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  • None would be able to destroy Bengali culture: PM
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  • Chawkbazar fire: 45 bodies handed over to families
  • Funerals held for Dhaka inferno victims
  • No one can avoid responsibility for Chawkbazar tragedy: Quader
  • Chawakbazar fire virtually repeats 2010 Nimtali tragedy
  • BNP blames govt's irresponsibility for Chawkbazar fire
  • Shamima not a Bangladeshi citizen; no entry for her: Dhaka
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Tragedy repeats itself in Old Dhaka
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27 Bangladeshi return after serving jail term in India Twenty-seven Bangladeshis, including 26 teenage girls and a minor, returned home after languishing in Indian jail for a year and a half, reports UNB.…
Recruit teachers on merit basis: UGC Chairman Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Abdul Mannan on Friday said that university teachers should be recruited based on their merit,…
  • 6 killed in separate ‘gunfights’ in 5 districts
  • Doa Mahfil held at Bangabhaban for Chawkbazar victims
  • ‘Drug trader’ killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’
  • Bangladesh
    Narrow roads, water scarcity hinder fire control effor Absence of accessible roads for fire tenders and on-spot water reservoirs have made old Dhaka and slums in the city extremely vulnerable to fire. Over the past one year, a staggering 16,008 incidents of fire took place across the country. Of them, about 150 took place in densely populated areas, especially…
    Chawkbazar Fire: UN expresses condolences UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo has expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic fire in Old Dhaka that claimed 67 lives, reports UNB. On behalf of the UN in Bangladesh, she wished the injured a quick recovery and recognised the effort of the local authorities…
  • Funerals held for Dhaka inferno victims
  • ‘Lifelong learning’ is driving force of development: Dipu Moni
  • Politics
    Public hearing arranged to show respect to Constitution: Kamal  Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said they are holding the public hearing on the 'irregularities in the 11th parliamentary election to show respect to the Constitution. "We're not judges, and we don't have any judicial authority or responsibility to hold any trial.…
    Dec-30 polls: JOF’s public hearing begins in city Jatiya Oikyafront’s public hearing on the ‘irregularities’ in the 11th parliamentary election began in the city on Friday morning. The programme, which began at the Supreme Court Bar Association auditorium around 10am, will continue till 4-5pm with a one-hour break from 1pm. At the…
  • Hearing deferred in absence of Khaleda
  • 4th phase UZ polls on March 31: EC
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    • Livno : Wild horses graze scarce dried grass and hydrate by eating some snow, on a pasture atop Krug Mountain, near Western Bosnian town of Livno, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A stork eats a day-old chick in its aviary at an animal park in Springe near Hanover, northern Germany, on February 5, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Afghanistan : An Afghan boy collects and pours water in containers from a river on a cold winter day in Panjshir Province February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United States : Snow geese descend upon on a farm in Ruthsburg, Maryland, on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Zanzibar: Performers parade through the street to kick off the 16th International African music festival "Sauti za Busara” in Stone town on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on February 7, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • This aerial file photo taken on November 22, 2018 shows a glacier in the Everest region of Nepal. Two-thirds of Himalayan glaciers, the world's ‘Third Pole’, could melt by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : Pakistani horsemen compete during a game of the traditional sport of Buzkashi, in Quetta on February 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • Palestinian : A picture taken on February 3, 2019, shows western jackdaw birds flying past a murmuration of starlings, during their traditional dance before landing to sleep on the Jordan Valley in the West Bank along the border with Jordan. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A tomtit and a sparrow feed from a bird feeder in a park in Moscow on January 31, 2019. AFP PHOTO
    • United Kingdom : Shetland ponies stand in a snow-covered field on a hillside near Scalloway, Shetland Islands on January 30, 2019. AFP PHOTO
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