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UK to support for stable, prosperous Bangladesh

‘It’s vital for govt, all political parties to work together now’ The United Kingdom has welcomed the participation of all opposition parties in Sunday’s elections and said they will continue to support the people of Bangladesh in their aspirations for a more stable, prosperous, and democratic future. “We’ve a broad and important partnership with Bangladesh, and a significant Bangladeshi diaspora ...

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Muhith may remain as finance minister

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday hinted that he might hold the office for another year if the prime minister wants him to do so. “I don’t say no to anything the prime minister says. If she wants, I can continue as finance minister for one more year,” Muhith said while exchanging new-year greetings with journalists at his office. The ...

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Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil’s new far-right president urges unity

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has used his inaugural speech to promise to build a “society without discrimination or division”. The former army captain told Congress he wanted a “national pact” to free Brazil of corruption, crime and economic mismanagement. In a swipe at the left, he vowed to free Brazil of “ideology”. He is seen as a deeply divisive ...

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New lawmakers to take oath tomorrow

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has announced that the the oath-taking ceremony of new members of parliament will be held tomorrow. The information minister made the announcement during a Secretariat Reporters Forum discussion at the Secretariat Media Centre on Tuesday. “The new MPs will take their oaths of office on Jan 3. A gazette will be released before then.” “We, ...

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Ivanka Trump plans global women’s economic development push

Photo: Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, arrives for a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Washington, Jan 1 : Ivanka Trump is set to launch a White House effort aimed at women’s global economic empowerment in early 2019. A formal launch for the initiative was planned ...

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Gazette on 298 MP-elects likely Wednesday

Dhaka, Jan 1 : The Election Commission (EC) is likely to publish the gazette on the 298 MP-elects of the 11th parliament on Wednesday. “The gazette was sent to the BG (Bangladesh Government) Press on Tuesday evening for printing. We hope it’ll reach our hand on Wednesday,” said EC joint secretary SM Asaduzzaman. Traditionally, the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected ...

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Everyone to have access to electricity by June: Nasrul

Photo: State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid talks to reporters at his ministry on Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 1 : The government is working to bring the whole country under electricity coverage, said State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday. “Everyone will have access to power within the next six months,” he said, a day after the ...

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Man killed over land dispute in Moulvibazar

Moulvibazar Correspondent : A man was killed in a clash with his rivals over a piece of land in the district’s Juri Upazila on Tuesday. Police said the victim, 53-year-old Taher Ali of Kalinagar village, had a longstanding land dispute with his neighbour Chan Mia. Two groups, led by Taher and Chan, tried to sow paddy in the disputed land ...

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Hasina pays tribute to Bangabandhu

Bangladesh Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of AL’s victory in the 11th general election. The prime minister paid the homage by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. After ...

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Coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn set for May 4

Photo: Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, center, holds a candle light during Wesaka Bucha, at Emerald Buddha temple Bangkok. Bangkok, Jan 1 : Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will have his official coronation on May 4. Vajiralongkorn in 2016 succeeded his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died at age 88 after reigning for seven decades. The palace announcement Tuesday said the coronation ...

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