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BR’s drives to reclaim its lost lands probe futile

Drives by Bangladesh Railway (BR) against illegal occupation of its lands are proving ineffective as 4,391.39 acres of its lands still remain under occupation, according to latest statistics.

‘Joy Bangla’ is a slogan for all: Joy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said “Joy Bangla” is not only the slogan of the Awami League, it is the slogan of our Liberation War, it is the slogan of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh seeks access to Thai camp survivor

Bangladesh today sought urgent access to its national in Thailand who was rescued from a mass grave, believed to be of trafficking victims, there.

BRTC leaves 32 inter dist routes to pvt operators

State run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation has been facing obstructions from private bus operators in opening and continuing its bus service on inter-district routes, said officials.

US-Bangladesh partnership talks begin

The fourth US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue began this morning in Dhaka with the meeting of its working group.

Nasir Uddin: New mayor of Chittagong

Awami League backed mayoral candidate AJM Nasir Uddin has won in the Chittagong City Corporation elections, which BNP boycotted alleging vote rigging. Unofficial results from all 719 polling centers showed that the ruling party backed Nasir bagged 4,75,361 votes.

Voters in dilemma regarding security issues

A fear of violence threatens to keep voters away from the ballot box today, as six million voters in the country’s two major cities – comprising three city corporations – get ready to cast their votes. The question of voter turn-out, especially in the early hours of polling, is critically important to the two major political parties.

Government has no clear data on Rana Plaza victims

It was government’s responsibility to prepare statistics over the victims that how many workers were injured, how many were dead and how many remained unidentified.

Gold smuggling up as airports lag behind in surveillance equipment

The country’s three international airports have turned into easy transit routes for illegal gold consignments to India from the outside world as the airports lag behind in surveillance equipment.

Rural road network project being implemented in Rajshahi region

A rural road network project is being implemented aimed at removing physical bottlenecks for improving rural accessibility, upgrading quality and enhancing sustainability of rural transport and market services in the project area.

Each MP to get Tk 200million fund for development

The government is set to allocate Tk 200 million development fund to each of the lawmakers in addition to their current Tk 150 million fund as it is going to take up a Tk 61.75 billion project on political consideration.

How a political party can do politics by burning people?

Accusing BNP of launching the culture of burning people to death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said she can’t understand that how a political party can do politics by burning people to death alive.

Kamaruzzaman hanged

Al-Badr commander Muhammad Kamaruzzaman has been hanged to death for committing crimes against humanity during the country's bloody war of independence in 1971. The execution was carried out around 10:30pm Saturday at Dhaka Central Jail. Kamaruzzaman is the second war crimes convict who filed a review petition with the apex court.

Electricity will go to every house: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated her government's commitment to reach electricity to every house saying seventy percent people now have excess to electricity and much time would not be needed to reach electricity to every house.

RDA plans Tk. 850-cr uplift projects in Rajshahi

The Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) has
planned to implement some 13 development projects with an estimated cost of
around Taka 850 crore.

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