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Padma bridge ‘conspirators’ to be tried: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the parliament today that the ‘conspirators’ of the Padma bridge project will be tried under the country’s existing laws. “The Anti-Corruption Commission has carried out an investigation against those who were involved in a conspiracy to create obstacles towards implementing the Padma bridge project,” the PM said. In a reply to lawmakers’ queries, the PM ...

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President asks EC to work with people’s confidence

President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday asked the Election Commission to work with people’s confidence and maintain its reputation as it is a constitutional body. The President said this when Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad and commissioners Mohammad Abdul Mobarak, Mohammad Abu Hafiz and Brigadier General (retd) Md Zabed Ali met him at Bangabhaban, UNB reports. During the meeting, the ...

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The sisters indomitable

Refusing to be written off by blindness since birth, four sisters from Patia of Chittagong defied all odds and went on to pursue higher education at Chittagong University. Three of them are now primary schoolteachers. They recently had training on digital content development. The photo was taken at Teachers Training College in the capital last month. Photo: Amran Hossain Wasim ...

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Surgery for Bangladesh’s ‘tree man’ to remove warts

Abul Bajandar, a father of one, said he tried cutting the warts when they first appeared, but it was extremely painful. (AFP photo) Dhaka, Bangladesh:  A Bangladeshi father dubbed “Tree Man” for massive bark-like warts on his hands and feet will finally have surgery to remove the growths that first began appearing 10 years ago, a hospital said today. Abul ...

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Work hard to push Bangladesh ahead, President asks students

The President has made the call as he addresses the 4th convocation of the Chittagong University President Abdul Hamid on Sunday said there must be relentless efforts, self criticism and cooperation to turn Bangladesh into a middle income nation by 2021 and a developed nation by 2041. “Bangladesh is advancing towards prosperity. Significant advancement has been made in education, women ...

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speakers of South Asian countries call on JS Speaker

Speakers of different South Asian countries, who are now in the city to attend the South Asian Speakers’ Summit, made a courtesy call on Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad (JS) and CPA executive committee chairperson Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury at her JS Secretariat office today, reports UNB. Speaker of Indian Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker of Afghanistan House of the People (Wolesi ...

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PM changes Cabinet meeting venue for SSC examinees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed to change the venue of Monday’s (Feb 1) Cabinet meeting for the convenience of the SSC and equivalent examinees. The PM took this decision to facilitate the movement of the examinees to their respective examination centres, said PM’s Deputy Press Secretary Ashraful Alam Khokan on Sunday. The changed venue of the cabinet meeting is ...

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Yunus to speak at AP-hosted debate in Switzerland

Nobel Laureate and former Grameen Bank managing director Muhammad Yunus will speak as a panellist along with other South Asian business and political leaders at the seventh annual Associated Press debate at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. The session will begin at 1200 GMT (7 a.m. ET) on Thursday. It will be available to AP broadcast ...

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26 deported among 27 Bangladeshi workers held in Singapore

 Singapore disclosed today it had arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting “the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups” and had deported 26 of them. The arrests were carried out under the tough Internal Security Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement. “They supported the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and ...

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