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Accepted leadership party considering volatile global economy: PM Hasina

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Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina being elected party president for the tenth consecutive time, and said, I think it is not right to be in charge of a party so many times. I am old enough to remember that.

On Sunday (December 25), leaders and activists of various organizations including Awami League, its affiliates and fraternal organizations went to Ganabhaban to greet party president Sheikh Hasina. She said this to the activists at the event.

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Praying for prayers, the Prime Minister said, you have elected me again. This time I think it is not right to be in charge of a party. However, now that the world is in bad times, I may not have accepted it for the sake of global bad times. But I am old enough to remember that. But the system should be done so that the organization continues properly.

Welcoming the leaders and activists at Ganobhaban, the head of government said, anyway, you have come with difficulty. You have come to Ganabhaban with difficulty, this building is your building. The father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman named it Ganabhavan. Because it is the people’s building.

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Prior in the morning, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid tribute to the portrait of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at 32-Dhanmondi. Later, as the president of the party, she paid tribute to the newly elected committee leaders of Awami League.

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Islamic Foundation set Fitra for all Muslims

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This year, the Islamic Foundation has set the Fitra minimum at Tk 115 with a maximum of Tk 2, 640.

The National Committee on Fitra set the donation rate at a meeting on Sunday (2n April) led by committee President Hafez Mufti Mohammad Ruhul Amin, also the khatib of the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.

The amount of Fitra for all Muslim people has been determined based on the market prices of flour, dates, raisin, cheese, and some other essential items.

Fitra, also known as Zakat al-fitr, is the compulsory charity that Muslims have to give to the poor before the Eid day prayer congregation or Jamaat. Without giving these alms, their Eid is considered incomplete.

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AQI: Dhaka on top 10th list among unhealthy air quality

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Dhaka’s air quality is ‘unhealthy’ on Sunday morning (2nd April).

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 125 at 9 am, Dhaka ranked 10th in the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality.

Thailand’s Chiang Mai, China’s Beijing and India’s Delhi occupied the first three spots in the list, with AQI scores of 254, 166 and 160, respectively.

An AQI between 101 and 150 is considered ‘unhealthy’, AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be ‘very unhealthy’, while a reading of 301+ is considered ‘hazardous’, posing serious health risks to residents.

Air pollution consistently ranks among the top risk factors for death and disability worldwide.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.

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Price of Gold nearly Tk 1 lakh per Bhori

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The price of gold in the bangladesh national market has been set at yet another all-time high, just below Tk 1 lakh per bhori.

Bangladesh Jeweller’s Association (BAJUS) announced a hike of Tk 1,516 for 22-carat gold, setting the new price at Tk99,144 per bhori, effective from Sunday (2nd April).

BAJUS in a press release on Saturday said the price of 22-carat gold with hallmark would be sold at Tk 99,144. Apart from this, the price of hallmarked 21-carat gold bars will be Tk 94,653, 18 carats will be Tk 81,123 and traditional gold bars will be Tk 67,593.

However, the price of another precious metal, silver, was left unchanged.

On Saturday, a bhori of 22-carat gold ornaments was sold at Tk 97,628, 21-carat at Tk 93,195, 18-carat at Tk 79,898 and traditional style gold ornaments are being sold at Tk 66,543.

In other words, from tomorrow, 22-carat gold bars will be increased by Tk 1,516, 21-carat by Tk 1,458, 18-carat by Tk 1,225, and traditional gold bars by Tk 1,500.

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