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Warhorse politician and veteran Awami League leader Abdul Hamid was sworn in as the country’s 20th President in a simple ceremony at Bangabhaban on Wednesday. Acting Speaker Shawkat Ali administered the oath of office to Hamid at Bangabhaban Darbar Hall in the evening. Cabinet secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan conducted the oath-taking ceremony that began […]

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Doctors say hundreds of injured workers rescued from Savar’s Rana Plaza need a huge supply of blood and have urged the people donate blood to save lives. Hundreds of people were being rescued from the collapsed eight-storey structure on Wednesday and taken to Enam Medical College and Hospital. The hospital which has 400 beds was […]

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British High Commissioner Robert W Gibson has expressed his condolences for those who died in the Rana Plaza collapse at Savar. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of so many lives and the injury to so many people at Savar today. My prayers and thoughts reach out to the family and friends […]

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At least 80 people were killed and over 600 injured in Savar on the outskirts of the capital Wednesday morning when a nine-storey building housing five garment factories collapsed. With few hundred more believed to be trapped inside, rescuers fear the death toll may rise significantly. Most of the victims who have been rescued from […]

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 Some 100 bodies were recovered from the debris of the building that collapsed near Savar bus stand on the outskirts of the capital on Wednesday morning. Of the bodies, many were taken to Enam Medical College Hospital while the rest to different local hospitals and clinics, but the victims could not yet be identified. “I’ve […]

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 Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday sought Russian cooperation, particularly Gazprom’s help, in hydrocarbon exploration in the Bay. “We believe, Gazprom’s help will play an effective role in utilising the opportunities created by ITLOS verdict in Bangladesh territory in the Bay of Bengal,” she said while inaugurating a two-day international conference, titled `Oil and […]

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 The nation will observe national mourning on Thursday following the tragic building collapse near Savar bus stand on the outskirt of the capital on Wednesday morning that left over a hundred people dead and many more injured. “The nation will observe mourning on Thursday following the huge loss of lives in building collapse in Savar […]

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Rescue efforts go on after a nine-storied building housing five garment factories in Savar collapsed Wednesday morning. Bodies of at least 80 people have been recovered and 600 have been learnt to be hurt. The nine-storey building of Savar that collapsed Wednesday morning housed five garment factories, according to the latest member directory of Bangladesh […]

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 At least 150 students of five primary schools in Saniajan and Goddimari unions of Hatibandha upazila fell sick after taking biscuits on Tuesday morning. Of the students, 80 were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital and Hatibandha Hospital, local sources said. Mansika, a non-government organisation, supplied the high-protein biscuits to class III to V students […]

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President-elect Abdul Hamid addresses a reception programme at LD Hall of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban in the capital on Tuesday. President-elect Abdul Hamid on Tuesday sought cooperation from all to discharge his functions saying “I am going to assume the responsibilities at a critical juncture of time”. “I don’t know how to discharge my functions with […]

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Newly-elected President Abdul Hamid has sought cooperation from all to carry out his duties to see Bangladesh through a phase of difficult transition “Only Allah knows how I will be able to carry out my duties with honour,” Hamid told a reception programme at the LD Hall in the parliament complex, the first since his […]

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Mobarak Hossain, a former Awami League leader of Akhaura, Brahmanbaria. A Bangladesh tribunal on Tuesday framed charges against Mobarak Hossain, known as a leader of Awami League, the ruling party, for wartime offences. Mobarak, a former organising secretary of a union parishad unit of AL in Akhaura upazila of Brahmanbaria for 16 years till 2012, […]

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