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739 lives lost on roads in July in Bangladesh: RSF

As many as 739  people including 109 children were killed and 2042 others injured in 632  road accidents across the country in July. Of these, 251 people died in motorbike accidents alone, which is 33.96% of the total fatalities, Road Safety Foundation said in its latest report released on Saturday. These road crashes left 118 pedestrians, 137 drivers and their ...

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Govt increases fuel price to continue looting: Jamaat

The government has increased the fuel price abnormally to continue its corruption and looting, said Jamaat-e-Islami’s Dhaka city north unit secretary Mohammad Rezaul Karim on Saturday. He said, “In the past, the government has paid Tk 70,000 crore in the name of quick rental to meet the country’s electricity shortage, but now the country is going through massive load shedding. ...

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Fuel prices to be lowered if fall in global market: Nasrul

The government has increased fuel oil prices finding no other alternatives, said State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Saturday (August 6). The State Minister said the government has taken such a decision in the wake of price hike of fuel oils in global market. “However, there is nothing to be worried. Oil prices in Bangladesh ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina offers Nepal to use Mongla, Ctg ports

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina again proposed Nepal to use Mongla and Chattogram seaports alongside Syedpur airport for mutual benefits. “Nepal can take advantage of using our Mongla and Chittagong ports,” she said while a visiting parliamentary delegation from Nepal paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister at her official Ganabhaban residence on Friday morning, BSS reports. Chairperson, International Relations ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina hands over Sheikh Kamal NSC Award

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday handed over Sheikh Kamal National Sports Council Award, marking the 73rd birth anniversary of Shaheed Captain Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The Premier virtually joined the award-giving ceremony as the chief guest at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital. ...

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AL pays respect to Sheikh Kamal on his 73rd birth anniversary

The ruling Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies paid floral wreaths as mark of respect at the grave of noted liberation war organizer Sheikh Kamal, also the elder son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, on his 73rd birth anniversary on friday. To mark the day, Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader placed floral ...

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First coal shipment for Rampal power plant arrives from Indonesia

The first shipment of coal for the Rampal Power Plant in Khulna has arrived from Indonesia, paving the way for electricity production from October, officials said on Friday. “Bangladesh flag-bearer ‘MV Akij Heritage’ docked at Chittagong port on July 31, carrying 54,650 metric tonnes (MT) of coal imported from Indonesia,” said Anwarul Azim, deputy general manager of Rampal Power Plant. ...

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Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury calls on UK parliamentarians to raise voices to stop global warming and finance climate-vulnerable nations

  Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has called upon the UK parliamentarians to raise their voices at Westminster in favour of financing climate vulnerable nations such as Bangladesh, and advocate amongst G20 parliaments to arrest emissions and global warming. The Speaker was delivering her speech as Chief Guest in an interactive dialogue entitled ‘Bangladesh Rising’ with British parliamentarians organised by ...

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Bangladesh seeks EU’s role for early repatriation of Rohingyas

Bangladesh has sought the European Union’s role to put pressure on Myanmar for early repatriation of the Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State. Bangladesh mentioned that the countries like the UK, USA, Spain, Japan, Korea and France are investing and doing even more trading with Myanmar. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen met High Representative of the ...

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