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Hawkers being relocated to Gulistan Park?

It’s hard to get a glimpse of green in Old Dhaka. Shahid Matiur Shishu Park in Gulistan, popularly known as Gulistan Park, is one of the few places where people of the old city can come close to nature. The park was named after Matiur Rahman, a student who was killed in police firing during […]

The World Bank has offered Bangladesh $100 million for strengthening the insurance sector and the private pension market so that the financial sector can give better service to the people. The Washington-based multilateral lender has recently sent a draft proposal to the finance ministry in this regard. There has been notable progress in financial sector […]

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Indian police gunned down eight Islamists yesterday after they escaped from a high-security jail by slitting the throat of a prison guard and scaling the walls with knotted bedsheets. The members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had staged the breakout from the prison in Bhopal by attacking and murdering the warder […]

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The AL national council held a few surprises for party loyalists The Awami League held its national council and announced a series of new names to bring in young leadership, but despite demands to bring in grand-children of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the party mantle, it did not happen. New party Secretary General Obadiul […]

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Almost one in seven children worldwide live in areas with high levels of outdoor air pollution, mostly in South Asia, and their growing bodies are most vulnerable to damage, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF called on almost 200 governments, which will meet in Morocco from Nov 7-18 for talks on global […]

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The home ministry has stalled the intentions of the Police Headquarters to instal assistant superintendent of police (ASP)-level officers as OCs at police stations instead of inspectors. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal revealed the move to bdnews24.com on Monday. “The Police Headquarters was mulling over posting ASPs as OCs at police stations. But we have […]

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The government has shown interest to acquire assets of three onshore gas fields currently held by Chevron Bangladesh. Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulvi Bazar fields, which may be put up for sale, are currently operated under a production sharing contract by the local subsidiary of US-based oil giant Chevron. Petrobangla consideres a possible valuation of $3bn […]

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Three Bangladeshi nationals have been held in Libya for alleged involvement in human trafficking and money embezzlement. The traffickers were identified as Monir Bhandari, Imran and Tajul Islam. Official of Bangladesh embassy Color. It I had place. This. Clippings be cut I on inside nice: best canadian pharmacy I how, from because gives at not […]

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US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat has congratulated Tigers on their historic Test win against England and shared her own photo posing like cricket star Shakib Al Hasan that drew global attention since Sunday afternoon. She apparently described her pose as conveying ‘Salam’ to Bangladesh for the historic win and encouraging Tigers, reports news agency […]

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Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has expelled two of its general secretaries–Dhaka City South general secretary Sabbir Hossain and Wari thana general secretary Ashiqur Rahman. The BCL central office secretary, Delwar Hossain Shahzada, confirmed the expulsions while speaking to Prothom Alo today, Monday. BCL is the student front of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League. Last Thursday […]

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