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3 km of Padma Bridge visible as 20th span installed

  Almost half of the much-hyped Padma Bridge has become visible after installation of the 20th span. The 3,600-ton 3-F span was installed at 1 pm on Tuesday on pillar no 18 and 19, said Deputy Assistant Engineer of Padma Bridge Project Humayun Kabir. Earlier, the span was taken near the pillars at Mawa point by Tian-E crane from Kumarbhog ...

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Dhaka-Delhi people-to-people ties growing; record 15 lakh visas issued in 2019

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over growing people-to-people contact between Bangladesh and India noting issuance of record 15 lakh visas to Bangladesh citizens in 2019. The High Commissioner highlighted the importance of people-to-people relations and expressed satisfaction for hassle-free visa issuance through growing number of visa application centers. These centers are benefiting the ...

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Saif betrayed Ajay during Omkara and Tanhaji promotions: Kajol

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan jetted off to Switzerland to ring in the New Year with actor wife Kareena Kapoor Khan, son Taimur and sister-in-law Karisma Kapoor. With less than two weeks to go for the release of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Saif Ali Khan took a break from the promotion of the film. The actor plays the antagonist Udaybhan ...

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Federal charges filed against NY stabbing suspect

U.S. federal prosecutors on Monday filed hate crime charges against a man accused of Saturday’s stabbing of five people at a rabbi’s home in upstate New York, local media reported. Grafton Thomas, a 37-year-old man from Greenwood Lake of the state of New York, was charged with five counts of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs with a weapon ...

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Queen Elizabeth’s daughter is hardest-working royal, again!

Being a member of the British royal family isn’t the easiest job on earth, if TV shows and movies provide accurate pictures. But how much do the royals work? According to official records, prominent members of the royal family worked an average of 84.5 days this year, or about a third of the 253 working days in the U.K. Queen ...

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87.90 pc pass JSC, JDC exams; Number of GPA-5 achievers increases

The results of this year’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC ) examinations have been published with the pass rate 87.90  percent. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni announced the results at a press briefing at the secretariat on Tuesday. “A total of 22,87,271 students came out successful in the JSC and JDC examinations this year which is ...

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JSC, JDC, PEC, Ebtedayee results handed over to PM

The results of Primary Education Completion (PEC), Junior School Certificate (JSC) and their equivalent examinations were handed over to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed the copies of JSC and JDC examinations results while State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md.  Zakir Hossen the copies of PEC and Ebtedayee examinations results to the ...

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Toast to the New Year at Four Points by Sheraton

2020 is quickly approaching, so have the time of your life ringing in the New Year by attending one of the top celebrations taking place at Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka. Enter the New Year in style as their fabulous restaurants lay out an indulgent festive feast for the grandest New Year’s Eve Party. There will be New Year Eve ...

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Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old habits die hard. A buy-and-toss mentality persists despite a boost from celebrities helping to drive the ...

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