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MPs won’t be allowed in Awami Leage upazila level committees: Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday urged the party’s lawmakers not to be candidates for the posts of presidents and general secretaries in its upazila level committees. “No lawmakers will be allowed in the posts of presidents and general secretaries in our upazila level committee so that those, who weren’t elected as members of parliament (MPs), can get ...

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Resolution on HR situation in Myanmar adopted

Dhaka seeks early, sustainable solution to Rohingya crisis A resolution on situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar has been adopted at the Unites Nations (UN). The resolution received 140 votes in its favour, 9 votes against the resolution with 32 abstention. Bangladesh thanked all the member states, particularly to the members of the OIC ...

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Onion being rotten in some places but not going to market: PM 

She smells conspiracy behind frequent train accidents Sangsad Bhaban, Nov 14 : As the onion price has hit all-time high of Tk 200 per kg, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there is enough stock of onions but those are not being released to the market. “It seems there’s stock of onions in the country and these are being ...

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Bangladesh-Russia signs protocol to boost ties

Bangladesh signed a protocol with the Russian Federation on Thursday to promote bilateral relations on trade, economy, science and technology. The protocol was signed at the 2nd meeting of Bangladesh-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation. The meeting was held from 12 to 14 November at the Economic Relations Division (ERD) in Dhaka.ERD Secretary Monowar Ahmed, also ...

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Onion price jumps; almost 25 pc rise in one day

Price to fall in Dec, says commerce secretary   Chattogram, Nov 14 : The price of onion moved up further by Tk 40-60 to Tk 180-200 per kg at the retail market here on Thursday, proving futile the government’s all mechanisms to cool down the overheated onion market, and much to the anger of consumers. Consumers alleged that unscrupulous businessmen ...

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Train derails in Sirajganj, 4 bogies catch fire

Rail communication between Dhaka and northern districts of the country was snapped after five bogies of the Rangpur Express veered off the tracks at Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj on Thursday afternoon. Of the five compartments, four caught fire. Confirming this to media, deputy assistant director of Sirajganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Abdul Hamim said, “Several units of the fire ...

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Khaleda seeks bail in Zia Charitable Trust case

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia moved the Appellate Division on Thursday challenging a High Court order that had turned down her bail petition in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. Barrister Kaiser Kamal filed the petition on behalf of the former prime minister. The High Court bench of Justice Farid Ahmed and Justice ASM Abdul Mobin on Sept 11 rejected Khaleda’s ...

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Kamrul Ahsan new Bangladesh Ambassador to Russia

The government has appointed Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan, currently serving as Secretary for Bilateral and Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as the new Ambassador of Bangladesh to the Russian Federation. Ambassador designate Ahsan is a career foreign service officer, belonging to 1985 batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on ...

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700 level-crossings in railway west zone lack gatemen

More than 700 level crossings in the western region of Bangladesh Railway  — Khulna, Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions — are operating without gatemen, increasing the risks of deadly accidents. Sources said 715 level-crossings do not have gatemen while the authorities concerned have hung warning signs in designated areas. Another 339 unauthorised level-crossings lack warning signs, making the movement of vehicles ...

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Dhaka, Kathmandu agree to raise voice against climate change impacts

Bangladesh and Nepal on Wednesday agreed to raise strong voice against the adverse impacts of climate change and natural calamities in international forums. President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid and Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari expressed it during a bilateral meeting at Sheetal Niwas (President House) here. President Hamid said Bangladesh and Nepal are the worst sufferers of climate change. Both ...

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