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ECNEC approves 9 projects with Taka 2,422.27 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved nine projects involving Taka 2,422.27 crore with a Taka 306.23 crore scheme to acquire necessary land and ancillary facilities development for implementing the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project. The approval came at a meeting of the ECNEC with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair held at ...

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Samba goes global as foreign dancers bring Rio Carnival home

Jessica Hahn-Chaplin, center, from Bristol, England, dances during a rehearsal of the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hahn-Chaplin is part of the movement of foreigners who flock to Brazil to train in the ways of the hip swiveling and hot stepping rhythms of samba. File Photo At rehearsal for the Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school, ...

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Trump announces visit to India February 24-25

President Donald Trump will visit India, with stops in the capital New Delhi and the western state of Gujarat, from February 24-25, the White House announced Monday. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will make the trip to “strengthen the United States-India strategic partnership,” the announcement said. Gujarat is the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was also ...

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15 people die, 73 rescued alive as trawler sinks in Bay: Coast Guard

  The bodies of at least 15 peole were retrieved while 73others rescued alive after a-Malaysia-bound trawler carrying Rohingyas capsized near the Saint Martin’s island in the Bay of Bengal early Tuesday. The deceased included 12 women and three children. Those rescued alive included 24 men, 46 women and three children. Lt Commander M Hamidul Islam, media officer, Coast Guard’s ...

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China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

Photo: In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, wearing a protective face mask, receives a temperature check as he visits a community health center in Beijing. China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread ...

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3 young Tigers found guilty of breaching ICC Code of Conduct after U19 WC final

Three Bangladesh players and two Indian players have been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code Of Conduct following ugly scenes post the Under 19 World Cup final in Potchefstroom in South Africa on Sunday. Bangladesh’s famous win in the final saw both teams getting into altercations during the celebrations for which the skipper Akbar Ali even apologised. Md Towhid ...

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3.6km of Padma Bridge visible as 24th span installed

The 24th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge has been installed on the 30 and the 31 pillars at the Zajira point in Shariatpur district on Tuesday. According to engineers, the span was installed around 1:20 pm and with this, 3600 meters of the main structure of the Mega Bridge has become visible. Earliar, the 23rd span of the ...

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ACC summons AL lawmaker Moazzem over illegal wealth

Sylhet Office : The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned Awami League lawmaker Moazzem Hossen Ratan from Sunamganj-1 constituency for interrogation over allegedly amassing huge wealth through abuse of power. Moazzem Hossen Ratan has been asked to appear at the ACC’s Segunbagicha headquarters on February 18, said a letter of the anti-graft body. The letter, signed by its director Sayed Iqbal ...

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Bangladesh needs more know-how, jobs, investment to maintain growth: UK

Foreign investments can help upskill a workforce, says its envoy Photo : Courtesy British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Monday said Bangladesh needs more know-how, more jobs and more capital to maintain the remarkable growth noting that FDI can provide that. “Foreign investments can help upskill a workforce,” he said mentioning that Bangladesh has done remarkably well ...

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No separate tribunal for narcotic cases; bill okayed

Photo:PID The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of an amendment bill dropping the provision of setting up separate narcotic control tribunals to pave the way for competent courts to try narcotic-related crimes. Amid the backlog of huge narcotic cases, the ‘Narcotics Control (Amendment) Bill, 2020’ was cleared at the weekly cabinet meeting, held with Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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