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TIB BNP’s agent: Quader

The Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has alleged that Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is the agent of BNP. “TIB’s every word is one-sided, they advocate for BNP. They are an anti-government. They speaks like BNP.” Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, made these comments at a press briefing at the AL president’s political office in the capital’s Dhanmondi ...

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EU pledges to take ties with Bangladesh to new height

The European Union (EU) on Thursday congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her reelection as the Prime Minister for fourth consecutive term and promised to take the partnership and cooperation with Bangladesh to a new height. EU Ambassador Charles Whiteley made the remarks while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s official Ganabhaban residence this morning, reports ...

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Sheikh Hasina’s return as PM was urgent for Bangladesh’s future: ADB

Asian Development Bank country director Edimon Ginting today said Sheikh Hasina’s return as Prime Minister was very much urgent for the good future of Bangladesh. “For the good future of Bangladesh, her (Sheikh Hasina) return was very much needed,” PM’s deputy press secretary K M Shakhawat Moon told reporters quoting the ADB country director as saying. The meeting was held ...

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Health minister orders closure of all illegal hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres

Health Minister Samanta Lal Sen on Wednesday asked authorities concerned to close all unlicensed hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centers across the country immediately to prevent any unwanted incidents. The health minister came up with the call while talking to reporters at Banani graveyard after placing wreaths at the grave of his childhood friend Sheikh Kamal who was assassinated along with ...

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12th national election was one-sided, dramatically competitive: TIB

The 12th parliamentary election held on 7 January was one-sided and dramatically competitive, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said in a post-polls reaction on Wednesday. “The 12th parliamentary election was not held in a free, fair and inclusive manner. This election is an ominous sign for the future of democracy,” TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman said during a press conference held at ...

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Mirza Fakhrul gets bail in another case

A court in Dhaka has granted bail to BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in another case filed with the city’s Paltan Police Station. Dhaka’s Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Tahmina Huque passed the order on Wednesday granting bail to Mirza Fakhrul after a hearing on his bail plea. Earlier on January 10, Dhaka’s Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sultan Sohag Uddin ...

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Peter Haas says he looks forward to working closely with Bangladesh

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas on Wednesday said he looks forward to working closely with Bangladesh in the coming months on issues of mutual importance. He mentioned climate change, expanding business opportunities, and other areas of cooperation to advance the relations, reports UNB. “I look forward to working very closely in the coming months to advance our mutual interest,” ...

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Ferry with 9 trucks capsizes in Padma River

A ferry, carrying 9 trucks and around 50 passengers, have capsized in the middle of Padma river on Wednesday morning. The accident took place around 8.16am on the Daulatdia-Paturia route in Manikganj district. Fire Service and Civil Defence warehouse inspector Anwarul Islam said the ferry named ‘Rajanigandha’ with several pick-up trucks and covered vans capsized in the river after being ...

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US envoy Peter Haas calls on Palak at secretariat office

United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas has paid a courtesy call on State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak at his office at the secretariat in Dhaka. During the meeting, they exchanged views on various issues related to bilateral interests, especially data security, artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoTs), robotics and how the two countries ...

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Primary teacher recruitment test in second phase on 2 February

The second phase written examination of the recruitment test of assistant teachers in government primary schools will be held on 2 February. The examination of Khulna, Rajshahi and Mymensingh divisions will be held on that day. A total of 4 lakh 39 thousand 443 job aspirants will take part in it. A decision was taken to this end today in ...

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