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** To seek alternative to Assad is not to be Russia's concern ** Elections more important than Covid-19: CEC ** Mother, newborn die from wrong treatment ** AL factional clash leaves 15 injured in Madaripur ** Education in dire crisis Schools, colleges not to open till June 30 ** Continuous rain in the past few days has created waterlogging in the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) dam area. The aerial view of this photo shows that a large part of Matuail at Demra in the capital inundates due to inadequacies of the drainage system. ** Tk 150b sought for coastal protection ** VAT collection Restaurant owners raise allegation of harassment ** USA to give 70 lakh doses Covid vaccine to BD: Chuck Schumer ** KSA bars foreign pilgrims from Hajj ** BD signs deal with China to buy vaccines ** Man lynched soon after he hacks another man to death ** Budget fails to address health, poverty, unemployment ** Third Covid wave feared Infection rate reaches 14pc ** Maritime ports asked to hoist signal No 3 ** Israeli guard shoots dead Palestinian woman ** Thousands march in support of Muslim family killed in truck attack in Canada ** Not only Covid patients, the people who are suffering from other critical diseases cannot get admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital due to shortage of bed. ** Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool fold after nearly 4 years ** Mossad conducted operations against Iran’s nuke projects ** Cop crushed under drug-laden microbus ** Rajshahi, Khulna cities go under strict lockdown ** Delayed restriction blamed for Covid surge in bordering dists ** Man sells off his wife to sex traffickers ** BD preparing plan to face challenges **

Not only Covid patients, the people who are suffering from other critical diseases cannot get admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital due to shortage of bed.

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Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool fold after nearly 4 years

Times of India :
Ending all suspense, Mukul Roy and son Subhranshu returned to the Trinamool fold on Friday.
Roy, who ...

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Mossad conducted operations against Iran’s nuke projects

BBC :
The outgoing head of the Israeli spy agency Mossad has given a revelatory interview about the country's operations ...

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Cop crushed under drug-laden microbus

Chattogram Bureau :
An on-duty police officer of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) was killed and a constable received injuries in ...

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Rajshahi, Khulna cities go under strict lockdown

Rajshahi Correspondent / Khulna Correspondent :
Rajshahi city is entering a total lockdown beginning on Friday afternoon with shops and ...

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Delayed restriction blamed for Covid surge in bordering dists

Reza Mahmud :
The country has witnessed the overall Covid-19 positivity rate once again above the 13 percent after nearly ...

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Man sells off his wife to sex traffickers

News Desk :
Head over heels in love, she was on cloud nine when she finally tied the knot with ...

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BD preparing plan to face challenges

UNB :
The government is preparing an action planthat will focus on helping the businesses to be more competitive in ...

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Lockdown hits lawyers’ community as most courts don\'t function

Gulam Rabbani :
Most of the lawyers across the country have fallen into a financial crisis, as their way of ...

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It\'s just a drop in the ocean

Reuters :
A Group of Seven plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries lacks ambition, is ...

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It\'s just a drop in the ocean

Reuters :
A Group of Seven plan to donate 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries lacks ambition, is ...


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FDA to provide loan of 12m euros for constructing substation in DPDC area

BSS, Dhaka :
The French Development Agency (FDA) will provide a loan of 12 million euros to Bangladesh to finance ...

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Mobile Court of RAB-10 imposes fine upon some establishments for storing and selling illegal medicine conducting raid in the city\'s Kotwali thana areas on Friday.

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Qatar Charity distributes gas cylinders among Rohingyas

Staff Reporter :
Qatar Charity, an international humanitarian organization, has started distributing gas cylinders with stoves among Rohingya families recently ...

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\'Don\'t forget to save species while fixing global warming\'

UNB :
To save the planet, the world needs to tackle the crises of climate change and species loss together, ...

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Govt for innovative solutions for hampered edn sector: Speaker

BSS, Dhaka :
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury said the government is looking for innovative solutions to take the disrupted ...

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\'Rickshaw, Battery-run Easy Bike Chalok Sangram Parishad\' forms a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Friday with a call to stop harassment to give their licence by DSCC authority.

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Speakers at a prèss conference at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday to meet the demands of 11-20 grade government service holders.

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Bangladesh National Service Families stage a demonstration in the city on Friday to realize its various demands including nationalization to their jobs.

