Bangabandhu Bridge maintenance cost Tk 593cr till June 2014: Obaidul***Road crash kills 7 in Jessore***US sending 300 more US troops to Iraq

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Dhaka, July 1 (UNB) – A total of Tk 592.98 crore was spent as maintenance costs of Bangbandhu Bridge till June 2014, Communications Minister Obaidul Quader told Parliament on Tuesday, replying to a starred question of Enamul Haque (Rajshahi-4).   In reply to another starred question of Jatiya Party MP Shahnara Begum (Women Seat-48), he said that now BRTC operates 15 women buses on 13 routes to facilitate communication of women especially professional women in the capital.   The number of women buses will increase immediately after new buses are added to the fleet of state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC),, Obaidul said.  
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Rajshahi, July 1 (UNB) - A mobile court here on Monday sentenced two people to six months’ imprisonment each for cultivating hemp in Bagmara upazila.   The convicts were identified as Munsur Rahman, 35, a resident of Katila village in Bagmara upazila, and his associate Amzad Hossain, 38, of Kismathoza Jogipara village in Durgapur upazila.   Sources at Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-5 said tipped off, a team of Bagmara camp Rab-5 conducted a drive at Katila village at noon and arrested the duo along with five hemp plants near the house of Munsur.   They were later produced before the court of Executive Magistrate Sadekul Islam

Road crash kills 10 in Jessore

July 1st, 2014 09:23:11 am
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Jessore, July 1 (UNB) - At least 10 people were killed and 18 others injured as a bus plunged into a ditch beside the Jessore-Benapole Highway after hitting a tree in Jhikargachha upazila on Tuesday morning.   The deceased were identified as Ranjan Pal, son of Dilip Pal of Nawabganj in Dhaka, Jamaluddin, son of Bazlur Rahman of Demra, Bidyut Ghosh, son of Basudeb Ghosh of Demra in Dhaka, Momin Uddin, son of Anwar Ali of Comilla, Nirmal Chandra Saha and his wife Hena Saha of Kishoreganj, bus helper Abdul Momin of Rajbari district, Salam, Prosenjit and Alorani.   Assistant superintendent of police Reshma
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Guwahati, July 1 (UNB) - Unhappy at the things done by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government so far at New Delhi, India’s northeastern state of Assam’s main regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has urged the government to make public the details of External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawraj’s Bangladesh visit suspecting its double stand.   AGP alleged that the BJP led government has undertaken certain things which might put the region into trouble so they want to know the details of the Bangladesh tour of India’s External Affairs minister, according to Indian media reports.   AGP leaders were talking to the reporters
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