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300 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Oct 14 : Three hundred new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning. Of them, 86 were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate General of Health Services said in a regular update. Currently, 1,154 patients are being treated at hospitals for dengue – 428 of them in Dhaka. Bangladesh has been grappling ...

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Journalist Dil Monowara Monu passes away

Dhaka, Oct 14 : Senior journalist Dil Monowara Monu passed away on early Monday at BIRDEM General Hospital. She was 68. Family sources said Monu was taken to the hospital around 1:30am with breathing complications. Doctors pronounced her dead shortly after she had been taken there. Her namaj-e-Janaza will be held on the Jatiya Press Club premises at 3pm, Press ...

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Voting begins at 8 UZs, 2 municipalities, 14 union parishads

Voters at eight upazila parishads, 2 municipalities and 14 union parishads (UP) are exercising their franchise to elect new public representatives. The voting began at 9:00am on Monday and will end at 5:00pm. EC Additional Secretary Mokhlesur Rahman said they had taken all necessary measures to ensure a free and fair balloting.Tight security measures have been put in place to ...

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AL not in favour of student politics ban: Quader

Rajshahi, Oct 13 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Awami League does not back the idea of banning students politics but legal action will be taken if anyone commits any misdeed in the name of politics. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at the Circuit House in the town before attending the ...

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Khandaker Anwarul Islam made new cabinet secretary

Khandakar Anwarul Islam, senior secretary of the bridge department, has been appointed as a new cabinet secretary. On Sunday (October 13), the Ministry of Public Administration issued an order appointing Khandakar Anwarul as the 22nd secretary of Cabinet. He is replacing Mohammad Shafiul Alam. He will take charge on November 1, the order added. Outgoing Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam ...

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Bangladesh fastest-growing economy in S Asia after Bhutan: WB

Dhaka, Oct 13 : Bangladesh has been ranked as the second fastest-growing economy in South Asia after Bhutan in a latest World Bank report on economic situation. But the downside risks of Bangladesh include financial sector vulnerability, reform reversals, fiscal pressures and loss of external competitiveness, according to latest edition of the South Asia Economic Focus, Making (De)centralisation Work released ...

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‘Please free my son, forgive his mistakes’: Samrat’s mother to PM

Dhaka, Oct 13 : Mother of disgraced Jubo League’s Dhaka South unit president Ismail Hossain Samrat on Sunday urged the Prime Minister to free her son and take necessary steps for his better treatment. Sayera Khatun, mother of Samrat, came up with the request at a press briefing held at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU). “Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, you’re ...

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BNP leader Hafiz gets bail

A Dhaka court has granted bail to BNP vice chairman Major (Retd) Hafizuddin Ahmed who was arrested on Sunday in a case filed under Digital Security Act. The court of Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Islam granted the bail after hearing the bail and remand prayers on Sunday. The court also fixed November 11 for the next proceedings of the case.A ...

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Salim Prodhan, two others remanded again

Dhaka, Oct 13 : A court here on Sunday placed casino kingpin Salim Prodhan and his two accomplices on a 5-day remand each in a money laundering case. His  two accomplices are – Roman and Akteruzzaman. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shadbir YasirAhsan Chowdhury passed the order when Investigation Officer of the case Md Shahidul Islam of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) sought ...

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Statement on Abrar murder: UN resident coordinator summoned

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo for the statement on BUET student Abrar killing. The ministry also sought explanation from her in this regard. Mia Seppo met with Nahida Sobhan, director general of United Nations wing at the  Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 11:00am on Sunday.An official of the ministry concerned said ...

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