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Embankment breached, today’s HSC exams at 2 upazilas of Feni postponed

Tuesday’s Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent exams at Fulgazi and Parshuram upazilas of Feni were postponed as heavy rain flooded the low-lying areas. Deputy Commissioner Shahina Akter confirmed this at 10am on Tuesday. She said, “Several areas of Fulgazi and Parshuram were flooded as the embankment of the Muhuri river breached. The concerned authorities have already been informed ...

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‘MoU and agreement are not same’

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Monday said memorandum of understanding and agreement are not same thing. “Mr Mirza Fakhrul, are memorandum of understanding and agreement same? Don’t you study? Don’t you know the diplomatic language? Listen, memorandum of understanding are not the same,” he said while addressing a discussion at Dhaka District AL ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina directs to implement budget with transparency

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed all to implement the just approved national budget with competence and transparency in the new fiscal year. She made the directive while chairing the Cabinet meeting at her office in the capital. Briefing reporters at the Secretariat, Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain said the prime minister has given a special instruction that everyone ...

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No toll collection from Fire Service vehicles: HC

The High Court (HC) has directed not to collect toll from Fire Service vehicles while plying on expressways, highways, important bridges, ferries and roads. A two-member HC bench of ustice Mostofa Zaman Islam and Justice Masud Hossain Dolan passed the order on Monday during a preliminary hearing of a writ petition filed earlier in this regard. The court also issued ...

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President receives credentials of envoys from 3 countries

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Monday separately received credentials of envoys from three countries to Bangladesh at Bangabhaban. The three non-resident ambassador-designate are : Diana Mickeviciene of the Republic of Lithuania in the Baltic region of Europe, Aliki Koutsomitopoulou of south-eastern European state Greece and Leonard Mengezi of south-eastern African country Malawi, reports BSS. Welcoming the envoys, the president said Bangladesh’s ...

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8th anniversary of Holey Artisan attack being commemorated today

The 8th anniversary of the Holey Artisan Bakery attack, the deadliest night of terror in the country’s history that left 22 people killed, is being commemorated on Monday. Diplomats including Ambassador of Italy Antonio Alessandro are scheduled to pay tribute to the victims of the attack of July 1, 2016 at Holey Artisan Bakery through deposition of the wreath of ...

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MoUs with India ‘new version of slavery’: BNP

Stating that the 10 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed with India during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit to New Delhi are just a ‘new version of slavery’, BNP on Sunday demanded the government to make public immediately all the agreements signed with the neighbouring country. The party also expressed concern that granting India a rail corridor, allowing it to ...

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Education Ministry monitoring teachers’ strike over pension scheme: Mohibul

Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury on Sunday said that his ministry is monitoring the strikes of teachers of public universities across the country regarding the universal pension scheme. “Considering the situation, necessary measures will be taken from the ministry in due course,” he said, reports UNB. He made the remarks while replying to a question from journalists at a briefing ...

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Corrupt officials’ properties should be auctioned, transfer not a punishment

Transfer of the accused of corruption from one office to another office cannot be an effective punishment, said former foreign minister AK Abdul Momen. He opined that all the properties of the individuals accused of corruption should be auctioned after confiscation. The former top diplomat of the government writes in a post on his verified Facebook page on Sunday (June ...

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ACC sends letter to dists seeking Matiur couple’s land info

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Sunday (June 30) sent a letter to the sub-registry offices of different districts including Dhaka seeking information about land properties owned by National Board of Revenue (NBR) official Matiur Rahman and his wife Laila Kaniz. Earlier, a court in Dhaka imposed restrictions on leaving the country by Matiur Rahman, his wife Laila Kaniz and son ...

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