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Hajj package announced

The government has announced Hajj packages for overall expenditure under government and private management. Under government management, there are two packages–Tk 3,19,355 as minimum cost and Tk 3,81,508 as maximum cost — for performing the Hajj for this year. Bangladesh ...

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Stop collecting agro-loan in haor regions: BB

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has issued directives to the banks to stop collecting agricultural loan in flood affected haor regions until the situation develops. Alongside, BB also asked the bank authorities to reschedule the loans through easy installment once the situation ...

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Depression over Southeast Bay

The depression over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards, intensified into a deep depression over East-Central Bay and adjoining Southeast Bay (near lat 14.1on and long 89.9oe). The deep depression was centred about 925 kms South-Southwest of Chittagong port, ...

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IU teacher sacked over sexual charges

The Islamic University (IU) authorities have temporarily suspended Finance and Banking Department’s assistant professor Asaduzzaman over sexual charges. The decision was taken in an urgent meeting at the university conference room on Saturday afternoon. Vice-Chancellor (VC) of IU Prof. Dr. ...

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Dhaka 3rd most active city in Facebook world

Dhaka has been ranked third among the cities with the highest number of active Facebook users. The Bangladesh capital has 16 million active Facebook users, which is 1.1 percent of the total monthly active users of the social networking site ...

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No sitting service in public transport from tomorrow

Sitting service in Dhaka public transport is stopping from tomorrow (Sunday). Khandaker Enayetullah, general secretary of Dhaka Road Transport Owners’ Association, confirmed the matter on Saturday. Stopping sitting service in Dhaka public transport is not coming into effect today although ...

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Law should be enacted for people’s welfare: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that people are the source of power. So, laws should be enacted for the sake of people’s welfare. The premier made the opinion while inaugurating a newly constructed Judges Complex, the residential complex for Supreme ...

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Facebook starts blocking fake accounts in Bangladesh

The Facebook authorities on Friday announced that it has started deactivating fake accounts including those created in Bangladesh. Facebook famously boasts it has 1.86 billion users who visit the social network every month. It looks like that number shrank. The ...

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‘No possibility of attack during Pahela Baishakh’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said that there is no possibility of attack during celebration of Pahela Baishakh. The Minister made the opinion while addressing media after visiting security measures at Ramna Batamul on Thursday afternoon. He said that there ...

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PM opens musical dancing fountain at Hatirjheel

: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the “grand musical dancing fountain” and amphitheater at Hatirjheel, a popular recreational spot of Dhaka, describing the twin establishments as Bangla Nababarsha 1424 gifts to the city dwellers and the countrymen. Opening ...

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