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Jan 5 election was not voterless: PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the January 5 election of 2014 was not a voterless election like the ones held during Ershad and Khaleda Zia’s regimes. “In any form, the January 5 election was not a voterless at all…more than 40 percent voters cast their votes. Khaleda Zia burned people alive to resist it, burned down 582 schools, ...

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7 killed as bus overturns in Feni

Seven people were killed and 30 others injured as a bus overturned after hitting a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Amirgaon on Feni-Noakhali regional highway in Daganbhuiyan upazila on Saturday evening. Officer-in-charge of Daganbhuiyan Police Station Abul Kalam Azad said the Noakhali-bound bus of ‘Shahi Paribahan’ crashed into the three-wheeler around 7 pm after its driver lost his control over the steering ...

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Lowest temperature recorded in Chuadanga, Rajshahi

A cold weave is sweeping over different parts of the country with the lowest temperature 5.8 degree Celsius recorded in Chuadanga and Rajshahi districts on Saturday. People in the districts have been suffering badly due to the persisting cold weather. People, including children and elderly persons, have been suffering from different cold-related diseases. The cold wave limited their outdoor activities ...

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48,000 Rohingya babies set to be born in overcrowded camps in 2018

More than 48,000 Rohingya babies are expected to be born in Bangladesh this year, beginning their lives in camps and makeshift settlements where families rely on food rations to survive and live in flimsy tents made of plastic and bamboo. Few of these babies will be born in health facilities, and from day one will be at an increased risk ...

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Pranab to arrive  Jan 15  

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Dhaka on January 15 on a three-day private visit. Indian Assistant High Commissioner in Chittagong Anindya Banerjee said the former president will arrive in Bangladesh on January 15 but his programmes are yet to be finalized. Officials at the Indian Assistant High Commission office here said  Pranab Mukherjee is expected visit the ...

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Bangladesh-Myanmar JWG first meeting Jan 15

Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to sign a ‘Physical Arrangement’ deal on January 15, with a vow to sending back the Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar. The Joint Working Group (JWG), a body formed between the two neighboring countries for handling the Rohingya repatriation process, is expected to hold the first meeting on the same day. Bangladesh Foreign ...

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Cold wave grips much of Bangladesh

A mild cold wave is sweeping across Bangladesh sending the temperature to as low as 6.5 degrees Celsius on Thursday — the lowest in this winter. According to the met office, a ridge of sub-continental high extends up to West Bengal and adjoining northwestern part of Bangladesh caused the drop in temperature. It said the cold wave may continue for ...

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Ex-AL leader Torab Ali who was acquitted in Peelkhana massacre trial dies

Former local Awami League leader Torab Ali, who was acquitted in the Peelkhana massacre trial, has died. He was among the 12 people acquitted from the charges by the High Court last year. Ali, who had served as the president of ruling party’s Hazarbagh Unit in Dhaka, was one of the two politicians convicted to life in prison by the ...

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PM opens country’s first-ever 6-lane flyover in Feni

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the country’s first-ever six-lane flyover at Mohipal in Feni district. She opened the flyover from her official residence Ganobhaban through a videoconference. The construction work on the project began on April 1 in 2015 and completed six months ahead of its scheduled time. The length of the flyover is 660 meters while the ...

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Kuwait Army chief praises BD Army for Sreemangal rescue operation

Chief of Staff of Kuwait Armed Forces Lt Gen Mohammad Khaled Al Khadher on Thursday highly appreciated Bangladesh Army personnel for their quick rescue operation after the emergency landing of Bangladesh Air Force helicopter carrying him and 15 others in Sreemangal on Wednesday. “The capability of the Bangladesh Army personnel in the rescue is highly appreciable… they came for the ...

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