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Dhaka to continue pursuing accountability efforts for Rohingya rights: FS

Myanmar must create conducive environment   Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque on Wednesday said Bangladesh will continue to pursue accountability efforts, impetus for which must come from the international community, to create pressure on Myanmar to address the rights of Rohingyas, including their citizenship. He said one of the international legal pathways to accountability and justice is through the International ...

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Govt satisfied with Holey Artisan attack verdict: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the government has expressed satisfaction over the verdict of Holey Artisan café attack. “We’re happy with this verdict,” he told reporters at the Secretariat. Seven men were sentenced to death for their roles in the July 1, 2016 attack on an upscale café in the heart of the diplomatic quarter which left 22 ...

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Indictment hearing in Gatco graft case on January 8

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday set January 8, 2020, to hold hearing on charge framing in Gatco graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Syed Dilzar Hossain of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 reset the date for holding the hearing in the case at newly-constructed temporary court in front of the Keraniganj Central Jail. Today ...

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Holey Artisan Attack: 7 men sentenced to death

Seven men were sentenced to death on Wednesday for their roles in the Holey Artisan café attack, the deadliest terror attack in Bangladesh’s history that claimed the lives of 22 people, including 17 foreigners. Judge Mohammad Mujibur Rahman of Dhaka Anti-terrorism Special Tribunal handed down the verdict. The convicts are – Jahangir Hossain, Aslam Hossain Ryash, Hadisur Rahman, Rakibul Hasan ...

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Army chief’s Myanmar visit to be good for Bangladesh: FM

Rohingya relocation process to Bhasan char still on, he says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said the scheduled visit of the Army Chief to Myanmar will be good for Bangladesh and “open another line of negotiation” between the two countries over Rohingya repatriation. “We want to resolve it (Rohingya crisis) through discussions. I think it (the visit) ...

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Ecnec clears six projects involving Tk 7,312 cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved six projects involving Tk 7,312 crore, including a Tk 5,950-crore scheme to expand Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid to different upazilas in 17 districts of Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions. The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and ...

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BNP activists fight with police in city; 2 cops injured  

A group of BNP leaders and activists who were staging a demonstration in front of the High Court seeking Khaleda Zia’s release locked into a clash with police on Tuesday, vandalising a number of vehicles, injuring two cops. Witnesses said over 200 BNP leaders and activists, led by it its vice chairman Abdullah Al Noman, under the banner of Jatiyatabadi ...

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Padma Bridge’s 17th span installed

Photo:Courtesy The 17th span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed on Tuesday afternoon, making 2.55 km of the bridge out of 6.15-km visible. The installation work of the 17th span (4-D) started at 10 am and was successfully installed on pillar number 28 and 29 around 2:15 pm. Earlier it was carried near the pillars from the yard at ...

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Poet-architect Rabiul Husain passes away

Ekushey Award winning poet and architect Rabiul Husain passed away at a hospital in the city early Tuesday. He was 67. He breathed his last at 8 am at Critical Coronary Unit (CCU) of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital, said its public relations officer Prosanto Kumar Majumder. Rabiul Husain was admitted to the hospital on November ...

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Ambassador Ziauddin distributes Thanksgiving turkeys among homeless in Kansas

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has distributed turkey birds among homeless people in Topeka, Kansas under the auspices of Islamic Center of Topeka, marking the Thanksgiving Day. The Islamic Center of Topeka is a non-profit religious organization. The purpose of the Center is to serve the interests of the Muslim Community. The Center sponsored the event partnering with ...

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