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Don\'t take ISIS claim seriously and be misled

It is most shocking and heartbreaking to the deaths of so many innocent people in Sri Lanka as a ...

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Sri Lanka mourns as death toll rises to 329

Channel NewsAsia, Colombo :
The death toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to ...

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Security forces alerted

Md Joynal Abedin Khan :
Law enforcing forces, including intelligence agencies, have been asked to guard the embassies, airports, churches, temples ...

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IS claims responsibility for Lanka bombings

Reuters, Cairo :
Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about ...

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Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

AFP :
Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 people in ...

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NZ PM Ardern issues statement on Lanka, draws comparisons to Christchurch attacks

TV NZ :
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern issued a statement on Tuesday night condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri ...

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Zayan`s body to reach home from Lanka today

The body of Awami League Presidium Member Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim's grandson Zayan Chowdhury, a minor child who was killed ...

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Pains still there

Special Correspondent  :
Today is the sixth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse, the biggest industrial disaster in Bangladesh's history, ...

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HC won\'t interfere PBI probe right now

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday said, the investigation into the case filed over the murder of Feni ...

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Students of 7 Colleges affiliated with Dhaka University blocked the busy Nilkhet and New Market roads on Tuesday to press home their 5-point demands including separate administrative building.

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BD nat\'l shot dead in S Africa by robbers

A Bangladeshi shop employee from Feni has been shot to death in South Africa, his family has said.
The 45-year-old Fazlul ...

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SC stays HC rule in Jahlam case till May 13

Staff Reporter :
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stayed till May 13 all the High Court proceedings regarding Jahlam, who ...

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UAE woman wakes up after 27 years in a coma

A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made ...

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Quotation of the Day

'It was like getting a note saying you’ll be executed at dawn.'
ROBERTO GAUTIER, learning that noisy nightly construction near his Brooklyn apartment was likely to continue to 2014.

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City▲ Top

Economist Debapriya Bhattachariya speaking at a media briefing on 'First One Hundred-Day of the Present Government: Independent Review of Bangladesh's Development' organised by CPD in CIRDAP Auditorium in the city on Tuesday.

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Govt to extend all possible support to flourish young talents: Minister


Planning Minister MA Mannan said that the government would extend all possible support to flourish the fresh and young talents ...

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Dry weather likely


Weather may remain dry with temporary partly cloudy sky elsewhere over the country as mild heat wave is sweeping over ...

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BNP Standing Committee Member Dr. Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain, among others, at a memorial meeting on founder convenor of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal Kazi Asaduzzaman organised by former leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

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Fire Service going ahead to face challenges at instruction of PM

Staff Reporter :
Newly-appointed Director General  (DG)of Fire Service and Civil Defense Department  Brigadier General  Md Sazzad Hussain said , at ...

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Judgement against 2 Netrokona war crimes accused today

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 on Tuesday set today to pronounce judgment in the crimes against humanity case against two ...

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Chairman of Everose International School Khan Muhammad Akhtaruzzaman along with other distinguished guests at Qirat competition and annual cultural function of the school held recently at Basundhara International Convention Center in the city.

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JS body for introducing \"Nat\'l River Protection Award\"

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Shipping Ministry recommended introducing "National River Protection Award" aiming to encourage people for protecting ...

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BAF gets authorization certificate for independently overhauling fighter aircraft

Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) 214 Maintenance, Repairing and Overhauling (MRO) Unit on Tuesday received authorization certificate from Original Equipment Manufacturer ...

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\'14-party to always remain vibrant against terrorism\'


The central 14-party spokesperson and Awami League Presidium member Mohammed Nasim said the 14-party alliance will always remain vibrant against ...

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Seminar on \'Food & Nutrition\' in city today


A national seminar titled 'Development target of the country: Right to Food & Nutrition issue' will be held at CIRDAP ...

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Internet users increased by 11 lakh in March


The number of country's internet users increased by 11 lakh in a single month to reach 9.31 crore in March ...

