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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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“Everything was washed away before our eyes. We managed to survive somehow. Our little one is lost…” Kachua Mamud (61) broke down in tears as he spoke. He had to shift from his home in Jagmohan Char of Bhogdanga union, Kurigram to take shelter on the Water Development Board’s embankment near the Bhogdanga Pateswari bazaar. […]

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Beef is 32 percent costlier in the country than the global average, largely due to inadequate domestic production, drop in the flow of cattle smuggled in from India and extortion from traders. Consumers paid Tk 480-510 or about $6 for each kg of beef in Dhaka last month when the global average price was $ […]

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The terror suspect killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Panthapath was a member of the Jamaat-e-Islami’s student wing and his father is a leader of the Islamist party in his native Khulna, police officers say. The man, who blew himself up at a hotel in the capital’s Panthapath, has been identified as Saiful Islam, […]

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A man works on the roof a house submerged in flood water as severe flooding pushes people to adopt a different way of living amid adversity of nature. The photo was taken at Char Kabilpur in Gaibandha on Tuesday. — Focusbagla photo Millions of people, marooned by floods, evacuated themselves to schools, embankments, and highways […]

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Prime minister and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana stand in solemn silence after placing a wreath at the grave of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Tuesday, marking his 42nd death anniversary. — BSS photo The nation observed the National Mourning Day on Tuesday […]

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Windows and wall of the third floor of Hotel Olio International at Panthapath fell apart after an extremist blew off himself inside a room of the hotel in the face of law enforcers.– Sourav Lasker A suspected extremist was killed during an operation codenamed ‘Operation August Bite’ by police at a suspected hideout at a […]

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Chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday said that flawed investigation into the murder of the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family members had spared some big fishes from prosecution. ‘I found involvement of more big fishes in the murders but we could not bring them to book because of flaws in […]

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The fresh floods are rapidly engulfing new areas and have already spread to 20 districts in the country’s North, North-East and central regions disrupting road communications and forcing authorities to shut educational institutions in past two days. More districts are feared to be affected soon by the fresh floods, caused by onrush of water from […]

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Ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary, and road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader visited the residence of chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and had dinner together on Saturday night. Senior information officer at the road transport and bridges ministry Abu Naser told Prothom Alo that the chief justice and the minister talked nearly […]

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Azhar-Qaiser  The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday fixed 10 October for hearing the appeals filed by Jamaat-e-Islami leader ATM Azharul Islam and former Jatiya Party state minister Syed Mohammad Qaiser challenging the international Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh (ICT,B) verdict that sentenced them to death. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by […]

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