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Sheikh Hasina greets new British Premier

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has extended her heartiest felicitations to new British Premier Theresa May and expressed the hope that under her able and dynamic leadership, the existing excellent relations between Bangladesh and the UK would continue to grow.   “I have the great pleasure in extending my heartiest felicitations on your appointment as the Prime Minister of the United ...

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More power importing from India discussed in Joint body

Bangladesh-India Joint Steering Committee on Wednesday discussed the feasibility of importing 600 megawatt (MW) more power from India through increasing the capacity of interconnection.   “The committee also discussed the feasibility of installing more interconnection between Bangladesh and India for importing electricity,” an official statement said after the meeting held in the city.   Meanwhile, Bangladesh is now importing 600 ...

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Bangladesh decides to ban Peace TV online after cancelling channel broadcast

The measures will be in place after talks with Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Tarana Halim, State Minister for Telecommunication, told  on Monday. “The closing of URLs for online viewing of Peace TV on YouTube and Facebook is underway after the decision,” said BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood. Cable operators across the country have started stopping broadcast of the channel owned by ...

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Cabinet okays draft for agricultural research law

The cabinet in principle today approved the draft of “The Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) Law, 2016” aimed at modernising agricultural research and making it more time-befitting. The approval came at the regular cabinet meeting held at Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. After the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam briefed reporters. The BARI is ...

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Nisha Desai assures US support against Extremism

Nisha Desai Biswal, the US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian Affairs, has assured her country’s full support against terrorism and violent extremism. The US envoy made the assurance in a meeting with Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan at the Secretariat at 3:00pm on Monday. After the meeting, both sides briefed reporters about the contents of the discussion. ...

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Eid-ul-Fitr’s appeal unique to build peaceful, friendly society: President

President Abdul Hamid has said the appeal of Eid-ul-Fitr is unique to build a peaceful and friendly society as all people including rich-poor, elite and disadvantaged stand in the same line on this day. “Eid builds the tie of affection, harmony and unity among the people of all classes. On this day all people including rich-poor, elite and disadvantaged stand ...

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PM exchanges greetings on Eid day

On the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, prime minister Sheikh Hasina exchanged greetings with people from all walks of life at her official Ganobhaban residence in city like previous years. She greeted people from 9:30am to 11:00am.  Sheikh Hasina, also the Awami League (AL) chief, first exchanged Eid greetings with her party leaders and activists as well as people of all strata, ...

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Policemen killed, several injured in blast near Bangladesh’s Sholakia ground before Eid prayers

Two police constables were killed when a police detachment guarding the Sholakia ground at Kishoreganj came under a bomb attack, just before prayers began at the country’s largest Eid congregation. Police said several have been injured in the blasts at Azimuddin High School gate, a kilometre away from the ground, around 9am on Thursday. An unidentified attacker was killed after police traded ...

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Modi extends Eid greetings to PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday phoned Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to her.   “The Indian Premier briefly spoke to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina over phone at 5.50 pm and extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings to her,” BSS reports quoting PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim.   He said Narendra Modi also greeted the people of Bangladesh and ...

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Main Eid prayer timings countrywide

The main Eid-ul-Fitr congregation in the capital Dhaka will be held at the National Eidgah Maidan at 8:30am on Thursday. Five congregations will also be held separately at Baitul Mukarram at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am and 11am on the day of Eid. The National Eidgah ground will have separate places for women and foreign envoys and diplomats to join the ...

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