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Eight killed in Gopalganj road accident

Eight people were killed and 20 others injured in a three-way bus, private car and motorcycle collision at Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj district on Saturday. The accident happened on the Dhaka-Khulna highway in Milton Bazar area at about 11 am. Police said a Maowa-bound bus from Khulna lost control and rammed into a private car coming from opposite direction. Instantly ...

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Bangladesh to observe 1-day state mourning for UAE President

Bangladesh will observe one-day state mourning in honour of its “real friend” the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan who breathed his last on Friday. Cabinet Division issued a notification in this regard on Friday. National flag will be kept at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous institutions and educational institutions and Bangladesh missions abroad ...

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BNP to boycott, resist polls under Hasina: Gayeshwar

BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Friday said their party will not only boycott the election under Sheikh Hasina, but also resist a name-only election to be held under her. He said no election can be held in a credible manner under the current Prime Minister. “Sheikh Hasina is a big obstacle to a fair election. She must be ...

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Spain wants more in-depth cooperation with Bangladesh: Envoy

Spanish Ambassador to Bangladesh Francisco de As-s Ben-tez Salas has said Madrid is ready to go into “More In-depth Cooperation” as Bangladesh and Spain are reviewing its 50-year bilateral relationship. “It is a graduation day of our bilateral relations (with Bangladesh), in 50 years, we have gone from LDC-Long Distance Contracts – and are ready to go into MIC -More ...

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Hajj registration to start from May 16

The registration process for this year’s Hajj will start from May 16, the ministry of religious affairs has said. Pilgrims, who want to perform the holy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, after a Covid-induced hiatus of two years, will have to complete the registration process by May 18, which is also the payment deadline, reports UNB. Pilgrims need to possess a ...

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Saudi envoy meets expatriates’ welfare minister

A meeting between Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed and Saudi ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yousef Essa Alduhailan was held at the meeting room of the ministry. During the meeting, they discussed issues related to the friendly relations between the two countries, expanding Bangladesh’s labor market in Saudi Arabia, sending more workers with minimum migration costs in the ...

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Primary teachers recruitment test results published, 40,862 pass

Results of the first stage of written test for recruitment of assistant teachers for government primary schools across the country have been published. The results show that 40,862 candidates have been selected for viva voce examination. Directorate of Primary Education have published the results of the written tests of 22 districts under the first stage. Earlier, the written tests for ...

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Bangladesh reports 51 Covid cases

Bangladesh reported 51 Covid cases in 24 hours until Thursday morning which took the total caseload to 1,952,939. With no new Covid death reported during the period for the 22nd consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.51 per cent from Wednesday’s 0.53 per cent as 5,697 ...

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Asani weakens into depression, ports advised to lower cautionary signal

Asani, the cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal, weakened into a depression on Thursday morning. Asani over coastal Andhra Pradesh and West Central Bay moved westwards and weakened into a depression from deep depression, the Met office said. It was centred over the coastal land area of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas around 6am. It will weaken gradually and ...

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Destiny MD Rafiqul jailed for 12 yrs, Harun 4 yrs

A Dhaka court has sentenced Destiny Group Managing Director Rafiqul Amin to 12 years of imprisonment in two cases filed for embezzling money from the customers of Destiny Multipurpose Co-operative Society and money laundering. The court also sentenced its Chairman Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rashid to four years imprisonment. Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-4 Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam delivered the verdict on ...

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