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Independence Day Tuesday

Nation set to celebrate 49th version of the event WT24 Desk The nation is set to celebrate the 49th Independence and National Day tomorrow vowing afresh to take the country towards prosperity with the Liberation War spirit, Agencies report. On March 26, 1971, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared Bangladesh’s independence following the crackdown on unarmed Bangalees ...

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Waterlogging, traffic congestion in Ctg need to come to a full stop

Speakers at Chattagram Unnoyan Songlap WT24 Desk Speakers at a round table in Chittagong focused on permanent solution to waterlogging and traffic congestion problems in the port city in a bid to ensure planned development. They also called upon all irrespective of party affiliation to extend hands to Chattagram Nagorik Forum to get the problems solved. Barrister Monwar Hossain presided ...

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BCL leader found hanged in Madaripur

WT24 Desk The body of a Bangladesh Chhatra League leader has been found hanged at a construction site in the district town of Madaripur, Agencies report. The deceased, Limon Mazumdar, was the vice president of the Madaripur District Chhatra League. The body was found at 9:30 am on Monday on the second floor of a building under construction behind the ...

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13 receive Independence Award

12 personalities, 1 organization among the winners WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday handed over the Independence Award, the country’s highest state honour, to 12 personalities and one organisation in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the nation, Agencies report. The Prime Minister handed over the awards at a function at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The recipients of ...

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8 lives lost on roads

WT24 Desk At least eight people were killed and three others injured in separate road accidents in Moulvibazar, Joypurhat, Tangail, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Tangail and Nilphamari districts on Saturday, Agencies report. In Moulvibazar, a university student was crushed to death by a bus after its helper reportedly pushed him off the vehicle at Sherpur in Sadar upazila in the afternoon. The ...

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48 gold bars seized at airport

WT24 Desk A team of Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) recovered 48 gold bars worth Tk 7.96 lakh from a garbage basket at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Saturday, UNB reports. Tipped off, a team of CIID recovered the gold bars weighing 15.738kg from nine packets wrapped with scotch tape near a washroom around 1:30am, said Director General CIID ...

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B’desh calls for unity against terrorism

OIC exec body meeting held in Turkey WT24 Desk Bangladesh has urged everyone to stand against terrorism across all platforms to dispel Islamophobia and promote interfaith harmony in a comprehensive manner, Agencies report. The call was made on Friday at an emergency OIC executive committee meeting in Istanbul on the terrorist attacks on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand. Collaboration within ...

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Oikyafront to form human chain

Push for various demands, annulment of gas price hike WT24 Desk Jatiya Oikyafront will form a human chain in the city on March 30 next to push for its various demands, including the annulment of gas-tariff hike proposal. Leaders and activists of the alliance will form the human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club at 11am. Besides, Oikyafront ...

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People embrace Islam for it’s beauty, not by sword

16th Universal Sufi Festival held WT24 Desk The trackless people came under the light of Islam and enlightened themselves by watching the beauty of Islam and characteristics of awlias (saints) and not by sword or extremism. The observation was made at the 16th Universal Sufi Festival held in the capital on 21st March, Thursday. Shaykh Dr. Ismail Kassim, founder of ...

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No anti-people development project, says PM

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to take such development projects that will not affect people, Agencies report. “We’ll definitely undertake development projects, but the development will have to be for people. There should be no development (project) harming people,” she said. The Prime Minister made the remarks during a presentation of Moheshkhali-Matarbari Integrated ...

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