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Fakhrul’s mother passes away

Fakhrul’s mother passes away

Fatema Amin, mother of BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, died at a city hospital on Thursday noon. She was 92. Fatema who had long been suffering from various old age complications, breathed her last at Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital around 12 noon, said BNP chairpersons media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan. She is survived


Khaleda has problems on shoulder, hand, hip bones: Medical board

The medical board formed by the government for BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment on Tuesday said Khaleda has problems on her shoulder, hand and hip bones. “However, her blood reports were found normal,” Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Professor Dr Shamsuzzaman Sheheen, head of the four-member medical team, told reporters in the noon. The x-ray


Khaleda needs proper ‘medical tests’: Pro-BNP physicians

Pro-BNP doctors on Monday alleged that their leader Khaleda Zia’s physical problems cannot be diagnosed with some ‘simple  medical tests’ conducted as per the prescription of the medical board formed by the government. They also demanded the government immediately release her from jail so that she can properly undergo all the necessary medical tests and


Working to resolve outstanding issues with BD: Indian FS

India is working hard internally to resolve the outstanding issues with Bangladesh, said Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale on Monday. He also said their country will continue to help Bangladesh resolve the Rohingya crisis as early as possible. The Indian foreign secretary said this in a statement after a bilateral meeting at state guesthouse


Indian Foreign Secretary arrives this afternoon

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale arrives in the city this afternoon on a two-day official visit to Bangladesh. Gokhale is coming to Bangladesh to finalise the schedule of the meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Commonwealth Summit in London, diplomatic sources said. The meeting between the


Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, traditional French gastronomy, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests and rivers. Picturesque fortified villages, such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Eymet (site of an unexpected pre-Brexit boom for UK settlers), and charming towns such as Bergerac, Brantôme, Bourdeilles and