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Joynal Hazari named AL adviser

The former Feni lawmaker received his letter of appointment on Monday WT24 Desk The Awami League has inducted former Feni lawmaker Joynal Abedin Hazari into its advisory council, Agencies report. The ruling party’s General Secretary Obaidul Quader handed the controversial leader his letter of appointment at the Awami League‘s Dhanmondi offices on Monday. “Senior leader Joynal Hazar personally accepted his ...

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UN to mark 75th anniv in 2020

Will launch biggest-ever global conversation on world’s future WT24 Desk It’ll mark 75th anniversary in 2020, Agencies report. The United Nations will launch the biggest-ever global conversation on the world’s future to mark its 75th Anniversary in 2020. Starting in January 2020, the United Nations will hold dialogues around the world and across borders, sectors and generations. The aim is ...

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Rohingya return: US Senators mull more pressure on Myanmar

WT24 Desk After visiting Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, US Senators say federal representatives will ask their federal colleagues to put more pressure Myanmar to return Rohingya back home, UNB reports.  They said this while talking to media before leaving Bangladesh for USA. During their one-week visit to Bangladesh, New York State Senators visited the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar ...

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2 die in Ctg crash

Lorry falls off bridge at Sitakunda on Dk-Ctg highway WT24 Desk Two people were killed after a lorry fell off a bridge in Kalushah Nagar area on Dhaka-Chattogram highway of Sitakunda here early Monday, Agencies report.  One of deceased was identified as Mohammad Azam, 38, a night guard of Hazrat Khaza Kalushah shrine while identity of another could not be known ...

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HC for breastfeeding corners at workplaces

Rule comes following a writ filed by nine-month-old boy WT24 Desk The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given to set up breastfeeding and baby-care corners at workplaces, airports, bus stops, railway stations and shopping malls, Agencies report. It also wanted to know why the Women ...

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‘Onion market to cool down with import from Egypt’

5 cr Indian people want to use Chattogram port, Minister says WT24 Desk Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Sunday said there is no possibility for onion price to come down within a month but it will be available at Tk 70-80 per kg after its import from Egypt within a few weeks, Agencies report. “Onion price hike is a lesson ...

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Judiciary independent

Govt doesn’t interfere, says Quader WT24 Desk Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the verdict in the Nusrat murder case has proved that the Awami League government does not interfere in the country’s independent judicial system, Agencies report. “All the 16 accused, including the president of local Awami League, got death penalty in the Nusrat murder case. ...

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Fire at Dhanmondi bldg

Woman dies WT24 Desk  A woman died of suffocation as a fire broke out at a multi-storey building in Dhanmondi area on Saturday morning, Agencies report. Identity of the woman could not be known immediately. The fire originated at 9:25am at a 12-storey building on road No 6A beside the Eidgah ground, said Dhanmondi thana OC Abdul Latif to Banglanews. ...

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UN chief calls for dialogue on Kashmir issue

The UN secretary general will engage whenever he can with the two nations on the issue, his spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said WT24 Desk United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday reiterated his stand on calling for dialogue between India and Pakistan for resolving the Kashmir issue, and said that any solution should respect human rights of the people living in ...

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For businesses, Brexit is happening already

WT24 Desk Mylands paint, founded 135 years ago, has survived two World Wars, the Great Depression and the end of the British Empire by adapting its products and practices, Agencies report. So when it was faced with the economic upheaval threatened by Britain’s departure from the European Union, CEO Dominic Myland wasn’t going to wait for politicians to resolve the ...

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