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Supreme Court Bar Association election underway

Dhaka, Mar 13 : Voters of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) are casting ballots to elect the new executive committee for 2019-20 period. Voting in the two-day polls began at 10am on Wednesday and will continue until 5pm with one-hour break. Balloting will resume from 10am Thursday and continue until 5pm, said Kazi Jaynal Abedin, member of SCBA election conducting ...

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Dhaka University students continue hunger strike

Photo: Five students of Dhaka University (DU) start hunger strike at the foot of Raju Sculpture on Tuesday evening, demanding fresh elections to its central student union and hall unions. Dhaka, Mar 13 : The hunger strike of five Dhaka University students rolled into the second day on Wednesday demanding reelection to the Central Students’ Union (Ducsu). They started the ...

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US welcomes govt assurances of Rohingyas’ voluntary relocation to Bhashan Char

Rohingya refugees. File photo Dhaka, Mar 13 : US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has welcomed the government’s assurances that any relocation of Rohingyas to Bhashan Char island will be fully voluntary based on informed consent. He also welcomed assurances that those who choose to go will have free movement off the island to maintain connections with rest of ...

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UK, Bangladesh work together on long list of things: Envoy

Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson Presents his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 12 : Newly appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Tuesday said there is a long list of things that Britain and Bangladesh work together through very close diaspora links, long historic connections and ...

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PM directs authorities to build govt hospitals with private practice wing for doctors

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered authorities to make arrangement so that specialized doctors can privately practice medicine in their government sanctioned work spaces. While presiding over the weekly meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec), PM Sheikh Hasina said this while nodding to the ‘Government Hospital 500 bed extension project’, said Planning Minister MA Mannan. “The ...

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Protests spread over Ducsu election results

Dhaka, Mar 12 : A number of student organisations and alliances that contested the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) election are demonstrating on the campus demanding fresh polls. The first Ducsu election in 28 years was marred by allegations of irregularities. Awami League’s student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League activists have been demonstrating in front of the vice-chancellor’s residence since ...

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UN fears ‘new crisis’ for Rohingyas if moved to Bhashanchar

A United Nations human rights investigator on Myanmar has voiced deep concern at Bangladesh’s plan to relocate 23,000 Rohingya refugees to a remote island, saying it may not be habitable and could create a “new crisis”. Bangladesh says moving refugees to Bhasan Char — a name meaning “floating island” — will ease chronic overcrowding at Cox’s Bazar, where some 730,000 ...

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Ducsu polls: Quota reform leader Nur elected VP, BCL’s Rabbani GS

Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur (left) and BCL general secretary Golam Rabbani. File photo Dhaka, Mar 12 : Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected vice-president (VP) of Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (Ducsu) in Monday’s elections. DU Vice-Chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results from Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban around 3:20am on Tuesday. Nur is ...

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Ruling party needs strong opposition in Parliament: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in the parliament while participating in the general discussion on the President’s speech and delivering her winding-up speech on Monday, Mar 11, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 11 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday reiterated her call to the Jayiya Oikyafront (JOF) MPs-elect to join parliament as she said the ruling party wants a ...

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Change of British High Commissioner to Bangladesh – March 2019

Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in succession to Ms Alison Blake CMG who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Chatterton Dickson will take up his appointment in March 2019. the High Commissioner designate Robert Chattarton Dickson is going to present his credential to the Honourable President ...

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