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Take care of environment while taking up development projects: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to take high care of environment and ecology while taking up any development projects. “Everybody has to pay attention to environment in any project,” she said. “The project has to be executed keeping water reservoirs, adequate green area and rainwater harvesting system,” reports UNB. The prime minister made the directives ...

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Sonali Bank’s former MD, 8 others jailed for 17 years in ACC case

Former Sonali Bank Managing Director Humayun Kabir and eight other officials have been sentenced to 17 years imprisonment in a case involving embezzlement of Tk 27.50 lakh through loan forgery. Judge Md Iqbal Hossain of the Special Sessions Judge’s Court-5 of Dhaka handed down the verdict on Wednesday. The convicts are Sonali Bank’s former Managing Director (MD) Humayun Kabir, Deputy ...

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BSC to compensate $5 lakh to Ukraine war victim Hadisur

The Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) will pay 5 lakh dollars (about Taka five crore) as compensation to the family of third engineer Hadisur Rahman, who was killed in a missile strike on board a ship at the port of Alvia in Ukraine in March this year. Besides, his younger brother will get a job at the BSC with effect from ...

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Take care of Rohingyas like Bangladesh: UNHCR to regional countries

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi has appealed to the regional countries including India to take care of the refugees they already host and relieve Bangladesh from any additional burden. “They should try to take care of these people like Bangladesh does……,” he told reporters at a media briefing while wrapping up his fifth visit to ...

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UK reaffirms commitment to support Bangladesh’s private sector growth

British International Investment is central to the UK’s strategy of supporting Bangladesh in securing the investment it will need to sustain economic growth through and beyond LDC graduation, the country’s high commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson has said. “BII’s investments will support Bangladesh’s development ambitions and complement our work to improve the country’s investment climate,” he told a reception in the ...

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Nazrul’s 123rd birth anniversary today

Wednesday marks the 123rd birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, widely revered for his limitless contribution to Bengali literature. Marking the day, prominent people, politicians and poet devotees paid their respects by placing floral wreath at the grave of the poet adjacent to the Central Mosque of Dhaka University this morning. Known and regarded as the ‘rebel poet’ ...

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Samrat sent to jail again on surrender

A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat to jail in a corruption case. The former Jubo League leader sought bail through his lawyer surrendering in court on Tuesday morning. Later, hearing the bail petition, Dhaka Special Judge Court-6 Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman passed the order rejecting the prayer and fixed June 9 ...

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Padma Bridge to be opened on June 25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will open long-awaited Padma Bridge for public on June 25, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday. The Minister confirmed this to media after a meeting with the Prime Minister at Gono Bhaban this noon. “As per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Padma Bridge will be named after the river Padma. ...

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Haji Selim appeals challenging HC’s jail term

Ruling Awami League MP Haji Mohammad Selim moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday, seeking quashing of his 10-year prison sentence handed down by a lower court in a graft case. Haji Selim’s counsel Syed Ahmed Raza, submitted the plea to the appellate division of the apex court. A bail petition was also submitted in the same case filed by the ...

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Mirza Abbas leaves for Singapore for treatment

Senior BNP leader Mirza Abbas left for Singapore on Tuesday morning for “advanced treatment of a stomach problem”. The BNP standing committee member, along with his wife and two sons, left for Singapore on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8.30am, his physician Dr Rafiqul Islam said. “Mirza Abbas was undergoing treatment at Bangladesh Specialized ...

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