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President of Bangladesh Salt Owners Association Nurul Kabir along with other members of the association greeted Industries Minister Nurul Mazid Mahmud Humayun with bouquet after holding a meeting with minister at the seminar room of the ministry on Tuesday.

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Today’s Events


Discussion
Bangladesh Awami Hawkers League organises a discussion at the Hall Room of the Jatiya Press Club at 11:30 am demanding ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS

City Desk
CPB Women Cell
A token sit-in organised by Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB), Women Cell was observed in front of ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Rohingya involvement in drug trade, other crimes

TWO more Rohingyas were killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh during an anti-drug drive at Palangkhali area ...

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Deadly gas pipe line blasts: Who will take responsibility?

THE gas line explosion that killed two garment workers and injured six others in a residential block in Narayanganj on ...

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No big changes

Mohammed Norul Alam Raju :
On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-storied commercial building, collapsed in Savar. On May 13, ...

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Participation of women in policing

Dr. Forqan Uddin Ahmed :
Effective participation of women makes a country economically, socially and culturally developed. To establish rule of ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Sri Reddy writes an open letter to Chief Minister

Actress Sri Reddy who became a sensation for raising her voice against casting couch in Tollywood is back to making ...

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Shruti Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi team up for first time

Actors Shruti Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi have joined hands for the first time in the upcoming Tamil film Laabam, which ...

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Twitter user calls Priya Anand ‘bad luck’ for co-stars, actress hits back

Actress Priya Anand, who is popular for her roles in Telugu films 180, Ko Antey Koti and Leader, was trolled ...

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Pink to stop posting about her kids on social media

Singer Pink has had enough with social media ‘mom-shaming,’ so much so that she has now decided to stop sharing ...

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Adele might unveil heartbreak album by end of 2019


Singer Adele, who confirmed her split from husband Simon Konecki over the weekend, will channel her break-up sorrow into her ...

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Swagota, Pran, Ishana’s serial Chirokumari Sangho

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Two promising directors Bhubon and Refat have been giving direction jointly. Earlier they jointly made plays titled ...

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They are dedicated to Shuddho Sangeet

Entertainment Report :
Apu Aman, Yousuf Ahmed Khan and Sanjida Mahmud Nandita are three promising singers who came into this field ...

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Sports▲ Top

(From left to right) Jung Hyelim of South Korea, Masumi Aoki of Japan, Manevanh Chanthavong of Laos compete during the women\'s 100m Hurdles round 1 at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday.

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Masataka Morizono (left) and Mima Ito of Japan play against Kutbidillo Teshaboev and Rozalina Khadijev of Uzbekistan during their mixed doubles qualifying match of the World Table Tennis Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.

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Nadal to face 63rd-ranked Mayer in Barcelona Open

AP, Barcelona :
Defending champion Rafael Nadal will face Leonardo Mayer in his first match at the Barcelona Open.
Mayer defeated Marius ...

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National Youth handball begins Thursday

The 4th Marcel National Youth (men's) handball competition begins from Thursday (April 25) at Shaheed Captain M Mansur Ali Handball ...

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Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defends against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (center left) in the first half during Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Salt Lake City on Monday.

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Houston, Chengdu to host World Table Tennis Championships


Houston will host the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships, the first staged outside Europe or Asia since 1939, with Chengdu, ...

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\'Shattered\': Lankan cricketer recounts church bombing horror

AFP, Sri Lanka :
Sri Lankan cricketer Dasun Shanaka barely survived one of the deadly blasts that killed more than 320 ...

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Defence the key to Arsenal\'s top-four bid


Unai Emery is faced with a defensive dilemma that could make or break Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish to ...

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(From left) China\'s Liang Xiaojing, Kazakhstan\'s Olga Safronova and China\'s Wei Yongli display their silver, gold and bronze medals respectively for the women\'s 100-meters race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Monday.


