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    Return of ‘murdered’ girl: HC orders judicial probe

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32pm on September 24, 2020

    The High Court on Thursday asked the chief judicial magistrate of Narayanganj to hold a judicial inquiry into the incident of branding a living abducted...

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    28 paramilitary cops killed in Afghanistan Taliban attack

    Agence France-Presse . Kabul | Updated at 12:31pm on September 24, 2020

    The Taliban have killed 28 paramilitary policemen in fighting in southern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, the latest losses in an ongoing siege of a government-controlled district that could tip into insurgent hands...

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    Aamra Networks to issue Tk 100cr zero coupon bonds

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:07pm on September 24, 2020

    The board of directors of Aamra Networks Limited has received the approval for issuing ‘fully redeemable non-convertible zero-coupon bonds’ from Bangladesh Securities Exchange Commission worth...

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    Trump doesn’t guarantee to hand over power if he loses polls

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:02pm on September 24, 2020

    United States president Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to guarantee that he would transfer power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party...

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    Atletico announce signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona

    Agence France-Presse. Madrid | Updated at 11:10am on September 24, 2020

    Atletico Madrid announced the signing of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez late on Wednesday, confirming the Uruguayan striker is set to continue playing in La Liga...

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    UN, Britain to co-host climate summit on December 12

    Agence France-Presse. United Nations | Updated at 11:03am on September 24, 2020

    The United Nations and Britain said Wednesday they would co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement....

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    UN ramps up battle against virus 'untruths, disinformation'

    Agence France-Presse. Geneva | Updated at 10:57am on September 24, 2020

    All countries must develop plans to battle sometimes deadly misinformation around the coronavirus and potential vaccines, the United Nations said on Wednesday. ‘COVID-19 is not...

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    Saudi dissidents launch opposition party amid 'repression'

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 10:50am on September 24, 2020

    A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organised political...

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    Govt tells Saudi-bound expatriates to maintain discipline

    United News of Bangladesh .Dhaka | Updated at 10:34am on September 24, 2020

    The government has urged expatriate Bangladeshis who will return to their workplaces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to maintain discipline while collecting tickets and...

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    Ex-VP of DU Ziaur Rahman Hall dies

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 10:20am on September 24, 2020

    Shariful Islam Shakil, the former vice-president of Dhaka University Freedom Fighter Ziaur Rahman Hall union, has passed away. He breathed his last at Dhaka Medical...

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    Mumbai break UAE jinx in IPL

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 01:56am on September 24, 2020

    Skipper Rohit Sharma Wednesday struck a brisk 80 to help holders Mumbai Indians win their first match in the United Arab Emirates in seven attempts...

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    Frank de Boer appointed Dutch coach

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 01:22am on September 24, 2020

    Frank de Boer has been appointed as the Netherlands' new coach, the Royal Dutch Football Federation announced on Wednesday. The third-most capped Dutch player of...

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    Govt destroys health sector, says BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:51am on September 24, 2020

    Opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday said that the Awami League government had ‘destroyed’ the country’s health sector. BNP standing committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy...

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    2 teachers removed, 4 reinstated

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 12:49am on September 24, 2020

    Two teachers were removed while four others were reinstated in their jobs at Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Mueenul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari madrassah in...

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    DSHE asks officials to inspect institutions 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on September 24, 2020

    The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education on Wednesday issued a circular and asked the education officers to inspect schools and colleges without notice to...

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    Health dept prepared to tackle second wave of infections: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on September 24, 2020

    Health minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday said that there is growing fear of a second wave of the coronavirus infections and the health department is...

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    Job applicants give 48-hr ultimatum to CPA

    Staff correspondent . Chattogram            | Updated at 12:47am on September 24, 2020

    Job applicants on Wednesday demanded publication of the final job recruitment results by 48 hours of Chattogram Port Authority which was held in 2017. In...

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    RHD asked to make Road Master Plan afresh 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46am on September 24, 2020

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday said that the roads and highways department was asked to prepare the Road Master Plan afresh. He said...

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    USAID, BRAC Bank jointly aid farmers

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:42am on September 24, 2020

    BRAC Bank and the Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development under its Feed the Future...

