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Vested quarters out there to tarnish Bangladesh's image: Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said vested quarters are out there to stage various types of incidents in the country to tarnish its image before the world, report agencies."Bangladesh will march forward, no one will ever be able to pull Bangladesh back. Some incidents are happening...vested quarters unleashing these...

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MRT extension work may be awarded sans bidding

Dhaka metro-rail company is likely to award the construction works on an extended part of the Mass Rapid Transit line 6 (MRT 6) to any of the already-hired contractors to save the time of tendering process.Official sources say as the construction of the first metro rail in the city's Uttara-Motijheel...

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Momen blames divisions in UNSC

Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen on Sunday said the Rohingya crisis is being prolonged due to division in the UN Security Council (UNSC)."Among the five permanent members of the UNSC, Russia and China opposed an UN resolution on Myanmar and the Rohingya issue," the minister noted while addressing...

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Dengue: One dies, 179 new patients

Dengue claimed one more life in Bangladesh while 179 new patients were hospitalized with the fever in 24 hours till Sunday morning, reports UNB.With the fresh deaths, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year rose to 87, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).Of the...

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BCL expels key suspect Shaikat, another

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) has expelled Shaikat Mandal and its another activist who made the 'incendiary religious' posts on Facebook triggering arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur's Pirganj, reports bdnews24.com. BCL's Rangpur Carmic-hael College unit said in a statement on Saturday that they sacked him on October 18, a...

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76pc Chinese population get complete doses

China has given complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines to about 75.6 per cent of its population as of Oct 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday, report agencies.Some 1.068 billion people have now been inoculated with the required dosages, out of a population of 1.412 billion, Mi...

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Spreading sheets of recycled paper

A worker is busy spreading sheets of recycled paper on a field for drying in South Keraniganj of Dhaka. Used and discarded papers collected from different areas are recycled to produce packaging products. The photo was taken recently — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

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DB-Australia cooperation potentials 'golden'

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Jeremy Bruer has said his country "wants to work energetically" with Bangladesh to enhance trade and investment, noting that the future is "golden" for the two countries to collaborate in broader areas and take the ties to new heights, reports UNB."If you ask me for...

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