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Football▲ Top

Chelsea moves into top 4 after draw with Burnley

AP, London :
Chelsea moved into the Premier League's top four on Monday with a frustrating 2-2 draw with Burnley.
Goals two ...

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Mongolia outplay Tajikistan 3-0 in Group A opener

Mongolia routed Tajikistan by 3-0 goals in the opening Group A match of the ongoing Bangamata U-19 Women's International Gold ...

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Liverpool\'s Milner cheering on Manchester United

James Milner has said he will become a Manchester United fan for the first time in the hope they can ...

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PSG\'s Notre Dame Shirts sell out in 30 minutes

All of the 1,000 Paris Saint-Germain shirts with a large image of the Notre-Dame in place of the sponsor's logo ...

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Neymar to be fit at Copa America, says Tite

AP, Rio De Janeiro :
Brazil captain Neymar has enough time to be in peak condition for the Copa America after ...

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Zidane bemused as Spanish press round on Bale

When quizzed on why a player who has won four Champions Leagues in five seasons in Madrid - including scoring ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Rupganj sign off DPL with win over Prime Bank


Opener Mohammad Naim struck his second successive century in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL) as Legends of Rupganj thrashed Prime ...

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Soumya slams record double ton as Abahani lifts title in a grand manner

Soumya Sarkar hogged the headlines to became the first Bangladeshi player to hit a double century in List A cricket, ...

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Prime Doleshwar seals third spot in DPL

Prime Doleshwar Sporting Club sealed the third spot in Dhaka Premier League, after narrowly edging past Mohammedan Sporting Club to ...

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National▲ Top

36.85 lakh MTs potato produced in Rajshahi Division

BSS, Rajshahi :
Farmers have harvested more than 36.85 lakh metric tonnes (MTs) of potato in all eight districts under Rajshahi ...

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Schoolboy killed by \'classmate\' in Cumilla

UNB, Cumilla :
A schoolboy was stabbed to death, allegedly by his classmate, at Thakurpara road in the city on Sunday ...

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51 detained in Satkhira anti-drug drive

Satkhira Correspondent :
Police detained 51 people in special operation against  anti-drug drive on Monday.
Inspector of Satkhira District Police Special Branch ...

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3,250 marginal farmers get incentive

BSS, Barguna :
A total of 3,250 marginal farmers in Sadar upazila got seed and fertilizer as incentive for the Kharif ...

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SAGHATA (Gaibandha): Tofayel Ahmen, Director General of Youth Development Directorate greeting Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Adv Fazley Rabbi Miah MP for his contributions on employment facilities of youth at a workshop in Saghata Upazila on Saturday.

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BETAGI(Barguna): Bangladesh National Service Ekota Kalyan Parishad, Betagi Upazila Unit formed a human chain in front of Upazila Parishad Office to press home their 2- point demands on Sunday.

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DINAJPUR(South): Chairman of Standing Committee on Primary and Mass Education Ministry Md Mustafizur Rahman Fizar MP speaking at the inaugural programme of the new academic building of Rangamati High School at Fulbari Upazila recently.

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SREEBARDI (Sherpur ): A rally was brought out by Sreebardi Upazila Health Complex on the occasion of the National Nutrition Week yesterday.

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SIRAJDIKHAN (Munshiganj): Health Department, Sirajdikhan Upazila brought out a rally marking the National Nutrition Week yesterday .

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Dist Taskforce team attacked by fishermen, 17 fishermen held , 63 fishing boats damaged in Chandpur

Chandpur  Correspondent :
District Taskforce team against Jatka netting  came under  abrupt attack by angry jatka fishermen at Raj Rajeswar , ...

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Newly wed woman found hanging in Thakurgaon

UNB, Thakurgaon :
A newlywed woman was found hanging at Kanchamoni village in Baliadangi upazila on Monday.
Police recovered the hanging body ...

