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Senior journalist Faruk Quazi passes away

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Faruk Quazi, a veteran journalist and PM's former deputy press secretary, passed away at his residence on Friday. He was 71.

Faruk, also former Chief of Correspondents of United News of Bangladesh, breathed his last in his sleep around 8am at his Elephant Road residence, his daughter Arshi Quazi told UNB.

Faruk, former President of Law Reporters' Forum (LRF), left behind his wife, a daughter and a host of relatives to mourn his death.

Faruk Quazi, also former Press Minister of Bangladesh...
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BNP turns down budget, says it’s ‘unimplementable’

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BNP on Thursday formally turned down the national budget for 2020-21 fiscal year, saying it is "unimplementable' at this time of coronavirus pandemic.

"The budget is not implementable in any way. They (govt) didn’t say specially from where they would collect so much of revenue. Even, they...
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Keep rice market stable: Food Minister to mill owners

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Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Wednesday asked the mill owners to keep the rice market stable.
Warning millers that the government will take tough action if there is any attempt to destabilise the rice market, the minister reiterated that if necessary, rice will be...
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Jute mills workers won’t accept closure of BJMC: Saki

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Chief Coordinator of Ganasanghati Andolan Zonayed Saki on Wednesday said that the workers of state-owned Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) will not accept its closure as it is an arrangement to "loot the state wealth and smuggling them abroad".
Saki came up with the remarks...
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BNP against EC’s move to formulate PP registration law

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BNP on Wednesday demanded the Election Commission postpone its move to formulate a new law over political party registration until the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
BNP came up with the demand in a letter sent to the EC informing it about the party's stance over the draft of the...
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