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Registration of online news portal extended until Mar 31

The government has extended until March 31 next the deadline for the registration of online news portals. “The deadline has been extended following the requests of journalists,” said a handout on Monday. It said the registration form can be submitted to the Press Information Department (PID) until March 31. The previous deadline in this connection expired February 29. The government ...

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37th BCS circular published

The Public Service Commission on Monday published a circular for the 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination seeking applications against 1,226 posts. The circular was published on the PSC website. The process to fill up forms and submit fees online will begin on March 31 and end on May 2, according to the circular. Through the 37th BCS exams, the ...

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Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council to register nurses

The Cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft of the ‘Bangladesh Nursing and Midwifery Council Bill, 2016’ with a provision to form a council for the registration of professionals having degrees on nursing, midwifery and related professions. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh ...

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Show-cause issued for 1,209 edn institutions over refunding extra fees

The education ministry issued show-cause notices to 1,209 educational institutions for not responding to the ministry over the allegation of taking extra admission fees, the education minister said today. Only 830 institutions refunded the extra fees that they took from the SSC applicants in the name of fees for form fill up among a total of 3038 institutions. On the ...

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100 more economic zones to be built in country: PM

Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina today has  inaugurated 10 economic zones around the country through a video conference at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. During the inauguration ceremony, the PM said that the government plans on building 100 more such economic zones around the country. Under the agreement, PowerPac, a unit of Sikder Group, will develop the 205-acre Mongla Economic Zone ...

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President off to London for treatment

President Abdul Hamid left Dhaka for London today for eye treatment and health checkup. A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the President took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:00am. Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam, the dean of diplomatic corps, the chiefs of the three services ...

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Mudslide at Sylhet stone quarry kills worker

A worker was killed in a mud collapse at a stone quarry in Jaflong area of Goainghat upazila on Thursday. Locals said Kamal Mia, 50, son of Abdul Muson Mia of Budhigaon village in Goainghat upazila, died on the spot when a chunk of mud collapsed on him while digging out stones at the quarry around 1 pm. Habi Mia ...

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2 schoolgirls die from ‘food poising’ in Sylhet

Two schoolgirls were believed to have died from food poisoning in Kanaighat upazila in Sylhet district on Friday. The deceased were identified as Imrana, 15, of Dhalkirai village, and Roshna, 14, of Purbalaxmi Prashad village in Kanaighat upazila. They were students of Durgapur High School in the upazila. Officer-in-charge of Jaintapur Model Police Station Safiul Kabir said the two girls ...

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Accused in BCL man killing held in Moulvibazar

Police arrested an accused in a case filed for killing of Kazi Habib, an activist of Sylhet International University unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), from Sultanpur area in Moulvibazar district early Friday. Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area and arrested Nahid Hasan from his residence early in the morning, said Nurul Huda Ashrafi, ...

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25 houses torched over

At least 25 houses were torched over the death of a youth at Chota Bahula village in Habiganj Sadar upazila on Friday. Police and locals said there was a longstanding dispute between two groups at the village over establishing supremacy. Following the previous enmity, one of the ears of Kutub Uddin was severed by the rivals two months ago. In ...

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