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‘Sundarbans Day’ being observed today

Amid environmentalists’ outcry over setting up Rampal Thermal Power Plant, ‘Sundarbans Day’ is being observed in the country’s costal districts today (Sunday) to raise awareness among people about the importance of protecting the world’s largest mangrove forest. The day has been being unofficially observed on February 14 since 2002 with various programmes. Different press clubs, Sundarbans Academy and other social ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated

The Saraswati Puja is being celebrating today  with traditional gaiety and religious fervour. Puja began at 8am with prayers at the pandals and at homes across the country. Saraswati, a mythological companion of Lord Brahma, is the personification of knowledge, arts, science and crafts. On the occasion, students alongside Hindu communities at different institutions arranged the puja and various other ...

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US eyes better relations with Bangladesh

The United States Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has underscored the necessity of strengthening the bilateral relations to a new height with Bangladesh, saying his government considers Bangladesh as an important partner. He made the remark when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam met with him, according to a message received here from Washington on Saturday. Shahriar ...

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Celebrating Pohela Falgun

Thousands are celebrating the Pohela Falgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the Dhaka University premises on Saturday. Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Spring, the people are in line for welcoming Falgun with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances. The day is the first day of the Bengali ...

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Huge expansion in central body likely

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD :: The BNP plans to form its national executive and other committees and sub-committees by accommodating over 700 members, thereby doubling the size of the previous committees, said party sources. The party will amend its constitution to accommodate a larger number of party leaders in its committees, including standing committee, national executive committee, advisory councils and sub-committees ...

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Code of conduct for both sitting, retd judges: CJ

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday said that sitting and retired judges, who enjoy state facilities, would abide by their code of conduct. The Chief Justice  made the comment when Justice Nozrul Islam Chowdhury, who recently retired as a High Court judge, appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, who had been convicted of ...

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Ershad says he is ashamed!

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Mohammad Ershad, has said that he has to hang his head in shame, as the JP could manage to win just one mayoral post, out of the 400 municipalities. People are making fun of the party. “They say that since you are part of the government, why should we vote for you. It’s better we ...

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BTRC orders GP not to hinder audit process

The Bangladesh Tele-communication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday ordered the country’s leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone (GP) not to hinder the ongoing audit of the company. This move came following complains from auditing firm Toha Khan Zaman & Co that GP has not been helping the audit to run smoothly, although the work started three months earlier. The auditors will ...

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HC orders emergency services for injured persons at all hospitals

The High Court on Wednesday directed the government to take necessary steps for providing emergency medical services to all critically injured persons in government and private hospitals across the country In response to a writ petition, the court ordered the government to submit a report on the progress of ensuring emergency medical services for traffic accident victims under the National ...

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Bangabandhu portrait distorted by graphic designer, says Latif

MA Latif, Awami League lawmaker from Chittagong-11 constituency, on Monday held a graphic designer responsible for distorting a portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The picture of Bangabandhu that the MP had sent to the designer did not have enough resolution to make a large portrait, and therefore, to find an alternative way, they had distorted it, he said. Referring ...

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