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ECNEC approves 11 projects involving Taka 7,424 crore

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved 11 development projects involving Taka 7,423.72 crore including one to set up RAB headquarters in the capital with Taka 495.10 crore. The approval came from the 17th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC Conference Room in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson ...

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Over 500 BNP men held in 5 days: Rizvi

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said over 500 leaders and activists of BNP have been arrested in last five days across the country including Dhaka. He made the claim at a press briefing in BNP’s Naya Paltan central office on Sunday noon (February 4). The senior BNP leader said a total of 35 BNP men were arrested ...

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Swiss President Berset in Dhaka

Switzerland President Alain Berset arrives in Dhaka on Sunday noon (Feb 4) on a four-day official visit to Bangladesh. A special flight carrying president Berset landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 1:15pm where Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid welcomed him with red carpet reception. From airport, President Berset will be escorted to hotel Sonargaon where he will be staying during ...

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Govt. can’t afford fulfill demand without plan: PM

Pointing out the street agitation of a particular section of the teachers to press home their various demands, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government cannot afford to fulfill many demands without plan and budgetary allocation. “We are trying to help every people either in the public or private sector and the government is careful so that none is deprived. ...

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Khaleda to sit with BNP standing committee members tonight 

A day after her meeting with her party’s national executive committee, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to sit with the party’s standing committee members tonight (Sunday night) to work out its future course of action. The meeting is scheduled to begin around 8:30 pm at the BNP chief’s Gulshan office, her media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan told  that. ...

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5 teachers suspended for negligence of duty at SSC exam hall 

Five assistant teachers of different schools in Matlab South upazila have been suspended for negligence of duty in the SSC examinations on Saturday. They were discharging duties at the exam halls at Matlab J B Pilot High School Centre when Bengali 2nd paper exam was held. The teachers are Md Khorshed Alam Majumder and Khokan Chandra Majumder- assistant teachers of ...

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Ekushey Book Fair: Poetry books published most, sold least

Poetry books are dominating the book fair as 45 new titles hit the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair till Feb 3. Visiting the fair and talking to the publishers on Saturday, UNB found that poetry books outnumbered novels, short-story and essay books but sale proceeds are still very low. They said readers are interested in buying novel and fiction books. ...

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No trust in caretaker govt, says Ershad

Mentioning that they do not trust any caretaker government, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Saturday said the next general election will be held as per the Constitution. “The caretaker government didn’t do justice to us,” he said while speaking at a roadside rally of his party in Birganj upazila. The Jatiya Party chief also announced to field party candidates ...

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BNP leader Nazrul Islam hospitalised

BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan was admitted to a city hospital on Saturday evening as he fell sick. Nazrul Islam complained of chest pain while he was at the BNP executive committee meeting at a city hotel, said BNP chairperson’s media wing member Sayrul Kabir Khan. He said, later, the BNP leader was taken to United Hospital around ...

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Bhutanese PM for importing more drugs from Bangladesh

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has expressed eagerness to import more medicine from Bangladesh saying that Bangladesh’s drugs are becoming popular increasingly in Bhutan because of high quality. The Bhutanese premier said this during the meeting with industries minister Amir Hossain Amu who is now in India to join ‘Advantage Assam’, an international investment conference held in Assam, according to ...

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