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Action against officials at upazila level who remain absent at workplaces: Planning Minister

Sylhet Office : Planning minister MA Mannan has said actions will be taken against government officers at upazila level those who do not present at their respective workplaces. The minister said this at a inaugural programme of a 6-day long Brikkho Mela (tree fair) organised by Sunamganj’s Jagannathpur upzila administration and the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) at the administrative ...

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Shape your souls with spirit of sacrifice, PM tells BCL activists

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a programme at her official residence Ganobhaban on Saturday. Dhaka, Aug 31 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday asked the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) to build them with the mentality of sacrifice to better serve the people of the country. “Stay above personal demands and gains, hold the ...

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2 cops wounded in city crude bomb blast

Photo shows the injured assistant sub-inspector Shahabuddin. Dhaka, Aug 31 : Two policemen were injured when a crude bomb exploded near Science Laboratory crossing in the city on Saturday night. The injured policemen were identified assistant sub-inspector Shahabuddin, 35, and constable Aminul Islam, 40. They were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Both of them are members of the ...

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BGB vigilant along Sylhet border after Assam NRC

Sylhet Office : Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has increased vigilance in the bordering areas of Sylhet so that none can enter Bangladesh after being excluded from National Register of Citizens (NRC) in India’s Assam. BGB Sylhet Sector Commander Col AM Khairul said more than 19 lakh people were excluded from NRC, according to the final list. For this reason, the ...

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No concern for Bangladesh over exclusion from Assam citizenship: FM

Dhaka, Aug 31 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday ruled out any concern for Bangladesh amid the exclusion of nearly 2 million people from the final citizenship list in Assam saying Bangladesh believes in India’s assurance. He said they raised the issue in advance when Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar visited Bangladesh and had a ...

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Alia Bhatt plays a sassy bride in new ad

Actor Alia Bhatt has been roped in to replace Anushka Sharma as the face of a popular ethnic wear brand. Her first advert and pictures were released on Saturday and they show her as the perfect sassy brid The ad shows Alia walking down the aisle to her groom at their wedding. We watch her doubt herself, pump herself up, ...

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Parliament suspension: Thousands protest across the UK

Demonstrations are taking place across the UK against Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament in the run-up to Brexit. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in cities including Manchester, Leeds, York and Belfast. Parts of central London were brought to a standstill, with people chanting: “Boris Johnson, shame on you”. A small group of counter-protesters, marching in support ...

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An Unexpected Perspective

We humans love dichotomy. In a modern society bursting with mindblowing gadgets and technology to aid us in saving time and achieving more, our lives are busier than ever. No one ever stops to smell the flowers anymore.  We are forever giving 200% effort on that hamster wheel. Our thirst to be outstanding and unique needs to equally be quenched ...

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Foreign dignitaries pay tributes to Bangabandhu in Netherlands

Dhaka, Aug 31 : Foreign diplomats and dignitaries have remembered Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman in the Netherlands and paid tributes to him. They attended in the first ever three-day art exhibition on Bangabandhu titled ‘Bangabandhu: In Remembrance’ at the Embassy of Bangladesh, said the Embassy on Saturday. Ambassadors of India, Republic of Korea, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ...

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China tells Philippines it won’t recognize ruling on sea row

Photo: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, meet at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Beijing, Aug 31 : Chinese President Xi Jinping told his Philippine counterpart that Beijing will not recognize an international arbitration ruling that has invalidated most of China’s claims to virtually the entire South China Sea, the ...

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