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PM inaugurates messaging apps ‘Alapon’ for 14 lakh govt officials

5th September, 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today launched Viber-like ‘instant messaging app’ for some 14 lakh government officials which is expected to bring about a revolutionary change in intercommunication of government officials. Prior to the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat, the Prime Minister opened the app, ‘Alapon’, talking to the deputy commissioner of Barisal, Cabinet Secretary ...

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Islami Chhatra Shibir would be banned: Home minister

  5th September, 2016 The Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said that government is taking steps to ban all militant organisations including Islami Chhatra Shibir and Bangladesh Ansar al-Islam. The home boss made this disclosure to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Ministry today in a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with its chairman Tipu Munshi ...

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50 lakh families to get rice at Tk 10 a kg

The government will sell rice at Tk 10 per kg to 50 lakh ultra poor families across the country under the “Food-friendly Programme”.   Each family will be given 30 kg rice per month for five months– March, April and September-November– every year, Food Minister Md Qamrul Islam said while talking to reporters after a meeting at the Secretariat on ...

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Jamaat’s Mir Quasem Ali hanged for war crimes as Al-Badr chief of Chittagong

The top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami was hanged by the neck at Gazipur’s Kashimpur jail on Saturday night, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told. The sentence was carried out at 10:30pm, said Senior Jail Superintendent Prasanta Kumar Banik. “His body will be sent for burial in his home village at Manikganj.” Mir Quasem, Jamaat’s chief financier, did not seek presidential ...

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PM to distribute National Sports Award Sunday

BSS     2nd September, 2016 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to hand over the National Sports Award for the years of 2010, 2011 and 2012 on Sunday.   “The premier will distribute the awards at a function at Osmani Memorial Hall in the capital on Sunday morning,” the Prime Minister’s Office sources said.   A total of 32 sports ...

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Journalist Siddiqur Rahman sent to jail

  2nd September, 2016 Siddiqur Rahman Khan (right) has won several national awards for best reporting. Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu is handing over an award to Mr. Khan, seen in this undated photo. A Dhaka court on Friday has sent award-winning journalist Siddiqur Rahman Khan to jail, after denying police remand. Earlier on late Thursday police arrested Mrr. Khan ...

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Zil-Hajj moon not sighted Friday, Eid-ul-Azha on Sep 13

 2nd September, 2016 Eid-ul-Azha, one of the largest religious festivals of the Muslims will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Sep 13 as the moon for the Arabic month of Zil-Hajj was not sighted on Friday.   Bazlul Haque Haroon, the chief of the parliamentary standing committee on religious affairs ministry, announced the date after a meeting of the National Moon-Sighting ...

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Mir Quasem set to hang

  Mir Quasem Ali waves as he enters a van at the International Crimes Tribunal court in Dhaka. Condemned war criminal and Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali has refused to seek presidential clemency against his death sentence on Friday, top prosecutor said, paving the way for his imminent execution by hanging.   Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the ...

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Hearing on BB heist likely in NY, says Muhith

28th August, 2016 Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said there may be a hearing in New York on the heist of US$ 101 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank. “Our delegation is now staying in the Philippines to recover the stolen money. They’ll recover a portion of money. But there may be a hearing on ...

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Poet Shahid Qadri passes away

28th August, 2016 Shahid Qadri, who is considered one of the leading contemporary Bengali poets, has died in New York at the age of 74.   Confirming his death, poet’s wife Neera Qadri said he breathed his last at the North shore University Hospital in New York at 7:00am (New York time) Sunday.   Qadri is one of the prominent ...

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