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Dwijen Sharma passes away

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Dhaka : Naturalist Dwijen Sharma has breathed his last at a hospital in Dhaka. The revered science author passed away while receiving treatment at Square Hospital around 4am Friday. He was 88 years old.

“He was at the hospital to do a kidney dialysis. He had been suffering from a number of old age complications including lung infection,” Mokarram Hossain, a nature writer, said quoting Sharma’s family members.

Sharma was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at BIRDEM Hospital on...
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India sends relief for Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh

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Dhaka : India has sent 53 tonnes of relief materials for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. This was the first consignment from India.

Road Transport Minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader received the materials from Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla after an...
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Bill to check illegal trading of human-organ placed in JS

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The 'Transplantation of Human Organs Bill, 2017', was placed in Parliament on Wednesday with a provision of three years of rigorous imprisonment or Tk 10 lakh fine or both for violation of the law, aiming to check the illegal trading of human organs.
Health and Family Welfare...
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BNP questions govt’s sincerity in dealing with Rohingyas

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Accusing the government of obstructing their party's central relief team from going to Cox's Bazar's Ukhia to provide humanitarian assistance to Rohingyas, BNP on Wednesday said it has been exposed that the govern-ment is not genuinely with the persecuted refugees.
"We've got...
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S Korea pledges $200,000 for BD’s flood victims

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The Republic of Korea has pledged humanitarian aid of $US 200,000 for emergency relief operation for the flood-hit people across Bangladesh.
In response to the recent flooding, on behalf of Korean government, Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Ahn Seong-doo has announced that the donation...
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