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Awareness campaign against Nipah begins

The health ministry has recently launched an awareness campaign against Nipah in 27 districts of the country to prevent the people from taking raw date or palm juice. The directorate general of health services has... Full story

AL likely to start polls tour on Tuesday

Leaders of ruling Awami League̢۪s associate bodies will start organisational tour across the country from December 23 while the central leadership of Awami League is likely to start countrywide election campaign on December 24. Full story

Happening in B̢۪desh its internal matter: Pakistan

Amid the widespread protests in Bangladesh over the resolution adopted by Pakistan parliament, the government of Pakistan has said what is happening in Bangladesh is essentially its internal matter and passing a resolution in their parliament did... Full story

S Alam, SEPCO tie for 1320MW power plant

Local firm S Alam Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese firm SEPCO III Electric Power Construction Corporation to set up a 1,320MW coal-fired power plant in Chittagong. Full story

Five-day Jor Ijtema begins

The five-day Jor Ijtema, a preparatory gathering of Bishwa Ijtema, began on Friday at the bank of River Turag at Tongi in Gazipur. Unlike previous years, the Ijtema started in the morning instead of its usual schedule after Juma prayer. Full story

RAB recovers hand bombs, gun powder two held

The Rapid Action Battalion on Friday recovered around 100 hand bombs and over one kilogram of gun powder and nabbed two people in this connection in the capital’s Mohammadpur Geneva camp area. The arrestees — Nadim, around... Full story

UP chairman shot dead in Tangail

A union parishad chairman and local BNP leader was shot dead by gunmen at Battala Bazar in Tangail town Friday morning. Tangail district BNP has called a half-day hartal in sadar upazila for today (Saturday) in protest... Full story

INSUB demands arrest of killers

Labour leaders at a protest rally on Friday demanded immediate arrest of the criminals who had killed two construction workers at Badda in the capital Dhaka. Two construction workers — Faruque and Milon... Full story

HT Imam warns of stern action against BNP

Co-chairman of Awami League election steering committee HT Imam on Friday warned the opposition of stern measures if it tries to foil the January 5 general elections. ‘The harshest course of action will be taken against... Full story

Hard rock miners̢۪ strike continues

Hard rock miners at Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd has been continuing an indefinite strike for over three weeks as the authorities concerned and the strikers have yet to reach an agreement on the miners̢۪ five-point demand. Full story

Fog disrupts Mawa ferry service

Ferry services on Mawa-Kewrakandi river route remained suspended for over five hours early Friday due to dense fog. Sirajul Islam, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation at Maowa, said river communications... Full story

NID today

The 21st National Immunisation Day will be observed across the country today aiming to free the country from polio, a serious infectious disease that can cause permanent paralysis. The health secretary, MM Niazuddin, will... Full story

Thread factory catches fire

A fire broke out at a thread producing factory at Hotapara in sadar upazila of Gazipur district on Friday. Fire Services officials said the fire originated from an electric shot circuit at a warehouse of Masuma Textile... Full story

2 killed in Bhola road accident

Two people were killed when a motorcycle collided head-on with a human hauler (Tempo) in Char Shashibhushon area of Charfasson upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Naim, 20, and Taslim, 17, both residents of the upazila. Full story

Dhaka-Ctg train service becomes normal

Train services between Dhaka and Chittagong have normalised 10 hours after a pilot train derailed due to sabotage in Brahmabaria. The services resumed on the closed track after the derailed train was removed... Full story

Looting, arsons in Satkhira

Miscreants torched business establishments at two markets in Satkhira̢۪s Kaliganj upazila Thursday evening. Houses of some BNP and Jamaat supporters have also been set on fire. Full story

Biman to fly from New York to Birmingham early next year

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate the flights from Birmingham to New York’s JFK airport from early next year, says the ‘Birmingham Post’. Biman will also start twice-weekly flights to Dhaka from... Full story

Canadian delegation for separation between religion, politics

Expressing deep concern over the ‘ongoing and increasing’ attacks against religious minorities in Bangladesh, a Canadian delegation said on Friday that only a clear separation between religion and... Full story

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