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‘Myanmar leaders await possible legal consequences’

Shahriar explains why Myanmar can’t hide behind jurisdiction argument WT24 Desk State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday indicated that Myanmar’s top 20 individuals, including State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, might face legal music and even arrest on foreign lands if the verdicts from two international courts –ICC and ICJ – demand so, Agencies report. “This ...

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Bus strike paralyses country

Commuters hit hard as buses in northern districts stop operation WT24 Desk Commuters suffered much as bus workers went on strike in various districts including Jhenaidah, Khulna, Rajshahi, Narail, Kushtia and Satkhira from Monday morning protesting against implementation of the Road Transport Act, Agencies report. The much talked-about Act came into effect from November 1. The Road Transport and Bridges ...

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Road Transport Act takes effect

Lax enforcement expires, says Quader WT24 Desk The much-talked-about Road Transport Act, 2018 came into effect on Sunday, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agencies report. “The law will be enforced from today (Sunday) after its lax enforcement for two weeks that expired two days back,” he said. Quader, also general secretary of Awami League, was a addressing ...

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Bhasani’s 43rd death anniv observed

‘Majlum Jananeta’ passed away in 1976 WT24 Desk The 43rd death anniversary of Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, a great national leader, was observed on Sunday with due respect, Agencies report. Bhasani, popularly known as ‘Majlum Jananeta’, the leader of the downtrodden, passed away on November 17, 1976. Different organisations, including Bangladesh National Awami Party (NAP Bhasani), Awami League, BNP ...

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7 perish in Ctg gas line blast

19 more injured, probe body formed WT24 Desk Gas pipeline explosion at a house at Chattogram’s Patharghata area has claimed 7 lives Sunday morning, Agencies report. 19 more has been injured in the incident. Some of the deceased are identified as Nuril Islam (31) of Ukhia under Cox’sBazar, Anne Barua(40), head teacher of Patiya Meherati Govt. Primary School, Juleka Khanam ...

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PM off to UAE to attend air show

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for Dubai on Saturday evening on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the Dubai Air Show 2019, Agencies report. Sheikh Hasina will attend the air show on Sunday at the invitation of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

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Rotten onion dumped in Chattogram canal

The price of onion crosses Tk 250 per kg in Dhaka’s markets WT24 Desk As onion prices spiral out of control fuelled by a supply shortage, a huge amount of rotten onion was found to be dumped in Chaktai canal adjacent to Karnaphuli River on Saturday morning, Agencies report. Locals said rotten onion is being thrown away everyday here. The ...

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Air Show-2019: PM flies to Dubai tomorrow

WT24 Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave here for Dubai tomorrow on a four-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes, BSS reports. The premier will visit the Gulf nation at the invitation of its ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum. An Emirates flight carrying the prime minister and ...

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Poverty alleviation features govt achievements

Information Minister tells Chattogram seminar WT24 Desk Bangladesh under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has brought about development in almost all sectors. Once, the country used to keep looking for aid from other countries during disasters. But now it gives aid to other countries during natural disasters. There was a time when our middle class and lower ...

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Govt flying in onion from abroad

The consignments are expected to land in the middle of next week WT24 Desk The government is flying in onion from abroad in a bid to calm the turbulent market, the commerce secretary has said as prices continue to skyrocket, Agencies report.  The first consignments from Egypt and Turkey are expected to land in the middle of next week, Secretary ...

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