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Government spares none involved in crimes: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday told the parliament that her government does not spare anyone involved in crimes in a bid to stop the legacy of extra-judicial killings initiated by military dictator Ziaur Rahman and institutionalised by her wife Khaleda Zia. “You are telling about the extra-judicial killings. But who had initiated it? It started during the tenure of ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 41 more die, 1,892 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 41 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,634. Another 1,892 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 332,970. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,746 people to ...

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Arms case: Trial against Regent Group chief Shahed begins

A tribunal in Dhaka on Thursday began the trial of the arms case against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed by recording testimony of the case’s complainant. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka recorded the statement of SM Gaffarul Alam, an inspector of Detective Branch of Police. Later defence lawyers partly cross-examined the witness on behalf of the ...

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Another victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies; death toll now 29

One more person, who suffered severe injuries in the blast at a Narayanganj mosque, died on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, raising the death toll to 29. Abdus Sattar (40) breathed his last around 9:30am while undergoing treatment at the hospital, a source said. Seven more victims are now undergoing ...

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Stitches removed from UNO’s mouth

Physicians have removed stitches from the mouth of UNO Wahida Khanam who is receiving treatment in a Dhaka hospital surviving criminal attack. She had a successful surgery requiring the doctors to address nine places which received serious wounds. Stitches at her head will be kept away on Saturday followed by a decision of the medical board as to next course ...

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Hungarian foreign minister arrives in Dhaka

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó arrived in Dhaka early Thursday on an official visit to Bangladesh. On his arrival, the Hungarian Minister will visit the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi to pay tribute to the memories of Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally killed in 1975. ...

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JS passes Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020

Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020 was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad in Thursday in line with the government policy to establish a university in every district to ensure ease of higher education. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House and it was passed in voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Placing ...

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Bangladesh envoy to UN presents credentials to International Seabed Authority

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York Rabab Fatima has presented her credential to the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority. Due to the covid-19 related travel restrictions, the ceremony took place in a virtual platform on September 7, according to a message received on Thursday. During the presentation of credential, Ambassador Fatima and Secretary ...

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I make my morning tea: Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wakes up early in the morning, offers her prayers and recites the Holy Quran. She also likes to make morning tea herself. “I wake up early in the morning and find my Jainamaz (prayer mat) for saying prayers. Then I recite the Holy Quran,’ said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “After my Fajr prayers, I make my ...

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Road accident kills 6 in Barishal

At least six people were killed in a collision between an ambulance and a covered van on Barishal-Dhaka highway in Barishal’s Uzirpur Upazila. The incident took place in Atipara area of the upazila at 5:00pm on Wednesday. All the deceased are the passengers of the ambulance, says media report. The victims, however, are not identified immediately but two of them ...

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