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Book Fair 2020 to host highest number of publications

  The annual Amar Ekushey book fair on the Bangla Academy premises and the adjacent areas will commence in a grand way hosting the highest number publications. Bangla Academy disclosed details of the fair at a press conference at the academy on Thursday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event on the first day. Ten personalities have been chosen ...

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Dhaka City Election: Ban on motorcycles movement from tonight

A 54-hour ban imposed by the Election Commission (EC) on the movement of motorcycles in the capital ahead of the Dhaka city election will come into effect from Thursday midnight. The restriction will remain in place until Sunday morning. Movements of motorised vehicles have also been restricted for 18 hours but it will come into effect from Friday midnight in ...

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UK High Commissioner hopes Dhaka city election will be peaceful

Photo: British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson speaks to reporters at his residence in Dhaka on Thursday, Jan 30, 2020. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Thursday hoped that the elections to the two Dhaka city corporations will be held in a peaceful and festive manner. He said he met all mayoral candidates and had ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated

  Saraswati Puja, one of the main religious festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Thursday amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervour. The Puja is celebrated every year on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Magh, as it is believed that the goddess wisdom and knowledge was born on this ...

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Dhaka-Sylhet multilane, modern highway likely by 2023: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said they want to see Dhaka-Sylhet multilane and modern highway operational by 2023 which will remain fit for vehicular movement at least for 50 years. He said the design of the four-lane highway will soon be finalized with some changes to turn the planned highway a modern one making it cost-effective with ...

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Bangladesh a global model for poverty reduction: WB

It’ll help Bangladesh sustain high economic growth Photo: PID Reiterating its commitment to help the country sustain its high economic growth, World Bank Vice President for South Asia Hartwig Schafer on Wednesday termed Bangladesh a ‘model for poverty reduction globally’. “Bangladesh has proved that with commitment and determination of the government and the people, a country can come out of ...

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Wearing headscarves not banned at Motijheel Ideal School & College: PM

Govt determined to uphold religious values, she says PM Photo: PID Mentioning that wearing headscarves by girl students at Motijheel Ideal School and College not banned, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is always aware about taking legal steps against any activity that hurts the religious sentiment. “The Education Ministry in its investigation didn’t find the authenticity of ...

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Contribute more to tackle climate change: PM to developed nations

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at the two-day Bangladesh Development Forum 2020 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the developed countries and development partners to come forward further to help the climate change vulnerable countries in a proper way, not to utter the volleys of pledges only. ...

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Indian Prime Minister Modi set to visit Bangladesh on March 17

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at an event to kick-start the year-long centenary celebrations for “Bangabandhu” Sheikh Mujibur Rehman in Dhaka on March 17 in a move that signals the robust bilateral relations between India and Bangladesh, reports Hindustan Times. Modi is expected to reach Dhaka the day before the function, and will be the main ...

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BNP hiring criminals ahead of Dhaka city polls: Quader

  Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday accused the BNP of “hiring criminals and gunmen” ahead of the Dhaka city polls. “It’s a matter of concern … The Election Commission (EC) should look into the matter with urgency. There are rumours that armed criminals will obstruct voters at the polling stations,” he said. Quader came up with the ...

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