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  • Focus on development, fight against graft
  • Salman F Rahman appointed,Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed reappointed PM advisers
  • Country’s maiden whole genome sequencing lab starts operation
  • RAB, CAAB at odds over rent
  • Sale of AL  nomination forms begins
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Sexagenarian man killed in Pabna road crash A sexagenarian man was killed when a covered van ran over him at Ramnagar Ghat in Chatmohor upazila early Wednesday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified…
Bullet-hit body of ‘drug trader’ found in Satkhira Police recovered the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug trader from Tetulia Biswashpara in Tala upazila early Wednesday, reports UNB. The deceased was…
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  • Bangladesh
    RAB, CAAB at odds over rent The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) have been embroiled in a dispute over the hike in rent of the elite force’s headquarters building at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for the past five years, according to CAAB sources. CAAB, which is the owner…
    Bangladesh’s role in UN Peacekeeping lauded UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix has appreciated and acknowledged Bangladesh’s role in the UN peacekeeping. He was addressing a two-day “Preparatory Conference on Peacekeeping” in The Hague hosted jointly by the Netherlands and Rwanda, said…
  • Country’s maiden whole genome sequencing lab starts operation
  • FM seeks effective int’l role in resolving Rohingya crisis
  • Politics
    Sale of AL  nomination forms begins The Awami League (AL) yesterday (Tuesday) started selling nomination forms to aspirants for its 43 reserved seats for women in the 11th Parliament. The party general secretary, Obaidul Quader, formally inaugurated the selling of forms at the AL president Sheikh Hasina’s Dhanmondi political office.…
    TIB finds polls irregularities in 47 constituencies Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Tuesday said polls irregularities took place in 47 out of 50 constituencies it surveyed during the latest national election. The constituencies were selected randomly, said the primary report of TIB published at its Dhanmondi office. TIB reported the casting…
  • There are no ‘ghost’ cases: Home minister
  • AL starts selling nomination forms for reserve seats
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    A coal yard illegally sprouts on the bank of River Buriganga at Basila in Keraniganj
on the outskirts of the capital. The photo shot from Basila Government Primary
School yesterday shows how hell-bent the grabbers are while occupying the
rivers skirting the capital. INDEPENDENT PHOTO A coal yard illegally sprouts on the bank of River Buriganga at Basila in Keraniganj on the…
    The Dhaka-Mawa highway is being upgraded to a four-lane road as part of the Padma Bridge project. This photo was taken from Postogola area of
the capital yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO The Dhaka-Mawa highway is being upgraded to a four-lane road as part of the Padma Bridge project.…
    Despite repeated warnings by the authorities concerned, hawkers and vendors run their business occupying footpaths in front of Gawsia Market in New
Market area of the capital forcing pedestrians to walk on the street, which in turn creates congestion. This photo was taken yesterday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Despite repeated warnings by the authorities concerned, hawkers and vendors run their business…
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