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NEC approves highest ever Tk 2,02,721cr ADP for FY20

The National Economic Council (NEC) meeting is held at the NEC conference room on Thursday, May 21, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 21 : The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday approved the highest ever Tk 2,02,721 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (2019-2020) giving priority to the transport and power sectors. The approval came at ...

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BNP to challenge move in court to shift Khaleda to Keraniganj jail

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said they will soon move the Supreme Court challenging the government’s decision of setting up a makeshift court in Keraniganj Central Jail to hold the trial of various cases filed against its Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “We visited Keraniganj Jail yesterday (Monday) and found no atmosphere and necessary facilities there to run the court ...

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Oxford University promises 25% of places to disadvantaged

University of Oxford is promising a “sea-change” in admissions, with plans for a quarter of students to come from disadvantaged backgrounds by 2023. The university wants to tackle accusations that it is socially exclusive. Oxford will soon announce that 60.5% of its most recent intake are from state schools – the highest since the 1970s. But vice-chancellor Louise Richardson says ...

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Brexit bill: Cabinet backs PM’s Brexit compromises offer

The cabinet has agreed Theresa May’s plan for her Withdrawal Agreement Bill, including compromises intended to attract the support of Labour MPs. It includes the idea of a temporary customs relationship until the next general election, and measures on the environment and workers’ rights. The bill will be put to a vote in early June, and if it fails, the ...

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Lib Dem sending clear message to stop Brexit

Liberal Democrats believe that Britain is better off in the EU. The Conservatives are making a mess of Brexit, and the Labour Leadership continue to support them. Lib Dem believe people should be able to choose whether the deal is the right deal for Britain’s future.  Nationwide they launch the Exit from Brexit campaign, which is moving faster with the ...

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Tower Hamlets welcomes 36 new British citizens to the borough

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, hosted a citizenship ceremony on Friday 17 May at the Tower of London, where 36 new British citizens swore their allegiance to Queen and country in front of friends and family. The council’s Register Office organised the ceremony where Mayor Biggs and Will Tuckley, Chief Executive of Tower Hamlets Council met the proud ...

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No directive to stop providing visas to Pakistanis: FM

Bangladesh Consular officer yet to get visa to resume work in Islamabad mission Photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen talks to reporters at his office on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Dhaka, May 21 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said no directive was given to stop issuing visas to Pakistanis mentioning that Pakistan is yet to ...

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Coffee improves bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content. “When rats were treated with coffee for three days, the ability of the muscles in the small ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo coming to Dhaka on Bangabandhu’s Birth Centenary

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to come in Dhaka on the occasion of the centenary birth celebration of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to be observed next year. Youth and Sports Ministry Public Relation Officer Kazi Arif Billah confirmed the news to media on Tuesday. He said, “A friendly match between Portugal and Italy is scheduled to be ...

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