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No HSC, equivalent exams this year: Education Minister

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Wednesday said that the no HSC and its equivalent exams will be held this year. She said the evaluation of the candidates of this year’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will be done in a new and different way. The minister came up with the discloser during a press brief through an ...

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Protection of all human rights of utmost importance to Bangladesh: Rabab Fatima

Bangladesh Permanent Representative Ambassador Rabab Fatima has reiterated Bangladesh’s unflinching commitment in promoting and protecting human rights at the general debate of the Third Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Bangladesh has been promoting and protecting all human rights of its population in a people-centric and ‘whole-of-society’ approach, she said on Monday. She also shared ...

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Protests against rapes continue at Shahbagh

Several organisations formed human chains at Shahbagh in the capital on Wednesday to protest against rapes in Bangladesh. The protestors under the banner of ‘Save Our Women – Bangladesh’, a non-profit organisation, and different other progressive organisations took to the streets of Shahbagh to demand amendment to the laws regarding rape and speedy trials of rapists. The organisations also demanded ...

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MP-elect Nurzzaman Biswas took oath

MP-elect Nurzzaman Biswas, who has been elected in by-polls to Pabna-4 constituency recently with Awami League ticket, took oath on Wednesday. Speaker of Jaitya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Nurzzaman at the parliament in the capital. Deputy speaker Mohammad Fazle Rabbi Miah, chief whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury, whip Iqbalur Rahim and Mahabub Ara Begum Gini, Nadira Yasmin ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 123-cr project to create self-employment opportunities

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday cleared a new project involving Tk 123 crore to create self-employment opportunities and alleviate poverty by expanding the activities of Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC), giving importance to women in the training programmes. ECNEC also approved three revised projects, raising their total cost by Tk 1,536 crore. The ...

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International Forum for Secular Bangladesh, Finland Committee Formed

  Helsinki, Finland:   At a meeting in Finland’s capital Helsinki’s Vapaa-ajattelijat (Finnish Freethinkers’ Association) office on 5 October, the full Committee of International Forum for Secular Bangladesh (IFSB), Finland, was formed. Leaders of several a Finnish secular organisation was present in the event alongside members and leaders of the Finish Bangladeshi community. Moderated by Dr. Mojibur Doftori, Forum for Secular ...

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Clashes continuing at Kutupalong Rohingya camp, 4 killed

Four Rohingya men were killed in sporadic clashes between two rival groups at Kutupalong camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar district on Tuesday night. The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. The clashes took place in between Block D and Block E around 8:30 pm within a span of a day of another clash which also ...

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PM happy with quality of rice at govt warehouses

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed her satisfaction at the quality of preserved rice at government warehouses. She observed the specimens of boiled and Atap rice collected from CSD and LSD from across the country during Boro and Aman seasons, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. He said that the Prime Minister asked the authorities concerned to transfer preserved ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 30 more die, 1,499 infected in 24 hours

Thirty more people have died of coronavirus or Covid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 5,405 people died of the fatal disease in Bangladesh so far. At the same time, 1, 499 people have been infected with Covid-19. Till now, some 3,71,631 people infected with coronavirus in the country. Directorate General of Health ...

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Madrasah super held in Kushtia for ‘violating female student’

Police on Monday night arrested a superintendent of a local madrasah from Mirpur upazila in Kushtia district for allegedly violating a female student. The arrestee was identified as Maulana Abdul Quader, the superintendent of Sirajul Ulum Mariamun Nesa Madrasah in Swarupdah Chakpara area. Quoting the victim’s family members, Abdul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Mirpur Police Station, said the victim was a ...

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