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Play a responsible role: President to media

President Abdul Hamid speaking at an award-giving ceremony on Monday, February 18, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Feb 18 : President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the media to play a responsible role by following journalistic codes and prioritising national interests. “Media, democracy and development are complimentary to each other. One is stagnant without the other,” he said at an award-giving ...

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Avijit murder case: Police prepare chargesheet accusing six

Dhaka, Feb 18 : Police have prepared a chargesheet accusing six people, including sacked Major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque, a suspected coordinator of the banned militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, and Shafiur Rahman Farabi, in a case filed over the murder of blogger Avijit Roy. Monirul Islam, the chief of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTT) unit, came up with the information at ...

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3 new banks get LoI for final approval

Bangladesh Bank’s Board of Directors on Sunday approved to issue Letter of Intent (LoI) in favour of three new banks — Bengal Commercial Bank, The Citizen Bank and People’s Bank.   Bangladesh Bank executive director Abu Farah M Naser revealed this to media, reports BSS.  “Through the approval, the central bank will issue LoI in favour of the three banks. ...

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Govt to take steps to hold united Ijtema next yr: State Minister

Photo: The Akheri Munajat of the followers of Maulana Jubair Hassan of the 54th Biswa Ijtema was held on the bank of the Turag River at Tongi here on Saturday. Gazipur, Feb 18 : State minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah on Monday said that government will take initiative for holding a unified Biswa Ijtema  with presence of the ...

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Bangladesh, UAE sign four MoUs on big projects

Photo: State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Narsul Hamid and ENOC Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi sign one of the MoUs. Abu Dhabi, Feb 17 : Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday signed four memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on establishing port, industrial park, supply and setting up LNG terminal, power plants and a special ...

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Richer segments’ will a must to tackle challenges of climate change: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the ‘will’ of the richer segments of societies – everywhere – to act ambitiously against climate change as there are enormous amount of science, technology, innovation and finance to address the problem, reports news agency United News Bangladesh (UNB) “Let me also say we’ve enormous amount of science – technology – innovation – finance ...

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Rain damages stalls, thousands of books at Ekushey book fair

Unexpected heavy rainfall has flooded some book stalls at the Ekushey book fair, causing damage to many books. Dhaka dwellers witnessed around 20mm rain on Sunday morning. Commuters such as school and officer-goers faced a whole number of issues. Amid sporadic rainfall and gusty wind, book stall owners rushed to the fair ground and found that many of their stalls ...

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BTRC now blocks 176 gambling sites

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Sunday has blocked 176 related websites following directives from the government high ups. The BTRC asked all the internet gateway and Telecom department to run internet safety solution programme to block the sites, a BTRC spokesperson told media about the development. According to the BTRC officials, the telecom regulator has forwarded the order this ...

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PM arrives in Abu Dhabi from Germany

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File Photo Abu Dhabi (UAE), Feb 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday morning from Germany on an official visit to attend the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX-2019) to be held in Abu Dhabi later in the day. The aircraft carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at ...

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5 killed, 10 injured in Cumilla road crash

At least five people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident on Dhaka-Chattogram highway at Gangrai in Chauddagram upazila of Cumilla on Sunday morning. The accident took place when a bus crashed into a truck from backside. The deceased were identified as Aslam Mollah, 62, resident of Chandramohon Uttarpara village in Khulsi, Hashi, 50, resident of Saahipar ...

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