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WB can showcase Bangladesh’s development as an int’l success story: Momen

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the World Bank can showcase Bangladesh’s socio-economic development as an international success story to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s partnership with the Bank. He made the observation while meeting Martin Raiser, Vice-President, South Asia Region of the World Bank at his office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (Jan 26). ...

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DCs urged to remain alert on fake news portals, IPTVs

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud on Thursday urged deputy commissioners to remain alert against rumours, misinformation and confusion spread by online portals, IPTVs and YouTube channels at district level. The minister told reporters after a session on the last day of the three-day DCs’ conference held at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka. Hasan Mahmud said, “There are many ...

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England’s Nat Sciver named as ICC Women’s ODI cricketer of the Year 2022

Nat Sciver on Thursday was announced as the winner of the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year 2022. Sciver produced another memorable year in an already stellar career, racking up five half-centuries and two centuries in 2022 to be England’s top performer in the year with the bat. She finished second in the year in the run-getters chart behind ...

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‘Digital connectivity key to build Smart Bangladesh’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said digital connectivity would be the key to transform Bangladesh into a smart nation in every way. “Digital connectivity will be the key tool to build Smart Bangladesh. Smart citizens, smart economy, smart government and smart society will be developed on the basis of digital connectivity,” she said in a video message aired at ...

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Electric Dembele fires Barca past Real Sociedad to Copa semis

Ousmane Dembele’s strike, capping a brilliant individual display, helped Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Wednesday, and reach the Copa del Rey semi-finals. The French forward struck in the 52nd minute to power the record 31-time cup-winners through against 10-man La Real, who had Brais Mendez sent off late in the first half. Barcelona have enjoyed a strong start to ...

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74th Republic Day of India celebrated in Dhaka

High Commission of India, Dhaka has celebrated the 74th Republic Day in Dhaka. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Pranay Verma unfurled the national flag and also read the President’s address. Members of Indian diaspora sang patriotic songs on the occasion held on Thursday, reports UNB.  

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Borrowing at 9pc could be troubling for Islami, 2 other banks: Economists

Some private sector banks are in deep crisis because of lack of adequate liquidity and are being forced to borrow money from state-owned Sonali Bank at a 9 percent interest rate to stay afloat. Islami Bank, Al-Arafah Islami Bank and National Bank are borrowing money from Sonali Bank at a 9 percent interest rate, which is the highest commercial lending ...

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China: COVID deaths, severe cases have fallen over 70pc since peak

Critically ill COVID-19 cases in China are down 72% from a peak early this month while daily deaths among COVID-19 patients in hospitals have dropped 79% from their peak, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The figures, published on the centre’s website, come after a prominent government scientist said over the weekend that 80% of China’s ...

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Saraswati Puja today

Saraswati Puja, a major religious festival of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across Bangladesh today with much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervor. Saraswati Puja is celebrated on the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the Bangla month of Magh, UNB reports. The day is called ‘Vasant Panchami’. Hindu devotees, especially students, worship Goddess Saraswati and celebrate the puja ...

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Will correct if opposition can find my failures: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she stands ready for correction if the opposition parties can find out any failure of her government. She said this while responding to a question from Jatiya Party lawmaker Fakhrul Imam during PM’s question hour in parliament on Wednesday, reports UNB. “People will judge the successes and failures. It is not my responsibility ...

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