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Children must not pass miserable days on streets, PM to ministries

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Women and Child Affairs and Social Welfare Ministries to make sure so that children do not have to pass miserable days on the streets, reports UNB. “[officials of ] Women and Child Affairs Ministry and Social Welfare Ministry are here, I’m directing the two ministries that make sue so that no child ...

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WB talks with Muhith to fund $1.9bn in Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) most likely will scale up its funding to Bangladesh, with pleading new financing commitments amounting to $1.9 billion for the current 2015-16 financial year (FY16), reports BSS. Referring to a meeting between finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and WB senior vice president Kyle Peters, the multi-donor agency in a press release issued here today (Sunday) ...

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Maximum priority to Kunio murder case investigation

The law-enforcement agencies have put maximum priority to ensuring proper investigation into the Japanese citizen Hoshi Kunio murder case considering all possible aspects. Acting Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Rangpur Range Police and Head of the five-member probe committee Humayun Kabir said this at an unscheduled media briefing at his conference room in the city this afternoon, BSS reports. He ...

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PM accolade with 18 awards, nine honourary doctorate degrees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressed the UN general assembly under a global spotlight a day after receiving the world’s highest environmental accolade- Champions of the Earth – while she progressively earned Bangladesh international limelight, winning 18 prestigious awards since 1997. A three-time elected premier, Sheikh Hasina first drew an extra international focus when the UN honoured her with its UNESCO ...

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Jail authorities receive Mujahid, SQ Chy death warrants

Dhaka Central Jail authorities have received the death warrants against death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury. Confirming the matter, Jail Super Jahangir Alam said that they received the death warrants, wrapped in red cloth, around 3:15pm on Thursday afternoon from the tribunal staffs. “The tribunal staffs entered the jail with the warrants at 3:05pm ...

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Jatiya Party MP Hannan arrested for war crimes

Law enforcers on Thursday afternoon arrested Jatiya Party Presidium Member MA Hannan, also an MP from Mymensingh, and his son for committing crimes against humanity in 1971. Members of Banani Police Stations arrested them from city`s Gulshan area. They were later handed over to Gulshan Police Station. Earlier in the day, the International Crimes Tribunal issued arrest warrants against Hannan ...

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Tavella’s killing demonstrates law and order slide: Fakhrul

Denouncing the killing of an Italian citizen in the capital, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the incident has happened due to a serious slide in the country’s law and order situation. “An Italian citizen was killed by criminals in the city on Monday. We strongly condemn it. We think such an incident has taken ...

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President for UK visa processing for Bangladeshis in Dhaka

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday urged the All-Party Parliamentary Group to take steps so that British visa could be processed from Bangladesh as a large number of Bangladeshis regularly visit the UK regularly, reports UNB. British visa is now processed from New Delhi which is time-consuming one, the President said when a delegation of Conservatives Friends of Bangladesh (CFOB), led ...

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Transport corridors linking neighbours from Dec

Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar to have passenger and cargo transport through land route The exciting life of Bangkok, serenity of Nepal and exotic food of Bangladesh could be a road trip away. Not to forget Myanmar and Bhutan that can also be reached by road in the foreseeable future, reports the Times of India. Accelerating the plan to ...

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Sheikh Hasina receives Champions of the Earth award

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received the “Champions of the Earth” award in New York, the US in recognition of Bangladesh’s far-reaching initiatives to combat climate change affects. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner handed the award over to the prime minister at a gala reception in at Hotel Cipriani Le Specialita on Sunday evening, the ...

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