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Ministry holds meeting with stakeholders today
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Merchant-tanner dispute puts hide trade in doldrumsLeaders of Bangladesh Hide and Skin Merchants Association (BHSMA) have said they will not sell rawhides to tanners until they pay dues. They said the final decision will come in a meeting scheduled to be held at the Commerce Ministry today (Sunday). BHSMA President Md Delwar Hossain made the announcement at a press briefing after ...
Govt launches dengue mapping app ‘Stop Dengue’
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Two more die of dengue, 51,476 hospitalised so far Two more persons including a college student have died of dengue fever while being treated at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) and Faridpur Medical College Hospital (FMCH) on Saturday.The victims are - a housewife Monowara Begum (45) from Mithamoin of Kishoreganj and a student of grade XII of Sortajitpur College in Magura Sumon Bashar alias ...
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Three univ students among four killed in Narsingdi road crashFour people, including three university students, were killed and four others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a private car in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi district early Saturday.The deceased were identified as: Akib Hossain, 27; Jannatul Ferdous, 25; Sadia Akter, 24; and Sadia's husband Ekram Mia, 35. All of them were passengers ...
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Body formed to probe Mirpur slum fireFire Service and Civil Defence has formed a three-member committee to investigate Friday night's fire at Jhilpar slum in the capital's Mirpur. Md Habibur Rahman, director (admin and finance) of the Fire Service, told reporters on Saturday that they formed the committee led by a deputy director to find out the causes of the fire. ...
Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim killed in KSA road crash
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First return Hajj flight arrives  Operation of return Hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi Hajjis started on Saturday. The first return Hajj flight of Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying 335 Bangladeshi Hajjis arrived Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at around 1:30pm on the day.Meanwhile, the first return Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying around 420 pilgrims has also left Jeddah King ...
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MoU signed with 9 departments to build ‘Clean Bangladesh’A memorandum of understating (MoU) has been signed by nine agencies, departments and ministries to build a 'Clean Bangladesh'.The ministries, agencies and departments are Bangladesh Scouts, Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Local Government Division, Health Services Division, Health Services Directorate, Access to Information (a2i), Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC), Dhaka South City Corporation (DNCC) and ...
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One held with 26,200 Yaba in ChattogramCHITTAGONG, August 17: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-7) arrest a drug dealer along with 26,200 Yaba tablets pill in Bakalia thana area in the city on Saturday early morning.The arrestee was identified as M Mashiur Rahman Liton, 35, son of Selim Gazi, hailed from Charshiba area of Galachipa police station in Patuakhali district.M Mashkur ...
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50,000 dengue-affected people hospitalised so farAs many as 50,000 patients infected with dengue fever have so far been hospitalized this year, including 31,538 in the first half of August.The number of dengue patients was 49,999 until Friday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.Meanwhile, a total of 1,719 dengue patients have been admitted to different hospitals across Bangladesh ...
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Over a thousand shanties gutted by fire in Mirpur, many injuredOver a thousand shanties were gutted in a devastating fire that broke out at Chalantika slum in Mirpur-7 area of Dhaka Friday evening. The slum was seen burning in the fire till filling of this report at 11pm on Friday.Sources at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Central Control Room said the fire originated at ...
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Build Sonar Bangla to repay debt of Bangabandhu’s blood: PMPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the debt of Bangabandhu's blood could be repaid only through the materialization of his dream to build a society free from poverty and hunger."We have to repay the debt of his blood through fulfilling his dream. He wanted to build a hunger and poverty-free 'Sonar Bangla' (Golden Bangladesh)," ...
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