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Five receive Begum Rokeya Padak

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Staff Reporter
Five eminent women personalities received prestigious Begum Rokeya Padak 2018 on Sunday in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society and women empowerment.
The award recipients are- Zinnatun Nesa Talukder, Prof Zohra Anis, Shila Roy, Rauma Chowdhury (posthum-ous) and Rokeya Begum (posthumous).
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over the medals weighing 25 grams of 18-karat gold, cheques of Tk 2 lakh and certificates among the winners and their family members at...
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Supporters of deprived BNP aspirants continue demo

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Supporters of deprived BNP aspirants have continued their protest in front of the party chairperson's Gulshan office for the second day.
Several hundred supporters of Munshiganj-1 aspirant Sheikh Abdullah and Cumilla-4 hopeful Manjurul Ahsan Munshi started demonstrating around 10am...
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Khaleda files writ against EC’s decision

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed a writ petition with the High challenging the legality of the Election Com-mission's decision that cancelled all her three nominations for contesting the upcoming general election.
Barrister Nowshad Jamin, on behalf of Khaleda Zia, filed the...
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26 JaPa candidates to contest as alliance partner; 143 on their own

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Jatiya Party, led by HM Ershad, will contest the upcoming national election in 26 constituencies as grand al-liance partner while 143 JaPa candidates will contest on their own.
A Jatiya Party delegation, led by its presidium member SM Foysal Chisti, submitted the list of its...
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BD 9th remittance recipient this yr with $15.9b: WB

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Bangladesh is the ninth highest recipient of remittances this year with US$ 15.9 billion and in South Asia it ranks third after India ($79.5b) and Pakistan ($20.9b), the World Bank said in a report Saturday.
Bangladesh experienced strong up ticks of 17.9 percent in 2018, the bank...
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