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Indian Minister of State for Shipping in city

Dhaka, Oct 9 : Indian Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport, Highways, Chemical and Fertiliser Mansukh L. Mandaviya arrived here on Monday afternoon on a two-day visit. The Indian Minister will attend the second South Asia Maritime and Logistics Forum (SAMLF) on Tuesday afternoon. It will be held under the joint aegis of the Ministry of Shipping of Bangladesh ...

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Threats are not new to me: Ilias Kanchan

Photo: Ilias Kanchan speaks at a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity on Monday. Dhaka, Oct 8 : Ilias Kanchan, founder of road safety organisation ‘Nirapad Sharak Chai’ on Monday said receiving threats of different kinds were not new to him. The veteran actor came up with the remarks in a press briefing at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity a day after ...

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Death sentence for trading, using over 5 grams of Yaba

New law coming Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses at weekly meeting of the Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday. Dhaka, Oct 8 : The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Narcotics Control Bill, 2018 with a provision of death sentence or life-term imprisonment as punishment for producing, trading and using more than 5 grams ...

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Modern Poem On 21 February Tops World’s Poetry Site

The modern poem on The International Mother Language Day, a greatest historic legacy of Bangladesh is now a highest read poem on the Hello Poetry. The poem ‘On The Mother Language Day’ is been read twenty one thousand times and increasing. It’s written in English by British Bangladeshi writer Shofi Ahmed and is published in his book Zero and One. ...

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Development Mela held in London

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: The Bangladesh High Commission in London celebrated the 4th Bangladesh Development Fair in the Impression Auditorium in East London on Sunday 7 October with due festivity and enthusiasm. The event was chaired by H.E. Mr Md Nazmul Quaunine, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to the UK. Having mentioned the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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High Court acquits Maya in graft case

The High Court has acquitted Relief and Disaster Management Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya from a corrution case. Maya was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment by a lower court in the graft case.   An HC bench of Md Nazrul Isalm Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul Alam delivered the verdict on Monday.   According to Maya’s lawyer barrister Syed Ahmed Raja, ...

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BNP rejects Digital Security Act, calls it a ‘black’ law

Photo: BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a program in a city hotel on Monday. Dhaka, Oct 8 : Hours after the disclosure that President Abdul Hamid signed the Digital Security Bill, BNP on Monday announced not to accept such a ‘black’ law. “We don’t accept today’s law (Digital Security Law).  In fact, we don’t accept any ...

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TK 37 lakh VoIP equipment, SIM cards seized in BTRC drive

Photo: BTRC acting chairman Jahurul Haque addresses at a press briefing in his office on Monday. Dhaka, Oct 8 : Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in a drive seized 10,9,47 illegal Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment, including SIM cards worth Tk 37 lakh, in the capital from September 9 to 20. BTRC acting chairman Jahurul Haque came up with ...

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President signs Digital Security Bill into law

President Abdul Hamid. File photo Dhaka, Oct 8 : President Abdul Hamid has assented to the Digital Security Bill passed in the 22nd session of the current parliament, making it a law. President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin confirmed UNB that the President signed the Bill into law on Monday. The 22nd session of the 10th parliament, which was prorogued on ...

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Mahalaya being celebrated

Dhaka, Oct 8 : The Hindus in the country have been celebrating the Mahalaya, the auspicious occasion heralding the advent of goddess Durga. Mahalaya that is considered as ceremonial invocation of goddess Durga is observed seven days prior to the initiation of the Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of the Hindu community. Hindus believe the earth prepares itself and ...

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