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Light engineering to get a push By Other | Last Updated: 18th February, 2020, 00:00

After the government has declared light engineering as the product of the year, ministries and departments concerned have started taking measures to revamp the sector and strengthen its export potential.…

Light engineering 
to get a push

Don’t bring back 171 students 

Don’t bring back 171 students

Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming has advised Bangladesh government not to bring back 171 students studying at different universities in Hubei province, saying  there is a risk of spreading coronavirus…


Tk 98bn to be cut 
from project 
assistance in ADP Tk 98bn to be cut from project assistance in ADP

Share of project assistance in ADP is being trimmed by a whopping Tk 98 billion after aided projects failed to gain expected pace in the first six months. PA’s share will now stand at…


Dummy metro rail coach to be put on display Dummy metro rail coach to be put on display

A dummy coach of metro rail has been brought to Dhaka from Japan to give people a glimpse of the upcoming metro train and its services.  The mock-up train was opened in the metro rail depot…

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1,600MW power import from India may face delay 1,600MW power import 
from India may face delay

The 1600MW (Megawatts) electricity import from Indian power giant Adani-sponsored Ultra Super Critical Thermal Power Projects (USCTPP) in Godda of Jharkhand might be delayed for an indefinite period…

Metropolis
Curriculum to be updated: Minister Curriculum to be 
updated: Minister

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Friday said the government is working through coordination between industry and academia to formulate update curriculum to meet demands of job market in the country.…

Sun Extra
Bangladesh Children Hospital and Institute Act gets cabinet nod Bangladesh Children Hospital and Institute Act gets cabinet nod

The cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of a law keeping a provision of merging Dhaka Children Hospital and Bangladesh Institute of Child Health for providing better treatment facilities…

Editorial
Asian Century versus Int’l Reactions to Coronavirus Asian Century versus Int’l

Reactions to Coronavirus

About a century ago, the Spanish Flu infected millions of people roughly between January 1918 to December 1920. Over 50 million people are known to have died, mostly in Europe and the United States.…

Business
Pumpkin farming brings smile to farmers Pumpkin farming brings smile to farmers

Pumpkin cultivation through modern technology and new farming methods have been creating new economic opportunities for farmers across the country. Pumpkin has a range of fantastic health benefits,…

Human Rights
Child Labour Cannot End without Dispelling Poverty Child Labour Cannot End 
without Dispelling Poverty

There is no denying that child labour deprives a child of the right to carefree childhood of education and playfulness. Also, it is a social problem in Bangladesh which is a great drawback for society,…

Asia
Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven, says Imran Khan Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven, says Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted on Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process, reports AFP.…

World
Storm Dennis wreaks havoc across UK, parts of France Storm Dennis wreaks

havoc across UK,

parts of France

LONDON: Britain on Monday began to clear up after Storm Dennis battered the country over the weekend, leading the government’s weather agency to issue a rare “danger to life” warning…

Culturetainment
Prithwi Raj’s swansong to be released soon Prithwi Raj’s swansong to be released soon

Lyricist, composer and music director Prithwi Raj left this physical world for ever in December 2019, but his fans and fellow musicians will keep him alive in their memories for long. However,…

Winner
Victors inspire Salma Victors inspire Salma

Bangladesh women’s T20 team captain Salma Khatun said that her side will take inspiration from Bangladesh Under-19 National Cricket Team’s ICC U-19 World Cup win. Winning the Under-19…

My Districts
New cultivation method to boost paddy yield New cultivation method to boost

paddy yield

DINAJPUR: With a steady rise in population and a subsequent decline in agricultural land and labour, the government has turned to technology to meet the growing demand for food. One of the new…

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14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN 14 children among up to 22 dead in Cameroon massacre: UN

YAOUNDÉ: Armed men have massacred 22 villagers including 14 children in an anglophone region of Cameroon, according to the United Nations, with the opposition blaming the killings on government…

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