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Tobacco users drop in Bangladesh: Survey

Tobacco users have declined significantly in Bangladesh in the last eight years amid signs that anti-tobacco measures yielded benefits, according to a new survey, reports bdnews24.com.Experts, however, warned against complacency as there are examples in the world that tobacco consumption rose after an initial decline. Japan Tobacco's entry to Bangladesh...

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Why no compensation to Raifa's family: HC

The High Court (HC) issued on Tuesday a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to pay appropriate compensation to the family of three-year-old girl Raifa who died due to wrong treatment at a private hospital in Chattogram, reports UNB.An HC...

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Narsingdi road crash kills seven

NARSINGDI, Aug 14 (UNB): At least seven passengers of a microbus were killed following a head-on collision with a bus in Sonamurir Tek area of Shibpur Upazila on Tuesday.The deceased were identified as Prantika Rani Barman, 6, Snigdha Rani Barman, 5, Bristy Rani Barman, 7, Sourav Barman, 12, Sajal Barman,...

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Golam Sarwar's burial tomorrow

The body of Golam Sarwar, editor of the Bangla daily Samakal who passed away in Singapore on Monday night, will be taken to his birthplace Banaripara, Barishal today (Wednesday) where people will pay homage to the renowned journalist, reports UNB.After a Namaz-e- janaza there, the body will be brought to...

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Man dies in Ctg cylinder blast

CHATTOGRAM, Aug 14 (UNB): A rickshaw-van puller was killed as a gas cylinder exploded in Sadarghat area of the port city on Tuesday.The deceased was identified as Kamal Uddin, 50.The cylinder blew off after it fell down when the rickshaw-van puller was handling it at a ghat of the Karnaphuli...

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Two 'drug traders' die in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

COX'S BAZAR, Aug 14 (UNB): Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Panerchhora area of Ramu upazila on Tuesday morning.The deceased were identified as Mirza Mohammad Nizam Uddin, 30, and Ratan Rudra, 25, hailing from Lohagara upazila of...

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WEATHER-15-08-2018

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions, reports UNB.It may also occur at a few places over Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barisal divisions with moderately heavy to heavy falls over the country in...

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Marking the August 15

Marking the August 15, the largest ever portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman being installed on the Dhaka University campus in the city on Tuesday. The portrait was drawn by Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad — FE Photo

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Sheikh Hasina presiding over

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presiding over the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) at the NEC conference room in the capital's Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Tuesday — Focus Bangla

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