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Shab-e-Barat on May 1

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Staff Reporter
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on May 1 as the Shaban moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday.
The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting held at the Islamic Foundation office at Baitul Mukarram in the evening.
Director General of Islamic Foundation and member secretary of the National Moon Sighting Committee Shamim Mohammad Afzal chaired the meeting.
Shab-e-Barat is observed on the...
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PM’s keynote speech in CW forum World peace, women empowerment must for peaceful society

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London: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday underlined the need for building a future where world peace and women empowerment will remain the cornerstone to create a peaceful society free from poverty and discrimination.
"We want to build a future where world peace and women...
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Heavy rain may cause pain for city dwellers

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UNB Report
When there is a brief spell of shower during the sultry weather in Dhaka, the city dwellers welcome it as they can have a sigh of relief from perennial dust menace as well as scorching heat which exactly happened on Tuesday.
After days of scorching heat, a dust storm coupled with light...
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Rajib loses his fight for survival

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Staff Reporter
Poor college student Rajib Hasan, whose life had been teetering on the edge since he was horrifically sandwiched between two moving buses on April 3, lost his battle for survival in the small hours of Tuesday at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
DMCH Camp-in-charge...
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Hasina fails to keep election pledges: Ershad

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Nilphamari: Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Monday said although Sheikh Hasina came to power promising to provide the poor with rice at Tk 10 per kg and job for youths at every house, she could not live up to her pledges.
"People are now buying rice at Tk 40-50 instead of Tk 10...
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