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New govt starts journey By Other | Last Updated: 8th January, 2019, 00:00

Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Monday took oath as prime minister for the third consecutive  term and formed government for the fourth time. President Abdul Hamid administered…

New govt starts journey

Padma Bridge work gathers pace

Construction work on Padma Bridge has gathered pace as  the piling-related problems have been sorted out for quick implementation of the mega project. Officials concerned hope  that…


Hasina wins global support thru calculative diplomacy

Calculative and pragmatic diplomacy has earned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina enormous global supports for her government after the December 30 national polls. Sheikh Hasina received  congratulations…


Outgoing ministers hail new cabinet

Awami League veterans and outgoing ministers have congratulated the new cabinet headed by Sheikh Hasina. However, partners of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance have expressed discontent…

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Tk 100cr emergency response centre to be built at FSCD HQs Tk 100cr emergency 
response centre to 
be built at FSCD HQs

Construction work of a well-equipped and ultra-modern Emergency Response Command Centre will begin soon at the Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters in the capital. Fire Service and Civil…

Metropolis
Build graft-free Bangladesh Build graft-free Bangladesh

Speakers at a roundtable urged new Cabinet members on Monday to prioritise rooting out corruption from Bangladesh, reports UNB. The 11th general election dispelled bad political practices from…

Sun Extra
UN observers welcome to Xinjiang with conditions: China UN observers welcome to Xinjiang with conditions: China

BEIJING: China said Monday it would welcome UN officials to the restive western region of Xinjiang with the condition that they stay out of the country’s internal affairs, reports AFP.  …

Editorial
Jute for Green Growth Jute for Green Growth

Both the global agenda, SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement, propounded in 2015 have created a new wave of support for change towards green growth worldwide. The momentum clearly calls for aligning parts…

Business
Affordable power supply major challenge for new govt: Experts Affordable power supply major 
challenge for new govt: Experts

Timely implementation of long-term power projects and ensuring reliable and affordable power supply would be the main challenge for the new government, said experts. “The government has…

News & Newsmaker
World’s most expensive fish World’s most expensive fish

S Legend, a red and white Koi Carp bred in Japan became the most expensive live fish ever sold, after fetching a mind-blowing price of 203 million yen ($1.8 million), more than $1.3 million more than…

Asia
US warship sails near S China Sea islands US warship sails near S China Sea islands

WASHINGTON: A US Navy guided-missile destroyer on Monday sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea where Beijing has built military installations, sparking anger in China as trade talks between…

World
Brexit battle resumes ahead of big vote Brexit battle resumes ahead of big vote

LONDON: Britain’s battle over Brexit resumes Monday as parliament returns from its Christmas break to debate and—most likely—defeat Prime Minister Theresa May’s unpopular EU…

Culturetainment
Swapnadal organises Natyacharya Selim Al Deen Shoronotshob 2019 Swapnadal organises Natyacharya Selim Al Deen Shoronotshob 2019

January 14, 2019 marks the 11th death anniversary of prominent Bangladeshi playwright and theatre artiste Selim Al Deen. To commemorate the day, popular theatre troupe Swapnadal, in association…

Winner
Rangpur look to crush Comilla to retain momentum Rangpur look to crush Comilla to retain momentum

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) defending champions Rangpur Riders will attempt to ride on their winning momentum to cruise over Comilla Victorians in their third back to back BPL match at Sher-e-Bangla…

My Districts
Bumper sweet potato yield expected in Rajshahi Bumper sweet potato yield expected in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Farmers and field level agriculture extension officials are expecting of bumper yield of sweet potato everywhere in the region including its vast Barind tract during the current season, reports…

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Israel resumes Hamas strikes after Gaza rocket fired Israel resumes Hamas strikes after Gaza rocket fired

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border, reports AFP.  …

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