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EC’s 2nd round talks starts

The Election Commission’s second round of dialogue with the eminent citizens has began. Nineteen persons, out of 39 invited eminent citizens, are attending the dialogue that started at 11:15am at Election Commission Bhaban in city’s Agargaon on Tuesday. Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra Zafrullah Chowdhury, Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh Iftekharuzzaman, Writer ...

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Shitalakhya launch capsize death toll rises to 11

With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll from Sunday’s launch capsize in the river Shitalakhya at Char Sayedpur in Narayanganj with dozens of passengers rose to 11. Bodies of two, including a children, were recovered from in front of Shah Cement Factory in Mukhapur and Haripur Power Plant at 9am on Tuesday while another was recovered after ...

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Bangladesh was on US side during various crises: Nuland

United States Undersecretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland has said Bangladesh was on the side of the US during various crises in the past. Expressing her gratitude and appreciation to the people of Bangladesh, she said, “Bangladesh was on the side of the US during various crises in the past.” Nuland made the comments while visiting vaccine assistance activities provided ...

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Cancer patient dies 11 days after hospital wedding

Cancer patient Fahmida Kamal, who married her boyfriend to fulfill her last wish at Chattogram Medical Centre just 11 days ago, died on Monday. The 25-year-old woman breathed her last at her residence in Bakaliya area of the port city in the morning, confirmed family sources. Fahmida Kamal’s grandfather Saifuddin Sakir, a former official of the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), ...

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Bangladesh reporte Coronavirus found among 116 persons, no death

Country has reported zero Covid-19 death and 116 new cases of infection during the last 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Monday (March 21, 2022). The number of cases detected so far are 19,50,725, while the positivity rate is 1.06 per cent. Since none died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of death from the dreadful disease ...

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‘It’s illogical to raise prices for import of just 3pc gas’

State-run Petrobangla’s proposal to hike retail gas price faced stiff opposition from groups representing consumers, citizens, businesses and professionals at a public hearing that began at BIAM auditorium in the city on Monday. Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) is holding the hearing responding to the proposals of eight gas sector entities including Petrobangla to raise gas price by 117 per ...

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Mayor hurt in accident on way to attend Payra power plant opening programme

Barguna municipality mayor Advocate Kamrul Ahsan Maharaj was injured in a road accident when he was going to attend the opening ceremony of coal-fired Payra power plant in Patuakhali on Monday morning. The accident happened at about 9:30am at Itbaria Mostoktana area of the Barguna-Purakata road. The mayor was first taken to Barguna General Hospital, Later, he was shifted to ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina opens Payra thermal power plant in Patuakhali

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday inaugurated the 1320 megawatt ultra-supercritical thermal power plant at Payra in Patuakhali district on a day when she also declared the country’s 100 per cent electricity coverage. This milestone achievement puts Bangladesh ahead of India and Pakistan among the South Asian nations to light up every house with electricity, reports UNB. Liberation War Affairs ...

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Sunken launch recovered after 16 hrs, death toll rises to 7

Rescuers have salvaged launch ‘ML Afsar Uddin’, which  was capsized river Shitalakhya at Char Sayedpur in Narayanganj on Sunday afternoon. Rescue ship Pratyay of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority lifted the launch at about 5:35 am on Monday. No bodies were found inside the launch. But around 10:30am, the divers recovered one more body from in front of Shah Cement ...

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Truck-car collision leaves 5 dead in Chattogram

Five persons were killed when a private car collided with a truck at Lohagara upazila in Chattogram district early  Monday. The accident occurred at around 5:30am on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway. The deceased were Muhammad Harunur Rashid, 28, son of late Nasir Uddin from Amirabad area under Lohagarh upazila, Rizvi Shakil, son of Faruque Jahan, Saiful Islam, Khorshed Ali and ...

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