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Digital Bangladesh Mela (Expo) Kicks Off In Dhaka

DHAKA, Jan 18 (NNN-BSS) – The Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020, begin today, in the capital, with the aim to showcase next generation 5G internet technology and building efficient ecosystem and manpower model in the coming digital era.

Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser, Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, inaugurates the three-day expo at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, at Agargaon.

Post and Telecommunication Minister, Mustafa Jabbar, said, visitors would be able to experience the next generation internet technology 5G.

Bangladesh records lowest temperature this year

DHAKA, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh recorded the lowest temperature of this year on Sunday as mercury dipped to a chilling 4.5 degrees Celsius in the country's northernmost Tentulia region.

The severe cold brought the normal life and businesses to almost standstill in parts of Bangladesh, specially in the northern region facing the Himalayan mountains.

Senior Meteorologist Ruhul Quddus told the media that mercury plunged to its lowest 4.5 degrees Celsius in Tentulia under Panchagarh district, 468 km away of the capital Dhaka.

Fifty dead as cold wave sweeps through Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said.

The country’s lowest temperature this year was recorded at 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1° Fahrenheit) early on Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in Bangladesh’s north, the weather office said.

At least 17 people died of acute respiratory infection and 33 from diarrhoea caused by rotavirus and other diseases across Bangladesh from Nov. 1 to Dec. 28, said Ayesha Akhter, a senior official of the government’s health directorate.

Riyadh will always stay beside Dhaka on Rohingya issue, Saudi CGS tells PM

DHAKA, Nov 29 (NNN-BSS) — Visiting Chief of General Staff (CGS) of Saudi Armed Forces General Fayyadh bin Hamed Al- Ruwaili highly appreciated the role of Bangladesh in Rohingya issue and said Riyadh will always stay beside Dhaka on this issue.

He said this during a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Pointing out the excellent cooperation between Saudi and Bangladesh Armed Forces, General Fayyadh said the cooperation is being enhanced day by day.

Bangladesh-Turkey hold home minister level meeting in Ankara

DHAKA, Nov 29 (NNN-BSS) — A home-minister level meeting between Bangladesh and Turkey was held at the conference room of the Turkish Home Ministry in Ankara.

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal led a 20-member Bangladeshi delegation while Turkish Home Minister Suleyman Soylu led his country’s side, said an official press release here.

Both the ministers discussed the issues of Rohingya crisis, counter-terrorism, irregular migration, security and enhancing efficiency of law enforcement agencies.

Bangladesh Sentences Seven Militants To Death Over Cafe Terror Attack

DHAKA, Nov 27 (NNN-BSS) – A Bangladeshi court on Wednesday (today), sentenced seven militants to death, over a case of terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery cafe, in Dhaka’s diplomatic area of Gulshan, in 2016.

In a packed courtroom, Judge Mojibur Rahman of the Anti-Terrorism Special Tribunal, handed down the verdict in the presence of all the eight accused.

The court, however, acquitted one accused in the case, as allegations brought against him was not proven.

Five gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe on July 1, 2016, and took several dozen hostages.

At least seven killed in gas explosion in Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.

The pipeline exploded in front of a five-story building, blowing some of the building’s walls off, Mohammad Mohsin said, citing witnesses.

The injured were taken to hospital, he said, adding the death toll could rise as some were in critical condition.

Among the injured, one suffered burns while others were wounded by the wall collapse, Mohsin said.

15 die in Bangladesh train accident

Dhaka, Nov 12 (PTI) At least 15 people were killed and over 50 others injured in a head-on collision between two trains in Brahmanbaria district in east-central Bangladesh on Tuesday, according to media reports.

Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita collided near Mondobhag Railway Station in the district around 3:30am on Tuesday, Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune.

Khan said that the accident occured because the loco masters did not obey the signals.

Bangladesh head-on train crash leaves 12 dead, 28 injured: police

DHAKA, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- At least 12 people were killed and 28 others injured in a collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, some 109 km northeast of capital Dhaka, police said.

The accident happened at about 2:00 a.m. local time Tuesday (2000 GMT Monday).

The district's police chief Mohammad Anisur Rahman confirmed the deaths in the accident and feared the figure will rise as several of the injured are in critical condition. He said the rescue operation is underway.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

Six dead, 36 fishermen missing after cyclone Bulbul lashes Bangladesh

DHAKA (Reuters) - Cyclone Bulbul lashed Bangladesh overnight, killing six people and leaving relatives in a desperate search for 36 missing fishermen, though prompt evacuations saved many lives and the worst was over, officials said on Sunday.

Some 30 people were injured and around 6,000 homes were partially or fully damaged, authorities said.

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