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Genocide Day: Letter for int’l recognition this month

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Genocide Day: Letter for int’l recognition this month

Bangladesh will forward an application to the United Nations by this month seeking recognition of March 25 as Genocide Day, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq said today. “The foreign minister told the cabinet last Monday that the letter is ready. It will be forwarded by this month,” Huq said in a briefing to disclose the programme schedule for Genocide Day. Bangladesh parliament and cabinet division unanimously echoed a decision to observe March 25 as Genocide Day – the day when Pakistan forces launched attack on unarmed Bangalees in 1971.

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Bangladesh Air Force, 15 personalities receive Independence Award

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over the Independence Award 2017, the highest State award, to Bangladesh Air Force and 15 distinguished personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions to their respective fields. The Prime Minister handed over a certificate, an 18-carat gold medal weighing 50 gram, and a Tk 3 lakh cheque to each of the recipients and their representatives at a function at the city's Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

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Jail authorities ready to execute HuJI chief after getting order

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Jail authorities say they are prepared to carry out the death sentences of Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) chief Mufti Hannan and his two accomplices as soon as they get the government order. "We are yet to receive the executive order to carry out the death sentences. The prison authorities, however, are always ready for the execution," Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin told a media briefing on Wednesday.

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Spending on education biggest investment: PM

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Spending on education biggest investment: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said spending on education sector is the biggest investment to build the nation and attain the capability to have a place in this competitive world. "I don't think expenditure on the education sector as expenditure at all, I think this is investment, the biggest investment which will build the nation," she said.

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Voting in Gaibandha-1 by-polls on

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Voting in the by-election to Gaibandha-1 (Sundarganj) constituency began on Wednesday morning. The balloting began at 8am and will continue till 4pm without any break. The Gaibandha-1 constituency is comprised of 15 unions and one municipality of Sundarganj upazila.

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Bangladesh achieved 'remarkable success in advancing women'

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Bangladesh achieved 'remarkable success in advancing women'

Bangladesh has achieved a remarkable success in advancing women and is now regarded as a role model in the world in promoting women, said State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Meher Afroze Chumki. The junior minister said this while making the country statement at the ongoing 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at United Nations (UN) Headquarters, according to Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations. The session began on Mach 3 and will be concluded on March 24.

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Robbers loot 25 vehicles in Chuadanga

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Robbers looted valuables from the passengers of 25 vehicles, including three night coaches near Ghoramara Bridge in Alamdanga upazila on Sunday night.

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Six 'militants' held in Cox's Bazar

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Six 'militants' held in Cox's Bazar

Police in a drive arrested six suspected militants along with two Rohingyas from a guesthouse in the district town on Sunday.

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Modi plans Hasina-Mamata meet for breaking ice on Teesta water sharing

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Determined to resolve the Teesta River water sharing issue, the Indian government is planning to bring together the chief ministers of states bordering Bangladesh to meet Prime MInister Sheikh Hasina to resolve bilateral issues. On top of the list is the Teesta water sharing issue and Delhi wants a direct discussion between Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to break the ice. Since PM Hasina will be staying with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rastrapati Bhavan, the Hasina-Mamata meeting may be held under his stewardship, ably supported by foreign ministry and water resources ministry officials of both countries.

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Attacks on RAB isolated incidents: DMP Commissioner

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Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Md Asaduzzamman Mian on Saturday said the attacks targeting members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in city's Ashkona and Khilgaon are isolated incidents. "We have nothing to be panicked over these isolated attacks on RAB. The members of law enforcement agencies are alert to save lives of the people," he told a function at Sultana Kamal Mohila Complex in the city.

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SC directs trial court to finish Ekramul Haque killing case in six months

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SC directs trial court to finish Ekramul Haque killing case in six months

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday directed a lower court of Feni to finish within six months the trial of the 2014 killing of Fulgazi upazila parishad Chairman Ekramul Haque. A three-member SC bench, led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order in the morning. The court also dismissed a High Court (HC) order that granted bail to BNP leader Mahtab Uddin Chowdhury Minar in the case.

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Not only Ctg, 3 nearby dists have 'Neo JMB' dens

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Not only Ctg, 3 nearby dists have 'Neo JMB' dens

Counterterrorism officials suspect that “Neo JMB” militants have built their hideouts in Cox's Bazar, Bandarban and Rangamati districts apart from Chittagong. “The militants have set up dens in those areas as it would help their safe movement through the sea. A plan to recruit Rohingyas could be another reason,” an official of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the DMP told The Daily Star yesterday.

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Move ahead with Bangabandhu's ideals, PM asks children

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Move ahead with Bangabandhu's ideals, PM asks children

Voicing her resolve to complete Bangabandhu's unfinished tasks, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged children to move ahead imbued with the ideals of the Father of the Nation to become the country's future leaders. "Now the Father of the Nation is not amongst us, but we'll definitely have to complete the unfinished tasks of Bangabandhu. We'll have to turn Bangladesh into a prosperous and developed country," she said.

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SC: Return Tk700 cr to different businesses

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday upheld the High Court order that had directed the government to return around Tk 700 crore collected from different business conglomerates during the army-backed caretaker government. A four-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice SK Sinha passed the order on Thursday.

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Keep children away from terrorism, militancy: PM

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Reiterating that there will be no room for terrorism and militancy in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all again to remain alert so that students and children do not take the wrong path of terrorism, militancy and drug addiction. "A new phenomenon of terrorism, militancy and drug addiction has emerged in the world..........it's my fervent call to people from all strata of life, including guardians and teachers, to create massive awareness so that students and children do not indulge in these menaces. I'll urge all to pay special attention to this," she said.

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2 held in Ctg 'Militant den' raid

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Police unearthed two 'militant dens' in Sitakunda upazila on Wednesday. Mahabubur Rahman, assistant superintendent of police (Mirsarai circle), said acting on the confessional statements of two suspected militants-Hasan, 30, and Jasim, 32,-- arrested from Chandina upazila in Comilla while hurling bombs at police, a team of Sitakunda police raided a house owned by Suresh Biswas in Madhyam Mahadebpur village in the upazila in the afternoon.

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PM to visit India April 7-10

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PM to visit India April 7-10

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will pay her 4-day official visit to India from April 7 to 10. During her visit, the Prime Minister will hold an official talk with Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on April 8, according to a press release issued by the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

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