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EC not working at govt’s order: Quader on Dhaka city polls

  Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Thursday said the government is not interfering with elections to the Dhaka south (DSCC) and north (DNCC) city corporations. “The Election Commission (EC) is not working at the order of the government. It is working independently,” he told reporters, responding to BNP’s allegation of influencing the EC’s work. He said the ...

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Information Minister meets Modi

Photo: Courtesy Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. Modi termed the unprecedented progress of Bangladesh as wonderful and requested the Information Minister to send his warm regards to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The Indian Prime Minister also called on other ministers from different countries on the occasion of the ongoing ...

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Bangladesh Betar gets first woman director general

The Bangladesh Betar has got a first ever woman director general (DG) as Hosne Ara Talukder, director for news at the state-run radio, has been promoted to the highest post of the office. The establishment ministry on Wednesday issued an official notification in this regard. Born in Dhanbari upazila of Tangail district, Hosne Ara Talukder joined the Bangladesh Civil Service ...

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Climate change to displace 4 cr people in Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in the Parliament during her question-answer session on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said there is a possibility that 4 crore people of 70 upazilas in the country’s 19 districts might be displaced due to climate change. “The average temperature of Bangladesh has increased by one degree in ...

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Bangladesh wants UAE opens all sectors for recruitments of its nationals

UAE admires overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh Photo: Courtesy Bangladesh has urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make an official declaration on opening of recruitment for Bangladesh nationals in all sectors in the UAE. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen met Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE during the ...

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Australia, Bangladesh are great friends: High Commissioner Niblett

Outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett & her spouse Dr Peter Shannon. Photo: Courtesy Outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett has said Australia and Bangladesh will continue to work together on various fronts, including the humanitarian response to the Rohingya crisis. “Australia and Bangladesh are great friends,” Niblett and her spouse Dr Peter Shannon said in ...

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Bangladesh’s Rabab Fatima elected President of UNICEF Executive Board

Ambassador Rabab Fatima, Bangladesh’s Permanent Representative (PR) to the United Nations, has been unanimously elected President of the UNICEF Executive Board at elections held Tuesday at the UN Headquarters in New York. Serving alongside her as Vice-Presidents will be the PRs of Lithuania and Morocco, and DPRs of Brazil and Switzerland, according to a message from the Bangladesh Permanent Mission ...

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PM leaves Abu Dhabi for home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Abu Dhabi for home this afternoon wrapping up her three-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage members took off from the Abu Dhabi International Airport at 6.05pm (local time). Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran saw the premier off ...

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Bangladesh on track to attain SDGs: PM

PID photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Bangladesh is already on track to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the country gained a remarkable success in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “We achieved a spectacular success in achieving MDGs and we’re already on track to achieve SDGs,” she said while replying to a question in an interview ...

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3.15km of Padma Bridge visible as 21st span installed

The 21st span of the much-awaited Padma Bridge was installed on Tuesday afternoon. With this installation, 3.15-km of the mega structure has now been visible. The 21st span among the total 41 was placed between the 32nd and the 33rd pillars at the Jajira point of the bridge around 3.00 pm, said Dewan Abdul Quader, an executive engineer of the ...

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