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Fear of food crisis

An agriculturist has warned a food crisis as hundreds of thousands of hectares of arable land have gone under water in around two dozen districts. Government officials say normal production will be possible again through rehabilitation of the farmers once the water subsides in a few days. But the signs force agriculture expert Dr Asaduzzaman […]

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina along with Awami League leaders stand in silence paying tribute to martyrs of August 15, 1975 before a discussion at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in Dhaka on Wednesday.– Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that Khandaker Mostaque and Ziaur Rahman had their part in the conspiracy to […]

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The floods on Wednesday continued engulfing the middle regions and districts surrounding Dhaka as the Ganges and the Jamuna river basins were overflowing, said Water Development Board officials. Water level in Goalanda station on the Ganges, known as Padma under Rajbari was flowing 77cm above the danger marks while water at Bhagyakul station of Padma […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday called upon her party leaders and activists to come forward immediately in the aid of the flood victims at different parts of the country without waiting for the ‘corrupt government’s pity’. ‘Flood-hit people can’t be left at the mercy of a corrupt govt. I ask everyone, especially […]

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Prachita Dutta and Ikram Ali. Photo: CollectedTwo Bangladesh nationals were killed and another was injured in a road crash in Wilkinson County area of the US state of Georgia on Monday. Deceased Prachita Dutta Tumpa, 25, and Imtiaz Ikram Ali, 26, were PhD students at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Another Bangladeshi Farzana Sultana […]

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The provisions of mobile court act are contrary to some sections of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha said today. “We will give you a chart demonstrating the sections of mobile court act that are contrary to the  CrPC,” the chief justice said. The Chief Justice told this to the Attorney General […]

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Senior journalists have begun a discussion with the Election Commission about possible electoral reforms ahead of the next parliamentary election. The discussion started around 10:15am with 22 senior journalists and editors at the Election Commission office in Agargaon, our correspondent reports from the spot. Among the senior journalists and editors present in the discussion were Amanullah Kabir, Nurul […]

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Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq is being treated at the intensive care unit of a London hospital. Bangladesh High Commission’s Minister (press) Nadeem Qadir told bdnews24.com that he has been diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis. “His wife Rubana Huq has asked all to pray for his recovery.” Cerebral vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessel wall […]

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