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14 killed, 98 injured in road accidents
At least 14 people were killed and 98 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Sylhet and Manikganj yesterday.
BADC exempted from paying Tk 2,043cr in liability
Govt to pay back the money to donors
The government bailed out the moribund Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) from a big burden of paying Tk 2,043 crore in Debt Service Liabilities (DSL) to foreign donors, incurred by
People's awareness a must to ensure health rights
Speakers tell conference of service receivers
People's awareness is a must to ensure their health rights from the health centres as the doctors can neglect the service receivers' rights due to lack of awareness, said speakers at a client association,
Deliver anti-militancy sermons at Ijtema
Babar urges ulemas
Against the backdrop of countrywide bomb attacks, State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar yesterday urged the Ulemas (Islamic scholars) to deliver anti-militancy sermons at the three-day Bishwa Ijtema
Asma Kibria urges people to observe 'Blue for Peace' programme today
Asma Kibria, wife of slain former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, yesterday urged the people to observe the 'Blue for Peace' programme across the country from 10:00am to 10:30am today to protest all
President, PM greet Indian counterparts
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia greeted their Indian counterparts on the occasion of the Republic Day of India to be observed today.
Silver Jubilee of Nijera Kori
2-day cultural programme begins Jan 27
Nijera Kori, an NGO working for the welfare of the landless people, will hold a two-day cultural programme beginning on January 27 in the city as part of its silver jubilee celebrations.
Move to Form Anti-Terrorism Unit Protested
'Oust govt to protect sovereignty'
Workers' Party leaders yesterday strongly protested the move to form an anti-terrorism unit with the assistance of the USA, saying that the government will use this unit to suppress the democratic movement
Women police barrack inaugurated at Rajarbagh
A women's police barrack offering accommodation for 500 personnel, the first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated at Rajarbagh Police Line in the city yesterday.
Robbers kill housewife
Loot valuables worth Tk 2 lakh in Ctg
Armed robbers killed a middle-aged housewife and wounded five others of a family and looted valuables worth around Tk 2 lakh at Patiya in Chittagong in the early hours of yesterday.
Top terrorist arrested with LG in Comilla
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a top terrorist and seized an LG during a predawn raid on a market at Monoharpur in Comilla yesterday.
Sub-regional parliamentary seminar on Aids begins today
The Second Sub-Regional South Asian Parliamentary Seminar on HIV/ Aids begins in the city today.
'Raise awareness among youths to prevent HIV/Aids'
Speakers at a workshop yesterday called on the religious and community leaders, parents and policymakers to play an effective role in raising awareness about HIV/Aids among the youths to prevent the spread
President, PM felicitate Australian leaders
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday felicitated Australian leaders on the occasion of the Australia Day.
BSF returns two Bangladeshi boys
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) returned two Bangladeshi teenaged boys on Tuesday after a commander-level flag meeting with Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) at Narayanpur frontier village in the district.
UAP signs MoU with Irish college
The University of Asia Pacific (UAP), Dhaka has recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Griffith College Dublin (GCD), Ireland, says a press release.
Humayun Kabir, a noted industrialist and husband of Begum Rozy Kabir MP, passed away due to complicated diseases at his Sadarghat residence in the port city yesterday morning at the age of 66.

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