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Pilot route to be extended from Ghatarchar to Kachpur: Taposh
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7,119 houses ready for homeless in Rajshahi division A total of 7,119 newly constructed houses are now almost ready for handing over to homeless families as a gift from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the…
‘Robber’ beaten dead in Sitakunda A suspected robber was killed in a lynch-mob-attack in Barabkunda in Sitakunda upazila of Chatogram district early Monday. The identity of the deceased,…
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  • Chattogram polytechnic students stage protest demanding resumption of academic activities
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  • Bangladesh
    Pilot route to be extended from Ghatarchar to Kachpur: Taposh The periphery of the proposed pilot route will be extended from Ghatarchar to Kachpur under the Bus Route Rationalisation activities to bring discipline to the mass transportation sector. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said this after the meeting of the 15th Bus Route…
    Momen urges Bahrain FM to take back stranded Bangladeshi expats Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today urged his Bahrain counterpart to take back Bangladeshi expatriates those have been stuck here due to COVID-19 pandemic. Momen made the urge at a conversation over telephone with Bahrain foreign minister Dr Abdul Latif Bin Rashid, a foreign ministry press release…
  • Bangladesh to receive 20 lakh Covid-19 vaccines from India as ‘gift’ Jan 21
  • US committed to work with Bangladesh to end trafficking-in-persons: Miller
  • Politics
    BNP calls for national unity to ‘restore’ democracy BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged his party colleagues to work for uniting the nation and all political parties to ‘restore’ democracy and build a happy and prosperous Bangladesh. “We’re going through a tough time due to the onslaught of the Covid-19…
    Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Niko graft case Feb 1 A court here today set February 1 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka 9th special judge court passed the order this morning at the newly built courtroom in front of Keraniganj Central Jail.…
  • BNP leaders are in ‘winter sleep’: Quader
  • Zia’s 85th birth anniversary Tuesday
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