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India urgently deploys 10,000 paramilitary soldiers to Kashmir

IANS, New Delhi :
The move comes after the worst-ever terror attack last week on a CRPF convoy.
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Chemicals couldn`t be removed for owners` unwillingness: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said it is regretful that chemical godowns in Old Dhaka could not be relocated ...

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Hasan for looking into BNP\'s link to fire incident

BSS, Chattogram :
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday  said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir's statement that 'the Chawlkbazar fire incident occurred ...

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Chawkbazar tragedy Dilip Barua blames Amu

Staff Reporter :
Blaming immediate past Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal General Secretary Dilip Barua on Saturday said ...

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UN mourns deaths in Chawkbazar fire

Diplomatic Correspondent
Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) Antonio Guterres has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives ...

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Mainul not allowed to go to Bangkok for health check-up

Staff Reporter :
The immigration officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), Dhaka declined Barrister Mainul Hosein to leave for Bangkok ...

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Removal of chemicals begins

Staff Reporter :
Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday said that no inflammable chemical would be allowed to ...

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Pakistan army ready with \'full force\' if India attacks

Al Jazeera News :
The Pakistani army has said it is prepared to defend against any attack by India, and would ...

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Imran Khan okays military response

Al Jazeera News :
The Pakistani government has authorised its military to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" ...

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US threatens new sanctions on Venezuela if aid convoys blocked

Reuters, Washington :
The US government could announce new sanctions to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as early as next week ...

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Airports put on high alert after hijack threat to Pakistan-bound flight

Hindustan Times :
Airports across India were put on high alert on Saturday and security agencies asked to check all vehicles ...

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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.
 

City▲ Top

Come forward to build prosperous BD: CJ


Chief Justice (CJ) of Bangladesh Syed Mahmud Hossain called upon Rotarians to come forward to implement welfare programmes to build ...

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\'Bangabandhu globalised Bangla by delivering first Bangla speech at UN\'


"Bangabandhu was the first Bangalee who made history by delivering the first Bangla speech at the United Nations (UN) and ...

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Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof Dr. Akhtaruzzaman speaking at a discussion titled \'Now we are independent through Language Movement\' organised by Bangabandhu Parishad at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

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Art camp on Bangabandhu held in city


A total of 63 artists including from Bangladesh and India on Saturday crafted different types of art works on Father ...

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BNP Standing Committee Member Dr. Khondkar Mosharraf Hossain along with others holds the copies of two books titled \'Mithyar Kache Jati Parajita and Nishiratrir Diprahar\' written by Advocate Taimur Alam Khondkar at its cover unwrapping ceremony at the Jatiya Press Club on Saturday.

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Dry weather likely


Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday predicted that weather would remain mainly dry with temporary partly cloudy sky over the ...

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Death anniv of Rafiuddin Bablu today

Today is the 4th death anniversary of Md. Rafiuddin Bablu, Managing Director of Modhumita Group.
He is the youngest son of ...

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Lifelong learning for sustainable dev stressed

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni laid emphasis on lifelong learning for the sake of sustainable development.
"The main driving force of ...

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With joyous and jubilant atmosphere, graduation ceremony 2019 of Manarat Dhaka International School and College (MDIC) was held in its auditorium on Saturday. Shah Abdul Hannan, former Secretary and Chairman of Manarat Trust, spoke at the ceremony with Principal of the college Brig Gen (Retd) Mehdi Hassan Pramanik, psc in the chair.

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Guterres mourns deaths in Chawkbazar fire


United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed deep shock at the loss of lives in the deadly fire ...

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Matribhasha Padak 2019 awarded by Tamaddun Majlish

City Desk :
Tamaddun  Majlish arranged a discussion meeting and prize giving ceremony on 21st February International Mother Language Day in ...

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Today’s Events


Discussion

Bangladesh Online Activist Forum organises a discussion on 'Pilkhana Killings' at Tafazzal Hossain Manik Mia Hall of the Jatiya Press ...

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS


Bangladesh Progatishil Lekhak Sangha
A meeting organised by Bangladesh Progatishil Lekhak Sangha was held at Somen-Tajul Library of Muktibhaban in the ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Catch the tax dodgers

THE tax authority had taken a wider survey on 40 companies to detect undocumented ones smelling large information gap in ...

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Old Dhaka needs new urbanization plan

CHEMICAL warehouses in residential buildings, power cables and transformers dangerously set very close to houses and vulnerable gas supply lines ...

