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Pre-registration for Hajj pilgrims from early March

Pilgrims’ pre-registration for this year’s hajj will start in the first week of March next, says acting secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry Abdul Jalil.   Abdul Jalil said the software development for the registration has already been completed, UNB reports.   The staff who will be supervising the process will undergo training, which will be inaugurated by Religious Affairs ...

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PM to inaugurate 4 Power plants

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate four power plants with capacity of 535 Megawatts (MW) power production on Thursday. The premier would inaugurate the plants through video conference around 10:30am, said Prime Minister’s Energy Adviser Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury at a press conference held at Bidyut Bhaban today. The power plants include – Kodda (150 MW), Ashuganj (Capacity 225MW), Patiya ...

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AL 741, BNP 668 among 3,568 UP chairman aspirants

A total of 3,568 chairman aspirants, including 741 of ruling Awami League and 668 of BNP, have filed their nomination papers in 738 Union Parishads (UPs) to contest the first phase of election slated for March 22. According to statistics provided by the Election Commission Secretariat, 25 chairman candidates are, however, set to be elected unopposed as their UPs got ...

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4G to be introduced within this year: Tarana State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Tuesday said the government would introduce the 4th generation (4G) mobile phone service in Bangladesh within this year.   Tarana made the assertion while replying to a question of treasury bench member Begum Mahjabin Khaled in the Jatiya Sangsad, BSS reports.   Besides ...

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Pop star Joss Stone set to perform in Dhaka

Grammy and Brit Award winner British diva Joss Stone arrived in Bangladesh on Friday evening as she was gearing up for her first concert in Bangladesh. Joss Stone arrived at Gloria Jean’s Coffees, clad in all black, and promptly asked for a latte as she spoke at a news briefing. Her heart-warming smile and cheerful friendliness won everyone over in ...

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Preity Zinta to auction her wedding pictures

Following closely on the heels of Hollywood couples like Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie and George Clooney-Amal Alamuddin, actor Preity Zinta and fiance Gene Goodenough have decided to auction their wedding pictures for a charity that she supports.     According to a source, “The couple has decided to auction their private wedding images, the proceeds of which will be given to ...

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usraat Faria’s 2nd film ‘Hero 420’ releasing today

Bangladeshi model Nusraat Faria’s second film ‘Hero 420’ is set to be released today.     Nusraat Faria will be seen in a new look in this film. Besides, Bollywood actress Ria Sen will also be seen playing a lead role in the film. Both the actress will play opposite Om—a popular actor in the Kolkata film industry.     ...

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Salman Khan promotes Iulia Vantur’s new show

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is rumoured to be dating Romanian TV presenter Iulia Vantur, promoted her new show “Ferma vedetelor” over social media.   The show is an adaptation of internationally acclaimed reality show “The Farm”.   Is Salman Khan hosting a reality show with alleged girlfriend Iulia Vantur?     Vantur, who is returning as a host of ...

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I’m still a baby, says Kareena

Kareena Kapoor Khan says she’s still a “baby” when it comes to acting as she is a “director’s actor”. The 35-year-old actress’ next film is R. Balki’s directorial “Ki and Ka”, and this is the first time that she has worked with the acclaimed filmmaker. Asked about the preparations she did for the film, the actress said: “I am a ...

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Prosenjit-Rituparna back on screen after 15 years!

After 15 long years, the audience will get to see the celebrated screen jodi of Prosenjit-Rituparna in Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee’s Praktan. Even the poster of the film clearly reflects the enviable camaraderie between the two. “When we were shooting for the poster, the whole team could figure out why Ritu and Bumbada’s (Prosenjit) pairing is so loved by ...

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