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JS polls schedule in October: EC

  BD Desk : The schedule for 11th Jatiya Sangsad election will be announced in October, Election Commissioner (EC) Md Rafiqul Islam said. The Election Commission has also reset the boundaries of 25 of the 300 parliamentary constituencies to be contested in the upcoming general election. Election Commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam said the decision was made at a meeting chaired ...

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2 agreements for Metro Rail Route signed

  Dhaka, Apr 30 : Two agreements were signed for an 8-kilometre Agargaon-Motijheel Metro Rail route on Monday, with two Japanese companies in a city hotel in the presence of chief guest Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, also the Awami League general secretary. Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) Managing Director MAN Siddique and Tsuyoshi Nishimura of Japanese ...

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Nearly 100 London councillors have links to property industry

Almost one in 10 councillors work for consultancies involved in planning or construction firms The former deputy leader of Westminster city council Robert Davis is being investigated over links to property companies. Almost one in 10 councillors in London either work for property businesses or have received gifts or hospitality from them, a Guardian investigation into the depth of links ...

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Mayor Biggs condemns Trump’s visit to UK

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said: “It is hugely disappointing that Theresa May has invited Donald Trump to visit the UK.   “Donald Trump seeks to spread division and legitimise the far-right. His words and actions demonise individuals and communities on basis of their race, religion or ethnicity. “Tolerance and diversity has strengthened Tower Hamlets for centuries and we must ...

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Sajid Javid to be new UK home secretary

London, Apr 30 :  Sajid Javid has been named as the new home secretary after Amber Rudd’s resignation. Mr Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family came to the UK in the 1960s, is currently Communities, Local Government and Housing Secretary.Before that, the former investment banker and MP for Bromsgrove had been Business and Culture Secretaries. Ms ...

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Motorcyclist killed in Sunamganj accident

Sunamganj, Apr 30 : A motorcyclist was killed as a human hauler hit his vehicle at Mallikpur in Sunamganj municipality area on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Ruhul Amin Hridoy, 27, son of Shah Jamal of Moratila area. Md Shahidullah, officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Police Station, said the accident took place around 11:30am as the human hauler (locally ...

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Lightning strikes kill 2 farmers in Sunamganj, Habiganj  

Sylhet, Apr 30 : Two farmers were killed in separate incidents of lightning in Sunamganj and Habiganj districts on Monday morning. A farmer was killed after being hit by a thunderbolt at Jamkhola haor in Dakkhin  Sunamganj upazila in Sunamganj around 11 am. The deceased was identified as Md Yeahia, 42, son of Md Elius Ali of Raipur village in ...

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BD wants China, Russia, India, Japan to help resolve Rohingya issue:PM

Dhaka, Apr 30 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh expects China, Russia, India and Japan to  play a major role in resolving the Rohingya crisis. “We expect China, Russia, India and Japan to play a major role in resolving the crisis,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while the visiting UNSC delegation, led by its President ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina returns home from Australia 

Dhaka, Apr 30 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home in the early hours today, wrapping up her three-day official visit to Australia. A Thai airways plane carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage, which departed from Sydney International Airport around 4pm (local time), landed here at about 12.50 am. The Prime Minister went to Australia on April 26 at the invitation of her Australian counterpart ...

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Landslide kills 9 people in northern China

Beijing, Apr 30 : A landslide in northern China trapped and killed nine people Monday morning beneath the falling earth. More than a hundred firefighters, rescue workers and medical staff were sent to the scene in Shanxi province, the Luliang municipal government said on its official social media account. The landslide hit shortly before 5 a.m., the post noted. Rescuers ...

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