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Environmental education for sustainable development

Shishir Reza :
Nature based education is a learning process that enhances people's knowledge and augments alertness about the environment and ...

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Colonialism is not dead yet

Zafirah Zein :
Scandinavian fashion label and global It-brand Ganni hardly caused a stir recently when it closed Copenhagen Fashion Week ...

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Discipline concerns us more

Ramisa Maliha Bhuiyan :
Behind every great achievement in anyone's life lies discipline. We see this in every human endeavor. In ...

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Readers’ Forum

No respite from hawkers occupying footpaths

Most of the roads of Dhaka city were hawker-free for some days in the ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Audience give thumbs up to Total Dhamaal

Total Dhamaal is the third instalment of the hit Dhamaal series. Directed by Indra Kumar, the film stars Ajay ...

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\'Custody\' wins big at French film awards

 "Custody", a film about domestic violence and a divorced couple's battle over their son, was the big winner at ...

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Komola Rocket wins Jury Prize in Paris

Entertainment Correspondent :
Komola Rocket has won the Jury Prize at the recently concluded Festival du Film D'Asie du Sud. ...

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Ranveer Singh to have stake in the profits of his future projects

In the past one year, if there is any actor who has consistently managed to earn critical acclaim along ...

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Hollywood royalty set for Oscars night

The ballots are in, the red carpet gowns are chosen and the golden statuettes are being polished: Sunday is ...

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Aamir Khan visits Rishi Kapoor

Bollywood veteran Rishi Kapoor who is undergoing medical treatment in New York was recently joined by Aamir Khan. Sharing ...

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Runa Laila composes song

Entertainment Desk :
Melody queen Runa Laila has not lent her voice to a new song for a long time. ...

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Salman replaces Atif Aslam after ban on Pakistani artists

In the wake of the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, the All Indian Cine Workers Association ...

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Sports▲ Top

McDonald outlasts del Potro to reach first ATP semi-final

AFP, Miami :
American Mackenzie McDonald disrupted Juan Martin del Potro's latest injury comeback Friday with a three-set victory over the ...

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Shaina Burns competes in the high jump part of the pentathlon during the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships in New York on Friday.

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Aymeric Laporte signs contract extension with Man City


Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year contract extension at Manchester City, the Premier League champions announced on Friday.
The 24-year-old, who ...

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Gold rebounds from depression, dreams of Beijing Olympics


Two-time US figure skating champion Gracie Gold admitted Friday she still struggles with depression but is targeting the 2022 Beijing ...

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Football▲ Top

Deulofeu hat-trick sinks Cardiff in Watford romp


Gerard Deulofeu's first hat-trick in English football saw Watford stroll to a 5-1 victory at Cardiff on Friday and climb ...

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Piatek scores again as AC Milan beat Empoli 3-0 in Serie A

AP, Milan :
When it comes to scoring in Serie A, only Cristiano Ronaldo is more prolific than Krzysztof Piatek.
But only ...

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Arsenal face Rennes in Europa League last 16, Chelsea draw Dynamo Kiev


Arsenal will face French side Rennes in the last 16 of the Europa League, while Chelsea were paired with Dynamo ...

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U-16 women\'s soccer team touchdown in Myanmar

The Bangladesh U-16 women's national football team touched down at Mandalay Myanmar on Saturday to take part in the second ...

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FIFA strips Peru of U-17 World Cup hosting rights

Peru will no longer host the Under-17 World Cup in October after being stripped of the tournament by FIFA on ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Cottrell, Hetmyer lead Windies to victory

AFP, Bridgetown :
Sheldon Cottrell marked his return to the West Indies team with a five-wicket haul as the home side ...

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BCCI will be shown security plans to satisfy themselves: Shashank Manohar


Following concerns raised by the Indian cricket board regarding "the safety and security of players and match officials participating in ...

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Bangladesh pile up mammoth 411/6

Sports Reporter :
Bangladesh piled up a mammoth total of 411 for the loss of 6 wickets in the first innings ...

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Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League T20 begins tomorrow

Sports Reporter :
Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League Twenty20 begins tomorrow. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club will face Khelaghar SKS in the ...

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Mushfiqur under injury cloud for New Zealand Tests

Already stuttered by injuries to Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh are now sweating over Mushfiqur Rahim's fitness ahead ...

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Fernando, Mendis propel Sri Lanka to historic win in South Africa

AFP, Port Elizabeth :
Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis propelled Sri Lanka to an eight-wicket win over South Africa on the ...