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Woman set afire \'by husband\' in Laxmipur dies

UNB, Laxmipur :
A woman, who suffered severe burn injuries after she was set afire allegedly by husband at Ayubnagar in ...

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Bumper Boro paddy output expected in Dupchanchia

Dupchanchia (Bogura) Correspondent :
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Dupchanchia Upazila under Bogura district  is expecting a bumper production of ...

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Child\'s body found in Sylhet fish enclosure

Sylhet Bureau :
Police recovered the body of a minor boy from a fish enclosure in Jaintiapur Upazila in the district ...

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Two girls commit suicide in Rajshahi

RU Correspondent :
Two girls reportedly committed suicide as their parents scolded them for seeing apathy in study at Bagha upazila ...

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Assistant Professor held with drugs in Jashore

Benapole  Correspondent  :
Police arrested an assistant professor of English of Upshahr Mahila College with three bottles of Phensidyl in  on ...

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7 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :
Reckless driving on the streets on Tuesday killed at least seven persons, including two in the city, ...

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Hearing on appeal Apr-30

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday fixed April 30, 2019, for hearing on whether the court will ...

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British PUS Sir Simon in city

UNB, Dhaka :
Permanent Under Secretary (PUS) of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald arrived here on ...

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BD eyes energy sector coop with Brunei

UNB, Bandar Seri Begawan :
Bangladesh and Brunei have agreed to explore the possibility of comprehensive collaboration in the energy ...

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Next hearing on charge framing on May 6

Court Correspondent :
The Special Judge Court-9 of Dhaka on Tuesday fixed May 6 to hold next hearing on the ...

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KSA hails US move to end all Iran sanction waivers

AFP :
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed a United States decision to end all Iran sanction waivers by ...

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3 months ban on fishing in Kaptai Lake

UNB, Rangamati :
The local administration has imposed a three-month ban on netting, marketing and transporting of carp fishes from ...

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\'Drug dealer\' killed in \'gunfight\' with BGB

UNB, Cumilla :
A suspected drug dealer was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh near ...

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HC rules on \'wrongly jailed\' Arman

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule upon the government to expalin as to why ...

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\'Genocide Corner\' at Shugondha to be opened to visitors

UNB, Dhaka :
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will make arrangements so that heads of state and government, ministers, politicians ...

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CPD seeks ‘actual data’ on GDP analysis

UNB, Dhaka :
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Tuesday urged the government to publish the "actual data" based ...

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Verdict against Mamun today

Court Correspondent :
A Dhaka court yesterday decided to pronounce verdict today (Wednesday) of a money-laundering case filed against Gias ...

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20gold bars seized at Sylhet airport

UNB, Sylhet :
Customs officials recovered gold worth an estimated Tk 1.15 crore from a Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane at ...

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Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted

Reuters, Khartoum :
When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he ...

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New date of hearing April 29

Court Correspondent :
The Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka yesterday deferred the hearing in the case in connection with ...

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Grieving relatives bury dead Lankans

Reuters, Negombo, Sri Lanka :
Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches ...

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Abdullah Al-Mahmud (Mahin), Chairman of Crystal Insurance Company Limited, presiding over its 83rd meeting at its head office in the city on Sunday. AHM Mozammel Hoque, Md. Tajul Islam, Farhana Danesh, Shahzadi Begum, Soera Zahir, Nusrat Mahmud, Directors and Mia Fazle Karim, CEO of the company were also present.

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ICMAB opposes recruiting foreigners in accounting functions

Economic Reporter :
A delegation of ICMAB, led by President M Abul Kalam Mazumdar, Tuesday called on Bangladesh Investment Development Authority ...

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Amir Uddin, Audit Committee Chairman of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited, presiding over its 185th meeting at the Banks head office in the city on Tuesday. Md. Abdus Salam, Abdul Malek Molla, Niaz Ahmed, Khalid Rahim, members and Farman R Chowdhury, CEO of the Bank were also present.

