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Costlier import gets nod

The government yesterday sanctioned 2.5 lakh tonnes of rice import from Vietnam at prices much higher than that of another one lakh tonnes it approved for import two weeks ago. The cabinet purchase committee gave nod to the new import under a government-to-government (G2G) deal with Vietnam considering that rice price is on the rise […]

South Korean technology giant Samsung is set to inaugurate two factories in Bangladesh today with a view to manufacturing four home appliance products — a move that can be viewed as recognition of the country’s engineering capabilities. The plants, where LED television, refrigerators, air conditioners and microwave oven will be manufactured, have been set up […]

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A Bangladeshi has been shot dead in California in the United States by an unknown assailant. Mostafizur Rahman, 48, was found dead near his home at Bakersfield at 5am Monday. He was shot eight times on the left side of his chest. Rahman, hailing from Jamalpur, went to the US with his wife, two sons […]

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At least 12 people were killed in the inferno Five members of a Bangladeshi family have been killed in the massive fire that broke out in a 24-story Grenfell Tower apartment block in London early Wednesday. The deceased are Komru Miah, 82, his wife Razia Begum, 65, their three children Abdul Hanif, 29, Abdul Hamid, […]

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Pakistan paceman Hassan Ali (C) celebrates the wicket of England batsman Eoin Morgan during their ICC Champions Trophy semi-final match in Cardiff on Wednesday. — AFP photo Pakistan booked their place in the Champions Trophy final with a crushing eight-wicket win over England in Cardiff on Wednesday. Set just 212 to win, Pakistan finished on […]

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Bangladeshi army and fire-fighters work to remove debris as they search for bodies after a landslide in Rangamati on Wednesday. ‑— AFP photo Death toll in rain-triggered landslides in three hill districts as well as Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar rose to 151 on Wednesday as the search and rescue operations continued for the second day, […]

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An aerial view showing the town half-submerged in floodwaters following landslides triggered by heavy rain in Khagrachari in this still frame taken from video on Tuesday. — Reuters photo Heavy monsoon rain in the past two days, which jolted Chittagong region triggering landslides that killed about 150 people, also disrupted business causing a loss of […]

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Rescue operators look for bodies underneath mud in Rangamati on Tuesday after rain for the past several days caused mudslides in the hilly districts, leaving at least 137 people. — Focusbangla photo Rescue workers were battling on Wednesday to reach remote hilly areas of Chittagong division hit by landslides and heavy rains that have killed […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday sought vote for the party symbol — sheaf of paddy, assuring people of good days ahead. Addressing an iftar party, Khaleda, a former prime minister, said her party was not afraid of election but the election would have to be an inclusive one under an ‘election-conducive’ government […]

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Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) on Monday singed a contract with Russia to procure Mi-171Sh military transport helicopter. The contract was signed at Air Headquarters of Bangladesh. The helicopters will be used in UN peacekeeping operations. Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan, assistant chief of air staff (operation and training) signed the contract on behalf of […]

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The government is not putting its sincere effort to rescue the disaster-affected people in the hilly areas of Chittagong division, political opponent BNP alleged today. “There has been so sincere effort after any disaster. We can see the same situation after landslides took place in the hilly areas,” BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed […]

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Bangladesh’s deputy consul general in New York was released from jail on Tuesday, a day after a US court indicted him on charges of labour trafficking and assault for forcing his servant to work without pay through threats and intimidation. “Mr. Shahedul Islam, Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in New York […]

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