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PM urges US to put pressure on Myanmar to stop Rohingya pushing-in to Bangladesh

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Dhaka : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the United States to put pressure on Myanmar to stop pushing-in Rohingya nationals to Bangladesh as US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells paid a courtesy call on the premier at her office.

"We have given shelter to a huge number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on humanitarian grounds and it's a big problem for us ... So I call upon you to mount pressure on Myanmar in this regard," PM's...
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Singer Abdul Jabbar passes away

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Dhaka : Eminent singer Abdul Jabbar has passed away at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Wednesday morning.
He was 80.

The noted singer breathed his last at 9:10 am. He was admitted to BSMMU on August 1 with several health problems including liver, kidney and heart...
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JS body for punishing some hajj agencies

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Staff Reporter
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry on Tuesday recommended the government to cancel the licenses of the travel agencies involved in anomalies in hajj management this year.
It also suggested the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry to take...
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Govt signs deal with WB to monitor public procurement

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Staff Reporter
The government of Bangladesh on Tuesday signed a $55 million loan agreement with the World Bank to moni-tor the country's annual development programs and improve the performance of public procurement using digi-tal technology.
The Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public...
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Main hajj rituals begin last night

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Makkah: The main hajj rituals were set to begin at 10pm Tuesday night (Bangladesh time) amid tight security to prevent any unwanted accidents.
Tens of thousands of Muslim pilgrims have already gathered in Makkah from around the world to perform the hajj.
Special Khutba (sermon)...
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