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Everything that made the headlines today

Update : 23 May 2023, 07:55 PM

How Covid-19 halted labor migration

Abul Basar has been in Saudi Arabia for 14 years now. After failing to find a suitable job in Bangladesh, he tried his luck as a migrant worker in the oil-rich desert state in order to support his family in Bangladesh, first in Riyadh, later in Jeddah. Most recently, he worked as a plumber at a water treatment plant in Al Qasim province. Then the coronavirus hit.

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Abul Basar has a job in Al Qasim province, Saudi Arabia Deutsche Welle

Home minister: Security being strengthened on Myanmar border to check drug trafficking

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Tuesday said security is being strengthened along the Myanmar border to prevent drug intrusion.

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File Photo: Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Naikhongchari upazila of Bandarban Bangla Tribune

Rain brings down temperature in Dhaka

After scorching heat in the morning, the temperature in Dhaka dropped as few places in the city experienced light rainfall since Tuesday afternoon.

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File Photo of Rain Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh gets 20 broad-gauge locomotives from India

India has handed over 20 broad-gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh as a grant to alleviate the latter's locomotive crisis.

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Representational Image Dhaka Tribune

Police, BNP activists clash near Science Lab

Activists of BNP and members of police locked in a clash in Dhaka's Science Lab area.

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BNP supporters clash with police at Science lab on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2023 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Mozammel: Joliot-Curie award made Bangabandhu a friend of world

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Tuesday said Joliot-Curie award had made Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a friend of the world.

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Hasan: Independent, responsible media is indispensable in democracy

Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday said independent, transparent and responsible media is conducive to economic uplift and indispensable for a democratic society.

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File photo of Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud Dhaka Tribune

WMO: Extreme weather killed over 500,000 in Bangladesh in last 5 decades

Asia saw the highest death toll with Bangladesh alone facing over half a million deaths due to extreme weather events in the last 50 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has said.

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Floodwaters have submerged croplands in Sylhet division Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

US condemns BNP leader's instigative comment against PM

The US embassy in Dhaka on Tuesday said it condemns the use of any inflammatory language, intimidation, or threats of violence as a local BNP leader in Rajshahi recently threatened Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to be sent to the graveyard.

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File Photo: US embassy in Dhaka Dhaka Tribune
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