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PM Sheikh Hasina for invention of climate tolerant crops

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today suggested invention of climate tolerance species of crops, food preservation, reduction in post-harvest loss, nutrition security and adaptation of modern technology by the agriculture scientists. She made the suggestion when a Canadian delegation called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka, PM’s Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas informed journalist. The four-member delegation ...

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Cyclone Asani unlikely to hit Bangladesh coast: State Minister

There is no possibility of Cyclone Asani, lying over the Bay of Bengal, hitting Bangladesh, State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman on Sunday. It may move towards Bangladesh after it makes landfall along the Indian coast on May 12, he said in response to a question from reporters at his office in the Secretariat. He ...

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Suspension order of TTE Shafiqul to be withdrawn

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Sunday said the suspension order of Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) Shafiqul Islam, who fined three passengers for travelling without tickets claiming relative of the minister, has been withdrawn. “A show-cause notice will also be sent to Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) of Pakshey Nasir Uddin for issuing such order,” Minister Nurul Islam told this to ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 23 new cases, no death

Bangladesh reported 23 Covid cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning which took the total caseload to 19,52,799. With no new Covid death reported during this period the country’s total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate slightly increased to 0.41 per cent from Saturday’s 0.38 per cent as 5.599 samples were tested, according ...

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Tagore’s 161st birth anniversary today

The 161st birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore is being celebrated in the country on Sunday after two years of muted celebrations for the Covid-19 pandemic. Tagore was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, as well as a composer whose works reshaped Bangla literature and music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born on May ...

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Deep depression intensifies into cyclonic storm

The deep depression over the Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved Northwestwards and intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Asani’ over the same area. It was centered at 6 am on Sunday about 1255 Kms South-Southwest of Chattogram port, 1175 kms South-Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1250 kms South of Mongla port and 1205 kms South of Payra port. It is likely ...

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Rightists, leftists, extreme leftists join hands with two convicts: PM Sheikh Hasina

Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned about the leadership of BNP saying that both Khaleda Zia and Tarique Rahman are convicts. “The rightists, leftists and extreme leftists have joined hands with those two convicts,” she said while speaking at Awami League’s working committee meeting at Ganabhaban in the capital on Saturday. Terming the Awami League as ...

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Bangladesh reports 10 new Covid cases, zero death

Bangladesh reported 10 Covid cases in 24 hours until Saturday morning which took the total caseload to 1,952,776. With no new Covid death reported during the period, the country’s total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate declined to 0.38 per cent from Friday’s 0.55 per cent as 2,656 samples were tested, according to ...

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Army Chief visits Cox’s Bazar’s Khurushkul Ashrayan project

Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed on Saturday visited the under-construction Khurushkul Ashrayan project in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Upazila. The army chief observed the progress of construction in person and gave necessary guidance during his visit, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) says in press release. To shelter 3,808 families, the government approved the project on November 24, 2020, ...

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543 killed in 427 accidents in April: Road Safety report

With the rapid increase in the number of vehicles, mostly cars, in the congested roads of Bangladesh cities, there has been a steady rise in the number of accidents too. As many as 543 people, including 81 children, were killed and 612 others injured in 427 road accidents in April, Road Safety Foundation said its latest report, released on Saturday, ...

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