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BNP leader Moudud Ahmed has to vacate his Gulshan home after court verdict

Senior BNP leader and former minister Moudud Ahmed will have to vacate the house in Dhaka where he has been living for the last 30 years. The Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a High Court order, which had instructed authorities to transfer the title of entry of the property to his brother Monjur Ahmed. The court also scrapped a case ...

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Emajuddin’s comments on Jamaat ‘personal opinion’: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the comments of former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Emajuddin Ahmed over national unity were ‘absolutely his personal opinion’. He (Emajuddin) also gave a rejoinder in this context yesterday, he said. Mirza Fakhrul made the remarks a day after Emajuddin Ahmed, also an adviser to the party, on Tuesday called ...

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Flood-hit people to get adequate relief materials: Maya

Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya today said the government will be providing the marooned people with food, water and medicines until the flood water recedes from the affected areas. “The government has adequate relief materials. All concerned should be sincere so that no one suffers from want of food,” he said talking to flood-hit people ...

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Jagannath univ students rally for halls in Dhaka jail area

The students of Jagannath University staged demonstration on Wednesday for realising their various demands including construction of residential halls in the empty area of Dhaka Central Jail that has been shifted to Keraniganj recently. Hundreds of students brought out procession and paraded the campus since 9:00am shouting different slogans in favour of their demands. The students, particularly, stressed to solve ...

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Peace’ schools’ lessons not useful: Nahid

Terming the teachers of Peace International School anti-liberation, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said the course outlines of school chain are not useful at all for the country’s students. The minister came up with the remark while addressing the inaugural ceremony of ‘Young Change Maker Coalition’ at CIRDAP auditorium in the city on Wednesday. Nahid said although the main branch ...

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RAB claims to arrest coordinator of new militant outfit ‘al-Ansar (HuJi)’

The elite police unit said on Wednesday they have arrested five activists of al-Ansar (HuJI), including its chief coordinator Md Rashidul Alam. The arrests were made during an overnight raid at Dhaka’s Hazaribagh. In another related development, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said on Wednesday morning that they had arrested 14 activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing from a ground-floor apartment in the ...

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Remain alert so that no youth could be derailed: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the nation to be vocal against the culprits defaming Islam before the whole world through killing innocent people. “Those undermining our holy religion getting derailed from the right path, I urge the whole nation to be vocal against them,” she said. The Prime Minister made the plea while inaugurating the hajj programme for ...

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JCD leader held in Sylhet

Police arrested a former organising secretary of Sylhet city unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) from Chowkidekhi area of the city on Wednesday. The arrestee was identified as Sahed Ahmad Chamon. Anwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Bimanbandar Police Station, said on secret information, a team of police launched a raid in the area and arrested Chamon at about 12:30am. Chamon was ...

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WDB completes two out of four projects in Sylhet

Work on two projects under Climate Change Trust Fund (CCTF) has been completed recently while two others would be completed by the year end, official sources informed. All these, however, were earlier set to be completed by June 30, but the time limit had to be extended for two projects. Water Development Board (WDB) initiated the job worth Tk 174.6 ...

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