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40th BCS: Record 412,532 applications submitted, preli in April

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) said a total of 412,532 candidates applied for 40th BCS. This is a record in PSC history as there has never been such a huge number of applications in any competitive examination under the commission. PSC chairman Mohammad Sadiq said the preliminary test of the 40th BCS may be taken in April this year. The ...

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Remove illegal establishments from roads within a week: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday ordered the authorities concerned to remove all the illegal establishments along roads and highways across the country within a week.   The minister came up with the directive while visiting Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Chandra in the district.  Talking about Jatiya Oikya Front’s demand for arranging a fresh election, Quader said, “It’s ...

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Schedule for women reserved seats next week: EC

The Election Commission will declare the election schedule in the next week for the reserved seats for women in the Jatiya Sangsad. “The polls schedule for the women reserved seats will be announced in the next week… As per the seats secured by the political parties in the last general election, Awami League will get 43 seats, Jatiya Party four, ...

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50MW Kaptai Lake solar project awaits ADB fund approval

Kaptai Lake. File photo Dhaka, Jan 11 : The Power Division is now waiting for a positive note from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) about its financing to implement a 50MW floating solar project in the Kaptai Lake, official sources said. “We’ve heard the executive board of the donor agency [ADB] has approved a financing proposal in this regard. But, ...

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16 Rohingyas held in Cumilla

Photo: 16 Rohingyas are arrested from Bagra in Brahmanpara upazila on Thursday, Jan 10, 2019. Cumilla, Jan 11 : Police arrested 16 Rohingyas from Bagra in Brahmanpara upazila on Thursday. The arrestees are Hamida Begum, 60, Sabbir Ahmed, 30, Sabbir’s wife Hasina Begum, 30, Sabbir’s four children—Jabed, 12, Saber, 10, Majid, 6 and Sadek, 2, Hamid Nur, 25, Hamid’s wife ...

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Shipping Ministry’s pending works to be completed soon: State Minister

Newly appointed State Minister of Shipping Ministry Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday said the pending works of the ministry will be completed soon.   “I’ve a goal to implement the election manifesto of Awami League and all works will be implemented as per the manifesto,” said the minister while exchanging views with the officials of the ministry at the Secretariat.  ...

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Ershad named parliament opposition leader

Jatiya Paty Chairman HM Ershad has been approved as leader of the opposition party in the parliament. On Thursday, Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury also ratified Jatiya Party co-chairman GM Quader as deputy leader of the opposition. The parliament secretariat issued a statement on Thursday confirming the ratifications. Jatiya Party is now the second largest fraction in the parliament with 22 ...

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Bangladesh improves position in World Passport Index

Dhaka, Jan 10 : Bangladesh has ranked 97th in the updated Henley Passport Index, gaining three notches up from its previous ranking. With visa-free access to 41 countries, Bangladesh is holding the 97th position jointly with Lebanon, Libya and South Sudan, according to the index released on Wednesday. As for the neighbouring countries, Pakistan ranked 102nd (visa-free access to 33 ...

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BB heist: Philippine court jails former RCBC manager

Maia Santos-Deguito, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation branch manager. file photo Dhaka, Jan 10 : A Philippine court on Thursday held former manager of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), Maia Santos-Deguito, guilty of money laundering offenses in connection with the $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist. In the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 149’s 26-page decision, Deguito was sentenced to 4-7 years ...

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Homecoming Day: PM pays tributes to Bangabandhu

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi on Thursday, Jan 10. Dhaka, Jan 10 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday paid homage to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the occasion of the Homecoming Day of the architect ...

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