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PM reaches New York

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaches New York. Photo: Courtesy New York, Sept 23 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Sunday afternoon (local time) via Abu Dhabi on an eight-day official visit to the USA to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). She will deliver the country statement at the 74th Annual General Debate ...

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Former senior secretary Nasima Begum made NHRC chairman

Dhaka, Sept 22 : The government has appointed former senior secretary Nasima Begum as the new chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). It also appointed six members — one full-time and five honorary members– for the national human rights watchdog. President Abdul Hamid approved the appointment, which was published through a government gazette on Sunday.Former secretary Dr Kamal ...

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Rohingya crisis: UK announces extra £87 million funding

‘It demonstrates UK’s continued commitment to Rohingya people’ Photo: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson and Head of DFID Bangladesh Judith Herbertson are seen at a media briefing at the residence of British High Commissioner on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Dhaka, Sept 22 : The United Kingdom will give an additional £87 million for sustaining the Rohingya operation ...

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Maintain timeline, quality while implementing projects, Tazul asks PDs

Bangladesh fastest growing economy in Asia-Pacific: Manmohan Dhaka, Sept 22 : LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam on Sunday asked the project directors (PDs) to maintain timeline and quality while implementing various projects. “Right plan, minimising cost, timeline and quality maintaining are significant while taking projects in the country. Good procurement is also important for us. So, you (PDs) ...

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Casino instruments recovered from Mohammedan, 3 other clubs

Dhaka, Sept 22 : Police recovered casino instruments and Tk 1 lakh from Mohammedan Sporting Club, Arambagh Krira Sangha, Dilkusha Sporting Club and Victoria Sporting Club in the city’s Motijheel area on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (Motijheel Division) Anwar Hossain said they raided the clubs after another from around 3pm. During the drives that continued till 4:45pm, ...

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Rifat murder: Minni meets lawyer in Dhaka

File Photo Dhaka, Sept 22 : Ayesha Siddika Minni, accused in a case filed over her husband Rifat Sharif’s murder, met her lawyer advocate ZI Khan Panna on Sunday. Minni and her father Mozammel Hossain visited the lawyer at his Supreme Court Bar chamber in the morning. Mozammel told reporters that they came for legal advice. Asked about the meeting, ...

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PM leaves Abu Dhabi for New York

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Abu Dhabi on Sunday for New York to attend the 74th UN General Assembly after making a stopover in the UAE. She departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport for John F Kennedy International Airport at 10:45am (local time) by Etihad Airways. Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Mohammad Imran saw her off at the airport. The ...

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Rohingya couple killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

A Rohingya couple was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Leda Rohingya camp hilly area on early Sunday. The deceased were identified as Din Mohammad, 32, and his wife Jaheda, 27, residents of Block C of the camp. Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said they were arrested on charges of drug peddling on Saturday noon.Later, ...

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GK Shamim: The rise of a schoolteacher’s son

Son of a schoolteacher from Sonargaon upazila, Golam Kibria Shamim aka GK Shamim, who was arrested along with FDRs worth Tk 165 crore, around Tk 1.8 crore in cash and a large stash of dollars, became the ‘king’ of extortion and tender manipulation using political clout. His father late Afsar Uddin was the headmaster of Harihardi Govt Primary School in ...

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GK Shamim put on 10-day remand in 2 cases

His 7 bodyguards remanded for 4 days each Dhaka, Sept 21 : A court here on Saturday placed ‘Jubo League leader’ Golam Kibria Shamim alias GK Shamim on 10 days’ remand in two cases filed under the narcotics control and arm acts. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda Akhter granted a five-day remand in each case. The court also put Shamim’s seven ...

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