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Pope leaves Bangladesh wrapping up three-day visit

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Dhaka: Pope Francis left Dhaka this afternoon wrapping up his three-day busy state visit here when he had an emotional interaction with some Myanmar's displaced Rohingya Muslims alongside meetings with the President, Prime Minister and interfaith leaders.

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali saw the top Catholic priest off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he left for Rome at 5.10 pm by a chartered Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight operated by its 777-300 ER aircraft named "Arun...
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PM flies to Cambodia today

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Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Phnom Penh on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit to Cambodia.

The premier will pay the visit at the invitation of her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen as Dhaka hopes it (visit) would help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the...
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Pope Francis accorded red carpet reception

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Dhaka: Bangladesh yesterday rolled out the red carpet as Pope Francis, the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal (R) International Airport (HSIA) here this afternoon on a three-day state visit.

A 21-gun salute heralded the arrival of the 80-year-old Pope...
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Moitry alumni assoc launching today

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Moitry, an alumni association of Bangladeshi students who studied in India, will start its journey today.
The gala launching ceremony will be held at 6:00 pm at the Indian High Commission in Dhaka, the HC made the announcement on Tuesday.
The event will be organized in association...
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Cabinet body approves hiring 900 workers for seismic survey

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The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase on Wednesday approved four proposals, including one for hiring a private firm to supply 900 workers for the 2D seismic survey and another for importing 25,000 tonnes of fertilizer from Saudi Arabia.
The committee gave the approval to the...
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