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8 pairs of special trains to run for Eid: Minister

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan speaks at a press briefing at the Rail Bhaban on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 15 : Eight pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The trains will run five days before and seven days after Eid, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan at a ...

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2nd Kanchpur, Meghna, Gumti bridges to be opened before Eid: Kamal

Photo: Collected Dhaka, May 15 : All the three new bridges — 2nd Kanchpur, Meghna and Gumti—will be opened to traffic before the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said this while briefing reporters following a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday. The meeting, chaired by the Finance Minister, approved a proposal on raising the ...

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President flies to London for check-up

Several ministers and others see President Abdul Hamid off at the VVIP Lounge of the airport on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 15 : President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for London on Wednesday for medical check-up. President’s Press Secretary Mohammad Joynal Abedin told that a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines  carrying the President took off from ...

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Obaidul Quader returns home this evening

After taking two months of treatment at a hospital in Singapore, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader is scheduled to return home on Wednesday evening as his health condition has improved remarkably. “Quader will return home on Wednesday after taking treatment from a Singapore hospital by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,” Awami League Acting General Secretary Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif said. ...

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Ship-breaking yard worker burnt to death in Chattogram

Chattogram, May 15 : A worker at a ship-breaking yard was burnt to death and five others sustained injuries while dismantling a ship in Sitakunda upazila on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Mohamamd Rubel, a cutting worker of ‘Premier Trade Corporation and Mahinur Ship Recycling’ yard. Zahirul Islam, in-charge of Chattogram Medical College Hospital police camp, said six workers ...

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Corrupt Milk Vita officials to be punished: State Minister

Photo: State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee speaks at Milk Vita’s special general meeting and management committee election at the Dhugdha Bhaban in Dhaka on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Dhaka, May 14 : Stern actions will be taken against corrupt Milk Vita officials and engineers to stop irregularities at the state-owned entity, State Minister for ...

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Corruption case trial to continue against Moudud

BNP leader Moudud Ahmed. File photo Dhaka, May 14 : The Appellate Division on Tuesday cleared way for continuing a corruption case trial against BNP leader Moudud Ahmed. A Bench, headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, upheld a High Court Division order that rejected a petition by Moudud seeking a stay on the case proceedings. The Anti-Corruption Commission filed ...

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Khaleda will be shifted to Keraniganj Jail: Home Minister

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, May 14 : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be taken to Keraniganj Jail after her treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Tuesday. The old central jail, where she had been kept since February last year, will be converted into a museum, he told reporters at the ...

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US sees rapid growth of economic, commercial ties with Bangladesh

Bangladesh encouraged to remove remaining trade barriers to ease doing business Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 14 : The US is optimistic that its economic and commercial ties with Bangladesh will continue to grow rapidly as issues related to investment climate, intellectual property, and workforce are addressed. “I’m confident [about the growth of ties],” said acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce and ...

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Trial in 17 Khaleda cases to be held in Keraniganj jail

  Dhaka, May 13 : The government has decided to hold the trial of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in 17 cases inside the Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj after setting up a makeshift court there. The Law Ministry issued separate gazette notifications on Monday in this regard. The newly constructed building-2 of the central jail was declared as the makeshift ...

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