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DUJ faction seeks PM’s intervention for Mahfuz Anam

A faction of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) on Thursday sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s intervention to withdraw all the cases filed against the Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam. In a statement, DUJ president Elahi Newaz Khan Saju and general secretary Khairul Alam Bakul said, “The 66 defamation cases involving Tk 87,000 core against Mahfuz Anam are harassing and shocking.” ...

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British parliamentary team meets Speaker

A three-member British parliamentary team led by Sir Keir Starmer on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury at her office. They discussed various issues including parliamentary activities, mini parliament, women empowerment and the leadership of Bangladesh in Commonwealth Parliamentary Union and Inter-Parliamentary Union, said a press release. Mentioning about the parliament of ...

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US seeks joint effort for more resilient BD

The United States stressed the need of continuing joint efforts to help plan for a safer and more resilient Bangladesh with better preparations to the constant threat of cyclones and other storms. “While no one can prevent earthquakes or other natural disasters from happening, we can all prepare for them. We look forward to working together,” said US Ambassador in ...

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US hopes for breakthrough in Avijit murder probe

The United States is hoping to see a ‘breakthrough’ in the ongoing investigation into the murder case of Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy saying the ‘real culprits’ will hopefully be netted, reports UNB. “We’ll continue to be optimistic that there will be a breakthrough. I am absolutely hopeful that the real culprits will be caught,” US Ambassador in Dhaka, Marcia Bernicat, ...

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Bir Protik Taramon Bibi hospitalized

Taramon Bibi, one of the two Bir Protik award winning female freedom fighters of the country, was admitted to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital on Monday as she fell sick with respiratory problems . Residential physician of the hospital Dr SK Apu said Taramon Bibi has been suffering from chronic lung deceases. She was kept at the Coronary Care Unit of ...

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Mahmudur shown arrested in blast case

A day after the apex court granted bail in an ICT case, Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman was shown arrested in a fresh bomb blast case filed with Shahbagh Police Station in 2013. Shahbagh Police Station sub-inspector Harun-or-Rashid also submitted a prayer seeking a seven-day remand before Metropolitan Magistrate Golam Nabi’s court. The court fixed February 22 for hearing ...

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Railway minister hospitalised

Railway Minister M Mujibul Huq was admitted to city’s Square Hospital on Monday evening immediately after he fell sick in the Jatiya Sangsad during the question-answer hour of the House. Parliament Secretariat sources said the railway minister became seriously ill while was replying to a question of treasury bench member Nurunnabi Chowdhury, BSS reports. Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, ...

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UK visa centre in Bangladesh might be restored

Visiting three MPs of British Labour Party on Monday said they will work for the restoration of UK visa centre in Bangladesh. The three British MPs– Sir Keir Starmer, Stephen Timms and Steve Reed — made the commitment when they met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Sangsad Bhaban office with other eight members under the banner of Labour Friends ...

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75th birthday of Dr MA Wazed Miah Tuesday

The 75th birthday of eminent nuclear scientist and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s husband Dr MA Wazed Miah is tomorrow (Tuesday). On February 16 in 1942, Wazed Miah popularly and affectionately called “Sudha Miah” was born at a respectable Muslim family of Laldighi Fatehpur village under Pirganj upazila in Rangpur district. He breathed his last on May 9 in 2009. Different ...

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Reinstate visa processing from Bangladesh, President to UK

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged the UK government to take steps so that British visa can be processed from Bangladesh. The President made the call when a delegation of Labour Friends of Bangladesh (LFB) in the UK, led by Sir Keir Starmer MP, made a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban. Mentioning that the United Kingdom is the home ...

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