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JS body to launch software for monitoring project

BSS, Dhaka :
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Planning informed that the work is underway to launch ...

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Light to moderate rain with gusty wind likely

BSS, Dhaka :
Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Friday forecast light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty ...

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\'People lost faith in govt assurance about vaccination\'

UNB, Dhaka :
Jatiya Party Chairman GM Kader on Friday said the government assuring people every day about vaccination, but ...

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BNP leader Nazrul Islam Khan speaks at a discussion marking the 40th martyrdom anniversary of the party founder Ziaur Rahman orgnised by Agriculturists Association of Bangladesh at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday.

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Using pre-paid meters for electricity, gas stressed

BSS, Dhaka :
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Friday laid emphasis on installing pre-paid ...

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ORGANIsATION Snippet

City Desk :
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council
A view-exchange meeting with an expert panel, for improving the quality of research of ...

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Joint General Secretary of Awami League Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, MP speaks at the extended meeting of Dhaka Mahanagar Uttar Awami League in the city\'s Bangabandhu Avenue on Friday.

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Today’s Events

City Desk :
Human chain
Bangladesh Muktijuddha Mancha, Central Committee will form a human chain at the foot of Raju Sculpture ...

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DNCC mayor urged to take steps to remove water-logging

BSS, Dhaka :
President M Abdul Hamid asked Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam to take effective steps ...

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\'BNP\'s evil attempts to oust govt to be resisted\'

BSS, Dhaka :
Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said BNP\'s aggressive ...

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud speaks at the biennial general meeting of Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum in the auditorium of Economic Reporters Forum in the city on Friday.

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UNDP, IOM laud Bangladesh\'s effort in tackling Covid-19

BSS, Dhaka :
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have praised the endeavor of Bangladesh ...

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UNDP, IOM laud Bangladesh\'s effort in tackling Covid-19

BSS, Dhaka :
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have praised the endeavor of Bangladesh ...


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Why we cannot prevent riverbank erosion disaster despite better technology

Experts have predicted riverbank erosion in an area of 28 square kilometer in 13 northwestern and central districts this ...

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Competition for political blessings among teachers degrading our universities

Lack of quality research and a dearth of publications are the main reasons for Bangladesh\'s universities to lag behind ...

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Readers’ Voice

Solve The Traffic Congestion Soon
Traffic congestion has increased in the capital Dhaka in line with its growing population. Sometimes, ...

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Bangabandhu & Bangladesh

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury :
From Previous Issue
However, we can never progress forsaking the ideals of Bangabandhu. After the contribution made ...

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Social Media

Dr. Matiur Rahman & Shishir Reza :
Social media offers a substitute avenue for human interaction, creating new behaviors for ...

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Social Media

Dr. Matiur Rahman & Shishir Reza :
Social media offers a substitute avenue for human interaction, creating new behaviors for ...


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MasterChef Australia: Kishwar creates Kingfish Ceviche inspired by Melbourne’s art scene

Entertainment Desk :
Popular reality TV contestant Kishwar Chowdhury has created another unique dish inspired by Melbourne’s art scene.
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Sheikh Jasim busy with composition

Entertainment Report :
Sheikh Jasim is a top class classical singer of the country. He is also a noted music ...

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ZEE5 Global announces Zindagi Original Dhoop Ki Deewar

ZEE5 Global has announced its third Pakistani production and Zindagi Original titled Dhoop Ki Deewar. Love
transcends all barriers ...

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Dilara Zaman in title role of short film Omar Faruker Maa

Entertainment Report :
Zahidur Rahman Biplob for the first has made a short film titled Omar Faruker Maa. Ekushey Padak ...

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Shahana Sumi’s new movie after three years

Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
Popular actress Shahana Sumi’s parents were directly involved with the language movement. Sumi was the former ...

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Richa’s ‘environment friendly’ cooking ends up in disaster

Kitchen is a place where you not only stir up a storm, but also a disaster. Actor Richa Chadha ...

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Glenn Close to star in comedy film Brothers

Glenn Close, an eight-time Oscar nominee, will star alongside Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage in Legendary Entertainment’s upcoming comedy ...

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Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital

Veteran Hindi film star Dilip Kumar has been discharged from hospital and is going home, his family friend Faisal ...

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Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital

Veteran Hindi film star Dilip Kumar has been discharged from hospital and is going home, his family friend Faisal ...


