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Noakhali burn victim dies

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- A woman, who suffered burn injuries in a fire in Noakhali, died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Monday. The deceased was identified as Asma Begum, 32, wife of Ismail H... Read More


5 injured in Noakhali fire, one held

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Five people, including a woman and her stepson, suffered burns when a fire broke out at their house at Kalardap in Noakhali Sadar upazila on Monday. The victims were identified... Read More


AM Mansurul Alam made DG of DPE

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Alamgir Mohammad Mansurul Alam, additional secretary of Primary and Mass Education Ministry, has been made the Director General of the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE). T... Read More


Polls in over 200 local bodies Tuesday

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- elections to more than 200 local bodies -- Zila Parishad, Upazila Parishad and Union Parishad - will be held on Tuesday. The balloting will start at 9pm and continue till 5pm w... Read More


Dhaka, Thimphu hopeful of signing PTA soon

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Bangladesh and Bhutan have planned to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) soon to deepen trade ties between the two countries. The issue was discussed when newly-appointe... Read More


Article 70 crippled parliamentary govt system: GM Quader

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Monday said Article 70 of the constitution has crippled the parliamentary government system. "MPs can't vote against the party's decision due... Read More


BRAC seeks stay on Jaha Alam's compensation order

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Brac Bank Ltd on Monday filed a petition with the High Court seeking a stay on its previous order asking the bank to provide Tk 15 lakh as compensation to Jaha Alam. Anisul Has... Read More


Finish RNPP housing graft probe in 6 months: HC

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- The High Court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to complete investigations into three graft cases filed over the purchase of furniture and other household items for G... Read More


Dhaka-Vienna air connectivity draft agreement gets Cabinet nod

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of an air services agreement to be signed with Austria for direct flight operations between Dhaka and Vienna. The approval came from th... Read More


Bank branches to remain closed on Tuesday in election areas

Bangladesh, Oct. 19 -- Bank branches will remain closed on Tuesday in parts of the country where elections and by-elections to different upazila and union councils will be held on the day, said a Bang... Read More