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‘No scope to take dengue lightly’

Qader advises health minister, city mayors to talk responsibly WT24 Desk Mentioning that there is no scope to take the dengue issue lightly, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday advised the health minister and city corporation mayors to talk responsibly over the problem, Agencies report. “We sometimes make unguarded remarks. What the health minister and the mayor ...

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PRI boss for continued global pressure on Myanmar

Repatriation of forcibly-displaced Rohingyas must be safe, secure and dignified, says Dr. Zaidi Sattar WT24 Desk Chairman of Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) Dr Zaidi Sattar on Thursday said the global community must continue its pressure on the government of Myanmar to take back the forcibly-displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh, Agencies report. “These displaced people must be repatriated to their ...

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‘Hospitals and clinics must not be like Five Star hotels’

HC wants steps against charging of excessive fees for Dengue tests WT24 Desk The High Court on Thursday asked the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to inform it about the steps taken to stop taking of excessive fees for dengue tests at private hospitals and clinics in the country, Agencies report. The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and ...

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1 m people marooned

Nearly one million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsens in Kurigram WT24 Desk Nearly a million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsened, Agencies report. Heavy downpour in the upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh and in the district pushed ...

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Strike paralyses river transports

Called off for passengers’ sufferings WT24 Desk River transportation services have come to a halt as workers went on strike, demanding appointment letters, allowances and an end to extortion, Agencies report. Water transport workers called the strike for an indefinite period from Wednesday midnight across the country to press home their 11-point demand. Later, they have called off their strike ...

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US embassy celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing

During their world tour, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin made a stop in Dhaka in October 1969 WT24 Desk US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller on Tuesday attended a daylong series of programes at the American Center to mark the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon landing, Agencies report. In his opening remarks, he referenced Neil Armstrong’s ...

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Advance Rly ticket from 29 July

8 pairs of special trains for Eid ul Azha WT24 Desk Bangladesh Railway is set to begin sale of advance train ticket from 29 July onwards ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, said Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon, Agencies report. The sale will continue from 29 July to 2 August, but return ticket is from 5 August to 9 August. Half of the ...

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Ctg blaze kills woman, daughter

Razes houses at Halishahar; Fire erupts at CMCH WT24 Desk A fire has destroyed some houses at Madhya Halishahar in Chattogram City, killing a woman and her minor daughter, according to police, Agencies report. The fire erupted at the houses in Baker Ali Fakirer Tek around 7:30pm on Tuesday, Port Police Station OC Sukanta Chakraborty said. The deceased have been ...

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Stern action against lynching rumour propagators

Govt warns WT24 Desk The government on Monday issued a strong note of warning against killing of innocent people led by suspicion or rumours, saying perpetrator of such barbaric acts would be exposed to stern punitive actions, BSS reports. Several recent incidents of lynching calling the victims “child lifters” have taken place recently. “Such acts (lynching) are serious punishable offence,” ...

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Take steps to stop lynching

PHQ directive over child-lifting rumour WT24 Desk Amid the growing incidents of mob attacks over child-lifting rumours, all the police units concerned have been directed to take necessary measures to stop the lynching, Agencies report. The Police Headquarters (PHQ) issued the directives on Monday, two days after it urged all not to take the law into own hands by resorting ...

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