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Widow allowance to be introduced in Dhaka soon: Menon

DHAKA, May 24, 2018 : Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon today said the government would take necessary measures to introduce widow allowances in Dhaka soon. “Except Dhaka, widows across the country are getting allowances…. We are realizing that widows in Dhaka should be given allowances,” he told a function at the AGB Colony Community Centre here, an official release ...

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Govt’s ties with India one-sided, says BNP

Dhaka, May 24 : BNP on Thursday alleged that the government has failed to make any progress on the much-sought Teesta water-sharing deal over the last eight years as its relations with India are unilateral ones. “Awami League has been talking about signing the Teesta deal over the last eight years.  Sheikh Hasina couldn’t bring even a bucket of water ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina flies to Kolkata tomorrow

DHAKA, May 24, 2018 :  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here for Kolkata tomorrow morning on a two-day official visit to India at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. During the visit, the premier will attend the Visva Bharati University Convocation at Shantiniketan as the guest of honour and will receive honorary Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) Degree from ...

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Eid train ticket sale now to start on June 1

Photo: Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque briefing the reporters at Railway Bhaban office on Thursday. Dhaka, May 24 : The authorities of Bangladesh Railway have decided to start the sale of train tickets on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on June 1, a day ahead of its earlier announced date. Railways Minister M Mazibul Hoque came up with the announcement at ...

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M A Mannan is transforming the face of Jagannathpur and South Sunamganj

Bangla Mirror Desk:   Since the independence there has been many elected parliamentarian in Sunamganj-3, however, none has accomplished so much development works as the current MP and State Minister for Finance and Planning M A Mannan.  This two Upozills have been dramatically changed since the election of current MP.  After the current Government was elected for the second term, ...

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No progress over Teesta deal, indicates FM

Photo: Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Foreign Secretary M Shabidul Haque at press briefing at Foreign Ministry on Wednesday. Dhaka, May 23 : Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday indicated that there is no progress over Teesta water-sharing deal saying that the purpose of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Kolkata visit ...

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Plan for 23,252 MW power underway

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 : Plan to construct 21 power plants, including private sector ones, in the country is underway to generate 23,252 megawatt (MW) of electricity. “The government is constructing 47 power plants having 13,771 MW generation capacity and those will begin operation in phases from 2018 to 2024,” State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid ...

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Tofail invites Canadian investment in SEZs

DHAKA, May 23, 2018 : Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed today invited Canadian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s special economic zones (SEZs). “Canadian investors would benefit making investment in the SEZ,” he told Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Prefontaine during a view exchange meeting at his ministry office. Mentioning that Bangladesh is developing 100 SEZs at the initiative of Prime ...

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Khaleda’s health deteriorating for unhealthy jail condition: BNP

  BNP senior leaders attending a press briefing at party head office in Nayapaltan. File Photo Dhaka, May 23 : BNP on Wednesday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia is living in prison like in hell in an unhealthy condition amid sects and damp room of the abandoned Old Dhaka Central Jail. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s ...

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Provide stipends among poor students properly: PM

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the 5th meeting of the Education Assistance Trust Fund on Wednesday. Dhaka, May 23 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday directed the officials concerned to take steps to properly provide stipends and other assistance among poor and meritorious students under the Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Trust Fund. The directive came at the 5th ...

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