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Bangabhaban set to swear in new members to cabinet

With a little more over a year left of the government’s term, the cabinet is expanding with the president’s office all prepared to hold the oath-taking ceremony Tuesday. The Bangabhaban has informed the press that President Md Abdul Hamid is scheduled to swear-in the new cabinet members at 6:30pm. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is also expected to join. A Bangabhaban ...

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Comilla court orders BNP chief Khaleda’s arrest in 2015 firebombing on bus

Arrest warrants have been issued against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and 54 others over an arson attack on a bus that killed eight people in Comilla three years ago. The bus was firebombed on the night of Feb 3, 2015, during a countrywide transport blockade enforced by the BNP. On Tuesday, a court in Comilla accepted the chargesheet by police ...

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Teachers on strike unmoved by assurances from Education Minister Nahid

Teachers on hunger strike to demand government pay have continued their protest despite assurances from Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid that he received the finance minister’s consent to sign up approved educational institutions for the monthly pay order or MPO. Binoy Bhushan Roy, general secretary of non-MPO Educational Institution Teacher-Staff Federation, said the strike would continue until a date was ...

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Hasina foresees further progress, development in 2018

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent her New Year’s greetings to the people of Bangladesh. “This is the English New Year,” Hasina said at the inauguration of the 23rd Dhaka International Trade Fair on Monday. “Let me say to everyone, Happy New Year! It is my hope that the New Year will bring progress and development.” Hasina’s cabinet colleagues, members ...

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JSC, JDC pass rate 83.65%

Around 83.65 percent students have passed on average in Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations in 2017. The total number of passed students stands at 20,18,271. The individual passing rate is 83.10% in JSC and 86.80% in JDC. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid handed over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at ...

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PEC pass rate 95.18%, Ebtedayee 92.94%

Around 95.18 percent students have passed Primary Education Completion (PEC) while 92.94 percent students have passed Ebtedayee examinations in 2017. Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman handed over the copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban at around 11:00am Saturday (December 30). The results will be disclosed at a press briefing in the noon. The ...

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PM inaugurates 28 developmental projects in Jessore

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of 28 development projects in Jessore. The Premier made the inauguration while attending a rally organized by Awami League in Jessore central Eidgah maidan on Sunday afternoon (Dec 31). The 17 projects inaugurated by the PM are- the Waterlogging Removing Project of the Kapotakkhya River (first phase), the expansion work ...

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Sirajganj road crash kills 5

At least five were killed as a bus rammed an autorickshaw on Bogra-Nagarbari Highway at Baghabari area of Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Sunday (December 31). The deceased were identified as Abdur Razzak, 45, Serajul Islam, 32, Towhidur Rahman, 28, Shamim Hossain, 26, and Arifa Begum 26. Shahjadpur Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Khaja Golam Kibria told that a Dhaka-bound bus ...

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Missing for four months, BNP leader, businessman Sadat Ahmed arrested

Police have arrested Syed Sadat Ahmed, a BNP leader and businessman who went missing over four months ago, in Dhaka. Police’s Detective Branch Additional Deputy Commissioner Md Yusuf Ali told that they arrested Sadat in Rampura around 9:30pm on Saturday. The charges against him included an arson attack on a car, the police officer said. DB Joint Commissioner Abdul Baten said ...

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35.42 crore free textbooks to be distributed on Monday

Some 35.42 crore (exact figure 35,42,90,162) textbooks will be distributed among the students of primary to intermediate-level across the country in 2018 academic year on Monday. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will distribute books at the complex of Azimpur Girls’ School and College at 10 am while Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman will provide free text books among ...

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