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GOPALGANJ: Teachers and students of Govt Bangabandhu University College, Gopalganj brought out a colourful rally and paraded main roads in the town on the occasion of Amar Ekushey on Thursday.

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BOGURA: Udichi Shilpi Goshthi, Bogura District Unit brought out a colourful rally marking its convention yesterday.

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GAZIPUR : Gazipur Unit of PTI Officers\' Association handing over memorandum to Prime Minister through DC, Gazipur to press home their two-point demand recently.

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MOULVIBAZAR: Leaders of Moulvibazar Press Club placing wreaths at Moulvibazar Central Shaheed Minar marking the International Mother Language Day on Thursday.

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BETAGI (Braguna ): Participants and organisers of a handwriting competition posed for a photo session after the prize distribution programme in observance of the International Mother Language Day jointly organised by Dhrubatara Youth Development Foundation and Antorjatik Bhasha Shikkha Protisthan on Wednesday .

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KAMPS provides specialised healthcare services to 3000 poor patients in greater Tangail

A Correspondent :
At least 3000 poor patients  received free health consultancy, medicine and laboratory tests from specialist doctors in ...

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Son \'kills\' father over land dispute in Faridpur

UNB, Faridpur :
A man was beaten to death, allegedly by his son, over land dispute at Modhhopara village in ...

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Teenage boy hurt in Jashore bomb blast

UNB, Jahsore :
A teenage boy was severely injured as a bomb exploded while 'making bomb' at a field in ...

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Zafar Iqbal wants Feb 18 to be \'Nat\'l Teachers\' Day\'

Sylhet Bureau :
Noted science fiction writer and educationist Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal on Monday demanded that February 18 should  ...

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News In Brief

Two workers killed in Sirajganj mudslide
Staff Reporter, Sirajganj
Two workers were killed and five others injured in a mudslide ...

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Amar Ekushey observed

Gopalganj Correspondent :
A three- day long Book Fair-2019 begins at Gopalganj Poura Park Ground in the city from Thursday.
District ...

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SYLHET: Atirbari-Munshibazar Road in South Surma has been in dilapidated condition for a long time causing immense sufferings to the people . The road needs immediate repair.

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LGED implementing Tk 6,578 cr uplift projects in Rangpur Division

BSS, Rangpur :
The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) implemented infrastructural uplift spending Tk 6,578 crore in last ten years ...

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Inter-university Handball competition begins at IU

IU Correspondent :
The Inter-University Handball and the Basketball tournaments (men and women) began at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia ...

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300 vehicles gutted in India fire

The Statesman, New Delhi :
At least 300 vehicles were destroyed in a massive fire at a parking lot near ...

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Venezuela closes Colombia border as aid dispute turns deadly

BBC Online  :
Venezuelan soldiers have opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil, killing two, as President ...

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2 killed over land dispute in C\'Bazar

Staff Reporter :
In Cox'Bazar, at least two people were killed and 10 others seriously injured during a clash due ...

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Woman killed as tree falls on her in city

UNb, Dhaka :
A woman was killed and seven other pedestrians sustained injuries as a coconut tree fell on them ...

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2 \'members of hacking group\' held in Bogura

UNB, Bagura :
Cyber Crimes Unit of Police in separate drives arrested two suspected members of a website hacking group ...

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Russia loading fuel at VVER-1200 N Plant

UNB, Dhaka :
Russia's state-run nuclear corporation Rosatom began fuel loading at its unit-2 of Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II ...

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Process on to relocate chemical warehouses from C\'bazar: Quader

UNB, Dhaka :
Road Transport and Bridges MinisterObaidul Quaderon Saturday said a process is underway to relocate chemical warehouses from ...

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DSCC authority begins to remove chemical warehouses and factories from Old Dhaka and the basement of the Haji Wahed Manzil building on Saturday.

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BCL to announce panel by Feb 25

UNB, Dhaka :
The ruling Awami League's student wing BangladeshChhatra League (BCL) is likely to announce its panel for the ...

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BD faces a challenge in ensuring welfare of its aging population

UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh economy's impressive growth trajectory over the last decade has been buttressed by the demographic dividend deriving ...

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DCCI Foundation gives Tk 25 lakh financial aid to fire victims

UNB, Dhaka :
The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Foundation on Saturday announced to extend an interim support ...

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Designate particular place for chemical trade

UNB, Dhaka :
In the wake of devastating fire in the capital's Chawkbazar area, BNP on Saturday urged the government ...

