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PM warns against possible future violence by BNP-Jamaat

Noting that BNP-Jamaat with their subversive acts before the January-5 polls and also after January-5 this year have led to the country to colossal loss alongside burning people to death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned that her government is firm to prevent such violence. Sheikh Hasina this replying to a tabled question from ruling party MP Shamsul Haque ...

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AL to take country to desired destination: Syed Ashraf

The ruling Awami League (AL) General Secretary Syed Ashraful Islam yesterday said that the country will reach its desired destination under the leadership of the party. “The history of Awami League is the history of dedication and achievements. The party is working hard to take the country forward and I believe the country will reach its desired destination under the ...

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Roadside mango stalls do brisk business

With summer, mangoes—popularly known as the king of fruits in the country—are now being showcased at several temporary stalls in the capital, such as the Rajshahi Mango Fair, at Rampura, Badda, Malibag, Mirpur, Dhanmondi, Uttara, Gulshan, Gulistan and other locations. Almost all the popular varieties of mangoes, such as Langra, Gopalbhog, Himsagar, Aam Rupali, Guti Aam and Harivanga, can be ...

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Taskforce to ensure safe Eid journeys: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said special taskforce will be in the field to ensure safe journey of home-bound people during the Eid-ul-Fitr, reports BSS. A taskforce will be formed on Tuesday (today) consisting of members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), Police, Fire Service and Civil Defence and transport related organisations’ leaders. He said this while addressing ...

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Port city to have country’s longest flyover

The Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) is going to build the country’s longest flyover in the port city at a cost of some Tk. 3,500 crore. The 23-km-long flyover will connect Muradpur to Shah Amanat International Airport, CDA officials said. The on-going construction of 5.2-km-long Akhtaruzzaman Chowdhury flyover, form Muradpur to Lalkhan Bazar, will be extended to the airport, officials said. ...

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Fake stamps worth Tk180m seized in city

Police have recovered fake stamps, including judicial, non-judicial and revenue stamps, worth about Tk180 million (Tk18 crore) and arrested a man in this connection from Lalkuthi Darus Salam thana area in the city. Being tipped off, a special team of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), led by ASP Ruhul Amin, conducted two separate drives in two houses of Darus Salam area ...

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Matia slams Muhith for interest rate cut on saving certificates

Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury on Saturday criticised the Finance Minister for proposing interest rate cut on all saving certificates in the upcoming fiscal year. “The interest rate on all saving certificates has been slashed by at least two percent, which will directly affect the middle-class and lower middle-class, elderly people, women, freedom fighters, teachers and employees,” she said participating in ...

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Bangladeshi universities snub top Asia ranking

Not a single university from Bangladesh cared to send data for the top 100 list of the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2015 despite being invited, reports bdnews24.com. bdnews24.com came to know about it after it contacted the London-based group, days after it released the 2015 report, featuring top 100 Asian universities. Universities from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, ...

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Trains to run on Padma Bridge from first day: Minister

Railways Minister Mazibul Hoque has said trains will run on the Padma Bridge from the day of its opening. He said this to journalists at the Gendaria Railway Station, while surveying the feasibility of the Dhaka-Mawa-Padma Birdge and the Jajira-Vanga rail link on Saturday. The government said the construction of the six-kilometre bridge would be complete by 2019. “Railway link ...

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Death-row war criminal Mujahid asks lawyers to file review petition

Lawyers of death-row war crimes convict Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid speak to reporters in front of Dhaka Central Jail. Photo: liton haider Death-row war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid has asked his lawyers to file a petition seeking review of the Appellate Division verdict upholding his death sentence. The lawyers of the Jamaat secretary general met him ...

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