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Razib, Dia’s deaths: 2 drivers, helper of Jabal-e-Noor buses get life term

A Dhaka court has sentenced two drivers and a helper of two buses of Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan to life term rigorous imprisonment each in a case filed over deaths of college students Abdul Karim Rajib and Dia Khanam Mim in a road accident in the city’s Airport Road area in July, 2018. The lifers are Masum Billah and Zobair Hossain Sumon, ...

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More research institutions needed in Bangladesh: Muhith

  Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Sunday said Bangladesh needs more research institutions to continue its economic growth. “Research leads to new thinking that helps to formulate good policies. BIDS is playing a good role in development policy. More research institutions are needed,” Muhith said at Research Almanac-2019. Bangladesh Institution of Development Studies (BIDS) organised the two-day ...

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UN seeks continuous collaborative effort to end AIDS epidemic

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday sought “continuous collaborative effort” to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as committed to in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The United Nations, governments, civil society and other partners have been working together to scale up access to health services and to halt new HIV infections,” he said in a message marking the World ...

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4 to die, 7 get life terms for killing siblings in Kushtia

A Kushtia court on Sunday sentenced four people to death and seven others to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing two brothers in Bheramara upazila in Khustia. The court also fined the life term awardees over the killing following a confrontation with the convicts for harassing of the victim’s sister. The convicts are – Kamal Hossain Malitha, ...

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Don’t compromise with principles for personal gains: President to teachers

Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Saturday called upon teachers not to compromise with their ideals and principles for personal gains and having recruitment to lucrative positions in the administration. “A teacher must be a symbol of ideals and principles. As the Chancellor, I get shocked seeing all the reports published in various media these days,” the President said. In ...

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Many trying to politicise Khaleda’s conviction: PM

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said many people are trying to give political colour to the conviction of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on graft charges. “It’s not a political case…it’s completely a corruption case. But many want to give a political colour to it. We didn’t file any case against her with any political motive,” she said. ...

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Bangladesh elected Unesco executive board Vice Chairperson

Bangladesh has been elected Vice Chairperson of the Unesco Executive Board from the electoral group four – Asian and Pacific States – for the next two years. The Executive Board is one of the three constitutional organs of Unesco (the others being the General Conference and the Secretariat) and it is elected by the General Conference, confirmed Bangladesh Embassy in ...

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BCL leader’s two bodyguards killed in Satkhira ‘gunfight’

Two bodyguards of a local Chhatra League leader were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Kamalnagar area near bypass road of Satkhira town early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Dwip, 25, son of Moinul Islam of Munjitpur village in Satkhira town and Saiful Islam, 30, of Saihati village in Ashashuni upazila. Both of the deceased were known ...

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British High Commissioner visits Mainamati war cemetery 

Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, visited the Mainamati war cemetery beside Cumilla-Sylhet highway in Burichang upazila here on Friday morning. Dickson visited the cemetery at 10 am where 737 soldiers, who lost their lives during the World War II, were buried. Dickson stayed there for an hour and left the cemetery after signing the visitors’ book. Additional ...

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Three more BNP leaders held in city

Police arrested three leaders of BNP including its Training Affairs Secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain, from the Jatiya Press Club premises in the city on Friday. They were shown arrested in a case filed on Tuesday night on charges of vandalism and assault on police, said SM Shamim, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Ramna Zone). However, the identities of the two others ...

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