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  • Myanmar to thaw Bangladesh ties

    Myanmar to thaw Bangladesh ties

    Maintaining inward policies for the last five decades, Myanmar is going to attempt to better relationships with its neighbours and the rest of the world, a government official said. “I am quite sure the new government wants to maintain good ties with Dhaka,” said Secretary of Foreign Relations Committee of Myanmar Parliament Bo Bo Oo.

  • Ramadan working hours from 9am to 3:30pm

    Ramadan working hours from 9am to 3:30pm

    The cabinet yesterday set office hours during the month of Ramadan from 9am to 3:30pm, with a 15-minute break at 1:15pm. The schedule was decided at the cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The cabinet also approved a draft law that doubled company fees. Fees under Section

  • Short circuit behind Karwan Bazar fire?

    Short circuit behind Karwan Bazar fire?

    Although there was no electricity at the Hasina Market when a devastating fire broke out on Sunday evening, shop owners and the Fire Service believe that the fire was most likely caused by an electric short circuit as generators were running at the time. Babul Khan, the general secretary of the market association, told the

  • No environmental clearance for Banshkhali plant

    No environmental clearance for Banshkhali plant

    The Department of Environment (DoE) has refused to issue an environmental clearance certificate for the proposed 1,224 megawatt imported coal-fired power plant of S Alam Group in Banshkhali, Chittagong; apparently because there were some issues with the submitted documents. According to the minutes of an April 28 DoE meeting on environmental clearance certificate on, it

  • Islami Liberation Front sends hit list of 10 people

    Islami Liberation Front sends hit list of 10 people

    An outfit named Islami Liberation Front sent a hit list of 10 dignitaries, including teachers, politicians and journalists, of Rajshahi to Natore Press Club yesterday. Vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University Professor Muhammad Mizanuddin, Rajshai City Corporation’s former mayor and central Awami League leader Khairuzzaman Liton, Rajshahi district Awami League General Secretary Asad, Rajshahi Sadar lawmaker Fazle

  • University teachers seek justice for Prof Rezaul

    University teachers seek justice for Prof Rezaul

    Teachers of all public universities across Bangladesh staged a three-hour work abstention programme yesterday, demanding the immediate arrest of the killers of Rajshahi University Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddique. Teachers wore black badges and began their programme at 10am. No classes were held, but tests under the office of the controller of examinations took place.

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