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New UK envoy meets Khaleda

United Kingdom high commissioner in Dhaka Alison Blake meets Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia at Khaleda’s Gulshan office in the city on Wednesday afternoon. The newly-appointed high commissioner of United Kingdom in Dhaka, Alison Blake, called on Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday. The meeting, held at Khaleda’s Gulshan office in the […]

Members of Swadhinata Sangbadik Parishad, protesting at Pakistan and Turkey’s adverse criticism of war criminal’s execution, burn a Pakistani national flag at a rally held in front of National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday. Shadhinata Shangbadik Parishad, a platform of pro-liberation journalists, on Wednesday formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press […]

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Bangladesh has asked SWIFT to help its police question technicians sent by the global financial network to Dhaka to connect a new bank transaction system months before February’s $81 million cyber heist, according to a source and an e-mail seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Bangladesh’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told SWIFT in the e-mail sent […]

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India is set to start work on a massive, unprecedented river diversion programme, which will channel water away from the north and west of the country to drought-prone areas in the east and south, according to The Guardian. The plan could be disastrous for the local ecology and may affect 100 million people of Bangladesh, […]

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The Narayanganj MP is seen here ordering the abuse on Friday The High Court has asked why legal measures should not be taken against MP Salim Osman and others who publicly humiliated a teacher in Narayanganj. The bench of justices Md Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Md Iqbal Kabir issued the suo moto rule on Wednesday. […]

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The government on Wednesday decided to extend the level of primary education up to class eight, said education minister Nurul Islam Nahid. The decision was made in a meeting of National Education Policy Implementation Committee at the education ministry which was also attended by primary and mass education minister Mostafizur Rahman. The minister said from […]

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They now join hands with Israel for this, alleges PM   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that the BNP-Jamaat nexus has joined hands with Israel to oust her government as the two parties are working against the country and Islam. “The truth can never be suppressed…the BNP-Jamaat clique has joined hands with those who […]

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KAZI SALAHUDDIN Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president Kazi Salahuddin is seeing a new horizon in football development after the 66th FIFA congress significantly increased financial assistance to its member countries. As per the latest decision of world football’s governing body, each member country will get 5 million dollars over four-year circle instead of the previous […]

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New govt project aims to curb cyber crimes, but may end up posing threat to privacy, free speech The government plans to shell out Tk 150.51 crore for a project to tackle growing cyber threats by monitoring people’s online and social media activities round-the-clock. While the establishment of the network will assist law enforcement agencies […]

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The actual default loan amount, including that of written-off loan, in the country’s banking sector has surpassed Tk 1 trillion-mark for the first time. According to Bangladesh Bank’s latest data, the default loan was Tk 594.11 billion up to March. The amount of written-off loan was Tk 412.37 billion till then. Thus, the aggregate amount […]

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The United Nations will honour 128 ‘blue helmets’, including four fallen peacekeepers of Bangladesh, who lost their lives while serving in peacekeeping operations in 2015, says news agency UNB. The martyred peacekeepers will be honoured as the UN will celebrate the Day of UN Peacekeepers on Thursday, said a message received on Wednesday from Bangladesh […]

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