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Tarana appoints torture victim Purnima as her PO

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Purnima Sheel, allegedly tortured by BNP-Jamaat men during the post-election violence in 2001, has been ap-pointed as the personal officer (PO) of State Minister for Information Tarana Halim.
In her Facebook post Tarana writes, "Can you remember that Purnima of Sirajganj, the 14-year-old girl, who was victimized of monstrous torture of BNP-Jamaat after the election on October 1 in 2001. Today I feel proud that I have appointed Purnima, the victim, as my personal officer...
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Rohingya repatriation begins Jan 23

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Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that Rohingya repatriation process will begin on January 23.
Myanmar wants to take back around 1258 Myanmar nationals both Muslims and Hindus in the first batch.
Myanmar provided to Bangladesh detailed lists of 508 persons of Hindu faith and 750...
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PM urges developed nations to assist for achieving SDGs

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the developed countries to come forward with financial and technical assistance to implement the development goals for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
"To ensure the disbursement of funds is a big challenge to...
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India wants sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas

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Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday requested the Indian government to continue support Bang-ladesh on Rohingya issue.
Foreign Minister Ali and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj also expressed their strong willingness to con-tinue the strong bilateral engagements...
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HC stays DNCC by-polls for 3 months

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The High Court (HC) on Wednesday stayed for three months the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral post and elections to the councilor posts in 36 new wards.
A two-member HC bench comprising Justice Naima Haydar and Justice Zafar Ahmed passed the order in the...
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