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Five women named for Begum Rokeya Padak 2023

Women and Children Affairs Ministry has announced the names of five renowned women as Begum Rokeya Padak awardees in recognition of their contribution to various fields in the country this year. State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira on Thursday announced the names of five women at a press conference at Department of Information in Bangladesh Secretariat ...

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No talks on seat sharing with JaPa: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the issue of seat sharing did not come up for discussion in the meeting with Jatiya Party (JaPa) rather prevention of anti-election activities like sabotage and attacks got priority. “We discussed how the election-oriented parties can prevent anti-polls activities like sabotage and attacks in a united way to make the election ...

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Bangladesh to continue support for UN Peacekeeping Agenda: FM Momen

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has pledged that Bangladesh would continue supporting the seven priorities of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s Action for Peacekeeping agenda. “Our principled position, rooted in the foreign policy dictum of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, serves as a guiding force. This stance consistently propels us force to actively participate ...

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EC approves transfer of 338 OCs, 110 UNOs

The Election Commission (EC) has approved a proposal of Public Administration Ministry and the Police Headquarters (PHQ) for transfer of 338 Officers in-charge (OCs) and 110 upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) ahead of the 12th general election. The EC’s approval came after a meeting in this regard on Thursday at Election Bhaban. Earlier on Wednesday, the EC received the list from ...

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Labor rights critical to growth and sustainability of Bangladesh’s RMG sector: Haas

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Thursday said his country looks forward to deepening work with the private sector and other stakeholders in Bangladesh to advance internationally recognized labor rights in the RMG industry and beyond. “The recent minimum wage review for the readymade garment sector has demonstrated the clear need for an objective, inclusive and evidence-based National Wage ...

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Mirza Fakhrul denied bail in CJ’s residence attack case

The High Court on Thursday rejected bail petition of BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed over an attack on the Chief Justice’s residence on October 28. An HC bench of Justice Md Salim and Justice Shahed Nuruddin rejected the BNP leader’s bail application filed on Sunday (December 3). Senior lawyer Jaynul Abedin and lawyer Sagir ...

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Sheikh Hasina 46th in Forbes’ most powerful women list

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has been ranked 46th in the US magazine Forbes’ list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women 2023” published on Tuesday. In the previous year, the premier was ranked 42nd in Forbes’ list of powerful women. She has also been ranked 9th in the category of “Politics & Policy” among 18 women, reports BSS. Women featured in ...

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Khasru, 2 other BNP leaders denied bail

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday rejected bail petition of three BNP leaders, including its standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, in two separate cases. Dhaka’s First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Faisal Atiq Bin Quader rejected the bail following a bail application filed earlier by the BNP leaders’ lawyer Sayed Jaynal Abedin Mezbah. The two other BNP leaders are ...

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Saudi Arabia is Bangladesh’s important dev partner: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Chittagong Port Authority’s Patenga Container Terminal Project is a beacon of hope for Bangladesh’s economic uplift. “This self-reliant modern terminal will enhance the capacity of our port, facilitate seamless trade, and create job opportunities and entrepreneurship,” she said. The prime minister said this while speaking at the Concession Agreement Signing Ceremony between Chittagong ...

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Agrani Bank staff bus set on fire in Khilgaon

A BRTC staff bus of Agrani Bank was set on fire in the capital’s Khilgaon area on Wednesday morning, when the opposition parties’ 48-hour blockade for the 10th phase is underway. Receiving information, two fire-fighting units went to Khilgaon Taltola area. But before their reaching, locals managed to douse the fire, said Fire Service Headquarters acting official (media cell) Md ...

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