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Artist Kalidas Karmakar passes away

Kalidas Karmakar, a painter and printmaker of international repute. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Oct 18 : Kalidas Karmakar, a painter and printmaker of international repute, passed away on Friday afternoon. He was 75. “He fell down in the bathroom after suffering a cardiac arrest around 1:30pm at his Eskaton residence. He was taken to Labaid Specialised Hospital where the doctor pronounced ...

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Misunderstanding behind unwanted accident in border: Home Minister

Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday said nothing but misunderstanding plays key role behind the exchange of gunshots between BGB and BSF. He said, “The relation between Bangladesh and India is very friendly. We are devastated by the tragedy.” He came up with the statements while talking to reporters after a discussion meeting on the occasion of Shaheed Sheikh ...

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Indian fisherman lands in Rajshahi jail

  Rajshahi, Oct 18 : An Indian fisherman who entered Bangladesh illegally in Charghat upazila here on Thursday was sent to jail on Friday as two cases were filed against him for trespassing and catching hilsa. The fisherman was identified as Pranab Mondol, a citizen of Sahebnagar Chhirachar in Jalangi area of Murshidabad district of India. Samit Kumar Kundu, officer-in-charge ...

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Dr Kamal pushes for greater unity 

  Dhaka, Oct 18 : Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday laid emphasis on spreading the call for unity to every locality to free the country from ‘autocracy’ and establish ‘effective’ democracy. “Those who want to continue autocratic rule, they create divisions  among people and use the communalism for their parochial party interests.  The autocratic rule can be ...

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German car manufacturers invited to set up assembly plants in Bangladesh

Bangladesh seeks German investment Dhaka, Oct 18 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has invited the German car manufacturers like Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen to set up their assembly plants at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpanagar in Chattogram. He explained about the Special Economic Zones set up by the government of Bangladesh in different places. The Foreign Minister, while addressing ...

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BSF man dies as BGB troops fired in self-defence: BGB

Photo: BGB 1 Battalion Commander Lt Col Ferdous Ziauddin Mahmud speaking at a press conference in Rajshahi on Thursday night. Dhaka, Oct 17 : Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday said its members were forced to fire back in self-defence after being attacked by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along the Rajshahi border on Thursday that led to the death ...

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Inequity still a big challenge in Bangladesh: Dialogue 

  Dhaka, Oct 17 : Mentioning that inequality still remains as one of the most challenging areas in the country despite consistent economic growth over a decade, speakers at a dialogue here on Thursday urged the government to take some measures like ensuring good governance and reforming financial and tax policies to eliminate it. The other measures include developing human ...

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Padma Bridge work to be completed by June 2021: Minister

This is a File photo of the under-construction Padma Bridge. Munshiganj, Oct 17 : Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the construction work on the Padma Bridge will be completed by June, 2021. He made the remark while talking to reporters at the Visitors’ Centre of Service Area-1 of the Padma Bridge here in the afternoon. ...

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3 killed in ambulance cylinder blast in Chattogram

Three people including two women were killed and four others injured as a cylinder of an ambulance exploded at Anwara upazila of Chattogram on Thursday afternoon. The incident took place in front of Shashi Community Centre at Chowmuhini area at around 2:30pm. The injured were admitted to Chittagong Medical College and Hospital.Dulal Mahmud, officer-in-charge (OC) of Anwara Police Station, confirmed ...

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FIFA’s support for BD’s football promotion to continue, its head tells PM  

Dhaka, Oct 17 : FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday said the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) will continue its support for the promotion of Bangladesh football. He said this at a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. The FIFA President said he is happy seeing ...

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