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Bangladesh and India on Saturday signed three agreements for a joint coal-based power company project. The pacts – Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), Implementation Agreement (IA) and Supplementary Joint Venture Agreement (SJVA) – were inked in Dhaka in the evening for a 1320MW coal-based Bangladesh-India Friendship Power Company (Pvt) Limited (BIFPCL) in Khulna’s Rampal. A Memorandum […]

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It’s not 10 percent but 12 percent of SNC Lavalin’s supervision fees that were to be doled out as bribes in the Padma bridge scam. The latest documents accessed by the World Bank on the Padma bridge scam now reveal a new name  involved in the corruption. But because of a Canadian court’s injunction, the […]

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Eminent citizens of the country at a national convention on Saturday called upon all to stand united against the anti-liberation communal forces to stop the ongoing countrywide violence and thus build a secular country. “With our back against the wall, we (pro-liberation progressive forces) have no way but to wage a united movement against the […]

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Atiur Rahman, governor of Bangladesh Bank, attends the First School Banking Conference 2013 organised by the bank in Dhaka yesterday. Md Zafar Iqbal, professor at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, was also present. Photo:Bangladesh Bank School banking is a step toward financial inclusion and financial literacy goals taken by Bangladesh Bank, as it helps […]

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Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services yesterday awarded 100 companies and individuals, in recognition of their outstanding performance in outsourcing of software and IT services. “We believe this award will inspire existing entrepreneurs and professionals to excel in the field of outsourcing as well as encourage more people to join the ICT industry,” said […]

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Pro-liberation civil society platforms on Saturday said they will call upon the people for casting ‘no vote’ in the oncoming national election instead of supporting the ruling Awami League, if the pro-liberation party goes against the secular spirit of 1971 by making a deal with Hefajat-e-Islam on any election equation. Despite Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina’s […]

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Two discussants at BBC Bangladesh Sanglap here on Saturday underscored the need for holding dialogue between the country’s two main political parties on election-time government while two other political figures stuck to their party as well as alliance stance in this regard. The issue came to fore as one audience asked the panelists whether the […]

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Several civil society organizations have asked the Bangladesh delegation to husband a list of 9 demands, including ensuring ‘1 country 1 vote’ to replace the existing voting weight based on investment size, in the upcoming 46th AGM of the Asian Development Bank in Delhi. An 11-member government delegation will attend the AGM from May 2-5. […]

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Apr 20 (UNB) – Jahangirnagar University expelled its 37 students for different terms for their involvement in five separate incidents. The decision was taken at a meeting of JU syndicate today (Saturday). The students of different departments were punished for their involvement in a factional clash of Bangladesh Chhatra League, hurling abusive at female students, […]

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The curtain will rise on the 8th Bangladesh Games today at the Bangabandhu National Stadium through a gala opening ceremony where the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will officially declare the Tk 21.72-crore meet open. Fireworks, a thematic cultural show, the lighting of the torch and march-past of the athletes will be the special features of […]

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A senior BNP leader on Saturday alleged the government was using the terror tag to defame the Opposition after what it said the eruption of the mass resistance against the government in several parts of the country. ”The government is trying to blame the opposition for terrorism at a time when they (the government) is […]

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The government-owned Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, the country’s first five-star hotel, is set for a major facelift next year, in a bid to upgrade the iconic property to global standards. The hotel will also be rebranded to InterContinental Dhaka, following an agreement between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Bangladesh Services Ltd (BSL), Ruposhi Bangla’s owner, to […]

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