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IMF board approves $4.7 billion support program for Bangladesh

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said its executive board approved a support program for Bangladesh worth $4.7 billion at current exchange rates, making the South Asian country the first to access its new Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF).

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File photo: A farmer irrigates his floating bed, at his farm in Pirojpur district, Bangladesh, August 16, 2022 Reuters

61 dead in Pakistan mosque blast

Over 61 people, most of them police, were killed in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police headquarters on Monday, prompting the government to put the country on high alert.

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People and rescue workers gather to look for survivors under a collapsed roof, after a suicide blast in a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan January 30, 2023 Reuters

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets that Ukraine has sought in its battle against Russia, President Joe Biden said, as Russian forces claimed a series of incremental gains in the country's east.

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File photo of US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 140th Wing of the Colorado Air National Guard during Nato exercise Saber Strike flies over Amari military air base, Estonia June 12, 2018 Reuters

What is in the anti-ragging policy for educational institutions?

The government has formulated a new policy with stringent punishments for both teachers and students who are found to be involved in bullying or ragging.

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‘Invisible' pleasure trip exposed after a decade

They had no involvement with implementing the integrated development projects in the Hatirjheel area, including Begunbari canal, of the capital. Yet, 16 senior government officials went abroad to take training in China, Vietnam, South Korea, Croatia and the Netherlands. 

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File photo shows planes parked at the tarmac of the airport in Dhaka Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Medical admission test to take place on March 10

The MBBS admission test for the 2022-23 academic year will take place on March 10 at government and private medical colleges.

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