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President asks PSC to recruit Class III, IV employees through it

President M Abdul Hamid on Sunday asked members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to take necessary steps to recruit Class III and Class IV employees through the competitive examinations under the PSC. “Recruit Class III and Class IV employees through PSC . . . And it would save time and reduce sufferings of the job seekers as well,” the ...

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Worthy citizens needed to sustain recognition as developing country: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is committed to sustaining the recognition as a developing country by expanding education, and having an upskilled workforce, worthy citizens. “Bangladesh today is a developing country. We have to maintain that recognition, and for this we need to expand education, and have skilled workforce, worthy citizens,” she said. The Prime Minister said ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh confirms 8 more deaths, 385 new cases

Bangladesh confirmed eight more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Sunday at 8am, taking the toll at 8,408. Some 385 new cases were also found over the period, taking the tally at 546,216. Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure issuing a press release on Sunday afternoon. The latest day’s infection rate was ...

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2 get death, 9 others life term for killing four labourers in Narayanganj

A Narayangnaj court sentenced two men to death and nine others to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing four labourers in Fatullah upazila of Narayanganj. Judge of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Sabina Yasmin handed down the verdict in presence of the nine accused on Sunday afternoon. The death row convict are: Tajul Islam and Mohi ...

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Court turns down petition to take Kishore in remand

A Dhaka court on Sunday rejected a petition filed to take cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in remand, in connection with a case filed under Digital Security Act. Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Jashim passed the order after Barrister Jyotirmoy Barua submitted an application before the court on Sunday. Earlier on Tuesday, Md Afchhar Ahmed, sub-inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, ...

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JCD men clash with police at Press Club

The leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), clashed with police at National Press Club in the capital on Sunday morning as police ‘obstructed them from holding a rally’. Witnesses said JCD activists gathered in front the Jatiya Press Club around 11 am to stage a protest against the government’s move to ...

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Five get life term for killing man in Khulna

A Khulna court on Sunday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in a case filed over the murder of a man in Koira upazila of Khulna in 2013. Judge of Additional District and Sessions Judge Court Md Yarab Hossain delivered the verdict in presence of the accused at 11:30 am. The court also fined them Tk 20,000 each, in ...

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Fifth phase of voting underway in 29 municipalities

The fifth phase of voting has begun in 29 municipalities across the country where nearly 1.4 million voters are looking to elect new representatives to the posts of mayor, councillor and reserved councillor. The polls opened at 8:00 am Sunday and voting will continue until 4:00 pm without any interruptions. The police administration has taken adequate security measures to avert ...

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Schools, colleges to reopen Mar 30

The government has decided to reopen schools and colleges across the country with physical presence of teachers and students on March 30. Considering slight improvement on Covid-19 situation, the government decided to allow the on-ground academic activities at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the conference room of the cabinet division Saturday evening. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni presided over the ...

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Bangladesh’s graduation from LDC: PM says all credit goes to people

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said Bangladesh’s graduation from the group of the least developed countries (LDCs) to a developing country stemmed from her government’s relentless efforts, planning and hard work for the last 12 years. “The people of the country did all these things. Remaining there in the government, we just gave policy support to create the scope. ...

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