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Offices, courts in Bangladesh in Eid holiday hangover

Employees apparently cannot have enough of festivities, poor attendance at government and private offices on Sunday has revealed. Offices across Bangladesh opened on Sunday after a three-day holiday for the Eid-ul-Azha. But very few turned up for work at the Secretariat, the hub of administration, courts and other important offices. Those who did virtually spent […]

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for making the world a better place for women and girls by achieving gender parity in all aspects. She told a United Nations conference in New York on Sunday Bangladesh seeks greater women’s participation in all walks of life as underscored by its programmes for ensuring the parity, according […]

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BNP leaders and activists in the US have demonstrated outside the UN headquarters in New York when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was attending the UN General Assembly. She spoke at the SDG summit on Sunday. She also took part in a meeting of the global leaders on gender equality and women’s empowerment. When the prime […]

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Seasonal rawhide traders have faced huge losses in trading of rawhides of sacrificial animals in this Eid-ul-Azha as tanners offered them almost half of the prices at which they (traders) had bought the rawhides. The traders blamed tanners for their losses while the tanners said that the traders had bought rawhides from people at prices […]

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Palestinians and Israeli security forces clashed at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday, with further trouble feared in the week ahead as Jews celebrate the Sukkot holiday. After the brief clashes on what was the last day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, Palestinian protesters prepared “to defend” the mosque during the eight-day Jewish […]

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Analysis: The prime minister has attracted an unlikely coalition of fans, and pleases some at the expense of others by Vivekananda Nemana When Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, spoke at New York’s Madison Square Garden last September, thousands of adoring Indian-American fans filled the arena and spilled into the streets outside. The euphoric crowd […]

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A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future has been unanimously adopted by the 193 member states of the United Nations. The ambitious 15-year plan was approved on Friday at the three-day summit on sustainable development, which concluded yesterday. The plan aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems […]

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A total of three Bangladeshis have been identified so far from the 650 photographs of Mina stampede victims published by the Saudi authorities. The foreign ministry came up with the findings through issuing a statement on Sunday afternoon. The statement said the number of missing Bangladeshi pilgrims is yet to be ascertained by the authorities. […]

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This should not be possible. Researchers say they have detected a supermassive black hole at the center of a newly found galaxy that’s far bigger than current theories allow. The research was done by astronomers at Keele University and the University of Central Lancashire and will be published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has received ‘ICT Sustainable Development Award’ from the International Telecommunication Union. ITU secretary-general Houlin Zhao formally handed over the award to the prime minister at a Gala Dinner programme at UN headquarters here on Saturday evening, reports Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha. ITU honoured a number of heads of state and government, […]

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পূর্ববঙ্গে একসময় গরু কোরবানি দেওয়া যেত না। তাই ছাগল বা বকরি দিয়ে ঈদুল আজহা পালন করা হত। তাই বকরি ঈদ নামেই পরিচিত ছিল কোরবানির ঈদ। আর এসব বিষয় নিয়ে বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকমের জন্য বিস্তারিত লিখেছেন তরুণ ইতিহাস গবেষক রিদওয়ান আক্রাম। ভারতবর্ষে মুসলমানি রীতিনীতি বিকাশ ঘটেছে আরবদের মাধ্যমে। যখন ৭১২ খ্রিষ্টাব্দে সেনাপতি মুহম্মদ বিন কাসিম অভিযান […]

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Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim took career-best figures of four for 11 as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 13 runs in the first Twenty20 international at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Set 137 for victory, the home side could only muster 123 for nine in reply after Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat. […]

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