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National Vitamin-A Plus campaign underway

Dhaka, Jul 14 : The National Vitamin-A Plus campaign is underway across the country  on Saturday, aiming to feed Vitamin A plus capsules to all children aged from six months to 59 months. Health Minister Mohammad Nasim inaugurated the campaign at the compound of  Pabna General Hospital around 11am. Around 25 lakh children, aged between six months and 11 months ...

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Integrated Indian visa centre in city inaugurated

A new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) at Jamuna Future Park (JFP) was inaugurated this (Saturday) morning. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh  jointly opened it at 11:30am.   The existing e-token (appointment) system for submission of Indian visa applications  simultaneously was withdrawn.   This new IVAC at JFP will replace all the existing ...

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First Hajj flight leaves for Saudi Arabia

Dhaka, Jul 14 : The first hajj flight, carrying 419 pilgrims, left here for Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Boeing 777-300ER with the Bangladeshi pilgrims took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 7:52 am. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister A K M Shahjahan Kamal and Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman saw the ...

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1.3 mn people in need in Cox’s Bazar: IOM

706,364 new Rohingyas arrived since August 25   Dhaka, July 13 : The number of people in need in Cox’s Bazar district is now 1.3 million with 706,364 new Rohingya arrivals since August 25 last year, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM). The UN migration agency in its new report published Thursday said heavy rain affected the shelters of ...

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Govt had no role behind Carlile’s deportation by India: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. File Photo. Gazipur, Jul 13 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday said that the government had no role in denial of permission to Khaleda Zia’s British legal consultant Lord Carlile to enter India. “It was totally an internal matter of the Indian government. We had no role in it,” said Quader while ...

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Dhaka, Delhi to discuss security, border cooperation Sunday

Rajnath Singh due Friday evening   Dhaka, July 13 : Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrives here on Friday on a three-day visit to further discuss on how two neighboring countries can strengthen cooperation in security areas showing zero tolerance to terrorism and radicalization. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his Indian counterpart Rajnath will co-chair the 6th meeting of ...

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Integrated Indian visa centre opens in city Saturday

New IVAC to replace all existing IVACs in city   Dhaka, July 13 : A new integrated state-of-the-art Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) at Jamuna Future Park (JFP) will be inaugurated jointly by the Home Ministers of Bangladesh and India on Saturday morning. This new IVAC at JFP will replace all existing IVACs (Motijheel, Uttara, Gulshan and Mirpur Road) in ...

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Khan Jahan Ali Airport to be built under PPP

Khulna, July 13 : The revised overhead budget for Khan Jahan Ali Airport in the district has been reduced from Tk 545 crore to Tk 217 crore, thanks to shifting the project to a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. Its construction deadline has also been extended till June 2020, official sources here said. The airport will be 25 minutes away from ...

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DB drive at Lucky Akter’s house criticized

Lucky Akter. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Jul 13 : Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), leftist student front Bangladesh Chhatra Union, and Bangladesh Krishak Samity, which advocates farmers’ rights, condemned the Detective Branch (DB) of police’s drive at the home of Lucky Akter, a popular student leader, in Shantinagar early Thursday. In separate press releases, the three organisations expressed their shock, calling ...

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Indian envoy meets PM; discusses bilateral issues

Dhaka, Jul 12 : Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here on Thursday. At the meeting, they mainly discussed the progress of the projects being implemented in Bangladesh with Indian cooperation, said PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters after the meeting. The Prime Minister said Bangladesh and India ...

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