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Queen Maxima discusses inclusive finance with Mahmood Ali in Dhaka

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- The Queen is in Dhaka as the UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.Mahmood Ali led a finance ministry delegation on Saturday at the meeting in... Read More


Crashed Saudi bus logbook has record of nine Bangladeshi passengers: Ambassador Moshi

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- The Bangladesh embassy in the Gulf kingdom was not sure whether all the nine Bangladeshi passengers were on the bus when it crashed, Ambassador Golam Moshi told bdnews24.com. "Some ... Read More


Wanted to write on brave, change-maker Sheikh Hasina: Russian professor on his book

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- "We have interests in leaders who are changing the world. Sheikh Hasina was one of the first projects. She is a brave woman with tragic family history. There are lots of dramatic eve... Read More


Wife admits murders of Chattogram man, daughter; 'lover' arrested

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- Police took into custody Hasina Begum, 28, hours after Abu Taher, 35, a day labourer from Noakhali, and their daughter Bibi Fatema were found dead with their throats slashed at home ... Read More


NCDs spreading in 'epidemic' proportion in Bangladesh but govt unready

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- In 2010, deaths due to non-communicable diseases or NCDs accounted for 58.3 percent of the total fatalities in Bangladesh. In six years, according to the WHO, it rose to 66.9 percent... Read More


DU postpones 'Ka' Unit enrolment test results after gaffe in assessment

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- Corrected results will be published soon, the university said in a notice on Sunday night."Technical faults led to some mistakes in assessing MCQ answer sheets of a set," the notice ... Read More


Omar Faruk sacked from Jubo League, committee formed for council

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- A committee has been formed to prepare for the organisation's upcoming council, where new leaders will be elected on Nov 23. An age limit of maximum 55 has also been set for the mem... Read More


Facebook account at the heart of violence in Bhola was hacked, say police

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- At the heart of the trouble is Biplob Chandra Shuvo whose account was used by a hacker to spread profanity-laced comments, according to Superintendent of Police Sarker Mohammad Kaise... Read More


Four die in clashes between police and locals in Bhola

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- The violence erupted around 10:45am on Sunday after hundreds of locals gathered for a rally under the banner of 'Muslim Tawhidi Janata' in protest against the social media post. Fou... Read More


ACC arrests DIG Bazlur Rashid over bribery links

Dhaka, Oct. 20 -- Rashid stands accused of having links to bribery, ACC Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakht said on Sunday. Rashid owns an apartment valued at Tk 30.8 million in Dhaka's Siddheswari. Bak... Read More