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Govt pushing Khaleda towards tragic consequences: BNP

The BNP alleged on Saturday the government is pushing the party's Chairperson Khaleda Zia into a tragic consequence through "torturing' her both physically and mentally", reports UNB.BNP standing committee member Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar made the allegations while speaking at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office in the...

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By dumping paddy sacks, farmers demonstrating for direct purchase of Boro rice from the growers at fair

By dumping paddy sacks, farmers demonstrating for direct purchase of Boro rice from the growers at fair prices during a sit-in arranged by the Gaibandha unit of Communist Party of Bangladesh at Dariapur in district town on Saturday — Focus Bangla

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Quader resumes office today

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader will join his secretariat office today (Sunday) after returning home following his treatment in Singapore, report agencies.He will attend a meeting on progress of ongoing development projects under the ministry and exchange views with the media at 10:00 am, ministry's Information Officer Abu...

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Rice export to trigger food crisis in case of disaster: GM Quader

Jatiya Party (JP) acting Chairman and former commerce minister GM Quader warned on Saturday exporting surplus rice may lead to food crisis in case of any natural disaster, reports UNB."Farmers aren't getting fair prices as the government isn't procuring paddy directly from them," he said.The JP leader came up with...

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Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activists of the city's different educational institutions took out

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activists of the city's different educational institutions took out a procession at Nayapaltan in the city on Satrurday, demanding release of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia — Focus Bangla

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Cops detain BCL leader over assaulting teacher in Pabna

PABNA, May 18 (UNB): Police detained the president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL)'s Government Shahid Bulbul College unit on Saturday morning over assaulting a teacher of the institution.Shamsuddin Junnun (24), a resident of the municipality's Shalgari area, was detained from the town, Additional Superintendent of Police Gautam Kumar Biswas said.Masudur...

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Media's role important to build a developed nation, says Hasan

CHATTOGRAM, May 18 (BSS): Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Saturday the role of media is indispensable to build a developed nation.The minister termed mass media as one of the fourth pillar of the country and said it should practise objective journalism, which eventually will contribute to nation building...

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BCL leader cuts off man's fingers over land dispute in Satkhira

SATKHIRA, May 18 (UNB): A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader chopped off four fingers of a man's right hand in Kalaroa upazila on Friday over a land dispute, police and family members said.The victim was identified as GM Tushar, son of Munsur Gazi of Paturia village of the upazila.Gazi said...

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‘Drug trader' dies in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

COX'S BAZAR, May 18 (UNB): A suspected drug trader was killed in a 'gunfight' with police at Shahporir Dwip Jhaubon in Teknaf Upazila early Saturday.The deceased were identified as Md Ibrahim, son of Nurul Amin of Mistri Para area and a listed drug trader and terrorist.Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of...

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