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First planeload of onion arrives  

81.5 tonnes brought in from Karachi Photo: Courtesy A cargo aircraft carrying imported onion from Pakistan arrived here on Wednesday evening. The aircraft of Silk Way Airlines, Azerbaijani private cargo airline, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:15pm, said Airport Civil Aviation Director (Security) Group Captain AHM Towhid-Ul Ahsan. It was learnt that a private importer brought 81.5 tonnes ...

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Outgoing Ivory Coast envoy meets President 

Outgoing Ivory Coast Ambassador to Bangladesh Sainy Tiemele made his farewell call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday afternoon. President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting. Thanking the envoy for his successful completion of the tenure in Bangladesh, the President said Bangladesh always gives priority to maintaining good bilateral relations with all. During the ...

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No reason to hike rice prices: Minister

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Wednesday warned against increasing rice prices, saying the country has an adequate stockpile of food grain. “There’s no reason to hike the prices. Stern action will be taken against those involved in raising rice prices,” he told reporters after a views exchange meeting with rice mill owners at the Secretariat. A cell has been ...

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Reconciliation critical for resolving Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh tells Myanmar in UNSC

Bangladesh has said it believes reconciliation can be a critical enabler for resolving the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the brunt of which they are bearing. Referring to various successful models of reconciliation, Bangladesh urged Myanmar to adopt clearly defined reconciliation strategies through a whole-of-society approach and by ensuring transparency and objectivity in the reconciliation process. Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh ...

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Japan’s support sought for early repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh has said the recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on recruiting ‘Specified Skilled Workers’ will help Japan receive more skilled workforce from Bangladesh benefiting both the countries. Bangladesh also sought Japan’s support for early repatriation of the forcefully displaced Myanmar nationals. The issues were discussed when newly-appointed Japanese Ambassador Naoki Ito met State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar ...

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A rumour that triggers panic buying of salt

Just like any other day, Rupam Rifat, a private firm staff, was busy at his desk in the office. Things were going well until he received a phone call. Rupam, not his real name, received the phone call from his elder sister. Now just guess what could be the issue! It is really sad to say that it was all ...

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Expired medicines worth Tk 34 cr destroyed: Report

Expired medicines, worth over Tk 34 crore, were destroyed in the last two months while over Tk 1 crore was realised in fine by mobile courts for storing expired and adulterated medicines. A report titled ‘Action taken against sale of expired, fake and adulterated medicine from August 1 to October 31’ prepared by the Department of Drug Administration was placed ...

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2.5 km of Padma Bridge visible as 16th span installed

  Around 2.5 km out of 6.15-km of the much-hyped Padma Bridge has become visible after installation of the 16th span on Tuesday noon. The 16th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Tuesday afternoon making 2.5 km of the mega structure visible. The ‘3-D’ span was installed on pillars 16 and 17, said an engineer of Padma Bridge Project. ...

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Bus strike: People suffer for 2nd straight day

Bus workers continued their strike in a number of southern districts including Khulna and Satkhira for the 2nd consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against implementation of the Road Transport Act. The much talked-about Act came into effect from November 1. The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a notification in this regard on October 22. In Khulna, bus movement remained ...

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Truck-covered van workers call indefinite strike from Wednesday

Bangladesh Truck Covered-Van Transport Owners Workers Unity Council has called an indefinite strike across the country from Wednesday (tomorrow) demanding amendment of the new Road Transport Act-2018. Their announcement came from a press briefing held at the office of Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital on Tuesday. The council will enforce the indefinite strike from 6:00am tomorrow, Convenor of the ...

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