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Fire breaks out at Zaman Tower in Purana Paltan

Zaman Tower, a 16-storey building in capital’s Purana Paltan area, caught fire caught fire Friday afternoon. The building houses the office of the newly formed political alliance Jatiya Oikyafront. Rasel Shikdar, duty officer of fire service control room, the fire originated at the offices of National Credit Ratings Limited around 2:40 pm on the eighth floor of the building. Eight ...

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AL supporter ‘beaten dead’ by ‘BNP men’ in Sylhet

Sylhet Office : An Awami League supporter was beaten dead allegedly by BNP men while campaigning in Sylhet Sadar upazila on Thursday night. Quoting police Sylhet correspondent reported that the deceased was identified as Koysor Mia, 35. Sylhet city unit AL president Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran claimed that some BNP men attacked Koysor following an altercation while he was distributing ...

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EC asks BB to stop mobile banking services for 2 days

The Election Commission (EC) has instructed the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to issue orders to stop mobile banking services to prevent influence of money on voters. According to the order, mobile banking services will remain closed from 5pm on Friday to 5pm Sunday, the voting day. The Bangladesh Bank issued a notice in this regard on Thursday. Serajul Islam, a spokesperson ...

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Reject ‘terrorists’ BNP-Jamaat, Vote for boat: Joy

Terming BNP-Jamaat as ‘terrorists and war criminals’, Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has urged country’s people to reject them by casting votes for ‘boat’. “BNP-Jamaat are nothing but terrorists and war criminals. So, reject them by casting your vote in favor of Awami League’s electoral symbol boat,” Joy wrote on his Facebook page on Friday. Joy claimed that ...

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CEC urges law enforcers to ensure foolproof security

Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda has urged the law enforcers to ensure overall security so that people can cast their votes in a free and fair atmosphere on the election day. “I expect that the law enforcers would ensure security so that the people cast vote freely to their desired candidates and return home safely,” said the CEC while ...

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Guard the polling centres from terror: PM

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all the party leaders and activists to guard all the polling centres across the country so that Jamaat-BNP terrorists cannot unleash violence during the election. “You’ve to guard every polling centre so that the BNP-Jamaat can’t conduct terrorist activities. It is their character to resort to militancy and terrorism,” the ...

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Bumrah grabs six as India dismiss Australia for 151

Paceman Jasprit Bumrah claimed career-best figures of 6-33 as Australia were dismissed for 151 in their first innings after tea on day three of the third test on Friday in reply to India’s declared total of 443 for seven. Australia fell 93 runs short of making India bat again on a steamy afternoon at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but captain ...

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By 2041 digitalisation will threaten 5.38 million jobs in Bangladesh

By 2041 some 5.38 million jobs will be at risk from automation in the industries and services sector in Bangladesh. The joint study by the government’s a2i project and the International Labour Organisation showed that Bangladesh’s five key employment sectors (garment, furniture, agro-processing, tourism and leather) are most at risk. The study revealed the garment sector could be the most ...

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Saudi king orders Cabinet shakeup after Khashoggi’s killing

Photo: In this April 18, 2017 file photo, then Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf speaks at the opening of the annual meeting of the Arab financial institutions, in Rabat, Morocco. Dubai, Dec 28 : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a wide-ranging overhaul of top government posts on Thursday, including naming a new foreign minister, following international fallout from the ...

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13 shops gutted in Faridpur fire

Photo: A fire breaks out at Satroshi Bazar in Sadarpur upazila on Friday, Dec 28, 2018. Faridpur, Dec 28 : Thirteen shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at Satroshi Bazar in Sadarpur upazila early Friday. Faridpur Fire service station officer Saifuzzaman said the fire broke out in a shop around 3 am and spread soon. On information, ...

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