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No new gas connection to industrial units will be provided

The government will not provide any new gas connection for industrial units since the production of the same has not increased to desired level. “We have recommended not to provide new gas connections, as gas output has not increased in recent years against the growing demand,” a member of national committee to provide new gas connections, headed by the Prime ...

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No intention to disclose identity of pornography websites visitors: Tarana

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, Tarana Halim said that her ministry has no plan or intention to expose the identity of the people who visit pronography websites at their personal choice. Tarana Halim said this in a status on his Facebook page posted today morning. “We respect privacy and personal information of individuals. And we cannot do so technically, ...

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Bangladesh briefs foreign diplomats on Rohingya influx concerns

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has told Dhaka-based diplomats about the government’s concerns over the influx of Rakhine Muslims into Bangladesh despite the border guards’ efforts to stop the flow. He briefed them on the evolving situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh-Myanmar relations at State Guest House Padma on Thursday. Ambassadors, high commissioners, heads of diplomatic missions, including the USA, EU, ...

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Child marriage : Sultana Kamal condemns marriage prevention bill

The National Committee chairman of Amrao Pari Paribarik Nirjatan Pratirodh Jote, Sultana Kamal, has condemned the cabinet decision that approved the child marriage prevention bill with discrepancies. She also demanded the parliament scrap the draft bill. At a news conference held at National Press Club on Friday, Sultana said the special provision to allow marriage of girls before 18 would increase ...

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Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Around 5,000 Bangladeshi Muslims demonstrated in the capital Dhaka after Friday prayers, with hundreds more protesting in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok to accuse Myanmar of ethnic cleansing and genocide in ...

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PM to fly Hungary Sunday, 4 MoUs to be signed

  Bangladesh and Hungary are likely to sign four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Prime Minister is scheduled to fly to Hungary on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr János Áder to join Budapest Water Summit 2016 (BWS) to ...

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‘They raped us one by one,’ says Rohingya woman who fled Myanmar

 The brutal gang rape that Habiba and her sister endured is a story that is becoming depressingly familiar among the thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh to escape the violence of Myanmar’s soldiers. ‘They tied both of us to the bed and raped us one by one,’ said 20-year-old Habiba, who has now found shelter with a Rohingya refugee ...

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10% female police constables victims of sexual harassment: Study

Manusher Jonno Foundation Executive Director Shaheen Anam is speaking at a programme at Cirdap auditorium in Dhaka. Photo: Rashed Suman Over 10 percent female police constables are being victimised of sexual harassment in their working places, according to study. Besides, three percent sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors of police have also been becoming the victim of sexual harassment while high officials ...

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BNP wants army for NCC election

Fearing for the electoral atmosphere, BNP today demanded deployment of the armed forces for the Narayanganj City Corporation polls scheduled for December 22. “Narayanganj is a city of godfathers. Army is necessary to maintain law and order there,” said Rizvi Ahmed, senior joint secretary general of BNP, at a programme in Dhaka. “The people of Narayanganj can exercise their franchise ...

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Country witnesses multidimensional development: Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today said multidimensional development has taken place in Bangladesh. “Development has taken place in road communication to all spheres at the level,” he said speaking as the chief guest at a function marking the unveiling of a sculpture of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (BARC) auditorium in ...

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