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Foreign aid may see large cut in revised ADP By Other | Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020, 00:00

The projected foreign aid allocation in the current fiscal’s Annual Development Programme (ADP) is likely to see a massive cut after poor execution of aided projects. Nearly Tk 8,000 crore…

Foreign aid may

see large cut in revised ADP

Modi phones

Hasina, extends

New Year

greetings Modi phones Hasina, extends New Year greetings

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and extended English New Year 2020 greetings to her. “The Indian premier phoned Prime Minister…


Textbook festival 
celebrated Textbook festival celebrated

The National Textbook Festival, marking the distribution of free and new textbooks among primary and secondary level students, was celebrated across the country on Wednesday amid much enthusiasm and…


Sensational
Refat murder trial starts
Sensational Refat murder trial starts

The trial process of the much-talk about daylight murder of Refat Shorif in Barguna district started on Wednesday with his wife Ayesha Siddika Minni also on the dock.  A trial court in…

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PM declares ‘light engineering’ as product of 2020 PM declares ‘light engineering’ as  product of 2020

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated the 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), announcing the “Light Engineering” as the “Product of the Year” for 2020,…

Metropolis
Momen for involving foreign govts in Mujib Barsho celebration Momen for involving foreign govts in Mujib Barsho celebration

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has directed all heads of Bangladesh missions abroad to engage government, civil society and Bangladeshi expatriate community of their respective countries in celebrating…

Sun Extra
Fighting graft best work in Mujib Barsho Fighting graft best work
in Mujib Barsho

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Wednesday said reduction of corruption will be the best work in the Mujib Barsho as it is the main barrier to materialising Bangabandhu’s…

Editorial
Single Digit Lending Rate and Way Forward Single Digit Lending Rate and Way Forward

Bangladesh’s Bank Lending Rate was reported at 9.580% pa in October, 2019. The rate has shown an increase in the previous number of 9.560% pa for September, 2019. Bangladesh’s Bank Lending…

Business
Govt firm to implement single digit interest rate: AHM Kamal Govt firm to implement single digit interest rate: AHM Kamal

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday vowed to implement the single digit interest rate from April saying the government stood firm on the issue as it would boost investment in the country.…

Education
Are PEC and JSC Right Way to Assess Students’ Performance? Are PEC and JSC Right Way to Assess Students’ Performance?

The results of Primary Education Completion (PEC), its equivalent Ebtedayee, and Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were published on the last day of the…

Asia
Police, protesters clash in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy rally Police, protesters clash in Hong Kong’s

pro-democracy rally

HONG KONG: Tens of thousands of pro-democracy marchers thronged the streets of Hong Kong for a massive rally on New Year’s Day, looking to carry the momentum of their movement into 2020 as police…

World
World welcomes 2020 World welcomes 2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG/LONDON: The world celebrated the New Year on Wednesday with fireworks displays from Sydney to London, although celebrations were clouded by deadly wildfires in Australia, protests…

Culturetainment
Made in Bangladesh: A ‘Hidden Gem’ of the decade Made in Bangladesh: A ‘Hidden Gem’ of the decade

The Current, a film magazine of The Criterion Collection, one of the world’s most prestigious home video distribution platforms, has recognised Rubayet Hossain’s ‘Made in Bangladesh’…

Winner
Bashundhara Open Golf concludes Bashundhara Open Golf concludes

‘Bashundhara Open Golf Tournament 2019’ ended amid a festive mood at Savar Golf Club in Savar Cantonment on Wednesday. On the final day of the tournament, Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairman…

My Districts
Cold weather damages Boro seedlings in Rangpur Cold weather damages Boro seedlings

in Rangpur

RANGPUR: The shivering cold weather now sweeping the country, especially in northern districts, has affected Boro seedbeds in many places of Rangpur region, triggering a fear of a seedling crisis in…

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