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Vietnam briefly detains Trump, Kim impersonators

Al Jazeera News :
Vietnamese authorities were not amused by the antics of two impersonators of North Korean leader Kim ...

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BNP\'s overhauling begins to wage a movement: Mosharraf

UNB, Dhaka :
BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday said they have started reorganising their party to launch ...

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11 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :
At least 12 more persons including a rights activist were killed and 60 others critically injured in ...

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10 hurt in BCL infighting at CU

UNB, Chattogram :
At least 10 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited the Chawkbazar fire victims\' undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital Burn Unit on Saturday.

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Business & Economy▲ Top

Zimbabwe starts trading new currency

AFP, Harare :
Zimbabwe started Friday to trade its new currency, the RTGS dollar, two days after the central bank ...

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Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes

AFP, New York :
Boosterish claims of progress in US-China trade talks lifted global stocks on Friday, sending Wall Street ...

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Barrick weighing bid for Newmont to create gold giant

AFP, Montreal :
Canadian miner Barrick Gold said Friday it is weighing a mammoth bid for American rival Newmont to ...

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Russian Finance Ministry sold diamonds worth $3.5m from State Fund

TASS, Moscow :
The Russian Finance Ministry sold raw diamonds with the weight up to 10.8 carats at a public ...

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Lankan economic growth slowest in 17 years : Central bank

AFP, Colombo :
A political crisis in Sri Lanka last year led to the slowest economic expansion in 17 years, ...

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Dr. Anwar Hossain Khan, MP, Chairman of Executive Committee of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited, presiding over its 62nd EC meeting at its head office recently. Among others Directors of the Bank Fakir Akhtaruzzaman, Khandaker Shakib Ahmed, Mohammad Younus, Md. Sanaullah Shahid, Mohiuddin Ahmed and Managing Director M. Shahidul Islam were present.

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BTCL steps to new horizon making modernization

Aalimuzzaman Harun :
BTCL has taken several new projects whose worksare is going on with full speed. It will be ...

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Take concerted efforts for self-sufficiency in dairy sector: Speakers urge

Business Desk :
Speakers at a roundtable discussion on Saturday stressed the need for taking concerted steps for attaining self-sufficiency ...

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Tobacco health hazard costs Tk 30,570cr in BD

Economic Reporter :
Bangladesh faces growing economic losses due to tobacco related illness and premature death. Only the financial loss ...

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Robi earns Tk 6,798cr in 2018

Business Desk :
Despite registering a loss of Taka 96 crore in fourth quarter, Robi earned Taka 6,798 crore in ...

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Mosharraf hints at reducing savings instrument interest

Economic Reporter :
National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan on Saturday said the government is considering reducing ...

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Md. Mehmood Husain, Managing Director of NRB Bank Limited inaugurating its 42nd Branch at Panchabati, Narayanganj on Wednesday. Md. Khurshed Alam, Deputy Managing Director, Imran Ahmed FCA, Chief Operating Officer, Md. Jahidul Islam, Superintendent of Police (SP) Industrial Police, Narayanganj, Rahat Shams, Head of Retail Banking and Mohammed Golam Nakib, Head of Branches, among others, seen in the picture.

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International▲ Top

Venezuela`s Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

AFP, Cucuta :
Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government ...

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Australia confirms Wikileaks\' Julian Assange has valid passport

Reuters, Sydney :
Australia has confirmed that Julian Assange has a valid passport, a key development for the Wikileaks founder, ...

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Nigeria\'s President casts ballot as polls open in delayed Presidential election

Reuters, Abuja :
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari cast his ballot in the presidential election on Saturday as polls opened after ...

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News In Brief

Toxic alcohol death toll rises to 84 in India
AFP, Guwahati
The number of tea plantation workers who have died ...

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Trump says India, Pakistan facing a \'very dangerous situation\'

AFP, Washington :
United States President Donald Trump, while voicing alarm at a "very dangerous" standoff between India and Pakistan, ...

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Saudi Crown Prince defends China\'s right to put Uighur Muslims in concentration camps

The Telegraph :
"China has the right to carry out anti-terrorism and de-extremisation work for its national security," Prince Mohammed, ...

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Campus Cronical▲ Top

Digital transformation and robotics

G. John Cole :
Digital transformation, digital disruption, technology management, strategy, innovation, and technology are very hot topics that executives ...

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The easy way to learn a new language

Peter Rubinstein and Bryan Lufkin :
Learning a new language is an inherently scary idea. Thousands of unfamiliar words, an ...

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