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5.5km of Padma Bridge visible after installation of 37th span

The 37th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Thursday, bringing a total of over 5.5 kilometers of the structure into view. The span number ‘2C’ was installed successfully between pillars 9 and 10 at Mawa end in Munshiganj around 2:45pm, six days after the last one was set up, said Executive Engineer (Bridge) Dewan Md Abdul Kader. Earlier, ...

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School, college shutdown extended till December 19

The government has extended the closure of all educational institutions except Qawmi madrasas across Bangladesh till December 19, to prevent Covid-19 transmission. The Education Ministry issued a notice in this regard on Thursday. Earlier in March, the government ordered all the schools, colleges and universities across the country to close down on March 17, after the first cases of Covid-19 ...

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34 pirates surrender in Chattogram

A total of 34 pirates of 11 gangs surrendered to the Home Minister in Banshkhali of Chattogram along with firearms on Thursday. The pirates of Kutubdia, Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar and Banshkhali of Chattogram surrendered at a programme arranged by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the field of Banshkhali Adarsh High School playground around 12:00noon. Four members of “Kalaboda Bahini”, ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 13 more die, 1,845 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Thursday logged a further 1,845 infections from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, over the previous 24 hours till Thursday, bringing the total cases to 427,198. Besides, the national death tally has risen to 6,140 with 13 more Covid-19 patients losing their battle to the highly contagious pathogen during the period. Of the new ...

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Five buses torched in capital

At least five buses were torched in the capital in a span of one hour on Thursday. Unidentified miscreants set fire to two buses at Shahabagh area, one at Motijheel, one at Secretariat area and another in front of Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue. The incidents took place between 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Rozina Akter, duty officer of Fire ...

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US has many things to learn from Bangladesh’s election: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said that the United States of America (USA) has many things to learn from the election in Bangladesh. Nurul Huda came up with the comment while talking to journalists after casting his vote at IES School centre in Uttara. “The US can learn from our election process. It requires five days ...

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Voting in Dhaka -18, Sirajganj-1 by-polls underway

By-elections in two parliamentary constituencies — Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 — are underway with participation of the two major parties, Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), along with contenders from other political parties. The voting started with the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any recess. Six contenders including AL nominated ...

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Nayeemul Abrar death: Trial of Prothom Alo editor, 8 others begins

A Dhaka court has framed charges against nine people including the editor of daily Prothom Alo Motiur Rahman in a case lodged over the death of Dhaka Residential Model College student Nayeemul Abrar Rahat. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Qayesh framed the charges on Thursday morning. The court also exempted editor of Kishor Alo, a publication of the Prothom ...

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Magura’s physically challenged freelancer Fahim dies

Fahim-ul Karim, who became self-reliant by doing freelance work at home after overcoming his physical disability, has died at a hospital in Faridpur on Wednesday night. He breathed his last at Faridpur Medical College Hospital around 10:45 pm while undergoing treatment. According to family sources, Fahim was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday morning after he felt unwell. Doctors at ...

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Former governor Shegufta Bakht dies

Bangladesh Bank’s former governor Shegufta Bakht Chaudhuri passed away on Wednesday. He was 86. He breathed his last on 11 am on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at capital’s United Hospital, said a release of Bangladesh Bank. During the tenure of 1987-92, Shegufta played role as fourth governor of central bank. Later he was Industries and Commerce adviser to the first ...

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