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Ecnec clears 12 projects involving Tk 5,494 cr

Tk 1,398 cr for Uttara sewerage treatment plant, rest-houses for drivers along highways Photo: PID Dhaka, Aug 27 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 12 projects, including a sewerage treatment plant in the city’s Uttara area, involving the total estimated cost of Tk 5,494 crore. The approval came at the weekly Ecnec meeting ...

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PM donates Tk 140 crore to 8 organisations

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave financial assistance of Taka 140 crore to eight organisations on Tuesday. “The prime minister handed over cheques for the amount to the authorities concerned of the eight organisations at her official residence Ganabhaban in the capital this noon,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. He said the premier gave Taka 25 crore each to Muktijuddho Jadughar, ...

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Fire at Benapole port chemical warehouse

Benapole, Aug 27 : A chemical warehouse was gutted in a fire at Benapole port on Tuesday morning. Witnesses said the fire originated at Shed-35 of the port around 9am. On information, firefighters rushed in and brought the fire under control after frantic efforts of one hour. Warehouse in-charge Monir Hossain said they noticed fire soon after opening it and ...

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In Tuscany, eat as the Tuscans…NOT

Although the restaurant opened quite some time ago, Tuscany hasn’t really managed to leave a mark when it comes to serving Italian food. Sadly, my visit there recently did little to change that. The interior of the place was very confusing with some areas receiving natural light and some completely dark. To add to that, the restaurant was empty at ...

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Sudan urges UN to withdraw all peacekeepers by June 2020

Photo: Members of the United Nations Security Council discuss situations in Sudan and South Sudan during a meeting Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, at U.N. headquarters as Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is seen on a screen. United Nations, Aug 27 : Sudan urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday to lift its suspension of troop withdrawals and ensure all ...

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Dhaka, Tokyo sign MoC for recruiting specified skilled workers to Japan

Dhaka, Aug 27 : Bangladesh and Japan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on accepting specified skilled workers by Japan from Bangladesh. The document was signed by the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry of Bangladesh with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Policy Agency of Japan at ...

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As the world warms up, Dengue could spread

Scientists expect warming temperatures will lead to worse dengue outbreaks in places the disease already lurks, and outbreaks in brand new places. Record-breaking dengue outbreaks around the region have scientists and medical professionals questioning just how much climate change is to blame for the spike in cases. Experts in Bangladesh cite rising temperatures, between 27 and 32 degrees celsius—prime breeding ...

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AL pays homage to Nazrul

Dhaka, Aug 27 : Awami League on Tuesday paid tributes of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam marking his 43rd death anniversary. AL General Secretary Obaidul Quader placed a wreath at the poet’s grave by the Dhaka University Central Mosque around 8:30am. AL Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman, Organising Secretary Enamul Haque Shamim, Science and Technology Affairs Secretary Engineer Abdus Sabur ...

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30 years after Berlin Wall fell, dashed hopes boost far-right

A giant Karl Marx statue towers in the East German city of Chemnitz but, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, another political wind is blowing here as the ex-communist city battles the image of a far-right hotbed. Polls suggest that Sunday the region’s voters will deliver strong gains for the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), an ideological ally of ...

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Salman Khan quits Inshallah

Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production house has confirmed that his next film Inshallah, starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt, has been indefinitely shelved. While Salman will no longer be a part of the project due to alleged creative differences, the actor has said that he wants Bhansali to make the film the director wants to make and the two ...

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