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Ittefaq Report Almost 100 percent water the slum people uses in Dhaka faces faecal contamination, which causes various diarrhoeal diseases and consequently malnutrition, mostly to children, a new study says. The contamination is caused after collection of water from the last point of water supply by the Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa), it says. Dr…
05.28 / 15:46
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Ittefaq Report Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Sunday collected Tk 6 lakh from three shops in fine as they violated BSTI licence rules and Consumers’ Rights Protection Act. Executive magistrate M Moshiur Rahman and executive magistrate Tazila Kabir Tropa led two special BSTI teams, with the support from Dhaka Metropolitan Police conducted the […
05.28 / 15:46
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Ittefaq Report President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on Sunday assuring Bangladesh’s continued assistance to the United Nations for the ‘protection and promotion’ of world peace. The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be observed on Monday in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world to honor the memories of [R…
05.28 / 14:02
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Ittefaq Report A Dhaka court granted bail to the 42 students of Jahangirnagar University held with links to vandalism in a case lodged on Saturday night. The order was passed by Dhaka’s Senior Judicial Magistrate Mostafizur Rahman after they were produced before the court on Sunday. Lawyer Sanaul Islam Tipu, who stood for three female […
05.28 / 12:44
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Ittefaq Report A woman has been sentenced to life term imprisonment for possessing drugs in Kushtia. The convict is Parvin Khatun (40), wife of Kabir Sheikh, a resident of Satbaria Bittipara village in Bheramara upazila of Kushtia. After evaluating all the evidences and completing the hearing, Judge Md Tohidul Islam, judge of Additional District and…
05.28 / 12:10
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Ittefaq Report The government will launch a campaign to motivate people to deposit antiquities either owned personally or collected by individuals to the government. Incentives will be provided by the government if anyone deposits ancient objects from one’s personal collection. The decision was disclosed at the 20th meeting of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs […
05.28 / 12:10
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Ittefaq Report A man allegedly has hacked his wife to death and also injured himself over a family feud at Raninagar village of Gurudaspur upazila of Natore district on Saturday. Rokeya Begum, wife of a day-laborer Shafiqul Islam Shafiq of Raninagar village has been identified as the victim, said OC of Gurudaspur Police Station Dilip…
05.28 / 11:37
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Ittefaq Report Amid reports of load shedding in different parts of Bangladesh, the Power Development Board (PDB) has said that power generation has reached record high in the country on Saturday. PDB said the power plants produced 9,471 megawatts on the national grid on Saturday. “Power generation stood at 9,356MW around 9pm, breaking the previous…
05.28 / 11:04
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Ittefaq Report Bangladesh will discuss how global terrorism can be fought effectively alongside talking over trade, investment and other bilateral issues during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Austria tour. “The relationship between Bangladesh and Austria is expected to get stronger with the visit,” Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said while briefing the media about the visit [R…
05.28 / 11:04
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A total of 14 lakh new jobs have been created in the country since 2015, a survey of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) revealed today. According to the survey, total labour force has increased by 4.2 percent in the country since 2015, Kabir Uddin Ahmed, director of Statistics and Information Division of BBS, told a…
05.28 / 10:42
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Bangladesh detectives hit the jackpot when they stopped Mohammad Belal at Chittagong airport carrying some surprising excess baggage. Under questioning, the 37-year-old admitted he had a dozen chunks of gold weighing 1.4 kilograms, or three pounds, stashed in his rectum. Gold smuggling in Bangladesh is at a record high, officials say, with the country emerging…
05.28 / 10:35
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The High Court (HC) today released its full verdict that awarded death sentence to two convicts in blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider murder case. The full verdict of 163 pages was released after Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Md. Jahangir Hossain signed on it. It is also on the website of the Supreme Court. With releasing…
05.28 / 10:09
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The well-marked low over southeast bay and adjoining central bay concentrated into a depression over the same area, a Met Office weather bulletin said here today. It was centered at 9 am today about 790 kilometers south-southwest of Chittagong port, 710 kilometers south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 815 kilometers south of Mongla port and 755…
05.28 / 09:03
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on a two-day official visit, leaves here for Vienna, Austria tomorrow to attend the conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Prime Minister will attend the opening session of the conference titled “Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development” on May 30. During…
05.28 / 09:03
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Ittefaq Report A court on Sunday granted bail to four people who were arrested during protests against the removal of the statue of Greek goddess from the Supreme Court premises. They were arrested in a case filed for attempting to kill police and obstructing them from performing their duties. Chhatra Union central committee general secretary…
05.28 / 08:22
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Ittefaq Report A 163-page verdict for killing blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider in 2015 was published on the Supreme Court website on Sunday, sentencing two people to death, another to life term and six others to different jail terms. The verdict was published after getting signed by two Judges—Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Md Jahangir […
05.28 / 08:22
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Ittefaq Report Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave for Vienna, Austria tomorrow on a two-day official visit to attend the conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Prime Minister will attend the opening session of the conference named “Conference on the IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme: 60 years and Beyond- Contributing to Development” on May…
05.28 / 07:20
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Ittefaq Report The well-marked low over southeast bay and adjoining central bay concentrated into a depression over the same area. It was centered at 9 am about 790 kilometers south-southwest of Chittagong port, 710 kilometers south-southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 815 kilometers south of Mongla port and 755 kilometers south of Payra port. Met Office…
05.28 / 07:20
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Ittefaq Report The authorities closed Jahangirnagar University (JU) for an indefinite period on Saturday night. The decision has made over destruction at Vice-Chancellor’s residence on the campus centring road accident on Dhaka-Aricha Highway that killed two JU students. The residential students were asked to vacate the dormitories by 10 am on Sunday, said syndicate member […
05.28 / 06:44
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Six people were killed and 81 others were injured in a five-bus collision on Madinah-Qassim highway on Friday night, according to Qassim Civil Defense deputy spokesman Col. Abdulaziz Al-Tamimi.The mangled remains of the buses involved in the horrific accident. The accident occurred near Saqryat Qabra bridge close to Jabal Tamiah, 225 km from provincial capital…
05.28 / 06:11
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