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Opening ceremony of ‘Mujib year’ celebration at Suhrawardi Udyan

The opening ceremony of the yearlong national programmes on the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be held at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on March 17 next year. The information was revealed after a preparatory meeting on the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The National Committee ...

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Launch a positive movement: Dr Kamal

Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a programme arranged by the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) at Supreme Court Bar auditorium, marking its 47th founding anniversary. Dhaka, Oct 31 : Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Thursday urged all to launch a united and positive movement to materialise the dreams of martyrs who laid down their lives for establishing democracy, the ...

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ePassport to be launched on Nov 28: FM

Bangladesh will formally introduce ePassport on November 28 next, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. While briefing reporters at his office on his recent Europe tour, the Foreign Minister said the relevant authorities have confirmed the date. Dr Momen said the difficulties of Bangladeshi expatriates in renewing their passports will be over as such ePassport will have a validity ...

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28pc youth unemployed in Bangladesh

  State Minister for Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell on Thursday said currently 28 percent youth are unemployed in the country. “The government is working to bring down the rate to three percent,” he told a press conference, marking the National Youth Day, at the ministry. A project has been taken to eliminate youth unemployment in the rural areas, ...

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RAB arrests DSCC councillor Moynul Haque Manju

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested Moynul Haque Manju, the councillor of ward No. 39 under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) along with alcohol and firearms from his office in Tikatuli area of the capital. The elite force arrested Manju on Thursday noon. Lt Col Shafi Ullah Bulbul, commanding officer of RAB-3, confirmed the news.RAB members will conduct a ...

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War Crimes: Supreme Court upholds Azhar’s death penalty

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) has upheld death sentence for condemned war criminal ATM Azharul Islam, a Jamaat-e-Islami leader, for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. A four-member bench of the Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain pronounced the judgment on Thursday. Other members of the bench are Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, ...

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Myanmar border guards shoot, kill Bangladeshi fisherman

A Bangladeshi fisherman was shot dead by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) on Thursday morning. Another fisherman suffered a gunshot wound in the incident at the Naf River point along Jhimongkhali border around 5am. Border Guard Bangladesh Teknaf-2 Commander Lt Col Faisal Hasan Khan confirmed the shooting incident. Nur Mohammad, 34, who was shot dead, was a resident of Kharangkhali’s ...

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Rupnagar Cylinder Blast: Another child dies at DMCH

Case filed against balloon vendor Photo: Relatives of the cylinder blast victims wailing at a hospital. Another victim, injured in the cylinder blast in Rupnagar Residential Area of the city, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital early Thursday, raising the death toll to seven. The deceased was identified as Nihar Uddin, 8, son of Sarwar Hossain of Mohanganj upazila in ...

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WIEF leaders meet PM, appreciate Bangladesh’s progress

Photo: PID Leaders of World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation on Wednesday lauded the economic progress of Bangladesh. The appreciation came when a seven-member delegation of WIEF and SEACO Foundation, led by WIEF Secretary General Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak, met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s official residence Ganobhaban in the city. PM’s ...

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6 killed, 21 wounded in Rupnagar cylinder blast

Photo: Relatives of the cylinder blast victims wailing at a hospital. At least six children were killed and 21 people injured in a cylinder blast in Rupnagar Residential Area of the city on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ramjan, 8, Nupur, 7, daughter of trader Nur Alam, Shahin, 9, son of Shahjahan, Farzana, 6, daughter of rickshaw-puller Abu ...

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