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Ittefaq Report A picninc bus fells into a marsh in Chanpainawabganjand killsed at least three people and injured 12 others. According to Sadar Police Station OC Mazharul Islam, the accident occurred at Mohadanga of the municipality on Friday afternoon. OC Mazharul said at least 20 people from Nayadiarhi village were in the picnic party which…
02.24 / 14:27
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Ittefaq Report Leftist political parties on Friday called a half-day hartal in Dhaka on February 28 protesting the gas tariff hike. “The hartal will begin from 6:00am and will continue till 12:00pm in the capital Dhaka,” Mujahidul Islam Selim, president of Communist Party of Bangladesh, said. Apart from this, they will stage demonstration and hold [&#…
02.24 / 14:27
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Ittefaq Report According to state minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid Bipu the government is planning to raise the power price soon. He also defended the move to increase gas prices by 50%. “The gas price for power sector has increased. So we want to adjust the price of electricity,” Nasrul Hamid [&#…
02.24 / 14:27
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Ittefaq Report State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroz Chumki on Thursday the government has approved a BDT 250 crore project to financially stabilize over two crore women. Under the project, the government will impart free training on 18 technical trades to the women living in the upazilas across the country, she said,…
02.24 / 13:03
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Ittefaq Report Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem has received the prestigious Atish Dipankar Peace Gold Award in the category of “promotion of interfaith dialogue and peace”. Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah handed over the award to the diplomat on behalf of Bangladesh Buddha Kristi Prochar Shongho on Thursday. This is [R…
02.24 / 11:40
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Ittefaq Report College student Khadiza Akter, who had been going under treatment at Savar Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) after being stabbed by a BCL leader in Sylhet, has returned home on Friday morning. Khadiza arrived in Sylhet via a Biman flight along with her father and brother after around five months…
02.24 / 11:40
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Ittefaq Report Dr. S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India has completed his two day official in Bangladesh from February 23-24 at the invitation of the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Md. Shahidul Haque. During his stay, the Indian Foreign Secretary called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and met his Bangladeshi counterpart Md. Shahidul Haque. Foreign…
02.24 / 11:03
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United Nations human rights experts* are calling on Bangladesh to act now to halt an increasing number of enforced disappearances in the country. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances says the number of cases has risen from a few isolated cases a few years ago, to more than 40 now, and that…
02.24 / 11:03
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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed Awami League lawmakers to project before the people a Canadian court verdict that labelled BNP as a terrorist organisation. Read …
02.24 / 10:28
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The Border Security Force (BSF) presented ‘documentary proof’ of the presence of Indian insurgent groups in Bangladesh to its counterpart, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) during a five-day Director General-level border conference between the two border guarding forces at Dhaka, which was held from February 16 to 22. The BSF delegation, led by its director general…
02.24 / 10:25
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Ittefaq Report Bangladesh and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the sustainable development of Sylhet city in Bangladesh’s North-East border. Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Additional Secretary of the Economic Relations Division Shah Md. Aminul Haque and Sylhet City Corporation CEO Enamul Habib signed the tripartite agreement on Friday in Sylhet […
02.24 / 10:25
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  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed Awami League lawmakers to project before the people a Canadian court verdict that labelled BNP as a terrorist organisation. Read …
02.24 / 09:52
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Ittefaq Report A microbus carrying five policemen hit a roadside tree, resulting in their injury on Ramganj-Chatkhil road in Munshir Bari Dorga area in Chatkhil upazila in Noakhali early Friday. The injured were identified as sub-inspectors Milton Barua, 41, Jashim Uddin, 42, Md Mohosin, 45, Lutfar Rahman, 46 and assistant sub-inspector Nur Ajam, 44. Assistant…
02.24 / 08:33
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Ittefaq Report A cement-laden trawler sinked in the Panguchhi River in Morelganj upazila early Friday. Officer-in-charge of Morelganj Police Station Rashedul Alam said that the Bagerhat bound ‘Ma Fatema’ trawler from Mongla carrying 1,225 sacks of cement and two people, including trawler owner Shahidul Islam, capsized early in the morning. Shahidul and the other man [&#…
02.24 / 08:33
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Ittefaq Report Gaibandha Superintendent of Police Md Ashraful Islam has been transferred following the arrest of former MP Abdul Kader Khan on the charge of the plotting to kill of Gaibandha MP Liton. Ashraful has been transfered to be the commander of Armed Police Battalion (APBn)-6 in Khagrachharhi, according to a statement from the home…
02.24 / 07:54
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Ittefaq Report According to police, Redwanul Azad Rana, a key militant of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), who fled to Malaysia to avoid getting arrested over the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, continued militant activities there. During his stay in Malaysia, Rana radicalized Ashraful Islam alias Ashraf. Ashraf had been living in…
02.24 / 07:54
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Ittefaq Report Journalist Shafik Rehman, who was denied permission to go abroad, was permitted in the end as he left for London on Friday to see his ailing wife. “He left for London in a flight from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 8:00am,” Sajib Onasis, his personal assistant, said. Shafik was denied to fly for [&#…
02.24 / 07:16
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Ittefaq Report Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar left Dhaka on Friday morning after finishing his official visit to Bangladesh. Jaishankar left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on a Jet Airways flight at 10:05am, according to sources from high officials of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Earlier last evening, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received a call…
02.24 / 06:33
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Ittefaq Report A young man was electrocuted at Roufbad in Chittagong on Thursday. The victim was Pappu, 22, son of Nur Alam, a resident of the area. In-charge of Chittagong Medical College and Hospital police camp Sub-inspector Jahirul Islam said Pappu was electrocuted at the house of Khalil Sawdager in the area under Bayezid Police…
02.24 / 06:33
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Ittefaq Report A gunfight with police killed an alleged robber in Khoiyabazar area under Harintana thana in Khulna early Friday. The deceased was Zia Sana alias Hat Kata Zia alias Bomaru Sana, 45, son of Kabir Ali Gazi of Gutudia village of Dumuria thana. Officer-in-charge of Harintana Police Station Mizanur Rahman said, after being tipped…
02.24 / 06:33
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