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S.M. Abu Mohsin, EC Chairman of NCC Bank Limited, presiding over its meeting at its head office in the city recently. Md. Nurun Newaz Salim, Chairman and Mosleh Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director of the bank among others were also present.

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BB issues relaxed loan classification, provisioning policy

Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has introduced a set of newly modified guidelines for loan classification and provisioning for the ...

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Stock market is not in bad condition: Kamal

Economic Reporter :
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal Tuesday said that the country's capital market is not in a bad condition.
"Capital ...

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Provide subsidy flourishing dairy industry: Speakers

Economic Reporter :
Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Tuesday said the dairy sector of Bangladesh has potentials. Production cost milk ...

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First sale of F11 Pro commences in BD

Business Desk :
The epitome of "Brilliant Portrait", OPPO F11 Pro is available for customers in Bangladesh to grab. After the ...

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BSMRMU awards Dr Hasina Khan

Business Desk :
The sole maritime specialized public university of the country, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh organized a ...

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Walton starts TV export to Germany

Business Desk :
The Bangladeshi multinational electronics brand 'Walton' has started the export of its produced 'Made in Bangladesh' labelled LED ...

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Payra Port inks deal with three Korean consultancy companies

Economic Reporter :
Payra Port Authority Tuesday signed an agreement with three Korean consultancy companies (joint venture) for the quick implementation ...

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Zarish Couture, an exclusive fashion house was inaugurated at house: 103, road: 13/A, block-C, Bananni in the city on Saturday. Farzana Rahman, Managing Director of the fashion house and Actor Siam Ahmed were also present.

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KSA, UAE pledge $3b financial aid for Sudan

AFP, Riyadh :
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Sunday announced three billion dollars (2.7 billion euros) in financial ...

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Dhaka WASA signed two several contract with Brothers Engineers and Sigma Electrical Engineering, and SHAJEDA & Company and CFMCC to supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of Gas Chlorination with compatible SCADA system in 300 pump stations of DWASA. Managing Director of Dhaka WASA Engr. Taqsem A Khan, Mohd. Akhtaruzzaman, Additional Chief Engineer & Project Director signed the contract with the parties at a hotel in the city on Tuesday. On the other part Mosharaf Hossain Khan on behalf of Brothers Engineers & Sigma Electrical Engineering and Farazi Md. Ariful Islam on behalf of SHAJEDA & Co. and CFMCC JV., signed the contract. Under this contract 300nos modern latest facilitated Gas Chlorination set will be supplied, installed, commissioned and operated & Maintained at 300 DWASA\'s pump. As a result supplied water quality will be increased of various MODS Zone under DWASA, which will help implement STG-6 and Seventh Five years plan of the Government.

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China to complete $545m modernisation for Tajik smelter

AFP, Dushanbe :
China's state-owned engineering company CMEC will modernise Tajikistan's flagship aluminium smelter in a $545 million deal, a representative ...

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China stocks suffer in thin holiday trade

AFP, Tokyo :
Chinese stocks closed lower Monday on speculation authorities would limit monetary policy easing after signs of stabilisation in ...

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International▲ Top

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

AFP  :
Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that ...

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Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks 'retaliation for Christchurch': Govt

AFP :
Islamist suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka at the weekend were carried out in ...

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Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders to meet for first time

North Korean state media has confirmed that leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia "soon" for his first ever meeting ...

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Trump says Congress \'can\'t impeach\' him

AFP ;
US President Donald Trump said Monday that Congress "can't impeach" him over the findings of the Mueller report into ...

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Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

A large-scale trial of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is ...

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Life▲ Top

Integrity matters if you want to create positive change Zoe Weil

Mahatma Gandhi was once asked by a reporter, "What is your message to the world?"
Gandhi responded by jotting down on ...

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High insulin costs come under fire

Health Desk :

For many Americans, the cost of lifesaving insulin is simply too high, leading as many as one in ...

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