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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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Extensive work on cards to stop river erosion: Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud

Water Resources Minister Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud on Tuesday said the present government has embarked on extensive work to stop river erosion.  In the past, he said, many families had been rendered homeless by river erosion, but the situation has now changed due to river training by the government as its capacity to tackle river erosion has increased, reports BSS.  ...

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BNP terms EC roadmap an ‘AL blueprint’ to retain power

In a formal reaction on Election Commission’s (EC’s) roadmap for the next national polls, BNP on Tuesday termed the roadmap as ruling Awami League’s ‘blueprint’ to secure its path to stay in power again in its ‘old style’.   BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir came up with this allegation while presenting their party’s formal reaction to the EC’s ...

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Sylhet farmers start working for T-Aman farming on over 3,71,000 hectares

, July 3: Farmers in Sylhet division have started farming of Transplanted Aman. They would try gaining highest from the crop this time in a bid to recoup the huge loss they had suffered during the last Boro season by the repeated crop damage by floods, a number of farmers said. With required rains, the farmers expect to get maximum ...

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Rooppur plant to have highest safety standard: Rosatom

Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, reassured that the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) will have the highest safety standard to protect environment, humans and others from exposure to any hazardous element.  Rosatom is developing the Rooppur Power Plant in Pakshey, Pabna to produce 2400 megawatts of electricity in two phases in 2022 and 2023.  “We have engaged German and French ...

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Hajj flights to begin 24 July

The hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj this year will begin on 24 July, according to UNB. The first hajj flight will take off from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 8:00am, a senior official of the religious affairs ministry told UNB on Tuesday. Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Saudi Airlines will carry the Bangladeshi pilgrims, ...

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