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Bangladesh-Myanmar form ‘Joint Working Group’

  

Pns: In a bid to form the Joint working group for resolving the Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh and Myanmar officials sat in a meeting in Dhaka Tuesday (December 19).Delegations from both the countries sat in a meeting at the state guesthouse Meghna and formed the crucial JWG with 15 members each from Bangladesh and Myanmar.Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque will lead Bangladesh side in the group while the Myanmar side will be led by Permanent Secretary at Myanmar foreign ministry...

ASI withdrawn over infant’s death during mugging in Jatrabari

  

Pns: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Police was withdrawn following the death of a five -month-old baby during the Monday’s mugging incident in capital's Doyaganj area.The ASI was identified as Badrul Alom of Jatrabari police station under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) who was on duty during the incident, has been withdrawn for negligence in duty.Anisur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Jatrabari Police Station, confirmed the matter to the media on Tuesday.The spot where muggers...

Unite to ensure next poll victory: PM

  

Pns: Confident about Awami League’s victory in the next national election, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the party men to forge a strong unity at all levels so that the ‘sure victory’ must not slip away just for intra-party conflicts.“We’ll win in the next elections as people are in our favour, they’re ready to give us vote. So, we’ve to remain careful so that none can hatch any conspiracy over the polls,” she said.The PM said this while speaking at a civic reception...

No extra fees from students: HC

  

Pns: The High Court has asked the concerned authorities not to collect extra fees from SSC, HSC and equivalent students.The HC bench of Justice Qazi Reza-Ul Haque and Justice Mohammad Ullah came up with the order on Wednesday. The court also ordered that if any institution takes extra fees from the students then the governing body of the institution will be cancelled.PNS/AA

HC orders Pathuakhali fake physician, clinic to pay victim 9 lakh

  

Pns:The High Court has asked the Niramoy Private Clinic and fake physician Razan Das of Patuakhali, to pay Tk.9 lakh as compensation to the woman who was released from the hospital with a gauze inside her abdomen after childbirth.HC bench of Justice Salma Masud Chowdhury and Justice AKM Jahirul Haque passed the order after hearing a plea filed by victim Maksuda Begum seeking compensation.Of the compensation money, owner of the Niramoy Private Clinic will have to pay Tk.4 lakh and...

Govt, health partners trying to cage diphtheria outbreak in Rohingya camps

  

Pns: Diphtheria and other contagious disease immunization programme has been launched in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar from Tuesday for all Rohingya children aged from 6 weeks to 6 years living in 12 camps.The Bangladesh government launched the campaign with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization and GAVI and the Vaccine Alliance, said a UNICEF press release on Wednesday.Accelerated immunization will cover nearly 2,55,000 children in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upzilas in...

UNESCO recognizes Shital Pati

  

Pns: The Shital Pati from Sylhet of Bangladesh has been recognised as an ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).The decision came on Wednesday at the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee’s meeting at Jeju Island, Republic of Korea.Weaving Shital Pati mats (‘Shital Pati’ translates to ‘cool mat’, from the fact that it helps to keep cool, be it as a mat for sitting on or to hang on doors or windows...

Qulkhwani of Annisul Huq on Wednesday

  

Pns: The qulkhwani of Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq will be held on December 6 (Wednesday) after Asr prayers."A special doa mahfil will be held at Gulshan Azad Masque after Asr prayers on that day for seeking eternal peace of my father's soul," Navidul Huq, son of late Annisul, told a gathering before his father's namaz-e-janaza at Banani Army Stadium this afternoon, according to a news agency.Navidul Huq, son of the late mayor, on Saturday (December 02) urged all,...

PM inaugurates Digital World with robot Sophia

  

Pns: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the four-day Digital World, the biggest ICT exposition in Bangladesh, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with world’s first robot ‘citizen’ Sophia inaugurated the mega event around 12.10 pm.The ICT Division and the BASIS in association with several IT organizations organized the digital world-2017 with the theme of "Ready for Tomorrow". This year's theme signifies the readiness that...

Mayor Annisul Huq in ICU again

  

Pns: Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq, who is currently under treatment in London, has been shifted to the ICU again on Tuesday.The DNCC mayor has been taken to the ICU due to some infections in blood, according to his family.“Due to infection, Annisul has been shifted to the ICU again,” Rubana Huq, wife of the mayor informed reporters from London.After suddenly falling ill back in August 4, Annisul Huq was kept in the ICU of a London hospital.DNCC had issued a...

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