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Handwritten passports expires Nov 24

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Staff Reporter
All the passport users, both at home and abroad, have been requested to swap their handwritten passports with the new machine readable ones by November 24.
The deadline was fixed at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon in the chair.
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister’s Office M Abul Kalam Azad and Civil Aviation and Tourism Secretary Khorshed Alam Chowdhury attended the...
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Tiger Project tangled in red tape

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Khulna: Though the tiger population is falling fast in the Sundarbans, the proposed ‘Tiger Project Sundarbans’ remained tangled in red tape for the last 25 years as the authorities concerned are yet to finalize the crucial pro-ject meant to protect tigers in the mangrove...
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Child marriage slowly declining

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Although the prevalence of child marriage still continues to be very high in Bangladesh, but it is on a downward trend since its rates among females before the age of 15 and 18 years have declined to 18 percent and 52 percent respectively.
The rates were 38 percent and 65 percent...
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710 rare tortoises seized in Benapole

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Benapole: Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 710 pieces of rare species tortoises from Boalia Bazar under Benapole port police station on Wednesday noon.
Lieutenant Colonel Jahangir Hossain, commanding officer of BGB-26, said being tipped off that a some rare species...
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BD urges USA to restore GSP facility

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Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin has urged the US administration to restore GSP facilities for Bangladesh and allow duty- quota-free access to the American market recognizing massive progress being made ensuring workers' rights and safety.
The Ambassador...
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