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The month-long Ekushey Book Fair-2015, an elegant calendar event for booklovers and publishers, begins at its traditional venue in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, would inaugurate the fair on the Bangla Academy premises. She would also open the four-day International Literary Conference-2015 alongside the book fair. Authors, poets and linguistics from […]

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Bangladesh Bank has asked the country’s eight state-run scheduled banks to ensure using SWIFT network while issuing back-to-back letters of credit in a bid to check fraudulent act and financial crime, officials of the central bank have said. The BB issued a letter to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks on January […]

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Secondary School Certificate (SSC) test takers have to wait for two more days to know if their examinations will start as per schedule on Feb 2 amid the ongoing transport blockade and shutdown called by the BNP-led alliance. The education ministry said they would decide on the matter on Feb 1. Education Minister Nurul Islam […]

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The ongoing political turmoil spewing violence in Bangladesh has influenced young minds, which was evident in the fifth Physics Olympiad. The young scientists came up with their ideas on protection against a petrol-bomb attack, railway security and so on at the Olympiad being held at the Dhaka University’s Curzon Hall on Friday. The organiser of […]

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The BNP has said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directive to stop ‘violence’ at any cost during the ongoing countrywide transport blockade will deepen the current political crisis. In a statement on Thursday, the party asked whether ‘any cost’ would result in more bodies ‘floating in rivers, canals and marshlands’. It said: “Annihilation and arson by […]

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Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad on Thursday called upon all concerned to leave both the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and join his party. ‘Jatiya Party is gradually becoming a strong opposition party taking up the place of BNP. Leave AL and BNP and join Jatiya Party,’ said Ershad, also special […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated Banganbandhu Cantonment on the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail. She also unveiled the mural of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the main gate of the new cantonment and plaque of the headquarters of 98 composite brigade, officers mess complex, and residential buildings for families of officers, junior […]

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The BNP on Thursday expressed apprehensions that the prime minister’s directive on Wednesday to the police to take “any action required to restore order” would lead to more extra-judicial killings. In a statement, BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi said such directive would intensify and prolong the current political crisis. “Will more dead bodies […]

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The government is going to deploy Ansar personnel at 993 places across Bangladesh to ensure ‘safe passage’ of vehicles carrying passengers and goods amid the BNP-sponsored violent blockade. The deployment of 12,000 Ansar personnel will start on Friday, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told reporters on Thursday after an inter-ministerial meeting. The BNP sat […]

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Replaces sacked Sujatha Singh Subramanyam Jaishankar, former Indian ambassador to the US, yesterday took charge as foreign secretary, hours after he was appointed as the country’s top diplomat replacing Sujatha Singh. “My priorities are the government’s priorities. So, I think at this time let’s leave it at that…,” said Jaishankar, a 1977-batch IFS officer, describing […]

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Minar Rashid সতীনের সালুনে নুন এক লোকের দুই বউ। একাধিক স্ত্রী রাখার মধ্যে যে রোমাঞ্চ বা ফায়দা তা এই বেচারার কপালে খুব একটা জুটে নি । বরং দুই সতীনের দ্বন্দ্বে তার জীবনের সকল হিসাব এলোমেলো বা অসমানুপাতিক হয়ে পড়েছে। স্বাভাবিক মাত্রার খাবার এখন আর পেটে পড়ে না। সালুনে কখনও মরিচ বেশি , কখনও নুন বেশি, […]

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As per the report, Bangladesh will rank 2nd in the top 10 of growth rate with 7% GDP while Iraq will top the list with 9.2% GDP in 2019 Bangladesh is set to be among the top 10 countries in terms of economic growth from 2013. According to an IMF projection Bangladesh will record the […]

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