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Messi leads Argentina squad for Copa America

Xinhua, Buenos Aires :
Forwards Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez were among 28 players included in Argentina\'s squad ...

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Krejcikova beats Sakkari in dramatic French Open semi-final

Agency :
Czech Barbora Krejcikova reached the French Open final as she beat Greek 17th seed Maria Sakkari 7-5, 4-6, ...

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Claressa Shields wins on MMA debut

BBC Online :
Former Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields recovered from two early take-downs to win her debut professional Mixed ...

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Aussie star pulls out of Olympic swim trials

AFP, Sydney  :
Blaming \"misogynistic perverts in sport and their boot lickers\", dual Olympic silver medallist Maddie Groves has pulled ...

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Dina Asher-Smith wins again in 200m Diamond League

BBC Online :
Dina Asher-Smith won the 200m in a season\'s-best time of 22.06 seconds at the Diamond League meeting ...

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Brazil Supreme Court allows Copa America to go ahead

AFP, Brasília :
Brazil\'s Supreme Court ruled Thursday the country can host the Copa America despite the coronavirus pandemic, clearing ...

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Mohammedan beat Abahani

Sports Reporter :
Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited beat their arch-rivals Dhaka Abahani Limited by 31 runs, according to the ...

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Teenager Hurtado earns Ecuador Copa America call-up

Uncapped Independiente del Valle teenager Jose Hurtado has been included in a 28-man Ecuador squad for the Copa America, ...

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Teenager Hurtado earns Ecuador Copa America call-up

Uncapped Independiente del Valle teenager Jose Hurtado has been included in a 28-man Ecuador squad for the Copa America, ...


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Abus Samad Khan Sentu, Acting Secretary of BNP Narayanganj Mohanagar, attends a prayed mehfil to mark the 40th death anniversary of late President Ziaur Rahman organized by Narayanganj District Zia Smriti Sanshad on Tuesday with its president Shahidul Islam (Ripon) in the chair. After prayer, masks were distributed among the general mass of the city.

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Chattogram business leaders join a post budget dialogue webinar arranged by Chattogram Chamber of commerce & Industry on Tuesday.

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No alternative to capital dredging of Karnaphuli to save Ctg Port

Chattogram Bureau :
The leaders of the business community irrespective of  status  have commented that there is no alternative to ...

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Army defuses mortar cell in Gaibandha

National Desk :
A team of Bomb Disposal Unit of Bangladesh Army defused a mortar cell at an open place ...

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Illegal construction continues on sidewalk in Sher Shah

Chattogram Bureau :
Roads and sidewalks in Sher Shah area have started to be occupied again. Pucca and permanent shops ...

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Businessman stabbed to death in Bhairab

Staff Reporter, Kishoreganj :
A 30-year old businessman was stabbed to death by miscreants at Syed Nazrul Islam Bridge in  ...

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40 Gaibandha families affected by river erosion being rehabilitated

National Desk :
A number of 40 homeless families affected by Brahmaputra river erosion are being rehabilitated at Kharjanir char ...

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3 detained in Adamdighi with idol

Our Correspondent :
RAB has arrested three persons from Mitil village of Champapur union in Adamdighi upazila of Bogra. RAB-12 ...

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Minor girl drowns in Moulvibazar

Sylhet Bureau :
A three-year-old girl drowned in a pond at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar district on Tuesday afternoon.
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Father, son arrested with venison from Sundarbans

Bagerhat Correspondent :
Two poachers were arrested along with venison from Dumuria forest area within Sharankhola Forest Range under the ...

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CCTV security for Bhairab inaugurated

Staff Reporter, Kishoreganj :
Police Super of Kishoreganj, Mashrukur Rahman Khaled BPM (Bar) said teenage gang is now a nationwide ...

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Khulna Corona Hospital scrambles for space

National Desk :
The authorities of Khulna Dedicated Corona Hospital have been scrambling to treat Covid-19 patents due to bed ...

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Lightning kills 2 in C’ganj

National Desk :
Two people were killed by lightning strike on Thursday during a storm at Babu Dying area in ...

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Urban facilities in villages

National Desk :
Roxana, a poor housewife from Saherkhali village near the Bay of Bengal, has been enlisted for maternity ...

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SM Shahzada, MP of Golachipa, Patuakhali inaugurates the electrification project for Charkajal and Charbishwas Union Parishads on Thursday.

