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Considering fare hike, but nothing decided yet: Railway Minister

No decision has been taken yet about the increase of the railway fare, said Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon on Tuesday. “After the price hike of fuel, we are thinking about the increase of rail fare as already many organisations have coordinated the price with the fuel price. Still we do not take any decision,” he said while visiting ...

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First batch of Bangladeshi workers reaches Malaysia

The first batch of Bangladeshi workers reached Malaysia on Tuesday morning. Md Golam Sarwar, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Malaysia, received them at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Earlier, a flight of AirAsia carrying some 53 migrant workers left Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) for Kuala Lumpur at around 11:30 pm, said Md Shahidul Alam, Director General of the ...

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US praises Bangladesh’s success in COVID vaccination, food security

US Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Ambassador Michele J. Sison has praised Bangladesh’s tremendous success in countrywide COVID-19 vaccination and ensuring food security. She also praised Bangladesh’s contributions in peacekeeping operations (PKO), particularly women’s participation in the PKOs, reports UNB. During her meeting with Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on Monday, she also discussed the upcoming elections in the ...

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Holy Ashura today

The holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), is being observed across the country on Tuesday with due religious solemnity. Tuesday is the 10th day of the month of Muharram in Hijri calendar. This day is well-known as the “Holy Ashura”. It is regarded as ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina sketches Bangmata’s key-shadow role in independence struggle

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday revisited the history of country’s protracted independence struggle extracting Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib’s key-shadow role particularly in major turning points like the six-point demand, Bangabandhu’s conditional release issue and his March 7 speech. “The decisions of my mother on major political issues helped us a lot in achieving the independence,” the premier said ...

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US committed to help Bangladesh implement SDGs: Sison

The US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele J. Sison has said that the US is committed to strengthening cooperation for the full implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh. She said the discussion on cooperation and coordination with UN agencies in Bangladesh is critical to this effort. In Dhaka, the US Assistant Secretary is ...

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New political alliance ‘Gonotontro Moncho’ launched

Seven political parties on Monday formally formed new alliance named ‘Gonotontro Moncho’. Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President ASM Abdur Rob announced the new alliance during a press conference at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity. Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna addressed the outline of alliance at the press conference. Seven political parties of the alliance are Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Nagorik Oikya, ...

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5 women accorded Bangamata Padak

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday distributed “Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Padak-2022” to five distinguished women for their outstanding contributions to various fields marking the 92nd birth anniversary of the majestic woman and wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She virtually joined the award distribution ceremony as the chief guest from her official Ganabhaban residence, ...

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War crimes: Fugitive death-row convict arrested in city

Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) of police have arrested a fugitive death-row war criminal from Dhaka. Death-row convict Nazrul Islam was arrested from the Shah Ali Police Station area on Sunday (August 7). ATU’s superintendent of police Mohammad Aslam Khan confirmed the news to media on Monday. Nazrul Islam went into hiding after the case has been filed. On July 28, ...

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Writ filed challenging legality of fuel price hike

A Supreme Court lawyer on Monday filed a writ petition with the High Court challenging the legality of the government’s decision to hike the fuel price. Secretaries of the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources and chairman of BERC have been made respondents in the writ. Advocate Md Eunus Ali Akond submitted the petition to the HC seeking suspension and ...

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