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Commonwealth secy gen congratulates Sheikh Hasina

Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as Prime Minister of Bangladesh. “The Secretariat stands ready to support you as Prime Minister of Bangladesh, in continuing your important work on these values (transparency and accountability, and friendship to all, malice towards none,” she said in a congratulatory letter sent to the Prime Minister, reports UNB. In ...

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Metro rail to ply on Uttara-Motijheel till night from today

Metro rail will ply on Uttara-Motijheel route from morning to night from Saturday (January 20). At present, the metro rail runs on Uttara-Agargaon-Uttara route from 7:30am to 8:30pm and on Uttara-Motijheel-Uttara route from 7:30am to 11:30am. On Thursday at a press conference, Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) authorities said according to the passengers’ demand, they extended the metro rail’s ...

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Shaheed Asad Day to be observed Saturday

All stage is set to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the student leader Shaheed Asaduzzaman Asad as his 55th martyrdom anniversary will be observed on Saturday. On January 20 in 1969, Asad, the hero of the 1969 mass upsurge movement, was gunned down by the Pakistani police at a protest against the atrocities on the people of East Pakistan at ...

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BNP-Jamaat taking preparation to commit major violence: Quader

  Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader has anticipated that the BNP-Jamaat are taking preparation to commit major violence in the country. He made the remark while addressing a press conference at the Awami League president’s political office at Dhanmondi in the capital early Friday afternoon. “Why are you saying that the violence which has now remained stopped is permanent? ...

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Hasan Mahmud leads Bangladesh delegation in 19th NAM Summit

Foreign minister Hasan Mahmud is leading the Bangladesh delegation in the 19th NAM Summit that began on Friday in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The 19th NAM Summit themed: ‘Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence’, will continue till January 20 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo Convention Centre. Hasan was scheduled to embark on the multilateral tour to Uganda on January 17 ...

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US rules out notion of not recognising Hasina govt

The United States has ruled out any perception that they do not recognise Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s fourth straight term in office. At a regular briefing at the US Department of State on January 18, a journalist asked, “So, when you say that the election results in Bangladesh were not credible, free, or fair, does this imply that the U.S. ...

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Salman F Rahman appointed honorary adviser to PM Sheikh Hasina

Salman Fazlur Rahman has been appointed as an honorary adviser to the prime minister. It was informed through a notification issued by the Cabinet Division on Thursday. According to the notification, Salman F Rahman will get the position of minister while holding the post of honorary adviser. Meanwhile, he was elected Member of Parliament in Dhaka-1 (Dohar-Nawabganj) Constituency in the ...

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JaPa to join parliament as opposition, GM Quader leader of opposition

Jatiya Party (JaPa) Chairman Golam Mohammad Quader has been nominated as the Leader of the Opposition in parliament by his own party. Besides, the party’s co-chairman Anisul Islam Mahmud and secretary general Mujibul Huq Chunnu have been nominated as Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Chief Whip of the Opposition respectively. The decision was taken at a meeting of the ...

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Russia proposes wheat export to Bangladesh

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Mantytskyi has expressed his country’s keen interest to export wheat to Bangladesh. The Russian Ambassador conveyed it on Thursday (January 18, 2024) during a courtesy call on Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at his office in the capital, reports UNB. The meeting, which also included Secretary to the Food Ministry, Ismail Hossain; Director General of ...

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Khasru gets bail in 4 other sabotage cases

BNP standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury secured bail in four other cases filed on charge of sabotage. Dhaka’s Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzel Hossain passed the order on Thursday after a hearing on his bail plea. A court on Wednesday granted bail to the BNP leader in two cases. Khasru has been shown arrested in eight cases on ...

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