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AL 741, BNP 668 among 3,568 UP chairman aspirants

A total of 3,568 chairman aspirants, including 741 of ruling Awami League and 668 of BNP, have filed their nomination papers in 738 Union Parishads (UPs) to contest the first phase of election slated for March 22. According to statistics provided by the Election Commission Secretariat, 25 chairman candidates are, however, set to be elected unopposed as their UPs got ...

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4G to be introduced within this year: Tarana State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim on Tuesday said the government would introduce the 4th generation (4G) mobile phone service in Bangladesh within this year.   Tarana made the assertion while replying to a question of treasury bench member Begum Mahjabin Khaled in the Jatiya Sangsad, BSS reports.   Besides ...

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Amar Ekushey today

The nation observes the Amar Ekushey and the International Mother Language Day today, paying a glowing tribute to the martyrs of the historic language movement of 1952. Sowing the very seeds of a unique nationhood based on language and culture, valiant sons of the soil, including Salam, Barkat, Rafiq, Jabbar and Shafiur made the supreme sacrifice during the language movement ...

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6 BD nationals detained in Malaysia

Malaysian Immigration Department has detained six Bangladesh nationals as the Southeast Asian country launched countrywide drive against the illegal migrants staying there, reports UNB. A total 971 illegal migrants were held in an overnight crackdown nationwide. Among the detainees, 161 are Nepalese, 10 Indonesians, 8 Myanmar nationals, four Sri Lankans, one Indian and 22 Chinese nationals, according to Malaysian media ...

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Book fair draws huge crowd on Ekushey eve

Book wormers, in their hundreds, thronged the Ekushey book fair on the Bangla Academy premises with the spirit of love for their mother tongue on Saturday, hours before the observance of Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day. Though the Ekushey Book Fair usually draws huge crowd on Saturday as a weekly holiday, it turned abuzz on the eve Amar ...

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‘Tree Man’ undergoes successful surgery on right hand

‘Tree Man’ Abul Bajandar, who was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with a rare skin disease, underwent a successful surgery on his right hand on Saturday, reports UNB. Quoting Chief Coordinator of the National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Dr Samanta Lal Sen, UNB said the operation was conducted on all his five fingers separately without any complications. ...

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Banks to remain open in 36 dists Saturday

All the scheduled banks will remain open in 36 districts on Saturday to facilitate depositing of security money by union parishad (UP) election candidate for submitting their nomination papers. A Bangladesh Bank circular, referring to a letter of the Election Commission, gave the instruction to the banks in this regard. The central bank also asked the banks to pay due ...

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Filing cases against Mahfuz Anam not attack on media: Joy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said the recent cases filed against Editor and Publisher of The Daily Star cannot be considered as attack on the media. “This is not an attack on the media. It is also not even criminal litigation. It is civil litigation. This is what happens in all countries with a modern ...

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Foreign workers recruitment including Bangladesh ‘suspended’ in Malaysia

Malaysia has decided to ‘suspend’ the recruitment of all foreign workers, to Malaysia, including Bangladeshis those from Bangladesh. “We urge all employers to recruit local workers,” said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who is also Home Minister, after meeting Army personnel at Kem Muara Tuang on Friday. The announcement came hours after the Human Resources Minister ...

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Muhith dissatisfied over ADP implementation rate

Bangladesh needs high rate to improve implementation of Annual Development Programme (ADP), according to Finance Minister AMA Abdul Muhith. But it achieved only 93 to 95% rate. This rate is not enough to achieve high ambitious budget, Muhith said. He voiced his dissatisfaction during the Parliament session Parliament while participating in general discussions on the President’s speech. A special project ...

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