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Bangladesh relief team goes to Sri Lanka

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 At the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh has decided to extend emergency humanitarian support to Sri Lanka as a quick response to the need of its flood and landslide affected people. In view of that a 19-member relief support team organized by Bangladesh Armed Forces Division left Dhaka for Colombo today ...

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Six Bangladeshis indicted in Singapore

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 A Singapore court indicted six Bangladeshi nationals today for armed violence and financing militants. The investigation revealed that several members of the group had considered carrying out armed violence overseas. 27 Bangladeshis were arrested in November and December. Twenty-six were deported, while the last one was jailed for attempting to leave Singapore illegally. ...

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PM joins G7 outreach meeting

Bangla Mirror Desk : 27 May, 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today attended the Outreach Meeting of the G7 countries, representing world’s seven major advanced economies.   Bangladesh premier joined the event at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinjo Abe, host of the G7 Summit 2016.   Japanese Prime Minister received Sheikh Hasina at the banquet hall of Shima ...

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Cyclone Roanu hits Ctg business

Cyclone Roanu that struck the country’s coastline on May 21, severely affected the business sectors in the port city of Chittagong, known as the country’s commercial capital, causing a loss worth over Taka one billion, trade body leaders and business circles said. The cyclonic storm whipped up tidal surge forcing seawater to enter the warehouses and godowns located at Khatungonj ...

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EU: Break the cycle of violence

European Union envoys have urged the government to break the cycle of violence by bringing the perpetrators behind the recent attacks in the country to justice and ensure the protection of all citizens at risk. “These attacks constitute an unprecedented threat to human rights and freedom of expression and belief,” they said in a joint statement after their meeting with ...

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Teachers face humiliation by MPs, ruling party men

Teachers are being subjected to humiliations and physical abuses by MPs and other politicians belonging to the ruling Awami League and its allies across the country. The incidents public humiliation and beatings of teachers that took place at different places since January reinforce the public perception about the ruling political class. At least five incidents of abject public humiliation to ...

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Weekly ‘Begum’ was Nurjahan Begum’s life’s passion

It was an extraordinary journey. Nurjahan Begum became the editor of the magazine ‘Begum’ at the age of 22 soon after finishing her studies, and was with it for 69 years. “I never tried to work for anything other than Begum. It has been my life’s work,” Nurjahan Begum, considered a pioneer among women editors in Bangladesh, had once said ...

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Sheikh Hasina: Create safer environment for women

Ansar Ahmed Ullah : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the global community to work together to create a safer environment for women and girls alongside empowering them as agents of social transformation. She was speaking at the inaugural function of the Global Women Leaders’ Forum at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery on 18 May as the keynote speaker. Prior to that ...

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N’ganj teacher should be reinstated: 14-party

Says public humiliation of teacher is an unpardonable offence Leaders of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party political alliance on Wednesday said the government should reinstate the headmaster of Piyar Sattar Latif High School who was suspended after humiliation in public. The alliance also thinks Jatiya Party lawmaker AKM Salim Osman has failed to honour his position as a lawmaker by ...

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Arrests by lawmen in plainclothes alarming, observes Supreme Court

The Appellate Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that law enforcers must wear uniforms during the arrest of people as arrests by law enforcers in plainclothes have become alarming in the country. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court came up with the obsdervation during the hearing of an appeal filed by the government against the 15 points ...

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