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Abu Ismail Mohammad Daniel
Senior sub-editor/ Correspondant
Abu Ismail Mohammad Daniel working with the Daily Observer as senior sub-editor. Born in 1968, passed MSS from Dhaka University, 1995. He worked in Financial Express for 8 years, in daily New Age for 3 years, in Prothom Alo online (English) for 3 years. E-mail: [email protected].



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Japanese minister arrives to discuss economic cooperation Japanese minister-in-charge of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi arrived in Dhaka on Monday afternoon on a three-day visit to Bangladesh He will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office at 10am on Tuesday to discuss issues related to investment and economic cooperation between the two friendly countries, reports UNB.The visiting Japanese ...
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Writ challenges oath taking of MPs A writ petition on Monday sought High Court directives to revoke the oath of the MPs of the 11th parliament, citing they were sworn in illegally before the expiry of the 10th parliament.Supreme Court lawyer Advocate Taherul Islam Tawhid filed the writ which might come up for hearing at the bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam ...
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VAT withdrawn from mobile operator change service All value added taxes and supplementary duties imposed against every SIM card replacement through the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service have been withdrawn.The Internal Resources Division of the Finance Ministry published a gazette notification on Monday exempting the MNP services from all taxes on several conditions, reports UNB.The MNP is a service through which customers ...
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Shakrain: A display of Old Dhaka traditionsOn the maze-like streets of Old Dhaka, the rooftops of high-rises display a show marking the end of Bangla month Poush,The festival, known as Shakrain, starting with the iconic kite flying in the afternoon, keeps getting brighter as night descends, reports UNB.Residents of this particular area of the capital celebrate the southward journey of the ...
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3 Ctg BNP men face sedition complaint A sedition complaint was filed with a court on Chattogram on Monday against three BNP activists for reportedly vandalising the photograph of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.Nur Mostafa Tinu, a Jubo League leader of Chawkbazar area, lodged the complaint with Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Imran in the afternoon, reports UNB.The accused are Ayas Khan, Mohammad Mohibullah ...
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Oikyafront leaders to visit violence-hit Sylhet areas MondaySenior leaders of Jatiya Oikyafront (JOF) will visit violence-hit Balaganj upazila of Sylhet where a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leader was gunned down by criminals during voting December 30.A five-member Oikyafront delegation, led by BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, is scheduled to reach Sylhet around 10:45am on Monday by air, BNP chairperson's media ...
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$200m ADB loan to upgrade rural road networkThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give US$200 million in loans to improve the rural road network across the Bangladesh, according to an ADB release.Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Monowar Ahmed and ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash signed the concerned agreements at a function at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city, reports ...
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400 trucks stranded at Chandpur ferry terminalShortage of vehicle carriers has kept about 400 goods-laden trucks stranded at the Horina ferry terminal near Chandpur since January 10.Many of these trucks are carrying perishables goods. The vehicles, mostly from Chattogram and Cumilla, are bound for places like Khulna, Faridpur, Shariatpur, Patuakhali, Benapole, and Barishal, reports UNB.Drivers and their assistants said they were ...
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Living cost in Dhaka increased by 6pcThe cost of living in Dhaka, in terms of retail goods and services, went up by 6 percent last year.The Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) on Saturday revealed a report on the cost of living, without accounting for the cost of education, medical care or transport, at a press conference at the Dhaka Reporters Unity, ...
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New sultan expected to be Malaysian kingA Malaysian state sultan is expected to be elected king after the former monarch abdicated following his reported marriage to a Russian former beauty queen.Tengku Abdullah Shah has replaced his father, Sultan Ahmad Shah as the ruler of Pahang state, the official Bernama news agency said, citing a senior palace official, reports BSS.Local reports said ...
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