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Hasina to receive global women leadership award

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be honored with the Global Women’s Leadership Award for her outstanding leadership in advancing women education and women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh, Asia and Asia-pacific region.The award, a lifetime honor, will be given to PM Sheikh Hasina by US-based NGO Global Summit of Women, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali said at a press conference today.

 

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Rana Plaza collapse victims get Taka 261.88 cr aid

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A total of 6,325 victims of Rana Plaza collapse on the city's outskirt Savar, that claimed over 1100 lives in 2013, have received Taka 261.88 crore aid so far.Of the assistance, Taka 23.48 crore came from Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund while International Labour Organization (ILO) and trust fund Primark donated around Taka 275 crore, according to Ministry of Labour and Employment.

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PM Hasina returns home

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home from London on Monday morning, wrapping up her six-day official visit to the United Kingdom (UK).A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here at 10:47 am.

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15 JMB men get life term in series blast case

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A court in Khagrachhari on Monday sentenced 15 members of banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) man to life term imprisonment in a series blast case.The court also fined the convicts Tk 20,000 each, and in default, six months more imprisonment.

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Zia Charitable Trust case: Khaleda’s bail extended till May 10

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Zia Charitable Trust case: Khaleda’s bail extended till May 10

A special court here on Sunday again extended until May 10 the bail of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Charitable Trust graft case. Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Special Judge Court-5 passed the order as the BNP chief was not produced before the court from jail on health ground. The court also fixed May 10 for the next hearing on the case.

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DU teachers demand students’ security

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Teachers of Dhaka University (DU) have demanded  formation of a special cell for ensuring security and dignity of the university students.


The demand came from a human chain rally held on the campus on Sunday following alleged driven out of some female students from Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall on Thursday midnight.


The DU teachers who recently wrote an open letter to the Vice Chancellor held the human chain rally under the banner of 'Conscious Teachers' at the foot of Oporajeyo Bangla of the university around 11am.

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Make multilateral trade regime more inclusive, PM to Commonwealth

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Make multilateral trade regime more inclusive, PM to Commonwealth

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the Commonwealth member countries to work for making multilateral trade regime more inclusive and sustainable one."We, the Commonwealth members, must work to make this regime more inclusive, fair and sustainable," she said while speaking at an event titled ‘A More Prosperous Future’ (The [Windsor] Declaration on the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment) on the opening day of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

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Digital Security Act - Editors' Council concerned over some sections; Minister assures

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Expressing concerns over a number of sections of Digital Security Act, Editors' Council demanded amendment of the certain articles. Leaders of the council expressed the concern during a meeting with Law Minister Anisul Huq, Post, Telecommunications & IT Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak at the secretariat on Thursday.

 

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Holy Shab-e-Barat on May 1

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The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, will be observed throughout the country on the night of May 1 (Tuesday) as the Shaban moon was sighted in the country tonight.


The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee held at the Islamic Foundation conference room of Baitul Mukarram here this evening with Director General of Islamic Foundation and member secretary of the moon sighting committee Shamim Mohammad Afzal in the chair, BSS reports.

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Bangladesh wants to bring back Tarique from UK, says PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh wants to bring back BNP's acting chairperson Tarique Rahman from the UK as he is convicted by Bangladeshi court.


"We're in talks with British government about it. And definitely we'll take him back one day and he'll have to face the court," she said.

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ICT finds war crimes evidence against 5 Jessore men

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The Investigation Agency of the International Crimes Tribunal today said to have found evidence against five Jessore men including a local Awami League activist over the crimes committed during the Liberation War. Of the accused, Amjad Hossain Mollah, 77, is now in jail. Photo: Tuhin Shubhra Adhikary The accused, who allegedly joined Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani army during the war, were involved with the torture and killing of six people in Bagharpara Police Station area of Jessore. Investigation Agency coordinator Abdul Hannan khan and Co-coordinator Sanaul Huq revealed the information at a press conference at its Dhanmondi office today.

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BRTA’s drive against unfit vehicles underway

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BRTA’s drive against unfit vehicles underway

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Monday launched drives against unfit and faulty vehicles in different parts of the capital. Shawkat Ali, secretary of BRTA, said the drive began at Manik Mia Avenue around 9am.

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Police to investigate four cases over clashes on DU campus, vandalism at VC's residence

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The Dhaka University has started a case with police over the vandalism at the vice-chancellor's residence while the Special Branch of police have initiated a separate case relating to the incident.


"Dhaka University authorities have lodged a case while SB filed another case. Altogether there are four cases relating to the campus incidents in past few days," Maruf Hossain Sardar, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police or DMP, Ramna Division, told bdnews24.com on Wednesday.

 

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Demonstrations withdrawn; Govt to decide on quota reform by May 7

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The government will decide on quota reforms by May 7 after scrutinizing prevailing quota system in public service, said Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday. The minister said this while briefing media after a meeting with the delegation of students who are demonstrating demanding quota reform.

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Baki wins silver in Commonwealth Games

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Abdullah Hel Baki narrowly missed out on the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games but defended his silver medal in 10m Air Rifle event in Gold Coast, Australia this morning.

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55,000 without fitness clearance

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Over 55,000 vehicles, including 3,740 belonging to different ministries and government agencies, have not had their fitness certificates renewed for more than a decade in breach of rules, official data showed.

As per the law, it is mandatory for a vehicle to go through fitness check-up every year and have its fitness certificate renewed to ply the roads legally.


Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on March 29 published two lists of “fitness defaulters” on its website -- one of government vehicles and the other of non-government ones.

 

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SME advisory centres to be set up at districts, upazilas, says PM

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Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said SME advisory centres will be set up at the district and upazila levels, which will act as one-stop service centres for the country's small and medium entrepreneurs.


"SME advisory centres will be established at the district and upazila levels. These will act as the one-stop service centres," she said in a written speech while inaugurating the 6th National SME Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.

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