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Providing subsidy to power sector won’t be possible always: PM Sheikh Hasina

Urging all to maintain austerity in electricity use, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it will not be possible to always provide subsidy for power generation. “It’s not always possible to give subsidy… everybody should keep it in mind,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while inaugurating two power generation stations, 11 grid subcenter, six transmission lines and ...

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Vigils in London mark 14th anniversary of Phulbari Massacre

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   On Wednesday, 26 August, activists and campaigners gathered outside the London Stock Exchange in a sombre vigil of remembrance & display of solidarity with Phulbari. Wearing green and laying white flowers, they observed the 14th anniversary of the killing of three young protesters, Al Amin, 11 years old, Salekin, 13 years old, & Tarikul, 18 years ...

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Foreign Minister invites more Swiss investment

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen requested the new Swiss Ambassador to Bangladesh Ms Nathalie Chuard to encourage Swiss investors to invest in the Hi-tech parks of Bangladesh. The new Swiss Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Momen at the State Guest House, Jamuna on Wednesday. Foreign Minister briefed her about Bangladesh’s tremendous socio-economic developments, particularly during the last ...

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No JSC, JDC exams this year

The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dhakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations of this year have been cancelled. A press notification signed by public relations officer (PRO) of the Education Ministry Abul Khayer revealed this information on Thursday. The government decision came as corononavirus or Covid-19 pandemic is prevailing in the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave her consent in this ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 45 more die, 2,436 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 45 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 4,127. Another 2,436 coronavirus patients found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 304,583. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported that another ...

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18 more pairs of passenger trains resume operation

Eighteen new pairs of passenger trains resumed operation from Thursday on different routes to make services more functional after a long suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Of the 18 pairs, 14 are intercity, three commuter trains and one mail trains. With the 18, total 48 pairs of train resumed operations. Train services resumed on May 31 with eight pairs ...

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Regent Group chief Shahed indicted in arms case

A Dhaka court has framed charges against against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed in an arms case. Special Tribunal-1 Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Thursday officially initiating the trial against the disgraced businessman. The court also set August 31 for recording deposition of witnesses in the case. Earlier on August 20, the court accepted a charge-sheet against ...

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Govt extends closure of educational institutions till October 3

The government has extended the ongoing closure of all educational institutions across the country till October 3 in a bid to check corona spread in the country. Qawmi madrasas will be out of the purview of the closure, according to a press release of Education Ministry. The Ministry of Education has also taken a decision to provide primary students with ...

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Daulatpur OC dies of corona

SM Arifur Rahman, Officer- in- Charge of Daulatpur Police Station under Kushtia, has died from coronavirus infection. He breathed his last at ICU of central police hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday night. Hailing from Samantasena village of Rupsha thana under Khulna, he joined as Sub-Inspector on February 23, 2009. A professional police officer, Arifur took over as Daulatpur OC on ...

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Death anniversary of Nat’l Poet today

The nation observes the 44th death anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam on Thursday with due respect. The poet breathed his last on 12 Bhadra, 1383 Bangla (August 29, 1976) in Dhaka at the age of 77. He was buried with full state honour beside the Dhaka University Central Mosque. Nazrul, a man who enriched Bangla literature and music ...

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