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Biman’s first hajj flight off to Jeddah

The first batch of pilgrims departed Dhaka this morning off to Saudi Arabia to perform hajj – the largest religious congregation of the Muslims. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying 419 hajj pilgrims left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 7:55am. It is scheduled to reach King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah around 11:30am [Saudi […]

File photo of Berhampore Central Correctional Home in Murshidabad district, India Collected Unlike Indian prisoners, as Bangladeshi inmates have no place to leave their children, they bring their children with them to the jails. Among the children who live in West Bengal’s jails with their parents, 63% are Bangladeshi citizens, an article in The Hindu states. According to […]

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He cannot see with his right eye at the moment. The left eye responded to light once or twice when doctors removed the bandage yesterday. There is still a chance, however slim, that his left eye will recover, but nothing can be said for sure about the other eye. This is how doctors described the […]

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Roads are under deep water, houses and offices flooded, businesses hurt, livelihoods affected. What else can waterlogging do to the people of Chittagong city? “It has made our life worse than hell,” said Akter Hossain, a resident of Bakalia, one of the several areas of the city perpetually plagued by the problem. “People can’t cook […]

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Garment exports to India declined in fiscal 2016-17 thanks to 12.5 percent countervailing duty by the neighbour, which negates the benefit of duty-free access, and the emergence of its own apparel manufacturing industry. Last fiscal year, garment shipments to India, a market of more than $40 billion, fetched $129.81 million, down 4.85 percent year-on-year. The […]

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Students of Uttara Rajuk School and College express their joy at their performance as the results of Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations were published on Sunday. — Ali Hossain Mintu About 42 per cent of the students who have scored Grade Point Average 5 in the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations this year are from […]

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The Bangladesh Bank kept local information technology and law enforcement agencies in dark after the cybertheft of $101 million from its reserve in February 2016 and assigned World Informatix Cyber Security managing director Rakesh Asthana immediately to fix the problem ‘internally’, investigators said. Criminal Investigation Department officials said that they were informed about the incident […]

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Saturday (July 22) admitted that they don’t have alternate plans, but are hopeful that the forthcoming two-match Test series against Australia will be played as per schedule despite negative speculation all around. BCB officials said that the pre-tour security visit of a delegate of Cricket Australia would go ahead as […]

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A court in Barisal on Sunday quashed the much-talked about defamation case against upazila nirbahi officer Gazi Tariq Salman filed for publishing a ‘distorted photo’ of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the invitation card issued on the occasion of Independence Day. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Amit Kumar passed the order after the […]

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The combined pass percentage in Higher Secondary Certificate and its equivalent examinations has declined in comparison to the past year. This year, the combined pass rate was 68.91, which was 5.79 percentage points lower than the past year’s pass rate of 74.70, under all the 10 general, madrassah and technical education boards. The education minister, […]

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