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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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Govt to recruit pry head teachers through PSC

The Primary and Mass Education Ministry has approved a decision for recruiting head teachers in government primary schools across the country through the Public Service Commission (PSC). Quoting Primary and Mass Education Secretary Mohammad Humayun Khalid, UNB reports this on Wednesday. A total of 5,000 posts for head teaches have been lying vacant and the circular for recruitment in those ...

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No change, only adjustments in pay scale: Muhith

Ruling out the possibility of bringing any change in the new pay scale, Finance Minister AMA Muhth on Wednesday said there might be some adjustments. “No change…there maybe only adjustments,” he told reporters responding to a query on the demand of the public university teachers and also some other government and semi-government employees regarding the new pay scale, announced by ...

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JS session to continue till February 29

The ninth session of the 10th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that began on Wednesday would continue till February 29. The decision was taken today at the ninth meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the JS with its Chairman Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury presiding. Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the meeting, BSS reports. “The sitting ...

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Media must work for maintaining democratic process: Speaker

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Monday urged the media to work for upholding democratic practices in the country. “The media is a growing sector. The role of the sector is important in forming public opinion. So it will have to shape public opinion by giving voice to the common people, and working to maintain the democratic process,” she said. ...

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Emergency meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers in Jeddah Thursday

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of its Member States at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah on Thursday. The meeting has been called for by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss the ‘repercussions’ of the breaking into the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and the Saudi Consulate General in ...

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BSF hands over 4 BD nationals in Chuadanga

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed over four Bangladeshi nationals to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Jaynagar check post in Darsana area of Damurhuda upazila on Sunday noon, reports UNB. The returnees are: Fatema Bibi, 40, wife of Abdus Salam, a resident of Mathura village on Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar district, their sons Helal Uddin, 18, and Mohammad Hossain, ...

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Terrorist Daud Merchant being extradited: State Minister

Daud Merchant who is captivated in Bangladesh prison is being extradited to India. State Minister for Home Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal said this while speaking to media in his office today. Daud Merchant, a close ally of Dubai-based Indian mafia don Daud Ibrahim, was convicted of murdering one of Bollywood’s famous music entrepreneur Gulshan Kumar. The formal process has already begun ...

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