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Khasru calls upon govt for understanding

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BNP senior leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury on Monday warned that the consequences will be very dire if the current government wants to clinch power by force instead of reaching an understanding with political parties over the next polls.
Speaking at a discussion, he also called upon the government to come to the path of 'democracy' and hold the next polls under a non-party neutral government.
"We want the restoration of democracy in the country. There's no alternative to...
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Forest cover to reach 20% by 2020

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Mentioning that the country has now 17.62 percent of its land area under forest cover, Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju on Monday told Parliament that work is on to increase it to 20 percent by 2020.
"The country's total land areas are 26,000 square kilometers...
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President stresses priority to research

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President Abdul Hamid on Monday asked the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) authorities to give priority to medical research alongside providing health care services to patients.
He came up with the call when an eight-member BSMMU delegation, led by its...
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PM launches book on Bangabandhu's 7 March Speech

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday launched a compiled book with analytical articles on Bangabandhu's historic 7 March Speech and its e-book format and mobile application.
The Prime Minister inaugurated it at the beginning of the day's regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held...
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SC letter to ACC HC verdict on its legality today

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The High Court will deliver its verdict today on the legality of a letter sent by the Supreme Court to the Anti-Corruption Commission asking it to halt investigation into a graft allegation against retired apex court judge Joynal Abedin.
The case has been put on top of the...
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