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UK for joint efforts to combat terrorism, illegal migration

UK Minister of State for Immigration James Brokenshire arrived in Dhaka on Sunday morning. UK Minister of State for Immigration James Brokenshire arrived in Dhaka on Sunday morning on a two-day visit and discussed shared priority issues including tackling illegal immigration, organised crime and violent extremism. This is his first visit to Bangladesh and the first visit by a British ...

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Burn Institute to be named after Hasina: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said the government will set up a Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute at Chankharpool in the city which will be named after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB. The Health Minister came up with the information at a press briefing at the ministry. The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the institute ...

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Help primary schools have multimedia, laptops: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the affluent section of society to come up with support like providing multimedia projectors and laptops to primary schools of their respective areas to expand the operations of multimedia classrooms across the country, reports UNB. “I hope those who are rich and well established will donate something to schools of their areas as ...

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‘Sundarbans Day’ being observed today

Amid environmentalists’ outcry over setting up Rampal Thermal Power Plant, ‘Sundarbans Day’ is being observed in the country’s costal districts today (Sunday) to raise awareness among people about the importance of protecting the world’s largest mangrove forest. The day has been being unofficially observed on February 14 since 2002 with various programmes. Different press clubs, Sundarbans Academy and other social ...

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Saraswati Puja being celebrated

The Saraswati Puja is being celebrating today  with traditional gaiety and religious fervour. Puja began at 8am with prayers at the pandals and at homes across the country. Saraswati, a mythological companion of Lord Brahma, is the personification of knowledge, arts, science and crafts. On the occasion, students alongside Hindu communities at different institutions arranged the puja and various other ...

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US eyes better relations with Bangladesh

The United States Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon has underscored the necessity of strengthening the bilateral relations to a new height with Bangladesh, saying his government considers Bangladesh as an important partner. He made the remark when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam met with him, according to a message received here from Washington on Saturday. Shahriar ...

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Celebrating Pohela Falgun

Thousands are celebrating the Pohela Falgun, kicking off the first quarter of festivities in 2016, on the Dhaka University premises on Saturday. Clad in yellow, orange and other bright colours that symbolise the Spring, the people are in line for welcoming Falgun with a myriad of flowers, poems, songs and dances. The day is the first day of the Bengali ...

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Huge expansion in central body likely

RAFIQUL ISLAM AZAD :: The BNP plans to form its national executive and other committees and sub-committees by accommodating over 700 members, thereby doubling the size of the previous committees, said party sources. The party will amend its constitution to accommodate a larger number of party leaders in its committees, including standing committee, national executive committee, advisory councils and sub-committees ...

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Code of conduct for both sitting, retd judges: CJ

Chief Justice SK Sinha on Wednesday said that sitting and retired judges, who enjoy state facilities, would abide by their code of conduct. The Chief Justice  made the comment when Justice Nozrul Islam Chowdhury, who recently retired as a High Court judge, appeared before the Supreme Court on behalf of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali, who had been convicted of ...

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Ershad says he is ashamed!

The Jatiya Party chairman, Hussain Mohammad Ershad, has said that he has to hang his head in shame, as the JP could manage to win just one mayoral post, out of the 400 municipalities. People are making fun of the party. “They say that since you are part of the government, why should we vote for you. It’s better we ...

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