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33rd span of Padma Bridge installed

The 33rd span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Monday bringing a total of 4.95 kilometres of the structure into view. The span, weighing 3,140 tonnes, was installed on pillars no 3 and 4 at Mawa point around 12:00 pm noon, said Executive Engineer (Bridge) Dewan Md Abdul Quader. Earlier, the 32nd span of the bridge was installed on ...

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SC upholds HC bail order for Former MP Awal, wife in graft cases

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a High Court order that granted anticipatory bail to former Awami League MP AKM Awal and his wife Lyla Parveen in two corruption cases. The apex court dismissed a petition filed by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) that sought a stay on the HC bail order for the couple. A bench of the Appellate ...

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20 family members of DNCC mayor test positive for Covid- 19

Twenty members of the family of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, including his wife and daughter, have been tested positive for COVID-19. They all are being treated at hospital, sources said. Earlier on Sunday, the mayor and his wife gave their sample for COVID-19 test after showing symptoms of the disease and the results came back positive for ...

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Corona infected Information Minister shifted to BSMMU

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has been shifted from Square Hospitals to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in the capital as per the advice of doctor. Confirming the news, Mir Akram Uddin, public relations officer of the minister, said that Hasan Mahmud is doing well. Earlier, the joint general secretary of the Awami League was admitted to Square Hospitals in ...

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Govt wants no more brutality like Russell killing: PM Sheikh Hasina

Referring to the brutal killing of her youngest brother Sheikh Russell, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said they didn’t want recurrence of such a heinous crime as her government is working untiringly to let the children live a beautiful life. “Sheikh Russell was brutally killed. We want such incidents never happen anymore,” she said while virtually addressing a function marking ...

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Global security to be at stake if Rohingya crisis left unresolved: Dhaka

Philippines’ support sought over Roghingya repatriation, recovery of stolen money Bangladesh on Sunday cautioned that if the Rohingya issue is not resolved immediately, radical elements can take advantage of the displacement and “regional and international security would certainly be jeopardised”. Bangladesh requested the Philippines to exert political pressure on Myanmar together with all ASEAN members to take back the Rohingyas. ...

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Modi invited to join March 26 prog in person

Bangladesh has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh on March 26 in person to jointly celebrate the Independence Day of Bangladesh. “We’ve invited him (Narendra Modi) and they accepted the invitation in principle,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters after his meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami on Sunday. There will be ...

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Bangladesh reports 14 COVID-19 deaths, 3,03,972 total recoveries

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 14 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,274 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 3,03,972 after another 1,674 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said this afternoon. “Fourteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll ...

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Awami League candidates win Dhaka, Naogaon polls amid low turnout

Awami League candidates Kazi Monirul Islam and Md Anwar Hossain Helal have won the by-election to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies amid low turnout. In Dhaka, only 10.43 percent of 471,129 voters cast their ballots from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday through electronic voting machines, according to Assistant Returning Officer Al Amin. Monirul Islam bagged 45,642 votes to win ...

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Sheikh Russel’s birthday being observed

The 57th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today. Sheikh Russel, also youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital. He was assassinated by the killers on August 15 in 1975. Russel was brutally killed ...

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