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45th Victory Day being observed today

The 45th Victory Day is being observed today, Wednesday, in the country with due solemnity and rich tributes paid to the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971. The day commenced with a 31-gun salute followed by rich tributes of president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina at National Memorial at Savar in the early hours. On this day ...

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No IS; motives behind recent incidents domestic: PM

Ruling out again the existence of militant outfit Islamic State (IS) in Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said investigations have revealed that the motives behind recent incidents in the country were primarily domestic. “There’s no IS in Bangladesh…So far probes into the [recent] incidents [killings] have revealed that their [killers] motives were primarily domestic, and our law enforcement ...

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BTRC’s idle money to set up bus WiFi, rural connectivity

The much-talked about social obligatory fund (SOF) of the telecom regulator would be used for expanding connectivity in remote areas, setting up WiFi at student carrying public bus and financing at technology-based innovation. “We’ve decided primarily to use the SOF, which remains idle, for expanding connectivity in remote and rural areas in both ways – optical fiber and wireless connection ...

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Only open democratic process can help achieve full potential: US

Appreciating Bangladesh’s leadership role in crucial areas, the United States on Sunday said every country, including Bangladesh, can only achieve its full potential when national debates are channeled through ‘peaceful and open democratic process’. Visiting US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs-Designate Thomas A Shannon said, “Municipal elections are coming up later this month and I hope everyone will make ...

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Hasina flags off Padma bridge’s main structure work

A bridge over the mighty Padma river was dreamt of a decade and a half ago. The goal was to establish a direct roadway between the capital and the southern districts of Bangladesh. The first step towards turning that dream into a reality has been taken. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the construction of the 6.15 km multipurpose bridge’s ...

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The UK’s International Development Minister Baroness Verma concludes visit to Bangladesh

Baroness Verma, the UK’s Minister for International Development has concluded her three day visit wishing a stronger Bangladesh who can lead its own development. During her stay, she visited UK funded projects in Dhaka to hear from beneficiaries how UK aid is transforming lives. She met a range of people including development and private sector partners, civil society representatives, as ...

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HC summons 2 high-ups of education directorate

The High Court on Wednesday summoned two top officials of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) to appear before it on January 5 for violating its order on cancellation of monthly payment orders (MPOs) of five college teachers. Director General Fahima Khatun and Assistant Director Helal Uddin have been summoned to explain why they have ordered five teachers ...

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Irregularities done by AL chief: Fakhrul

The BNP has blamed the Awami League chief for irregularities by nominating more than one candidate for a mayor post in the upcoming municipal election. Sheikh Hasina, who is authorised to nominate mayoral candidates on behalf of the party, sent letters to election office mentioning more than one candidate in several municipalities, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir ...

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‘Motive’ behind BNP’s polls joining unclear: Hanif

Awami League joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif on Wednesday said the ‘motive’ behind BNP’s participation in the municipal polls, slated for December 30, is not clear. “Hearing BNP leaders’ remarks over municipal polls it seems they’re perhaps conspiring to make the election controversial,” he told a press conference at the Awami League president’s Dhanmondi political office in the city. About ...

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New pay scale notification in a week: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Wednesday said that the gazette notification on the new pay scale for all government officials and employees will be published in a week. The minister said that the notification is presently being processed by the Law Ministry, will reach the Finance Ministry in a day or two, and that the formal notification will be issue ...

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