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Mamata to stay in separate hotel in Dhaka during Modi’s visit

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is arriving in Dhaka a day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and staying in a separate hotel. Foreign ministry officials told bdnews24.com that she would stay at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, close to the airport, though the Pan Pacific Sonargoan Hotel is booked for Modi’s entourage for his June 6-7 visit. “It ...

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Shillong police charge Salahuddin with trespassing

Shillong police in the Meghalaya state of India today pressed charges against BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed in a case filed for trespassing. Investigators submitted the charge sheet with Chief Judicial Magistrate KML Nongbri this afternoon, Subrata Acharjee, India bureau chief of Somoy TV, told The Daily Star quoting Vivek Syiem, superintendent of police of East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. ...

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Carbon dating reveals 2,000-year-old pearl

Archaeologists have said that a natural pearl unearthed in a remote part of Western Australia is more than 2,000 years old. The pearl is described as “irreplaceable” by one of the senior researchers on the project, as it’s the only one ever recovered from an ancient site in Australia. Unearthed during a 2011 dig in the Kimberly region, archaeologists from ...

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36th BCS exam circular published

The Public Service Commission has published the 36th BCS examination circular to recruit 2,180 first-class officers. Candidates can apply online from June 14 to July 23, the circular published on the commission’s website said on Sunday. This time, 542 officers will be recruited for general cadres and 740 for professional or technical cadres. Besides them, 871 will be recruited in ...

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Budget session to start on Monday

Parliament will go into budget session from Monday. The session will commence at 5pm. At 4pm, the Business Advisory Committee, headed by Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, will meet to decide about its duration. Finance Minister AMA Muhith is scheduled to present the budget for 2015-16 on Thursday. Members will later discuss the supplementary budget for 2014-15 and the upcoming year’s ...

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Gold bars weighing 2.75 kg seized from Biman Bangladesh aircraft

Customs officials have confiscated 24 gold bars from an aircraft of the Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The gold bars weighing almost 2.75 kg were found concealed inside the plane, which came from Dubai, Customs Assistant Commissioner Fatema Akter told a media briefing at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday. The flight was supposed to come to Dhaka via Sylhet, ...

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87.04% students pass SSC, equivalent exams in 2015

A total of 87.04 percent of examinees have passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations in 2015. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid and chairpersons of the education boards handed over the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban at 10am on Saturday. This year, 111,901 examinees secured GPA-5. Of the nearly 1.5 million students, 1,282,618 have passed. ...

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Hasina 59th most powerful woman in world: Forbes

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has recently been ranked at 59th among the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2015. The US-based magazine published the list Tuesday. The magazine, which has been publishing the list for the last 12 years, ranked Hasina at 47th last year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list for the fifth consecutive years with former ...

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Govt devises foolproof security steps Bangabandhu family

In a bid to ensure foolproof security for the family members of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the government on Tuesday issued a gazette notification announcing some measures. According to the notification, signed by Senior Home Secretary Mozammel Haq Khan, ‘family members’ of the Father of the Nation’ include Bangabandhu’s two surviving daughters and their children. ...

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