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All European Bangabandhu Porishad’s triennial meeting held

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: On 22 July the Triennial General Meeting and election of the All-European Bangabandhu Porishad (AEBP) was held in East London’s Microbusiness Centre. Outgoing Acting President Ahmad Hossain Joarder chaired and Joint Secretary S M Mustafizur Rahman conducted the meeting. Vice President of the UK Awami League Professor Abul Hashem was present as the chief guest and Dr ...

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Families of road crash victims Diya, Rajib meet PM

The family members of Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, who died in a road crash in the city, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday.   During the meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office, Sheikh Hasina consoled the bereaved family members and donated a saving certificate of Tk 20 lakh to each of the families.  On Sunday, Diya ...

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Shah Rukh Khan’s hilarious comment on Priyanka Chopra’s wedding rumours

Desi girl Priyanka Chopra’s wedding rumours with singer Nick Jonas has been the hot topic of Bollywood. According to reports, the Baywatch star is soon getting engaged to beau Nick. Nick apparently popped the question to Priyanka on her birthday and she has decided to walk out of her current project Salman Khan’s Bharat.   At Vogue’s Beauty Awards on ...

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Siemens sees lower profit, but books more big-ticket orders

Frankfurt, Aug 02 : Siemens AG saw net profit fall 14 percent in the most recent quarter as higher taxes and lagging profits at its oil and gas business weighed on earnings. On the positive side, the Munich-based company said Thursday it booked sharply higher orders, a key factor for earnings down the road. Those included 800 million euros for ...

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ASEAN asked to brace amid trade feuds, repel protectionism

Singapore, Aug 02 : Southeast Asia’s top diplomats opened an annual meeting Thursday to tackle a slew of security concerns, including South China Sea territorial disputes, with host Singapore calling on the bloc to brace for external tumult such as rising protectionism. North Korea’s rapprochement with South Korea and the U.S. is expected to be welcomed by the Association of ...

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ADB provides $500 mn to develop power plant in Khulna

Dhaka, Aug 2 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Bangladesh on Thursday  signed agreements for $500 million in loans to develop a state-of-the-art 800-megawatt (MW) power plant in Khulna, along with associated connections to natural gas and power transmission facilities. Muhammad Alkama Siddiqui, Additional Secretary (ADB Wing), Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Manmohan arkash, Country Director, ...

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BNP extends support to students demanding justice for deaths of fellows

Dhaka, Aug 2 : BNP on Thursday extended its support to the ongoing student movement demanding justice for their two fellows who were killed in a road crash on the city’s Airport Road on Sunday. “We’re giving full support to the logical demand of the students,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, ...

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Dhaka-bound bus services from Sylhet suspended

Sylhet Office : The Dhaka-bound bus services from Sylhet were suspended Thursday (August 2), due to the ongoing demonstrations staged by the students in the capital city. The bus services, however, were restricted to Brahmanbaria and Habiganj, since the morning. Sylhet Transport Workers’ Union President Selim Ahmed Falik told Bangladesh that they came up with the decision as per a ...

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Namaz-e-Janaza of Financial Express Editor Moazzem Hossain held

AHM Moazzem Hossain, Editor of The Financial Express. File photo Dhaka, Aug 2 : A  namaz-e-janaza of AHM Moazzem Hossain, Editor of The Financial Express, was held at the Jatiya Press Club on Thursday noon. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, PM’s media affair adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Awami League and BNP leaders and journalists attended the janaza. Earlier,  his three ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern returns from maternity leave

Photo: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Wellington, Aug 2 : New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has returned to work after spending six weeks away on maternity leave, Reports BBC. Ms Ardern, 38, gave birth to her first child in June, making her only the second world leader to give birth while in office. On Saturday she recorded a ...

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