Monthly Archives: August 2016

Margarita Mamun’s father no more

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Thebdexpress.com: Abdullah Al Mamun, father of Rio 2016 all-around rhythmic gymnastics gold-medallist Margarita Mamun, passed away in Moscow yesterday at the age of 52 after a long battle with cancer. News of his demise reached Kashipur village in Rajshahi — where Mamun was born — at around 5:30pm yesterday.  According to his relatives in Kashipur, Mamun will be buried in ...

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Masterminds of Gulshan attack would be arrested soon- Home Minister

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Correspondent:26 August 2016, Thebdexpress.com: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said the masterminds of Gulshan cafe attack would be arrested soon. The minister made the statement during answering a query of journalists at a discussion titled ‘Target August, Dhanmondi to Bangabandhu Avenue’ to mark the national mourning day orgainsed by Bangladesh Chhatra League Dhaka Metropolitan North at Krishibid Institution in the capital ...

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PM to address press conference tomorrow

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Thebdexpress.com Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina will hold a press conference on Saturday at Gonobhaban. Prime minister will meet with press at 4pm at her residence, said a press release sent by PM’s press wing. Prime Minister is likely brief to the journalists about ongoing Rampal Power plant project near Sundarbans. Earlier, on Wednesday BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia termed Rampal Power ...

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Kashmir Crisis: ‘Alternative To Pellet Guns Soon,’ Rajnath Singh

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Thebdexpress.com: SRINAGAR:  As part of the government’s latest outreach in Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that an alternative to pellet guns – used by security personnel for crowd control – will be proposed within a few days. Attacked with stones by protesters, security forces have retaliated with pellet guns leaving hundreds injured in near-daily clashes in Kashmir since ...

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Mamata Calls Floods In UP, Bihar ‘Man-Made’, Silent On Farakka Barrage

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Thebdexpress.com: KOLKATA:  With floods wreaking havoc in Bihar, the Farakka Barrage in West Bengal could become a bone of contention between the chief ministers of the two neighbouring states. Earlier this week, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and told him the barrage should be demolished as it is silting up the Ganga and causing floods ...

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Pakistan makes strong bid at UN for NSG membership

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Thebdexpress.com UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has made a strong case for its membership of Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); a 48-nation body that regulates the global trade in nuclear technology, informing the UN Security Council that the exemplary measures Islamabad had taken to strengthen nuclear safety to establish its eligibility credentials. “We expect that a non-discriminatory, criteria-based approach is followed for extending ...

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Indian actress refuses to apologise for pro-Pakistan comments

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Thebdexpress.com: MUMBAI: Indian actress and politician Divya Spandana, more popularly known through her stage name Ramya, refused to apologise for her pro-Pakistan remarks after a sedition case had been filed against her. According to details, Divya had responded a couple of days ago to Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement that ‘going to hell and going to Pakistan would be ...

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Life-term jail for defaming liberation war, Bangabandhu

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Thebdexpress.com:  The Cabinet on Monday approved a law with provision of life-term jail and a fine of Tk 10 million for any broadcast that defames Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the war of liberation. Additionally, the Cabinet has approved in principle the draft of Digital Security Law 2016, which proposes maximum 14 years in prison and Tk 10 million fine ...

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Today nation set to recall grisly Aug 21 grenade attack

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Thebdexpress.com: The nation will observe the 12th anniversary of the savage August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the city with a heavy heart amid various programmes on Sunday. Awami League and its associate bodies will observe the day as the ‘Grenade Attack Day’ with elaborate programmes, including discussions. Besides, partners of the Awami League-led 14-party alliances socio-cultural ...

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OIC concerned over human rights violations in Kashmir

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Thebdexpress.com: ISLAMABAD: Human rights violations in India-held Kashmir are not an internal matter of the Indian state, said Iyad Amin Madani, secretary-general of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The head of the world’s largest bloc of Muslim countries has expressed concern over human rights violations in India-held Kashmir, which has seen weeks of deadly clashes between Muslim protesters ...

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