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Lubna Yasmin
Joint News Editor
Lubna Yasmin, working with the Daily Observer as Joint News Editor in its online service since March 2014. Before joining the Daily Observer, worked with online news portal banglanews24.com from March 2010 to December 2011, and with United News of Bangladesh (UNB) from August 1996 to February 2010. Worked in a weekly "Dhakar Chithi" as a reporter in 1992. Traveling, reading books and watching movies are her hobbies.
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Quader says ‘Hotchpotch’ unity won't surviveAwami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday branded the recently formed 'National Unity' a 'hotchpotch' one and said he does not think this unity will survive."The unity forged by Dr Kamal is not a national unity. This is one type of 'hotchpotch'. Those who sleep after arranging a rally in the name of unity ...
By Lubna Yasmin
Dhaka cleaning campaign sets Guinness World RecordBreaking India's earlier record, Dhaka cleaning campaign has set the new Guinness World Record for cleaning the city with the participation of highest number of people on April 13 last.The Guinness World Record authorities formally informed  Dhaka South City Corporation about the matter on Monday through handing over a certificate to Mayor Sayeed Khokon.  Under ...
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Writ seeks probe to ‘fictitious cases’ against BNP menA writ petition has been filed with the High Court (HC) seeking its directives over formation of an independent committee for probing 4,000 'fictitious cases' filed against BNP leaders and activists across the country in September.Three senior lawyers of BNP -- former vice-chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council Khandaker Mahbub Hossain, former minister Advocate Nitai Roy ...
By Lubna Yasmin
Nationalist communal unity won't be acceptable, says ObaidulAwami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said none can defeat Awami League if the party men remain united during the next general election."Awami League is a popular party. No unity can be or will be formed  without it. A unity has been formed which is nationalist communal unity. There is no acceptability of such ...
By Lubna Yasmin
10 districts get new DCsIn a major reshuffle in the administration, the government has appointed new deputy commissioners (DCs) to 10 districts.The public administration ministry issued  a notification in this regard on Sunday.The appointment was given for Barguna, Pirojpur, Brahmanbaria, Tangail, Narail, Natore, Chuadanga, Magura, Satkhira and Bogura districts.UNB adds : As per the notification, Deputy Secretary of Public ...
By Lubna Yasmin
Jt forces begin drive in city's Kalshi slumThe joint forces started a drive in Kalshi slum in city's Mirpur area on Sunday under an anti-drug operation.Members of police, Detective Branch, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime Unit, Ansar and the Department of Narcotics Control jointly began the drive at about 11:30am.The drive is continuing rill filing of this report at 12:30pm. DNC assistant ...
Attack on army parade
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Iran vows ‘crushing response’, summons diplomats of 3 countriesAs assailants sprayed bullets at a military parade that killed at least 29 people,  Iran vowed a crushing response. Iran also accuses some countries of their “hosting of members of terrorist group.AFP reports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing” response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shootingdead at least 29 people including women ...
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Death toll from Tanzania ferry accident rises to 209Nairobi : The death toll from Tanzanian ferry accident soared past 200 as a man was found in an air pocket, alive. It was a stunning discovery. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded ferry overturned on Thursday in the final stretch before reaching shore, the man shut ...
By Lubna Yasmin
Govt to build 220km walkways along 3 riversIn a move to prevent illegal grabbing of rivers, the government has undertaken a plan to build 220km walkways along the banks of rivers Buriganga, Shitalakhshya and Balu.This was informed at the 38th meeting of a taskforce on preventing river pollution and increasing navigability at the Shipping Ministry on Thursday.Chaired by Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan, ...
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PM calls Tamim, asks him to take carePrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday phoned Bangladesh national cricket team's injured opener Tamim Iqbal and talked to him.The Prime Minister phoned the Bangladesh's dashing batsman and asked him to take good care of his health, PM's Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan said."You're an asset of the country as you're brightening its image day ...
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