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    Coast Guard siezes 5 lakh metres net

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on September 24, 2020

    The Dhaka Zone and Station Pagla of the Bangladesh Coast Guard siezed about 5 lakh metres of illegal ‘current’ net during a drive in Anandabazar...

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    ASMIH-BD holds annual workshop

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:41am on September 24, 2020

    Appropriate Scale Mechanisation Innovation Hub-Bangladesh, a research project aimed at ensuring food security of the country through agricultural mechanisation, organised the ASMIH-Bangladesh annual workshop 2020...

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    Nagad stands by CTTC unit of DMP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:40am on September 24, 2020

    The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police took an initiative to set up a bomb data center. The police and authorised...

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    Gathering banned at Dighalia

    Our Correspondent . Khulna | Updated at 12:35am on September 24, 2020

    The Dighalia upazila administration in Khulna imposed the section 144 at Shibbari field under Senahati union for the period between 6:00am and 10:00pm on Wednesday....

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    World’s workers lost $3.5t in wages amid pandemic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34am on September 24, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and...

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    AL ‘activist’ held on trafficking charge

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on September 24, 2020

    The Rapid Action Battalion on Wednesday arrested Aminur Rahman Himu, allegedly a ruling Awami League activist in Narail, and two of his associates on charge...

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    Brig Gen Mominur new IG prisons

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:32am on September 24, 2020

    Brigadier General Md Mominur Rahman Mamun has been appointed as the new inspector general of prisons. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a notification in...

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    HC for increasing number of vehicle fitness testing centres

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:32am on September 24, 2020

    The High Court on Wednesday ordered Bangladesh Road Transport Authority to increase number of vehicle fitness testing centres in the country within next two months....

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    2.5m people internally displaced in Bangladesh in Jan-June: IDMC

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:25am on September 24, 2020

    Over 2.5 million people were internally displaced in Bangladesh in the first six months of 2020 due to natural disasters, pandemic and economic hardship, according...

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    Vitamin A-plus campaign rescheduled for October

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:19am on September 24, 2020

    The government has decided to hold the nationwide Vitamin A-plus campaign in October, which was scheduled in June but postponed due to the COVID-19 situation....

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    Coronavirus global toll rises to 9,71,677

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:18am on September 24, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 9,71,677 people since the outbreak emerged in China late last year, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Russia offers to sell vaccine to Bangladesh in November

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:17am on September 24, 2020

    Russian Direct Investment Fund on Wednesday expressed desire to sell COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, developed in Russia, to Bangladesh in November along with other countries,...

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    Fazlullah set to get 4th term as Ctg WASA MD

    Ferdous Ara . Chattogram | Updated at 12:06am on September 24, 2020

    AKM Fazlullah, the 79-year-old managing director of Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority, is likely to get extension for another three-year term after serving the...

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    HC says patients hostage to pvt hospitals

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:04am on September 24, 2020

    The High Court on Wednesday observed that private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres were acting arbitrarily in absence of any guideline to regulate them. The...

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    The last Stalinist of the Soviet Union

    by David William Pear | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    IN 2005 Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko was dubbed ‘the last dictator in Europe’ by president George W Bush’s secretary of state Condoleezza Rice. The name...

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    Interpreting the India-China conversations

    by MK Narayanan | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    THE ground situation in Eastern Ladakh shows little change; other than that, towards the end of August, India effectively thwarted an attempt by China to...

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    Assassinating irony and truth

    by Finian Cunningham | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    AMAZING isn’t it? Western states vehemently demand sanctions on Russia over unproven and, frankly, tenuous allegations of assassination. Yet the self-declared leader of the western...

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    COVID-19: health care in resource-poor settings

    by Shahidur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    LOW-RESOURCE countries are facing difficulties in healthcare delivery services especially at grass roots. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown additional unprecedented challenges to health and economy...

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    Govt steps against corruption appear to be rhetorical

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    THE arrest of a driver of the Directorate General of Health Services for illegal wealth accumulation and a possible interrogation of dozens of more staff...

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    Factors that gnaw at central bank in arresting loans in default

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 24, 2020

    THE amount of loans in default in the banking sector is reported to have increased by 417 per cent from 2009, when it amounted to...