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Govt firmly believes in freedom of press: PM

She says she’ll provide Tk 20 cr for Bangladesh Journalists’ Welfare Trus Dhaka, Sept 19 : Reiterating that the government firmly believes in freedom of press, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the journalists to play a constructive and responsible role that will be helpful for the country’s development. “The government firmly believes in freedom of press, but attention ...

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Gov’t to adopt framework on migration governance

IOM to provide technical support Photo: Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque addressing a workshop in the city on Tuesday. Dhaka, Sept 19 : Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Tuesday said there is no denying that international migration is providing unequivocal scope for Bangladesh to unlock potentials for sustainable development. “A nation’s effort in building a beneficial and responsible migration ...

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Ctg journo Raisul Haq Bahar passes away

Photo: Veteran journalist and freedom fighter AKM Raisul Haq Bahar. Chattogram, Sept 19 : Veteran journalist and freedom fighter AKM Raisul Haq Bahar, passed away at a hospital in the port city on Tuesday night. He was 66. Raisul Haq, assistant editor of Dainik Purbakon, breathed his last due to cardiac arrest at Max Hospital around 11 pm, said Reaz ...

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Sheikh Hasina, Modi open Bangladesh-India oil pipeline

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said she looks forward to continued support from India for the development of Bangladesh.   “I look forward to continued support from the government of India in our development pursuit. I’m quite sure we’ll get such many happy events in the days ahead for the welfare of our people,” she said.  Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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70 Bangladeshi students get Australia Awards Scholarships for 2019

Dhaka, Sept 18 : A total of 70 Bangladeshi students have been selected for Australia Awards Scholarships for 2019, said the Australian High Commission to Bangladesh on Tuesday. This year more than 600 Bangladeshis applied for the scholarships. The selected awardees will commence their master’s level studies in Australian universities in February 2019. The awardees will undertake degrees at several ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 3,825.34 crore project to procure 1.5 lakh EVMs

Photo: Members of Executive Committee of the National Economic Council at the weekly ECNEC meeting held at the NEC conference room on Tuesday. Dhaka, Sept 18 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared a Tk 3,825.34 crore project to procure 1.5 lakh electronic voting machines (EVMs). The approval came from the weekly Ecnec meeting ...

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Verdict in August 21 grenade attack case October 10

A speedy trial tribunal in Dhaka has fixed October 10 to deliver its verdict in two cases filed over the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital in 2004.   After hearing the closing arguments, Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 fixed the date on Tuesday.  The court also rejected the bail of ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina unveils ‘World Skills Bangladesh’ logo

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday unveiled the logo of ‘World Skills Bangladesh’ at cabinet meeting. “At the onset of cabinet meeting today, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the logo of ‘World Skills Bangladesh’ for branding Bangladesh at the 45th ‘World Skills Competition’ to be held in Russia in 2019,” said a official of NSDC Secretariat.   The competition will ...

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Multi-tier security in city ahead of Ashura: DMP chief

Photo: DMP Commissioner Asadzuzzaman Mia briefs reporters after examining security preparations at Hossaini Dalan in Old Dhaka on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Dhaka, Sept 18 : The law enforcers have taken multi-tier security measures in the capital to ensure smooth observance of Holy Ashura scheduled to be held on Friday. “Although there is no specific threat targeting Imambara of Husaini ...

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Netherlands to help Bangladesh implement Delta Plan 2100

Photo: Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (right) with Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal. Dhaka, Sept 18 : The Netherlands has assured of supporting Bangladesh to implement the Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100. Dutch Minister for Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen expressed her government’s readiness in this regard to Ambassador of Bangladesh ...

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