Police ask AL, BNP for alternative Oct 28 rally venues

Police have asked BNP and Awami League to propose names of two alternative venues each in case law enforcers are unable to give permission to hold their rallies in the capital's Nayapaltan and Baitul Mukarram areas respectively on security grounds

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BNP leader Khokon arrested in Dhaka

Detectives have arrested BNP Joint Secretary General Khairul Kabir Khokon from a house in Dhaka’s Sipahibagh area early today.

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PM urges EU to extend business facilities up to 6yrs for LDCs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the European Union (EU) to extend its business facilities (GSP+) for six years to help developing countries like Bangladesh improve their economies

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Still in Myanmar prison even after serving time

On a quest to change his fortune, Salamat Ullah left his home in Teknaf for Malaysia in October last year.

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Their income reduced by 54pc post pandemic

The average income of female workers decreased by 54 percent after the pandemic, according to a study by Karmojibi Nari.

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Endrojit finds fortune in mushrooms

A youth from Shailakupa upazila in Jhenaidah has made a fortune by cultivating mushrooms commercially while training and employing others in his venture at the same time.

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GM Quader slams govt for ‘Ansar bill’

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader yesterday slammed the government for placing the Ansar Battalion Bill in parliament, empowering Ansar members to detain offenders, frisk them, and seize goods.

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Three killed in road accidents

At least three persons were killed and five injured in road accidents in Pabna and Rajbari yesterday.

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Six get life in prison for murder

A Siraganj court yesterday sentenced six persons to life-term imprisonment on charge of killing a businessman in 2017.

Saber, Kerry discuss climate change

Bangladesh and the United States are keen to deepen their bilateral relations in addressing the challenges of climate change.

BSMMU welcomes its first test tube baby

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has welcomed its very first test tube baby.

Fixing the economy: BB drawing up roadmap to tackle 3 key challenges

Bangladesh Bank is preparing a roadmap for the next government to address the three major issues of exchange rate instability, high inflation and high defaulted loan ratio bearing upon the economy.

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Holding peaceful rally will be challenging

Amid “provocations” by the Awami League and police “obstruction” of BNP activists, it will be challenging to hold a peaceful rally on October 28, said party leaders.

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AL ready to counter BNP on streets

The Awami League is fully prepared to prevent the BNP from resorting to violence centring the October 28 rally, ruling party leaders said.

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Renewable Energy: Bangladesh to get €407m loan, grant

Bangladesh signed three loan and grant agreements, worth Euro 407 million, with the European Investment Bank and the European Commission to support the renewable energy sector.

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Govt to create 365 posts in police’s upper ranks

Giving in to the demand of police, the government is going to approve the creation of 365 supernumerary posts at the upper ranks of police ahead of the next national polls.

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Hefazat demands release of its men by November 30

Hefazat-e-Islam yesterday placed a fresh 13-point demand, including the release of all its arrested leaders and activists and the withdrawal of the cases against them by November 30.

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National Polls: EC in full gear with key issues unresolved

The Election Commission is making all-out preparations to hold the polls in January, though some crucial political and administrative issues still remain unresolved.

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Ansars won’t get powers to arrest

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday ruled out any chance of empowering Ansar members to make arrests.

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End wars for a better future

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday appealed to the global leaders to take steps to end wars, conflicts, and arms race to build a better future.

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