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Father’s Day honors and celebrates the men who have taken on the pivotal role of fatherhood. On this day, we honor fathers and father figures for the enormous sacrifices they make and diligently carry out the responsibility of nurturing their children, and in turn shaping the future of our world. Although mothers perform an important role in the lives of their children, the importance of a loving father cannot be overstated. Both parents are like two wheels on a bicycle, driving and shaping their children’s lives through various stages by taking on different roles — they both work as a…

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At least one person has died in a fire at a chemical plant in Shanghai, China. The fire broke out at the factory in Jinshan area around 4 pm local time on Saturday (June 18). However, the cause of the fire is not yet clear. The factory authorities said a driver was killed and a factory worker was injured in the blaze. The blast was heard about six kilometers from the factory, locals said. Upon hearing the news of the fire, more than five hundred fire fighters were present.

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Finland is keen to cooperate with Bangladesh in the field of its sustainable and renewable energy. Finland’s non-resident Ambassador to Bangladesh Ritva Koukku-Ronde today (Wednesday) expressed his country’s interest while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital.Prime Minister Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the newsmen after the meeting. The envoy, who resides in New Delhi, handed over a letter of greetings of Finland Prime Minister Sanna Mirella Marin to Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina, marking the 50th anniversary of the two countries diplomatic relations. The Bangladesh Prime Minister also conveyed her…

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Hundreds of vehicles with passengers and goods are moving very slowly on Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu bridge highway due to long tailbacks from Monday night (June 7), causing immense and untold sufferings to the passengers. The highway is witnessing a 20-kilometer traffic jam from Bangabandhu Bridge East side to Rabna area of Tangail sadar upazila. The situation has created due to heavy rain at night and a road accident. During a visit to the highway on Tuesday morning, it was seen that the highway has come to a halt. Sometimes, vehicles were seen moving at a snail’s speed. Bus driver Khaleq Mia said,…

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The fire broke out at the BM container depot in Sitakunda due to lack of information about the contents of the container, the fire service said. Referring to the negligence of the authorities, the fire service said, “The authorities did not immediately provide any information about the contents of the container after the fire broke out. That is why the intensity spreads more when the fire is brought under control.” The fire service said in a statement that, “There are trained personnel to deal with the type of fire. However, in most cases, the owner of the building or the…

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Three scientists, including a woman, were killed and 30 others injured in a three-way collision in Baliapur area of Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on Sunday morning. The deceased were identified as Arifuzzaman, Pooja Sarkar and Kawser Rabbi. They are scientific officers of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission of Ashulia. Quoting locals and fire service, Atiqur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Savar Highway Police Station, said the Dhaka-bound truck carrying cattle hit the passenger bus when it was trying to take U-turn on Dhaka-Aricha highway. At that time, the staff bus of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission from Dhaka hit the bus…

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The death toll in the explosion at Chattogram’s Sitakunda container depot reached 38, confirmed the authorities of Chittagong Medical College Hospital and police. Besides, more than 200 people were injured in the explosion as a fire broke out at a container depot on Saturday night. The death toll could rise further as some of the injured were severely burnt in the fire, Banglanews Correspondent reports. According to locals, the blast took place around 11:15 pm after a fire broke out there. The injured were brought to Chattogram Medical College Hospital (CMCH), they added. Nurul Qayum Khan, president of the association…

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I will not look at who is for or against the inauguration ceremony of Padma bridge. Those who have opposed politically will also be invited, said Obaidul Quader, Minister for Roads and Bridges and General Secretary of the Awami League. He was speaking at a post-training certificate distribution ceremony for women drivers organized by BRAC at the BRAC Center in Mohakhali on Saturday (June 4). “I have started preparations for June 25. I will invite foreigners. I will also invite the Country Director of the World Bank,” he said. At the time, World Bank Country Director Marsey Myang Tembon was…

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The CID has found evidence of rape of Jannat Ara Jharna against Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque, who was taken to a resort in Narayanganj, showing anti-state activities and the temptation of marriage in that case of sabotage. Detectives say he wanted to make the country known to the outside world as a radical state. Chargesheet is being issued soon mentioning these issues. CID Additional DIG Imam Hossain said, “Investigative agencies have found evidence of anti-state activities against Mamunul in the sabotage case. CID says Hifazat-e-Islam took to the field to tarnish the image of the country.” He added, “On April…

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The 72-hour ultimatum to close unregistered hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centers ended on Sunday. Since then, the Department of Health has shut down 882 illegal private hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic centers across the country, including 167 in the capital. The Director of the Department of Health (Hospital and Clinic) Dr. Mohammad Belal Hossain confirmed this. Dr. Mohammad Belal Hossain said, “Officially we gave three days. So far we have sealed 882 clinics and hospitals. Of these, 167 are in Dhaka, 229 in Chittagong, 78 in Rajshahi, 14 in Rangpur, 96 in Mymensingh, 59 in Barisal, 35 in Sylhet, and 204…

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