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Demonstrators stage a sit-in programme at Shahbagh intersection in the capital on Friday demanding age-limit at 32 for government jobs during coronavirus surge.

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Passengers throng Rajshahi Railway Station ticket counter on Friday by following social distancing norms to get back money against advanced tickets.

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Ban on visiting Sunamganj tourist spots

Our Correspondent :
Local administration has imposed a ban on gathering on different tourist spots in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj ...

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Two stabbed dead in Savar

Our Correspondent :
Two young men have reportedly been stabbed dead at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka.
The deceased were ...

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Soaring rice prices add to consumers\' miseries

Staff Reporter :
After remaining static for a month, rice prices witnessed a hike in the city retail markets last ...

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177 deaths in lightning in 4 months

Staff Reporter :
The death toll from lightning is increasing at an alarming rate in the country.
In the four ...

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Housewife hacked dead in city

Staff Reporter :
A housewife has been hacked to death allegedly by her husband in city\'s Bhatara area over family ...

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Covid-19: Country logs 43 deaths, 2454 new cases

UNB :
Covid-19 claimed 43 lives in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours until Friday morning as the upward march ...

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Govt \"inaction\" behind \"horrific\" Covid situation: BNP

UNB :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday blamed the government\'s \'inaction\' for the \'horrific Covid situation ...

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Four suspects land in jail over fake Covid test reports

News Desk :
A Dhaka court has sent four suspects to jail for allegedly selling fake reports to overseas travellers ...

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US to provide over 10 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

UNB :
Bangladesh will get some 10.8 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine soon under COVAX facility.
These AstraZeneca vaccine doses have ...

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20 Muslim pilgrims die in Pak bus crash

Reuters :
A bus crammed with pilgrims coming back from a religious festival crashed in southwest Pakistan on Friday killing ...

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EC firm to hold polls, IEDCR differs

Noman Mosharef :
Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has sent a letter to the Ministry of Health ...

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DB nabs gang of motorcycle thieves

UNB :
Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested eight alleged members of an organized motorcycle thieves' gangby ...

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12 Rohingyas flee Bhasan Char

UNB :
Police detained 12 Rohingyas, including four children, from Noakhali\'s Companiganj Friday while they were fleeing Bhasan Char of ...

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12 Rohingyas flee Bhasan Char

UNB :
Police detained 12 Rohingyas, including four children, from Noakhali\'s Companiganj Friday while they were fleeing Bhasan Char of ...


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Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, receiving donation cheque from Rizwan Rahman, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) at the PM Office in the capital on Thursday.

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Eastland insurance approves 10pc dividend

Economic Reporter :
The 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Eastland Insurance Co Ltd was held on Thursday virtually.
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Energypac, MPWRNRGY to develop solar park in BD

Economic Reporter :
Energypac Eletronics Limited has recently signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with MPWRNRGY Pvt Ltd, a Singapore-based ...

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Faruque Hassan, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), handing over donation cheque to Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at PMO in the capital on Thursday. BGMEA\'s former president Abdus Salam Murshidi, (MP), Vice-Presidents Syed Nazrul Islam, Shahidullah Azim, Khandaker Rafiqul Islam, Directors Asif Asharaf and Sazzadur Rahman, among others, were present.

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Maddhapara mining coming back to life

Staff Reporter :
The lone state-owned rock producer Maddhapara Granite Mining Company (MGMCL) has come back to life as it ...

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Grant financing deal of Tk 1.24b signed to help energy sector

UNB :
The French Development Agency (AFD) and the government of Bangladesh have signed a grant financing agreement of EUR ...

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US food items now in Shwapno outlets

Business Desk :
Leading retailer Shwapno and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an initiative to highlight products ...

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Earl R Miller, US ambassador to Bangladesh, inaugurating \"Taste of America\" promotion in ten Shwapno retail outlets throughout Bangladesh on Friday. Arif Dowla, Managing Director of ACI Group, and Sabbir Hasan Nasir, Executive Director of Shwapno, among others, were present.

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BB cuts charges on banking services

Economic Reporter :
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has reduced charges on banking services including deposits and loans.
Customers from now on ...

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BB cuts charges on banking services

Economic Reporter :
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has reduced charges on banking services including deposits and loans.
Customers from now on ...


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