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President for maintaining balance among three state organs

President Abdul Hamid speaks at a programme at the Darbar Hall of Bangabhaban on Saturday. Photo: Courtesy President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged the three organs of the state to perform their duties maintaining a balance. “Although legislative, judiciary and executive branches perform separately, they’re inter-connected. They aren’t rivals to each other but supplementary. So, you should perform your duties ...

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SU students stage demo demanding justice for Rumpa

Students of the Stamford University (SU) staged demonstration on its Siddheshwari campus premises in the capital demanding justice over ‘killing’ of their fellow Rubaiyat Sharmin Rumpa on Saturday morning. They also formed a human chain in front of the entrance gate of the university in this regard at 10:00 am. Protesting students wanted the autopsy report of Rumpa published within ...

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Canada to remain potentially engaged with Bangladesh: High Commissioner    

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoit Préfontaine on Saturday said there are many areas where Canada will continue to energetically work with Bangladesh – bilaterally, regionally and internationally — as Bangladesh seeks a balanced role from Canada in the evolving world order. He identified some of the challenges but said that “will not deter” Canada from approaching the decade ahead ...

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UN chief lauds Sheikh Hasina’s leadership

UN Secretary General António Guterres has praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in addressing the issue of climate change in the international arena. He also mentioned Bangladesh’s remarkable contribution to peace operations as well as the reputation and professionalism of Bangladeshi peacekeepers. The UN chief made the remarks when Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Rabab ...

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PM attends Bangabandhu Memorial Trust meeting

Photo: PID A meeting of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust was held at Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the city on Friday evening. Chairperson of the trust and elder daughter of the Father of the Nation Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presided over the meeting. “The meeting discussed the activities of Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial ...

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Bangladesh to honour 380 Indian soldiers martyred during Liberation War

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh will soon honour over 380 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during the 1971 Liberation War. “The Bangladesh government has taken all-out preparation to honour 380 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the country’s 1971 Liberation War. They will be honoured soon,” he told a discussion in the capital. The ...

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Deferment of Khaleda’s bail petition hearing unprecedented: BNP

BNP on Friday said the Appellate Division’s decision to defer the hearing on the bail petition of its chairperson Khaleda Zia is unprecedented. “It’s said the situation in the High Court and Supreme Court (on Thursday) unprecedented. We also think such a decision (of the Appellate Division) is unprecedented,” said BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Speaking at a ...

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Quader hints major changes in top leadership of Awami League

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday hinted that major changes might be brought in the top posts of the party except the one of its president Sheikh Hasina during its upcoming triennial council. “No change will take place in one post of the party. It is the post of the party president. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will ...

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Two British-era rail bridges being used with great risk

Train movement over two rail bridges built during British rule on Dhaka-Ishwardi route in Ullapara upazila here have become extremely risky due to cracks in its girder and rust in iron plates. Locals fear any major accident may occur any moment, even though a signal has been added to warn train drivers to limit speed while moving over these two ...

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‘Govt behind obstruction’ to Khaleda’s bail process: BNP

BNP on Thursday alleged that the entire nation has got aggrieved as its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s bail has been obstructed with the ‘direct interference of the government’. “The entire national has not only got frustrated, but also aggrieved over the Appellate Division’s decision. Depriving a leader like Khaleda Zia of bail is against the traditional norms and also an inhumane ...

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