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Train tickets reserved for app to be available at counters: Minister

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan. File photo Dhaka, May 22 : Admitting glitches in advance ticket sale for Eid through app, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Wednesday said if people fail to buy train tickets through app then the remaining ones will be sold at counters after May 27. The minister said this while talking to reporters after visiting ...

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Bangabandhu’s bust to be placed in Ankara soon

Rohingya issue discussed at 3rd Dhaka-Ankara FOC held Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, May 22 : A bust of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be placed at the head of a boulevard named after him in Ankara, Turkey soon. The Turkish side will take a similar step as regards the placement of a bust of Ataturk in Dhaka, ...

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Rooppur housing project executive engr withdrawn

Masudul Alam Dhaka, May 22 : Authorities have withdrawn the executive engineer of Green City housing project under Rooppur Nuclear Power Project (RNPP) amid reports of unnatural costs and portage of furniture in the project. Public Works Department (PWD) Chief Engineer Md Shahadat Hossain told Banglanews that Executive Engineer Masudul Alam has been withdrawn from the project Tuesday (May 22). ...

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“Irresponsibility”, lack of policy behind paddy price fall: Dr Kamal

Photo: Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain speaks at a press conference arranged by Gonoforum at the Jatiya Press Club on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Dhaka, May 22 : Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Wednesday alleged that farmers are not getting the fair prices of paddy due to the lack of an agricultural policy and government’s “irresponsibility”. “It’s unimaginable that ...

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UN to honour 12 Bangladeshi peacekeepers

Dhaka, May 22 : Twelve fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh will be honoured by the United Nations on Friday when it will observe the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all peacekeepers who lost their lives since 1948. He will preside over a ceremony in which the Dag Hammarskjold Medal will be awarded ...

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BRTC launches AC bus service on Dhaka-N’ganj route

Dhaka, May 22 : Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) launched an air condition (AC) bus service on Dhaka-Narayanganj route on Wednesday. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the service at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the city. The new bus service will run on Bangabandhu National Stadium-Mayor Hanif Flyover-Signboard-Chashara-Mandalpara route. Travelling to Chashara from Dhaka will cost Tk 50 ...

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Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

Dhaka, May 22 : Hundreds of people thronged five places, including Kamalapur railway station, in the capital on Wednesday to purchase train tickets in advance for travelling during the Eid-ul-Fitr. Tickets for May 31 are being sold on the first day. This year, the crowd is smaller compared to previous years as tickets are being sold at different places. But ...

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NEC approves highest ever Tk 2,02,721cr ADP for FY20

The National Economic Council (NEC) meeting is held at the NEC conference room on Thursday, May 21, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, May 21 : The National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday approved the highest ever Tk 2,02,721 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the next fiscal year (2019-2020) giving priority to the transport and power sectors. The approval came at ...

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BNP to challenge move in court to shift Khaleda to Keraniganj jail

BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said they will soon move the Supreme Court challenging the government’s decision of setting up a makeshift court in Keraniganj Central Jail to hold the trial of various cases filed against its Chairperson Khaleda Zia. “We visited Keraniganj Jail yesterday (Monday) and found no atmosphere and necessary facilities there to run the court ...

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No directive to stop providing visas to Pakistanis: FM

Bangladesh Consular officer yet to get visa to resume work in Islamabad mission Photo: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen talks to reporters at his office on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Dhaka, May 21 : Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said no directive was given to stop issuing visas to Pakistanis mentioning that Pakistan is yet to ...

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