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Decolonisation: Bangladesh lauds UN role

‘Bangladesh deeply feels pain of peoples under foreign occupation, colonial subjugation’ Dhaka, Oct 17 : Bangladesh has lauded the commendable role played by the UN over the last seven and half decades in changing the map of the planet through the wave of decolonisation. “Having ruled by the colonial masters for almost two centuries, Bangladesh deeply feels the pain of ...

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Don’t go beyond rules: PM to UGC

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File photo Dhaka, Oct 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) not to go beyond the rules in case of overseeing both public and private universities. “Don’t go beyond the rules. Follow them properly,” she said when an UGC delegation, led by its Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah, met ...

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Special PP Jahangir removed

Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, the special public prosecutor of Dhaka Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal, has been removed from his post for negligence of duty. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on Thursday. The order will be effective from today.

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PM meets President; apprises him of India, US tours

Photo: PID Dhaka, Oct 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday evening. “The Prime Minister discussed different state-level issues, especially her recent visits to the USA and India, with the President,” President’s Press Secretary Md Joynal Abedin said while briefing reporters after the meeting. The Prime Minister arrived at ...

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Rohingyas’ early return better for Bangladesh, PM tells ADB team

‘ADB to remain BD’s development partner’ A seven-member delegation meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganobhaban on Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Oct 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed the need for the quick repatriation of the displaced Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State of Myanmar. It will be ...

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FM embarks on Europe tour; focus on economic diplomacy

Rohingya issue also high on agenda Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. File photo Dhaka, Oct 16 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday began his visit to a number of European countries as Bangladesh is giving much importance to boosting its export to the European market with diversification of products as part of its economic diplomacy. The ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Kurigram Express

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated a new intercity train titled ‘Kurigram Express’. The train will ply on Kurigram-Dhaka-Kurigram route on a regular basis with a weekly break on Wednesday. The PM inaugurated the express train at 12:20 pm on Wednesday through video conferencing from Gano Bhaban in the capital. Terming rail communications as an important tool for the development ...

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Four awarded death sentence for murdering farmer in Kushtia

A Kushtia court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to four people for the murder of a farmer in 2017. District and Sessions Judge Arup Kumar Goswami passed the verdict. The convicts are Md Shyamol Pramanik, 40, from Arkandi village under Bheramara upazila in Kushtia, Asmat Ali Mandal, 43, from the same village, victim Hanif Ali Khamaru’s second wife Dolena Begum, ...

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PM to attend 18th NAM Summit in Baku Oct 25-26

Dhaka, Oct 16 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will attend the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held on October 25-26 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has confirmed the Prime Minister’s participation at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government. The Summit will be preceded by the preparatory senior officials meeting ...

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Govt confirms 98 dengue-related deaths

283 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs Dhaka, Oct 16 : The government on Wednesday confirmed that 98 people died from dengue since January. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research has reviewed 158 cases out of 246 suspected dengue deaths. Bangladesh has been grappling with a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease with 92,750 people hospitalised since ...

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