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Dengue in B’desh alarming but not out of control: WHO

Claiming that the dengue prevalence in Bangladesh is under control compared to other countries like the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon urged city dwellers to remain alert and not to be panicked, reports UNB.He made the remarks while talking to reporters after a...

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Heavy monsoon rains in the last couple of days created potholes on the road adjacent to

Heavy monsoon rains in the last couple of days created potholes on the road adjacent to the BRTC counter in the city's Kamalapur area causing immense suffering to the commuters. The photograph was taken on Saturday — FE Photo

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Poverty rate to reduce to 10pc before next polls: Hasan

CHATTOGRAM, July 20 (BSS): Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday the country is now hunger-free and the poverty rate will reduce to 10 percent before the next parliament election."Bangabandhu's daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared building a hunger- and poverty-free Bangladesh . . . the country will be...

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'Drug trader' dies in Kushtia 'gunfight'

KUSHTIA, July 20 (UNB): An alleged drug trader was killed in a 'gunfight' in Harra area of Sadar Upazila here early Friday.The deceased was identified as Rafikul Islam, 40, son of late Mohon Ali of Haripur village of the upazila.Nasir Uddin, Kushtia Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge, said on information about...

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HR bodies place three-pt demand to stop sexual abuse at workplaces

Being concerned over growing incidents of sexual abuse, a coalition of six human rights (HR) organisations on Saturday placed a three-point demand, including formulation of a law, to prevent sexual harassment of women in the workplace. At a press conference at Jatiya Press Club in the capital, the coalition called...

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Air chief returns from UK

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat returned home Saturday concluding his official visit to the United Kingdom (UK), reports BSS.During the visit, the chief of air staff attended the two-day long "The Chief of the Air Staff's Air and Space Power Conference", said an ISPR press release.The...

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Members of Bangladesh Pourashava Service Association Central Executive Committee

Members of Bangladesh Pourashava Service Association Central Executive Committee staging a sit-in in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the city on Saturday demanding their wage and allowance from government revenue instead of the municipality's fund — FE Photo

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University of Newcastle announces scholarship for BD students

The University of Newcastle, Australia has announced an AUD 10,000 scholarships for Bangladeshi students seeking admission to all programmes, which are two years or more.A delegation from the Australian public university made the announcement at a seminar, organised by MACES, in Dhaka recently, said a press release.University's Head of International...

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Man arrested for ‘killing tenth grader after rape’

MADARIPUR, July 20 (UNB): A man, accused of raping and killing a class X student, was arrested on Saturday morning from the Sadar upazila's Charnachana village."A RAB team raided the area and arrested Sajjad Hossain, 45, from his house at around 05:00 am," Atika Islam, additional director of RAB-8 Madaripur...

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Premier University convocation today

 Our CorrespondentCHATTOGRAM, July 20: The second convocation of the Premier University will be held today (Sunday) at the Navy Convention Hall in the port city. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will preside over the convocation as representative of President of Bangladesh. Deputy Minister for Education Barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel...

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RAB nab two with 915 Yaba tablets

NAOGAON, July 20 (UNB): Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members arrested two alleged drug traders along with 915 Yaba tablets from Baliachanda village in Porsha Upazila here on Friday night.The arrestees are Md Motaharul Islam, 36, son of late Abdul Quader of Kalaibari village of Porsha Upazila, and Md Jashim Uddin,...

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SCRF's recommendations for safe waterway journey during Eid-ul-Azha

Shipping and Communication Reporters Forum (SCRF) has put forward a series of recommendations for a hassle-free journey on inland waterways during upcoming Eid-ul-Azha vacation, reports UNB.The suggestions have been prepared after taking different issues such as weather into consideration, said the journalist platform in a press release on Saturday.The recommendations...

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WEATHER 21-7-2019

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely at a few places over Rangpur, Mymensingh, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Khulna and Barishal divisions with moderately heavy falls in the next 24 hours until 06:00 pm today (Sunday), reports UNB.Mild heat wave is sweeping over the regions...

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