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  • PM receives Modi’s invitation letter Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday handed over a letter of invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her bilateral visit to India in the first week of October. Jaishankar handed over ...

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  • ‘299 killed in accidents during Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    At least 299 people lost their lives in accidents during Eid-ul-Azha journeys between August 6 and August 18, the Jatri Odhikar Sangrakkhan Parishad said Tuesday. While unveiling its findings at the National Press Club, the organisation said at least 818 people ...

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  • ‘Robber’ killed in Cox’s Bazar Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Magnama in Pekua upazila early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Badsha, son of Abul Kashem of Tekpara area. Tipped off, a team of ...

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  • PM’s Delhi visit to see Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Bangladesh and India are preparing to sign a number of bilateral documents during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in the first week of October to further bolster their bilateral ties. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen discussed the issues ...

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  • Ecnec clears 12 projects involving Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 12 projects involving an overall estimated cost of Tk 3,470 crore. The approval came from an Ecnec meeting held at NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister ...

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  • Fresh dengue cases mark slight Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Two more dengue patients died in Keraniganj of Dhaka and Faridpur district on Monday night although there is a downtrend in fresh dengue cases across the country. At least 1,572 patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till 8 am on Tuesday ...

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  • Rohingyas discouraged to return despite Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said both Bangladesh and Myanmar are “fully ready” to resume the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland but some Rohingya leaders and NGOs are reportedly discouraging them to return. “We’ve heard some Rohingya ...

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  • IAEA, FAO, WHO joint team Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    A joint expert team of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) will assess the feasibility of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in controlling Aedes mosquitoes in Bangladesh. To tackle the diseases caused by ...

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  • Sex crimes galore: Two madrasa Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Two madrasa girls were reportedly raped by two boatmen at Panchkhola in Sadar upazila on Monday night while crossing a river by a trawler. One of the victims is a Class-IX student while another reads in Class-VI at Zajira Dakhil Madrasa ...

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  • Missing Kushtia nurse found dead Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    A nurse who went missing in the district town on Saturday afternoon was found dead in a sack in Kumarkhali upazila on Tuesday morning. The victim is Bilkis Akhter, 40, a nurse of Doctor’s Lab and Private Hospital in the district ...

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