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Moudud appreciates government move to file writ against Supreme Court verdict

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed has said the government is finally coming to the right path with its decision to file a review petition against the Supreme Court’s verdict that revoked the 16th constitutional amendment.   “I’ve seen newspaper reports that the government is going file a review petition challenging the verdict. I think, the government has come to the ...

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Victims’ suffering multiplies as flood situation improves in north

The flood situation improved in northern districts on Sunday as major river systems, Jamuna, Brahmaputra and Padma continued falling as suffering of the affected people multiplied due to lack of foods, drinking water and shelters. The Jamuna and Brahmanputra would continue falling for next three days while the Padma River from Goalanda point would continue falling for next two days, ...

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Smooth Eid journey unlikely this time: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said it will be difficult this time to ensure smooth journey for homebound people during Eid-ul-Azha as devastating floods and heavy rainfall battered many roads.   “Many roads and bridges damaged by the floods are yet to be reconstructed,” he said after a meeting with his ministry’s top officials at the Secretariat.   ...

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Government has all preparations to face any disaster: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government has taken all the necessary steps so that people do not suffer during any natural disaster.   “The Awami League government is your government. As long as Awami League is there in power, people won’t face any unnecessary problem,” she said addressing the flood-hit people at a public rally at Panga ...

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Flood: Brahmaputra swelling, Teesta receding

With waters of Teesta receding, the gush from Brahmaputra continues to swell further, according to the latest update on the flood situation of Bangladesh. Rail communications with the north remains in jeopardy as most of the broken down lines could not be restored until this morning, our correspondents report. The rail routes are: Parbatipur-Dinajpur-Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat-Burimari and Teesta junction in Lalmonirhat ...

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10 to die for plotting to kill Hasina

The Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 on Sunday handed down death sentences to 10 people in a case filed over plotting to kill Sheikh Hasina in Gopalganj in 2000. The judge, Mamtaj Begum, announced the verdict and sentenced nine people to 20-year imprisonment in another case filed under Explosives Act in the same incident. Earlier, on 10 August, Mamtaj Begum fixed ...

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Landslides in Bandarban kill one, four missing

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left a woman dead in Bandarban with four others still missing. The deceased has been identified as Singmehnla Marma, 18. Those missing are the Upazila’s postmaster Rabiul, 50, health worker Munni Barua, 30, Krishi Bank’s Second Officer Gautam Nandi and Mesing Marma, 15. Four others, who were trapped in mud after the landslide, have ...

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Hajj flights to begin from Jul 24

The Hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will start from July 24 and continue till August 26 this year. The first hajj flight, carrying 419 pilgrims, will take off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 7:55am for Saudi Arabia Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said on Tuesday after a meeting at the ministry, reports ...

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Govt approval must for human organ transplant

The cabinet on Monday approved a draft amendment of law requiring all hospitals, excepting those established by the government with specialised units, to obtain government approvals for transplantation of human organs including kidneys, hearts, lungs and eyes.  The draft also proposes lowering the maximum jail term to three years from seven years, but increasing the fine to Tk 10 lakh from ...

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Farhad Mazhar quizzed at DB office

Writer-columnist Farhad Mazhar was interrogated at the office of Detective Branch (DB) of police of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Tuesday as police found ‘inconsistencies’ in his statement over his ‘kidnapping. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) deputy commissioner (Media) Masudur Rahman told UNB that Farhad Mazhar entered the DB office around 12:00pm and came out around 1:15pm. He was called in ...

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