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PM Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu in Tungipara

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday paid rich tributes and offered prayers at the mausoleum of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Tungipara. She paid tributes to Bangabandhu by placing a wreath at his shrine this morning. After laying the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time as a mark of profound respect to the ...

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Dhaka, Delhi agree to strengthen defence cooperation

Bangladesh and India have expressed commitment to elevating engagements between their armed forces and reviewed the progress of bilateral defence cooperation initiatives. At the 4th Bangladesh-India Annual Defence Dialogue held in New Delhi on Thursday, both sides emphasised the need to work closely to implement the $500 million line of credit extended from India for defence items. Principal Staff Officer ...

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4 held with stolen goods of Rampal power plant

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four people along with stolen goods of Rampal power plant from Fakirhat upazila in Bagerhat district on Thursday night. The arrested are Russel, 38, Asad Sheikh, 32, Sohel Sheikh, 21, and Subrata Roy, 21. RAB-6 confirmed the matter with a press release to media. According to the press release, a total of 500 kilograms of ...

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Two-day weekly holiday at educational institutions soon

Education Minister Dipu Moni speaks at the 17th National Conference of Bangladesh Polytechnic Shikkhak Samity and a seminar organised in observance of National Mourning Day in Dhaka on Friday (August 12). The government is contemplating introduction of a two-day weekly holiday at educational institutions soon, Education Minister Dipu Moni has said. She said such an initiative is being considered to ...

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Fuel price will be reduced once it falls in global market: Hasan

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said the fuel prices will be reduced in the country when the prices will decline in the global markets. “The fuel price will surely be downsized in the country when prices in the global markets will decline and there is no doubt in it,” he said, addressing a public meeting at Mohanpur ...

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Bangladesh endorses 10-year jail for making, importing drugs without licenses

The Bangladesh cabinet on Thursday approved in principle the draft of the Drugs Act, 2022 with harsher punishment for drugs related anomalies and offenses. Under the draft law, the punishment for such crimes will be maximum 10-year jail with fine of Tk 1 million from maximum three-year jail with fine of Tk 200,000 fine in the existing law. The approval ...

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Russia keen to export 3 lakh mts wheat to Bangladesh

Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Vikentyevich Mantytskyi on Thursday expressed his country’s interest to export three lakh metric tons of wheat to Bangladesh. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder thanked the Ambassador for such interest , saying that wheat export by Russia will play an important role in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries. During the meeting, the two discussed ...

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WFP Country Director presents credentials to Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the World Food Programme and other UN agencies operating in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to help create an environment conducive to the safe, voluntary, dignified and sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas now sheltered in Bangladesh to Myanmar. He made the call when the newly appointed Country Director of UN World Food Programme (WFP) Domenico ...

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Ganatantra Mancha threatens to launch mass uprising

Ganatantra Mancha, a platform of seven political parties, has threatened to launch an oust-government movement through a mass uprising joining hands with all opposition political parties of the country. Leaders of the platform issued the threat while speaking at a rally at National Press Club premises in the capital on Thursday. Speaking at the rally, titled “Oust fascism, change governing ...

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Govt fixes different holidays for industrial areas

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) has fixed different weekly closure days to ensure an uninterrupted power supply in the industrial zones across the country. DIFE issued a notification in this regard on Thursday. Under section 114(2) of the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006, different weekly closing day has been fixed for in public interest, said the notification.

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