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World needs multilateralism more than ever before: Bangladesh

PM Hasina “flag bearer” of multilateralism, says Ambassador Masud Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen speaks at the UN headquarters on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, April 27 : Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh to the UN Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the world needs multilateralism more than ever before noting that Prime Minister ...

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Lightning arresters can be adopted all over Bangladesh to save lives: ADB

It hands over completed subprojects in Cox’s Bazar camps; lauds govt commitmen Photo: ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash and LGRD Senior Secretary SM Ghulam Farooque, among others, seen at a briefing session in Cox’s Bazar. Dhaka, Apr 27 : Lightning arresters, a low-cost technology, can be adopted all over the country to save lives and stop undue human damages from ...

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Pro-reformist Jamaat leaders set to launch new party

Pro-reformist Jamaat leaders have finally teamed up to float a new political party.  Mojibur Rahman Monju, an expelled Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami Majlis-e-Shura member, came up with the announcement at a press conference at a city hotel on Saturday. He said they have already formed five committees to launch the new party with a slogan ‘Jana Akhankhar Bangladesh’.Monju, who is working as ...

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Sri Lanka troops raid militants, find 15 bodies in house

Photo: A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard at the damaged St. Anthony’s Church or Shrine in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 26, 2019. Colombo, Apr 27 : Sri Lankan security forces found 15 bodies, including six children, early Saturday after militants linked to the Easter bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid on their house in the ...

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Journalist Mahfuz Ullah dies at 69

Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah File photo Dhaka, Apr 27 : Senior journalist Mahfuz Ullah passed away at a hospital in Thailand on Saturday morning. He was 69. The journalist, who was on life support at the Bumrungrad International Hospital, breathed his last at 10:05 am (Bangladesh time). “ My father is no more. He breathed his last at 10:05 am ...

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3rd Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue

Bangladesh and the United Kingdom held their third Strategic Dialogue on 24 April 2019 at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka. The Strategic Dialogue was led by Bangladesh Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Md. Shahidul Haque and British FCO Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Simon McDonald. Together, Sir Simon McDonald and Md. Shahidul Haque launched the Bangladesh-UK Strategic Dialogue in Dhaka in 2017. The Dialogue ...

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In memory of the London Nail Bomb attacks 

The 20th anniversary of the Nail Bomb Attacks in Brick Lane was marked on Wednesday 24 April by a memorial ceremony for the victims of the bombs. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, unveiled a commemorative plaque to the victims with Mark Healey, founder of Hate Crime Awareness Week. Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of the council, elected members, local residents and ...

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Curry House on Ch 4

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  A new programme on Ch 4 titled ‘The Curry House Kid’ is being broadcasted on coming Monday 29 April on Channel 4 at 10pm. The Curry HouseKid brings world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan back to the curry houses of his youth to create a new piece of dance that tells the story of immigrant identity. Akram Khan, who grew ...

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College student goes missing in Jaflong

Sylhet Office : A college student has gone missing in Piyain River of tourist hotspot Jaflong in Sylhet. He has been identified as Akikur Rahman Anik, 20, son of Dhola Miah from Habiganj and first year Economics student of Murari Chand College, our local correspondent reports. Abdul Jalil, officer-in-charge of Gowainghat Police Station, said Anik, accompanied by seven of his ...

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