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17 Bangladeshis among 28 deceased identified

17 Bangladeshis among 
28 deceased identified
The Nepalese authorities have identified 28 bodies, including those of 17 Bangladeshis and one Chinese, from among the victims of the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu on March 12. At a press briefing in Nepal yesterday (Saturday), Prof. Dr Sohel Mahmud, the head of the seven-member forensic team at the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), confirmed the names of the dead persons. Pramod Shrestha, head of forensic of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, was also present. “The relatives of the deceased, who are waiting in front of the mortuary In Nepal, would now be able to see the bodies,” said Dr Mahmud. “The bodies were identified through fingerprint identification. The identities of the rest of the victims will…

Amu urges all to sustain pace of growth in MFS sector

Amu urges all to sustain pace of growth in MFS sector

Industry minister Amir Hossain Amu has urged all to collaborate to ensure full transparency in every transaction so that the growth trend in the mobile financial services (MFS) industry in the country and the pace of economic development are maintained. The minister observed that more than a third of…
    Crisis of safe drinking water at RU poses threat to students

    Crisis of safe drinking water at RU poses threat to students

    The students, teachers and officials of Rajshahi University (RU) are suffering from various diseases due to lack of safe drinking water. Owing to a falling water table in the region, most of the tube wells on the campus and the adjoining areas have become defunct. One the other hand, water with excessive…
    Bangladesh’s ‘developing’ country status

    Bangladesh’s ‘developing’ country status

    That Bangladesh is going to be a ‘developing’ country overcoming its least developed country (LDC) position is certainly a piece of good news. The country has attained all the three criteria to attain this status, keeping behind its long period of fighting against poverty. When the country…
    The writing on the wall

    The writing on the wall

    As results of the by-elections of the two states trickled in red caps were out. MPs of the Samajwadi Party could not hide their excitement as the SP-BSP combine trounced the BJP in two crucial seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh.  Both Gorakhpur and Phulpur were won by Samajwadi Party…
    Building warships locally

    Building warships locally

    The Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd (CDDL) has started the process of building six big frigates for the Bangladesh Navy. Already, 12 international shipbuilding companies have expressed interest to CDDL—an enterprise of Bangladesh Navy—to jointly build the frigates. CDDL authorities are now scrutinising…
    Thousands flee, 41 killed  in Eastern Ghouta

    Thousands flee, 41 killed in Eastern Ghouta

    ARBIN: Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives yesterday, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave, reports AFP. Syria’s civil war this week entered its eighth year with world powers unable to stem…
    Shilpakala celebrates birth anniv of Bangabandhu

    Shilpakala celebrates birth anniv of Bangabandhu

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy arranged an 11-day event titled ‘Bangabandhu Cultural Festival’ on its premises to celebrate the historic March 7 speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his birth anniversary. Beginning from March 7, the festival came to an end yesterday, marking the…
    Bangladesh have to play tough 
cricket in final, says Mash

    Bangladesh have to play tough cricket in final, says Mash

    Bangladesh one-day captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza goes into raptures over all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad for his sublime finishing stint that ensured the victory in the last fixture, stating that Riyad did the right job what is needed in such situation for winning the match against Sri Lanka. “When…
    Bangabandhu’s birth anniv celebrated

    Bangabandhu’s birth anniv celebrated

    The 98th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Children's Day was observed yesterday in a befitting manner with various socio-political and cultural organisations holding diverse programmes including discussion, painting competition, and provision…
    Navy to form ‘Comflot West’ to boost operational activities

    Navy to form ‘Comflot West’ to boost operational activities

    The Bangladesh Navy is going to form an independent command area named ‘Commander Flotilla West (Comflot West)’, bifurcating the command of the Khulna naval area, aiming to strengthen its operational activities in the south-western parts of the country. A commodore rank senior officer of…
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