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Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s religious incitement case Jan 2

A Dhaka court set January 2 to hold hearing on charge framing in a case lodged against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia over allegedly making religious inciting comment and trying to create conflict among people of different classes. Today was fixed for holding hearing on the matter, but Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur reset the date, allowing a time plea ...

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Have to fix the sickness of society: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government will continue its drive against corruption, terrorism, militancy and drugs to eliminate these social menaces from the country as those are the results of 29 years of Zia, Ershad and Khaleda’s misrule. “Our drive is on…our drive against terrorism, militancy, drugs and corruption will continue,” she said. The Prime Minister said this ...

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Transport owners in trouble as petrol pump owners’ strike enters 2nd day

Petrol pump owners and workers continued their strike for the second consecutive day on Monday in Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions to press home their 15-point demand. The suspension of fuel oil supply in the divisions caused trouble to the transport owners and passengers. Transport owners said vehicular movement was not disrupted on Sunday as they used reserved fuel but ...

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PM arrives in Madrid to attend COP25

Photo: Courtesy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Sunday to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25). The world’s annual climate summit, COP25, will be held in Madrid, the Spain’s central capital, on December 2-13 under the UN framework convention on climate change. A special flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and ...

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Restoring Traffic Discipline: Dhaka gets 64 designated parking spots

Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) on Sunday has approved 64 parking spots in the capital as proposed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader briefed reporters in this regard after a DTCA board meeting at Nagar Bhaban. Besides, the two city corporations have been given the responsibility to construct a small ‘city forest’ at a suitable ...

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Razib, Dia’s deaths: 2 drivers, helper of Jabal-e-Noor buses get life term

A Dhaka court has sentenced two drivers and a helper of two buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan to life term rigorous imprisonment each in a case filed over deaths of college students Abdul Karim Rajib and Dia Khanam Mim in a road accident in the city’s Airport Road area in July, 2018. The lifers are Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon, ...

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More research institutions needed in Bangladesh: Muhith

  Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Sunday said Bangladesh needs more research institutions to continue its economic growth. “Research leads to new thinking that helps to formulate good policies. BIDS is playing a good role in development policy. More research institutions are needed,” Muhith said at Research Almanac-2019. Bangladesh Institution of Development Studies (BIDS) organised the two-day ...

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UN seeks continuous collaborative effort to end AIDS epidemic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday sought “continuous collaborative effort” to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as committed to in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The United Nations, governments, civil society and other partners have been working together to scale up access to health services and to halt new HIV infections,” he said in a message marking the World ...

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4 to die, 7 get life terms for killing siblings in Kushtia

A Kushtia court on Sunday sentenced four people to death and seven others to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing two brothers in Bheramara upazila in Khustia. The court also fined the life term awardees over the killing following a confrontation with the convicts for harassing of the victim’s sister. The convicts are – Kamal Hossain Malitha, ...

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Don’t compromise with principles for personal gains: President to teachers

Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Saturday called upon teachers not to compromise with their ideals and principles for personal gains and having recruitment to lucrative positions in the administration. “A teacher must be a symbol of ideals and principles. As the Chancellor, I get shocked seeing all the reports published in various media these days,” the President said. In ...

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