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Nations ink a last-minute power grid deal

Nations ink a last-minute power grid deal

Staff Reporter: The 18th Saarc Summit concluded with all the eight nations signing a last-minute deal on power grid. All the foreign ministers from the eight SAARC member states inked the deal in behalf of their respective countries, which is aimed at trading electricity from one country to another and erecting trans-boundary power grids at […]

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Tragic death of another cricketing talent

Staff Reporter: Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday afternoon. The violent manner of his death has shaken the cricket […]

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Impossible for Bangladesh to leave LDC’s by 2021: CPD

TBT Desk At a press conference held at CIRDAP over the UNCTAD report on LDCs, a private research organization, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) denoted that it is not possible for Bangladesh to come out of the list of Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2021. For this they have to wait for more than a […]

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RAB database launches with details of 40,000 criminal

Shafi Uddin Ahmed Rapid Action Battalion has introduced database of 40,000 criminals across Bangladesh for making the crime investigation process easier, top officer of the battalion said. The crime-busting force, founded in 2004, to deal with specialized crimes came up with the criminals’ record to be linked with the national identity cards being maintained under […]

Biswal meet with Khaleda Zia today

Dhaka : US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit, says UNB. During the visit, she will have meetings with high-level government officials and labour, RMG sector and business community leaders, and opposition party leaders. Biswal will also meet BNP chairperson Khaleda […]

Stern action against any attempt to leak question papers: Nahid

DHAKA : Amid widespread criticism centering question paper leaks in different public examinations, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday warned the offenders of tough action to thwart their criminal activities, reports UNB. The Minister issued the warning at an inter-ministerial meeting convened to discuss the upcoming SSC and equivalent examinations on Thursday. “None will […]

Writ filed for vacating Latif’s MP post

DHAKA : A writ petition was filed with the High Court on Thursday seeking a direction for vacating the post of Member of Parliament (MP) of sacked minister Abdul Latif Siddique, reports UNB. A Supreme Court lawyer, Eunus Ali Akond, filed the writ petition with the concerned section of the High Court this (Thursday) morning. […]

60 or above aged declared senior citizens

DHAKA : In line with the UN policy, President Abdul Hamid on Thursday declared the country’s people aged 60 years or above as senior citizens, reports UNB. “Through today’s programme, I’m declaring all the respected elderly people of the country as senior citizens to honour their contributions to society and the state. Apart from this, […]

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BD scientist in UN panel formed on technology bank for LDCs

DHAKA : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the members of a high-profile panel, including Bangladesh scientist Firdausi Qadri, to advise on the organisational and operational aspects of the proposed Technology Bank and Science, Technology and Innovation Supporting Mechanism dedicated to the least developed countries, reports UNB. The Secretary-General has appointed Romain Murenzi, Executive Director […]

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31 dopers arrested in city

Staff Reporter: Recovering huge quantity of stimulating medicine, Detective Branch (DB) police detained 31 members of an organized gang of agyan (dope) party from different areas of the capital city while running different drives on Wednesday. They also seized different kinds of food items used in making people unconscious and Taka 50,000 in cash from […]