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Electricity supply to be normal by Saturday: Nasrul

The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, on Thursday said the unstable power situation in the country would return to normalcy, to some extent, within Saturday. ‘It is an unexpected disruption of power supply due to the collapse of Ashuganj-Sirajganj tower because of a cyclone and overhauling of eight power plants,’ […]

A file photo shows students and guardians protesting at collection of value added tax at English medium schools. The High Court on Thursday declared illegal collecting session fees at English medium schools. The court also issued a set of directives for running the institutions in a transparent manner. The directives include formation of a managing […]

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Bangladesh cricket team reached their best ever ranking position as they ascended to sixth in the ICC one-day international team rankings for the first time overtaking Sri Lanka, said an ICC press release on Thursday. Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they clinched a five- wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand to jump […]

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Maulana Saidur Rahman, the former head of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison in an anti-terrorism case. JMB operatives Abdullahel Kafi and his wife Ayesha Akhter jailed for the same period in the case on Thursday are fugitives. Rahman, who once headed the outlawed extremist […]

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The ground station for Brac Onnesha was inaugurated today in a fully functional state, with the only formality remaining is to launch the country’s first nano-satellite in orbit. Brac founder and its Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed formally inaugurated the ground station which is located at the rooftop of building no. 4, Brac University. The […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres placing floral wreath in honor of all fallen peacekeepers at Peacekeeping Memorial Site, UN headquarters on May 24, 2017. Photo: Courtesy The United Nations has honoured the sacrifice of three Bangladeshi peacekeepers who were killed in action during mission last year. Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Ambassador Masud […]

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