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Are we prepared to handle a major earthquake?

With fewer people, more open space, residents of Dhaka would have much better chances of survival in the event of a disaster The powerful earthquake that hit Iran and Iraq, killing over 400 people in its wake, is another terrifying reminder for Bangladesh this year that the threat of an earthquake is very real and […]

BNP will not only boycott the next general elections but resist holding it with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as prime minister, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said. The‎ BNP leader’s comment echoed the views expressed by the party chief in Suhrawardy Udyan on Sunday. The BNP, which boycotted the 10th Parliamentary […]

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Simon Cameron-Moore, Yimou Lee YANGON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilize Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar’s military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson […]

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A quick fifty from dangerous Kieron Pollard and an unbeaten 45 from Jahurul Islam helps Dhaka to beat Khulna by 3 wickets in the match 13 of the Bangladesh Premier League BPL season 5 at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka today. Pollard scored 55 runs of 24 balls before getting out by Shafiul […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina receives the income tax card as a regular taxpayer from Internal Resources Division senior secretary and National Board of Revenue chairman Md Nojibur Rahman at the outset of the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka on Monday. — Focusbangla photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina as a […]

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It is not clear whether the crisis was on Asean’s official agenda, but at least two countries- Malaysia and Indonesia -had discussed the issue on the meeting’s sidelines on Monday. The de facto leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi was probably counting on the Southeast Asian bloc to keep silent at the Asean summit […]

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President Md Abdul Hamid has accepted the resignation of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha. “It has been accepted,” the president’s Press Secretary Joynul Abedin told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. “The relevant documents will now be sent to the law ministry.” Justice Sinha took leave from the court and left the country on Oct 13 following criticism from the […]

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