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150 Lalmonirhat school kids fall sick after taking biscuits

 At least 150 students of five primary schools in Saniajan and Goddimari unions of Hatibandha upazila fell sick after taking biscuits on Tuesday morning. Of the students, 80 were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Hatibandha Hospital, local sources said. Mansika, a non-government organisation, supplied the high-protein biscuits to class III to V students […]

 Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Tuesday said a dialogue might be held to overcome the ongoing political crisis after the release of detained top leaders of BNP by following the due legal process. “There’s a plenty of time to hold discussions. The dialogue might take place after the release of top BNP […]

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A prosecution witness, whose father was killed by the Pakistan occupation army during the 1971 Liberation War at the behest of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, now a BNP MP, said he could not recall whether he or any of his family had filed any case about the killing. During the cross-examinations by the defence counsel, prosecution […]

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Garment buyers shying away from Bangladesh; exporters losing Tk 200cr a day The garment sector loses around Tk 200 crore a day owing to the disruption in production caused by hartals, BGMEA President Atiqul Islam said yesterday. International buyers are shifting orders to other destinations, as Bangladeshi garment makers struggle to maintain the lead time […]

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Saradha chairman Sudipta Sen, who owns the Tara group of TV channels and scores of other media properties have been arrested. Police in India’s northern state of Jammu & Kashmir say they arrested Sen along with Debjani Mukherjee and Arvind Singh Chauhan, both senior functionaries of Saradha group. He was arrested from Hotel Slowlight in […]

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President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association Atiqul Islam speaks at a press conference at the BGMEA office in the capital on Tuesday. The garment sector incurs production loss worth Tk 200 crore in a day for shutdown, which is forcing the international buyers to shift their orders to other destinations, the BGMEA chief […]

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 The government will sit in an ‘effective’ dialogue with the opposition BNP if it severs ties with Jamaat-e-Islami, State Minister for Law advocate Quamrul Islam said on Tuesday. “There won’t be any effective dialogue with BNP as long as it has close ties with Jamaat… close the gap between the pro-liberation and anti-liberation forces…,” he […]

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 The government will spare none of the masterminds of the Fatikchhari mayhem, Home Minister Dr Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir told Parliament on Tuesday. “None of the masterminds will be spared… by bringing these masterminds under the existing laws, we’ll prove Bangladesh isn’t a haven for the criminals and offenders,” he said, responding to a supplementary question […]

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 The government is yet to know about the exact whereabouts of the war crimes convict, fugitive Abul Kalam Azad alias Bachchu Rajakar, Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni told Parliament on Tuesday. “It has been known from various reliable sources that he (Bachchu Razakar) is staying abroad. Information about his exact whereabouts is yet to be […]

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The government of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka today agreed to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations and support each other in international fora on issues of mutual interest. Bangladesh reassured to stand by with Sri Lanka in international fora when Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at […]

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President-elect Abdul Hamid addresses a reception programme at LD Hall of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday. President-elect Abdul Hamid on Tuesday sought cooperation from all to discharge his functions saying “I am going to assume the responsibilities at a critical juncture of time”. “I don’t know how to discharge my functions with […]

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Newly-elected President Abdul Hamid has sought cooperation from all to carry out his duties to see Bangladesh through a phase of difficult transition “Only Allah knows how I will be able to carry out my duties with honour,” Hamid told a reception programme at the LD Hall in the parliament complex, the first since his […]

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