector Mosaddek Hossain Khan, Monirul Islam, Sazzad Hossain, Lutfur Rahman Khan and Liton Hawlader.

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Ensure free Covid-19 vaccine for poor: GM Quader

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Monday urged the government to make Covid-19 vaccine free for poor people whenever it will be available. Quader, who is also the deputy leader of the opposition in the parliament, came up with the call while addressing a programme arranged by Dhaka City (north) unit of the party for distributing financial assistant to its ...

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