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First phase of Biswa Ijtema begins

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema begins on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi after Fazr prayers on Friday. File Photo The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, began on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi after Fazr prayers on Friday. The Ijtema began with “a’m bayan” (general sermons) ...

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Dhaka city polls: Atiqul, Taposh get ‘Boat’; Tabit, Ishraq ‘Sheaf of Paddy’ symbols

The returning officers allotted electoral symbols to the mayoral candidates for contesting elections to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). The symbols were allotted on Friday morning. Awami League nominated candidate Atiqul Islam and BNP supported Tabit Awal get “Boat” and “Sheaf of Paddy” symbols respectively to contest in the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) ...

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‘Mujib Year’ countdown begins this afternoon

The people of Bangladesh will create another milestone by gathering together and launching the countdown to start the ‘Mujib Year’ at Tejgaon Airport on Friday afternoon as January 10 marks the triumphant return of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman to a liberated Bangladesh. After the arrival of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the venue at 4:30pm, ...

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President for national consensus to continue development, democracy

President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged all to take concerted efforts to build a national consensus for the continuity of democracy, the rule of law and uninterrupted socioeconomic development in the country. “I earnestly call for taking concerted efforts to build a consensus among all irrespective of political parties, classes and professions on fundamental issues for the continuity of democracy, ...

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Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq made AL organising secretary

Sakhawat Hossain Shafiq has been made the organising secretary of ruling party Awami League (AL). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday selected Shafiq for the position and also distributed divisional duties among the Joint-General Secretaries and Organising Secretaries, said a press release. Among the Joint-General Secretaries, Mahbubul Alam Hanif was given charge of Sylhet and Chattogram divisions, Dr Dipu Moni ...

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Joynal reappointed President’s press secretary

The government has reappointed Joynal Abedin as the President’s press secretary for the next three years on contractual basis. The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification on Thursday in this regard. As per the notification, his appointment will come into effect on January 11 or from the date of his joining the office. On the same day, he went on ...

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Biswa Ijtema’s first phase begins Friday

The first phase of the Biswa Ijtema, billed as the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will begin Friday in Tongi. The two-day first phase will take place at the Ijtema ground in Tongi on January 10-12. SM Tariqul Islam, deputy commissioner of Gazipur, told UNB that adequate security measures have been taken. The second phase of Ijtema will ...

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DU student rape: Majnu put on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed Majnu on a seven-day remand in connection with a case filed for raping a Dhaka University student at Kurmitola area in the capital. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Md Sarafuzzaman Ansari passed the order after police produced him before the court with a ten-day remand prayer in a rape case. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Mojnu ...

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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to strongly deal with cross-border issues

  Bangladesh will maintain a ‘zero-tolerance’ policy to prevent the smuggling of illicit drugs and psychotropic substances, especially Yaba, while Myanmar will continue to enforce anti-drug measures in line with its national drug control policy. The decision was taken at the 7th high-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF), which ended at the conference ...

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Bangladesh shares consequence of Rohingyas crisis in Asean countries, beyond

Bangladesh has sought support from Cambodia, an important member country of Asean, for early, safe and sustainable repatriation of Rohingya people to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar. Bangladesh also highlighted the negative consequence of the prolonged stay of these Rohingya people in Bangladesh, the Asean countries and beyond. Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, Chair of the Parliamentary ...

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