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Update : 15 Sep 2023, 03:09 PM

Conspiracies against voting rights: PM Hasina asks public to stay alert

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the people to stay awake so that none can play games with their voting rights and hamper the democratic trend of the country.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina delivers speech on the concluding day of the 24th session of the 11th National Parliament on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Photo: PMO

What will be Bangladesh’s focus at UNGA?

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will leave Dhaka on September 17 for New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and will address the Assembly on September 22.

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This undated file image shows a view of the United Nations General Assembly hall in New York City, New York, United States. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Who is to blame for Krishi Market fire?

As it happened in Bangabazar and New Supermarket in Dhaka, Mohammadpur Krishi Market caught fire in the early hours, damaging more than 600 shops yesterday.

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Smoke billowing from the massive fire that broke out at Dhaka’s Mohammadpur Krishi Market in the morning on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

MCCI Q4 FY23 report

Is Bangladesh's sluggish economic growth showing quarterly improvement?

In the fourth quarter of FY23, Bangladesh's macroeconomic conditions continued to show sluggish growth, causing concern for businesses. To address this situation in FY24, the government should implement continuous measures while considering the global economic context.

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File image of economy. Photo: Collected

Krishi Market fire

Traders become penniless in overnight tragedy

“I’m a destitute from today. I feel like I am having a nightmare.”

This was how Mansur Haji, a clothing store owner at Mohammadpur Krishi Market, was trying to express his frustration as a deadly fire ravaged his shop and 600 others. 

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Traders searching for remains of their asset at Krishi Market in the capital’s Mohammadpur area where a fire broke out on Thursday, September 14, 2023. Photo: Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh rejects European Parliament resolution on Odhikar

The government of Bangladesh has expressed its "utter disappointment" at the adoption of a resolution by the European Parliament on Thursday on the “Human rights situation in Bangladesh, notably the case of Odhikar.”

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Flags of Bangladesh and the European Union. Photo: Collected

The Black Sea's role in Russia's war on Ukraine

Since the end of the grain deal between Russia and Ukraine, both countries have increased attacks on each other's merchant ships on the Black Sea. Russia has blocked the agreement since mid-July, shelling Ukrainian ports more frequently and threatening cargo ships. Ukraine, in turn, has declared six ports on Russia's Black Sea coast as war-risk areas and threatened retaliatory attacks on freighters, tankers, and port facilities.

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File: Commercial vessels including vessels that are part of Black Sea grain deal wait to pass the Bosphorus strait off the shores of Yenikapi during a misty morning in Istanbul, Turkey on October 31, 2022 Photo: Reuters

What caused the floods in Libya and why are they so bad?

A catastrophic flood has killed thousands of people in the eastern Libyan city of Derna, sweeping away entire neighbourhoods with their residents and washing many bodies out to sea. Thousands of people are missing.

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People stand on a damaged road as a powerful storm and heavy rainfall flooded Shahhat city, Libya, on September 11, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Law Minister: No scope for quashing ongoing DSA cases

Law Minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said there is no scope for quashing cases filed under the soon-to-be-replaced Digital Security Act (DSA).

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File photo: Law Minister Anisul Huq addresses an event on May 3, 2023. Photo: Courtesy

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