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JSC, JDC pass rate 83.65%

Around 83.65 percent students have passed on average in Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations in 2017. The total number of passed students stands at 20,18,271. The individual passing rate is 83.10% in JSC and 86.80% in JDC. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ...

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PEC pass rate 95.18%, Ebtedayee 92.94%

Around 95.18 percent students have passed Primary Education Completion (PEC) while 92.94 percent students have passed Ebtedayee examinations in 2017. Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman handed over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban at around 11:00am Saturday (December 30). The results will be disclosed at a press briefing in the noon. The ...

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After a tough 2017, what does next year hold in store for Theresa May?

  The prime minister has lost her majority and rebellion is simmering in her party. Will she survive another 12 months? Theresa May began the year with a healthy majority in parliament, a commanding poll lead and an apparently unassailable grip on the Conservatives. She ends it relying on the Democratic Unionist party to govern, with rebellion simmering among MPs on ...

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What is David Cameron doing now?

  After leaving frontline politics and taking up a variety of roles, the ex-PM has hinted that he still has a ‘big job’ left in him David Cameron has not collected quite as many roles as George “Six Jobs” Osborne since leaving office, but the former prime minister has been ramping up his commercial activity in recent months. A year after stepping ...

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Tory kingmaker among six politicians awarded top New Year honours

  1922 Committee’s Graham Brady and former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg are knighted and Cheryl Gillan is made a dame A quarter of all knighthoods in the New Year honours list have gone to politicians, including the Tory kingmaker Graham Brady, who has Theresa May’s political future in his hands as chair of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers, and former Liberal ...

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UK prepares to ring in 2018 amid disruption

  The UK is preparing to bid farewell to 2017 and see in the new year with parties, fireworks and fizz. There are warnings, however, that celebrations could be scuppered by travel disruption and stormy weather. Storm Dylan is forecast to bring high winds to Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland but Hogmanay organisers in Edinburgh say it will still ...

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Ohid Ahmed for Mayor 2018 | Bringing Tower Hamlets Together

    30 December 2017:   Independent Mayoral Candidate Cllr Ohid Ahmed calls for ‘Tower Hamlets Acid Register’ Independent Mayoral candidate and the former statutory Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ohid Ahmed, is urging the Tower Hamlet Council to use existing regulatory powers to immediately create a ‘Tower Hamlets Acid Register’ on voluntary basis for shops and businesses to record who they sell ‘acid’ or ‘dangerous liquids’ to, ...

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Six dead as seaplane crashes into Sydney river ahead of New Year celebrations

A seaplane crashed into a Sydney river on Sunday, killing six people on a “wine and dine” sightseeing flight ahead of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at the harbour. Police said they did not know the cause of the crash, nor the identities of the five passengers, but were speaking with several witnesses who were in boats on one ...

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PM inaugurates 28 developmental projects in Jessore

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 28 development projects in Jessore. The Premier made the inauguration while attending a rally organized by Awami League in Jessore central Eidgah maidan on Sunday afternoon (Dec 31). The 17 projects inaugurated by the PM are- the Waterlogging Removing Project of the Kapotakkhya River (first phase), the expansion work ...

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Sirajganj road crash kills 5

At least five were killed as a bus rammed an autorickshaw on Bogra-Nagarbari Highway at Baghabari area of Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Sunday (December 31). The deceased were identified as Abdur Razzak, 45, Serajul Islam, 32, Towhidur Rahman, 28, Shamim Hossain, 26, and Arifa Begum 26. Shahjadpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Khaja Golam Kibria told that a Dhaka-bound bus ...

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