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VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA TO G7 OUTREACH MEETING What it means for Bangladesh

PM Sheikh Hasina with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Ashraf ud Doula The honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina  made an official visit to Japan from May 25-28, 2016, upon an invitation from the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, to attend the G7 Outreach meeting held in Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie […]

Focus on speedy implementation of mega infrastructure, energy projects Rejaul Karim Byron and Md Fazlur Rahman The size of the upcoming budget may go up by 30 percent from the current fiscal year’s revised outlay as the government seeks to fast-track the giant projects and complete one or two in its current tenure. The planned […]

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Mobile service providers have started the process to block more than two and half crore active mobile subscriptions as of zero hour today, for the users’ failure to complete biometric re-registration as per government decree. The unverified SIMs will be barred from making calls immediately; however, the operators will need some time to block incoming […]

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The country’s declining international image triggered by recent extremist attacks will limit investment, affecting its 7.3 per cent growth target, forecasts a global intelligence company. Strategic Forecast or Stratfor has also predicted two trends-descent into single-party authoritarianism and increasing insecurity brought about by extremist attacks-that will shape Bangladesh’s future. “The ruling Awami League will continue […]

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Bangladesh hopes to start direct coastal shipping ‘soon’ with Thailand in order to cut short the trade route as well as costs, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam said on Tuesday. Flying routes between Bangladesh and Thailand takes only 2 hours, but coastal shipping between the two countries take 15-20 days as they […]

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The police escort death convicts to jail after a Dhaka court announced the verdict on Tuesday in connection with a sensational bank robbery at Ashulia, on the outskirts of the capital, that left at least eight people dead in 2015. A Dhaka court on Tuesday sentenced six people to death and another to life-term imprisonment […]

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Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman (L) hugs national team captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Tuesday. Bangladesh pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman is looking forward to experience county cricket by joining Sussex after recovering from his injury as well as fatigue, said officials on Tuesday. Mustafiz revealed his decision when he was approached […]

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Bangladesh Police have proved their ability in combating militancy as the investigation by the department ensured death penalty of 62 top militants, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque said. “Of the 62 militants, six have already been executied and 56 others are awaiting penalty as their trial procedure is underway in different courts […]

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Shahriar Islam Shaon, who has been arrested in a case filed by just-married actress Mahiya Mahi, has once again claimed that Mahi is his wife. Writing to a Dhaka court, Shaon said Sharmin Akhtar Neepa, who is known to the media as Mahiya Mahi, had previously got married to him. The published photos of their […]

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The first public examination for primary students will be held at the end of Class-VIII from now on, as per the government decision to elevate primary level education to class 8. “Primary students will now sit for the Primary Education Completion Examination at the end of Class-VIII,” Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman told […]

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Four Bangladeshi workers detained last month under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in Singapore were found guilty on Tuesday (May 31) of financing terrorism. The four are Rahman Mizanur, 31; Miah Rubel, 26; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam Sowdagar, 31; and Sohel Hawlader Ismail Hawlader, 29. All pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday. They […]

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