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10 pc GDP growth achievable in 5 years, experts say how

Dhaka, Jan 18 : Although the government expressed the hope before the December-30 election to achieve 10 percent GDP growth by 2021, noted economists have said it will be very difficult to achieve it within the time but it is possible in five years. They said 10 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth will be within the reach in the ...

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BSF kills Bangladeshi youth along Thakurgaon border

Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) has killed a Bangladeshi youth inside Indian territory along Dharmagarh border in Ranishankail upazila of Thakurgaon early Friday. The deceased has been identified as Jahangir Alam Raju ,21, son of Badsha Mia, a resident of Shahanabad village in the upazila. According to the locals, the BSF members of Sripur camp opened fire on a group ...

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Biman cuts Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,000

Biman Bangladesh Airlines reduced Hajj flights fare by Tk 10,191 on Thursday. Now, pilgrims flying to Makkah will have to pay Tk 1,28,000. Last year, the national flag carrier carried half of the pilgrims from Bangladesh. State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah made the price cut announcement after an inter-ministry meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry in ...

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20 feared dead as Meghna sunken trawler remains untraced

Photo: Search for 20 missing workers and sunken trawler continues for the 2nd day on Thursday. Munshiganj, Jan 18 : Twenty missing workers of the soil-laden trawler which capsized in the Meghna River early Tuesday are feared dead as the trawler could not be traced till Thursday night. The trawler, carrying 34 workers from Cumilla, sank in the river at ...

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PM reiterates fight against corruption

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the Public Administration Ministry to issue a strong warning against graft by field-level administrations. “Your specific directives must reach the administrations at the grassroots level that tough action will be taken if anyone resorts to corruption,” said the premier, also the Public Administration Minister, while visiting the ministry on Thursday morning. The Prime Minister ...

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5 more Padma bridge spans to be installed soon

Photo: Collected The construction of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge is progressing fast as its five more spans will be installed soon. “Six spans have already been set up while five more will be installed soon. One will be set up in the current month and another next month,” Project Director of Padma Multipurpose Bridge M Shafiqul Islam told BSS. He ...

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HC rejects writ challenging oath-taking of MPs

Dhaka, Jan 17 : The High Court on Thursday rejected the writ filed seeking its directives to revoke the oath of the elected members of the 11th parliament. The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kamal passed the order after hearing the petition. Earlier on Wednesday, the High Court fixed today (Thursday) for delivering the ...

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Bangladeshi honoured for heroism in UAE

Photo: Ajman Civil Defence honoured Farouk Islam Nour Al Haq, a Bangladeshi national, for saving the life of a three-year-old boy who was flung from a burning building. Dhaka, Jan 17 :  A Bangladeshi in Ajman was recognised by local authorities for his exemplary bravery and heroism when he rose to the challenge and saved the life of a three-year-old ...

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Bangladesh to connect with 3rd submarine cable

Dhaka, Jan 16 : The government has decided to connect Bangladesh with another submarine cable, its third, in order to cope with its burgeoning tech-savvy population’s hunger for data consumption, according to Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar. Jabbar, now a two-time technocrat minister, said this in his Chief Guest’s address for the VoLTE trial run programme at ...

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PM for solving problems among Muslim countries through talks

Photo: Newly appointed Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Reza Nafar calls on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in Dhaka on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Dhaka, Jan 16 : Stressing the importance of the unity of Muslim countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the Muslim countries should solve their problems, if any, through talks. “The Muslim Ummah should remain ...

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