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‘Fani’ weakens into land deep depression

Maritime ports asked to lower danger signal Photo: Cyclone ‘Fani’ ravages houses in Bhola early Saturday. Dhaka, May 4 : The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to lower danger signal as the cyclonic storm “Fani” has weakened into a land deep depression, said a met office bulletin. It was lying over Pabna-Tangail-Mymensingh region ...

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‘Fani’ lashes Bangladesh’s southwestern districts; 5 dead

Photo: Cyclone ‘Fani’ ravages houses and shops in Chandpur early Saturday. Dhaka, May 4 : At least five people, including a minor boy, were killed in Noakhali, Bhola, Bagerhat, Patuakhali and Laxmipur districts on Friday night as cyclone ‘Fani’ swept the country’s southwestern region. In Noakhali, a two-year-old-boy, Md Ismail, son of AbdurRahman, was killed in a tree collapse at ...

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Biman flights cancelled, delayed for ‘Fani’

Dhaka, May 4 : Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Saturday cancelled its Dhaka-Chattogram and Chattogram-Dhaka domestic flights due to inclement weather caused by cyclonic storm ‘Fani’. Shakil Meraj, general manager of public relations of Biman, said Dhaka-Chattogram flight no BG-413 and Chattogram-Dhaka flight no BG-414 have been cancelled. BG-091 flight on Dhaka-Kolkata route has been delayed until 3:30pm, he added.

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Cyclone Fani: UN moves to protect vulnerable Rohingyas in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 4 : The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have taken measures to ensure the protection of Rohingya families in Cox’s Bazar district  during the expected heavy rains and strong winds caused cyclone Fani. According to the World Metereological Organization (WMO), the forecast on Friday was that cyclone Fani “would move north-northeast towards ...

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Bangladesh HC to UK presents credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

London, May 4 : Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem has presented her credentials to Queen Elizabeth II at the Buckingham Palace recently. Earlier, Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Alistair Harrison in his ceremonial attire came to the High Commission in Queens’ Gate to pick up and escort the High Commissioner in a Royal Horse Carriage ...

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Fani weakens further, likely to unleash its force on Bangladesh Saturday

It was 410km southwest of Mongla port at 6pm Photo: Cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ is centered  445 km southwest of Mongla port and 495 km southwest of Payra port at 3pm. The danger level remains 7 for the ports and the coastal districts. Dhaka, May 3 : Very severe cyclonic storm Fani has weakened into a severe cyclonic one and it is ...

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12.40 lakh people moved to cyclone centres: Enamur

Photo: Peaple have taken shelter in school and colleges due to cyclonic ‘Fani’ . Dhaka, May 3 : State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Enamur Rahman has said 1,240,795 people have been evacuated to cyclone centres in coastal districts till Friday evening as very severe cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ weakened and is likely to reach Bangladesh on Saturday. As ...

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GM Quader calls media mirror of society

Jatiya Party Cochairman GM Quader. File photo Dhaka, May 3 : Jatiya Party Cochairman GM Quader on Friday described the media as the mirror of society, saying it helps remove stains from the society. He made the remarks while speaking at the district correspondents’ conference of Press TV News, an online TV channel, at the Jatiya Press Club. GM Quader ...

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Jukto Front writes EC seeking extension for symbol allocation deadline

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) president and Jukta Front chairman Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. File Photo Dhaka, Nov 15 : Jukto Front on Thursday sent a letter to the Election Commission to extend the deadline for symbol allocation in the upcoming parliamentary election. Barrister Omar Faruk, organising secretary of Jukto Front hands over the letter, signed by the Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh ...

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Army, BGB troops to be deployed ahead of national election: EC Secy

Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed. File Photo Dhaka, Nov 15 : Election Commission Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed on Thursday said members of the Army and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed in the election areas two to 10 days before the 11th national election scheduled to be held on December 30. The EC secretary said this while talking to assistant ...

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