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Several lakh of families affected as flood situation worsens

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DHAKA: When monsoon flood inundated most of the low-lying areas in different parts of the country, the swollen rivers may engulf fresh areas posing a further threat to the people living in char and river basin areas, officials and local people said.

Some northern and northeastern districts are the worst flood-hit areas in the country where few lakh people are still marooned, they added.

According to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), the Brahmaputra-Jamuna are in rising trend...
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Janmashtami today

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DHAKA: The holy Janmashtami, birth festival of Sri Krishna and one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, will be observed with due religious fervour and enthusiasm today.

It has been mentioned in the Hindu Puran (mythology) that Sri Krishna (Lord) was born on the eighth tithi of Shukla...
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Latif ’s JS seat falls vacant

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Staff Reporter: Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday declared Tangail-4 constituency vacant as sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique tendered his resignation.
The parliamentary seat fell vacant from September 1 afternoon when the Speaker accepted the resignation, she said.

The Speaker...
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PM stresses strengthening OIC

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DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today laid importance on strengthening Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to settle the problems of Muslim Ummah through negotiation.

Strengthening of OIC is crucial so that outsiders get no scope to take advantage, she said when newly appointed...
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$2,828.9ml remittance received in Jun-Jul

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SANGSAD BHABAN: The country received $ 2,828.9 million in remittance during June and July in the fiscal year 2014-2015.

State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan disclosed this in the Jatiya Sangsad today while replying to a tabled question from Begum Fazilatun Nesa Bappy.

"The...
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