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Bangladesh to observe Eid without most key leaders

In an unprecedented instance, almost all the key leaders — including the prime minister, the opposition leader and the BNP chief — will not be in the country during the Eid-ul-Azha. Also, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, a number of ministers and parliamentarians, and the general secretaries of both the ruling and the opposition […]

1,400 infected this year against 375 last year; rain let deadly mosquitoes spread the disease Dhaka city is seeing a rapid rise in the incidence of dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection that can be fatal at times. Last month, 727 dengue cases were reported in the capital and elsewhere. The number was 558 in the […]

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People will have to sell rawhides of sacrificial animals at throwaway prices this year as the lather sector leaders with the consent of the government officials are going to announce the prices of the hides at least 35 per cent lower than the prices of last year. The tanners have been reducing the buying rate […]

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A roundtable on Sunday recommended that a Finance Commission should be formed to improve funding for local government bodies to ensure proper decentralisation. The roundtable, titled ‘Checks and balances of powers: decentralisation’ at a city auditorium, observed that neither decentralised development planning nor the delivery of services to the grassroots was possible without strengthening local […]

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A delegation from the Office of US Trade Representative or USTR yesterday reviewed Bangladesh’s progress in workplace safety measures in the garment sector, which is tied to the restoration of trade privileges. Michael J Delaney, assistant USTR for South and Central Asia and head of the eight-member team, held meetings with three secretaries — foreign, […]

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Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI president, has passed away in hospital after a heart attack he had suffered on Thursday. Dalmiya was 75 years old and his health had been a concern since he began his third term as president in March earlier this year According to the BCCI rulebook, if a president’s post is vacated […]

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The son of BNP chief termed Bangabandhu a friend of Pakistan The Detective Branch of police has submitted probe report against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman for terming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)” and spreading distorted information about the 1971 Liberation War. Senior Assistant Police Commissioner Md Jewel Rana, the investigation officer […]

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The Directorate of Customs Intelligence and Investigation (CIID) has seized 16 petty cartons of foreign currencies including Indian Rupees from a container from Chittagong Port’s Yard Number 1 area. Till filing of this report at 9:30pm, the CIID authorities said they were continuing their searching in the container which came from Dubai. The number of the […]

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We condemn the police brutality We are shocked and appalled that the police opened fire at protesters in Kalihati upazila of Tangail on Friday, killing at least three locals as a clash ensued between the demonstrators and law enforcers. Another 32, 29 of whom were protesters, were injured during the skirmish; two locals wounded by […]

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Senior batsman Suresh Raina hit a strokeful century to help India A outplay Bangladesh A by 75 runs via Duckworth/Lewis method in the third unofficial rain-hit ODI and clinch the series 2-1, here on Sunday. Choosing to bat, the Unmukt Chand-led side rode on Raina’s 104-run knock to post 297 for six in 50 overs. […]

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Russia has delivered the first batch of Yakovlev Yak-130 combat trainer aircraft to Bangladesh. The plane allows training pilots in flying four-plus and fifth-generation combat aircraft, reports United News of Bangladesh. The delivery process started on September 17. The shipping of the first Yak-130 consignment to Bangladesh started on September 17, with six aircraft out […]

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Break-less TV serial “Superstar” airs on Maasranga TV every Sunday through Wednesday at 11pm on Maasranga TV. Written and directed by Rayhan Khan, it boasts a formidable cast featuring Tauquir Ahmed, Tania Ahmed, Mehzabien, Nayeem, Toya, Evana, Tawsif, Arfan, Faruq Ahmed, Sazu Khadem and others. The plot of “Superstar revolves around a shooting unit going […]

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