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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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ADB to finance $400ml for Ctg-Cox’s Bazar rail link; Deal signedAsian Development Bank (ADB) will finance US$400 million in loan to Bangladesh to help construct a dual-gauge railway connecting Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar.In this regard, the government has signed an agreement with the ADB on Thursday.Officials said the assistance forms the second part of $1.5 billion ADB loans for the SASEC Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Railway Project, ...
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Cabinet shuffle taken place for speeding up work: ObaidulAwami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said that the cabinet reshuffle has been taken place to speed up work.“It’s just for smooth functioning and ensuring quality of the works,” he said in reply to a question at the bridges division in Dhaka on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  shuffled her ...
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Mediterranean capsize: RAB arrests 3 human traffickers Members of Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) have arrested three members of an alleged human trafficking gang from the city in connection with the migrant boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea.They were detained from different parts of the capital on Thursday, said Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, assistant director of RAB, reports bdnews24.com.Further details on the matter will ...
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Shafiqul made new CID chiefAdditional IGP of the Police Headquarters (PHQ) Mohammad Shafiqul Islam has been made chief of Criminal Investigation Department (CID).In the latest reshuffle in the police administration, five Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) of police have also been given new postings.The Public Security Division under the Home Ministry issued separate notifications on Thursday in this regard, reports ...
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Militants attacking across world through ‘lone wolf’ system: IGP
Inspector General of Police Dr M Javed Patwary on Tuesday said that Militants are attacking the law and order forces around the world through ‘lone wolf’ system. "The trend of lone wolf attacks has been increasing. Activities of militants and terrorists are now under control but it is not possible to root out militancy fully,” ...
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'No scope for extortion in Gabtali Haat'Denying allegations of extortion for the spiraling prices of beef in Dhaka during Ramadan, lessees and traders at Gabtali cattle market said there is no extortion in the haat.  At a press meet on Sunday, they claimed the meat traders have given wrong information to Dhaka South Mayor Sayeed Khokon.The price of beef would not ...
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'Fani' caused Tk 5.36bn worth of damageThe extent of damage caused by cyclone Fani has been estimated at Tk 5.36 billion, says government.Shah Kamal, senior secretary to the disaster management and relief ministry, revealed the information at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Secretariat on Thursday, reports bdnews24.com.The storm destroyed housing worth at least Tk 781 million, embankments worth Tk 2.51 billion, ...
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Hawkers block Gulistan against eviction drive Traffic in Gulistan and its surrounding areas ground to a halt from 11am on Tuesday as hawkers have taken to the streets to protest against their eviction from footpaths. The protest has compounded the plight of commuters on the first day of Ramadan, reports bdnews24.com.The hawkers began a sit-in in front of Dhaka South City ...
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Tri-nation series: BD sent to field first against WIWest Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in the tri-nation One Day International series on Tuesday.bdnews24.com adds: The Tigers are lining up with three pacers and two spinners for the game in Dublin after uncertainties emerged over Mahmudullah's bowling in the match. Shakib Al Hasan will lead ...
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BNP's parliament boycott decision was wrong: Fakhrul Admitting that BNP's decision to boycott parliament immediately after December 30 general election was wrong, BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the party's acting chairman took the right decision.He made the comment amid debate inside the party after four BNP leaders took oaths of office as members of parliament.“Only catchy slogans for politics will ...
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