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Nojibur Rahman to become principal secretary to PM

Md. Nojibur Rahman, Chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR), is going to be appointed as principal secretary to the Prime Minister. A reliable source of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) confirmed the matter to on Thursday (December 28). Md. Nojibur Rahman will succeed Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, who was appointed as the principal secretary on November 27 ...

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Police SI, in possession of journalist’s stolen bike, held in Sylhet

The officer was caught from a workshop at Taltola while doing repair works on the stole motorcycle A sub-inspector (SI) of police has been detained along with a stolen motorcycle of a journalist at Taltola in Sylhet city. The arrestee was identified as Samiran Singh, a residential officer at the Deputy Commissioner’s (South) Office of Sylhet Municipality Police. He was ...

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I will lead Labour into next general election, says Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed he wants to lead his party into the next general election, as he ruled out holding a second Brexit referendum. Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act, the next general election is due in 2022. But the Labour leader predicted there would be another election before then because Conservative PM Theresa May’s deal with the Democratic Unionist party was “not sustainable”. Corbyn ...

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UK weather forecast: Coldest night of the year predicted as temperatures plummet to -13C and arctic blast threatens 10cm of snow

The UK continues to be gripped by a deep freeze as sub-zero temperatures could bring the coldest night of the year, forecasters warned. Arctic air hovering across the UK will cause the mercury to drop to minus double figures in parts of Scotland on Thursday night, while snowfall is forecast to cause significant travel disruption on Friday. A severe weather ...

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School inspections must be free of political meddling and Islamophobia

Teachers have long complained about the amount of political meddling in Britain’s education system. “Political considerations are in my opinion too much suffered to influence the whole working of the system of public education in Britain,” said English poet and cultural critic, Matthew Arnold, who worked as an inspector of schools in 1858. Little seems to have changed since th ...

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Stay at workplace or quit, PM Hasina asks physicians

Voicing displeasure at the unwillingness of government physicians to stay at hospitals in the country’s remote areas, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said if one fails to stay in his or her posted area then he or she may quit job paving the path for fresh recruitment. “If they leave their workplace (remote hospitals), then they should discontinue their ...

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Kabul explosion: At least 40 dead in bomb attack on Afghan Voices news agency

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring cultural centre in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, the latest in a series ...

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Floodwater in Sunamganj Haors refuse to recede; Boro cultivation at stake

Alok Chakraborty Bappa, Sunamganj : Over 40,000 farmers in Tahirpur upazila of the district are in trouble as the floodwater in Haor areas still remains stagnated, hampering Boro cultivation. Although the Boro cultivation was supposed to begin this month, the farmers fear that they will not be able to start it next month if the floodwater does not recede. This ...

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Voting in 9 municipalities, 115 Union Parishads underway

Voting has begun in nine municipalities and 115 Union Parishads of different districts across the country. Director (Public Relation) of EC Secretariat SM Asaduzzaman said that the voting started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm on Thursday without any break. He said by-polls to the chairman posts of six Union Parishads and election of a polling station of a ...

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