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No PEC exams this yea

Primary Education Completion (PEC) and its equivalent examinations have been canceled this year considering the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina signed the proposal submitted by the Primary and Mass Education Ministry on Tuesday. A top official of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education confirmed it to the Daily Sun. Earlier on August 19, Ministry of Primary and Mass ...

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Bangladesh’s generosity in hosting Rohingya ‘extraordinary’: UK

The United Kingdom (UK) on Tuesday termed Bangladesh’s generosity in hosting Rohingyas as ‘extraordinary’, pledging to continue pushing Myanmar for safe, voluntary and dignified return of the forcibly displaced people to their homes in Rakhine state. “Today, we pay tribute to the extraordinary generosity of the people and Government of Bangladesh in hosting Rohingya refugees, especially over the last three ...

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Sector commander CR Dutta passes away

Commander of the Sector Four of the Liberation War Maj Gen (retd) Chitta Ranjan Datta (Bir Uttam), popularly known as CR Dutta, passed away in USA on Tuesday. He was 93. The veteran freedom fighter died of old age complications at a hospital in Florida at 9:30am while undergoing treatment. He left behind two daughters, a son and a host ...

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No new law scrapping those of Bangabandhu era: Cabinet

The cabinet has decided not to formulate new laws scrapping the old ones either enacted or promulgated from January 1, 1972 to August 5, 1975, during the rule of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The cabinet says those laws and ordinances will only be amended. The decision came from the regular weekly meeting of the cabinet held ...

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August 15 killing, August 21 grenade attack are linked: Hasan

Dubbing the August 15, 1975 massacre and the August 21, 2004 grenade attack as linked, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud  said on Monday general Zia and Begum Zia both walked on the path of politics of killing. “The assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15 in 1975 and the August 21, 2004 gruesome grenade attack are linked the persons who didn’t want the ...

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Govt mulls extension of edn instts’ closure

The government is mulling further extension of academic institutions’ closure, according to media report. The closure may be extended further as the coronavirus situation has not become normal yet. The government may come up with the declaration in this regard after August 25. This time educational institutions may be closed for more 15 days, sources at Education Ministry and Primary ...

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Covid-19: 42 more die, 2,485 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Monday reported 42 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 3,983. Another 2,485 coronavirus patients found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 297,083. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported that another ...

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Recovery of Tk 80 lakh: ACC files charges against DIG Prisons Partha Gopal Banik

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed charge sheet against Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Partha Gopal Banik in a case filed over recovery of Tk 80 lakh from his Dhanmondi residence. Investigation officer (IO) and ACC assistant director Md Salahuddin submitted the charge sheet at Dhaka Senior Special Judge KM Imrus Kayes’ court on Monday. Later, the court fixed ...

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Shameem Ahsan made new Bangladesh envoy to Italy

The government has decided to appoint Md Shameem Ahsan, currently serving as High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Nigeria, as next Ambassador of the country to Italy. Ahsan is a career foreign service officer belonging to 11th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Foreign Affairs cadre, a foreign ministry press release said on Monday. In his distinguished diplomatic career, he worked ...

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Bangladesh, India have scope to work together on agriculture: Minister

Agriculture Minister Dr M Abdur Razzaque on Sunday sought cooperation from India for agro-processing and farm mechanisation and said the two neighbours have many opportunities to work together. “Bangladesh has become self-sufficient in food. Now the main goal is to commercialise and modernise agriculture … India’s cooperation is needed in these cases. The two countries have many opportunities to work ...

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