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    World Sight Day observed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:04am on October 12, 2018

    Ophthalmologists and eye health experts on Thursday said that around 750,000 people in Bangladesh were suffering from blindness and cataract was mainly responsible for their vision impairment....

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    Over 50m child marriages could be prevented if girls finished school

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:03am on October 12, 2018

    More than 50 million child marriages could be prevented by 2030 if all girls finished secondary school, the charity Save the Children said on Thursday....

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    BNP secretary general lodges GD for fake Facebook ID after his name

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02am on October 12, 2018

    BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday lodged a general diary with Paltan police station in the capital informing the police that he saw many Facebook accounts after his name though he did not open any account with Facebook...

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    BNP stages demo amid police actions, arrests

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on October 12, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Thursday as part of the countrywide programme staged demonstration amid police action and arrest of its activists at different places to protest at ‘dictated’ judgment of August 21 grenade attack case....

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    AL demands death sentence for Tarique

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:56am on October 12, 2018

    Ruling Awami League leaders on Thursday demanded enhancement of the lime term sentence of acting BNP chairperson Tarique Rahman to death sentence in cases of August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an AL rally in Dhaka...

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    Four suspended for power cut during grenade attack verdict

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on October 12, 2018

    Dhaka Power Distribution Company on Thursday suspended its four officials on allegation of that caused power cuts on Wednesday during the pronouncement of the verdict in the cases for August 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally...

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    Wage board finalises recommendation of RMG workers’ wages in all grades

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:53am on October 12, 2018

    The minimum wage board, formed to review the wages for the readymade garment workers, has finalised its recommendations setting minimum wages for the workers of all seven grades in readymade garment sector...

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    Plagiarism turns epidemic, needs law to prevent it: experts

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on October 12, 2018

    Plagiarism has turned epidemic nowadays and even renowned institutions, including the University of Dhaka, where PhD students were found involved in plagiarism recently, was struggling to rid themselves of the malady, said former caretaker government adviser Akbar Ali Khan....

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    Bangladesh must go farther for cherished prosperity: PM

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:14am on October 12, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh had witnessed reduction in poverty rate from 40 to 21 per cent in the past 10 years as a mark of great success but the country needed to go farther to achieve its cherished prosperity....

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    Physically-challenged block Shahbagh

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 12:11am on October 12, 2018

    Physically-challenged people on Thursday blocked Shahbagh intersection demanding five percent quota privilege in Class I and II job, which was one per cent before the abolishment and ten per cent quota in Class III and IV jobs in civil service....

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