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Focus on expansion of military ties

Focus on expansion 
of military ties
Bangladesh has prepared a draft of an MoU on defence cooperation with India involving defence industries, space technology, technical assistance and development of sea infrastructure. The draft of the 11-clause MoU, which is likely to be signed during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit in the first half of next month, has been prepared taking into account the national policies and security of both the countries, according to a copy of the draft obtained by The Independent. If signed, defence cooperation framework will be the first defence deal between the two close-door neighbours, sources in the foreign ministry said. The framework is among the 10 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) likely to be signed between the governments…

Holi festival celebrated playing with colours

Holi festival celebrated playing with colours

Thousands of Hindu community members yesterday celebrated Holi, a religious festival of colours, across the country playing with multi colours to make the extravaganza enthusiastic, reports BSS. The festival, also known as Dol Purnima (full moon day), began in the morning and continued till afternoon.…
Govt extends support to pvt universities for quality edn

Govt extends support to pvt universities for quality edn

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday said the government has extended all supports to private universities for ensuring good academic atmosphere to supplement the efforts for enhancing quality of higher education, reports BSS. "We want smooth functioning of private universities.....We…
Promoting alternative energies

Promoting alternative energies

It is quite encouraging to note that low-cost biogas, an alternative fuel for cooking purpose, became popular among the people in different areas of Gaibandha district. According to a report in this newspaper on Saturday,  currently, around 31 rural families use biogas instead of firewood for cooking…
Colourful spring festival of Holi : Basanta Utsab

Colourful spring festival of Holi : Basanta Utsab

The unique colourful celebration of Holi on the last full moon day of spring season usually falling on the last week of February or early March has been prevalent in our subcontinent from pre-Christian era as an agricultural celebration of harvest in the beginning. Later on it got some religious colour…
Stress on skilled teachers for ensuring quality edn

Stress on skilled teachers for ensuring quality edn

 Skill development of the teachers has become imperative for conducting academic activities to make the students easily understand lessons for ensuring quality education at all levels, reports BSS. Educationists expressed the view at a workshop on ‘Improving standard of education and skill…
Petrobangla to sign ‘unsolicited’ deal with Posco Daewoo tomorrow

Petrobangla to sign ‘unsolicited’ deal with Posco Daewoo tomorrow

Petrobangla, the state-owned energy company, will sign a deal with South Korea’s Posco Daewoo Corporation for the lease of a major deep sea  block for gas and oil exploration tomorrow.. “We're going to sign the agreement with Posco Daewoo on March 14," Abul Mansur Md Faizullah…
Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'

Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump 'kills at least 24'

ADDIS ABABA: At least 24 people were killed and 28 others injured in a giant landslide of garbage inside a trash dump on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a city spokesman told AFP on Sunday. The landslide late Saturday levelled more than 30 makeshift homes of squatters living inside…
Natyadhara brings ‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ on stage today

Natyadhara brings ‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ on stage today

Theatre troupe Natyadhara will stage its admired production ‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ based on a story from Mymensingh Gitika, a rich collection of folk-ballads of our country, today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the city. The play is an…
Malaysia unbeaten champions

Malaysia unbeaten champions

Malaysia justified their ranks in world hockey when they battled past their Chinese counterparts by 7-5 goals in penalty shootout in the gripping final of the 2017 Men World Hockey League Round-2 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in the capital yesterday. The winners came from behind to…
Narsingdi rivers losing navigability

Narsingdi rivers losing navigability

 The rivers of the district are facing threat of their existence as most of the rivers has lost their flowing and navigation, reports BSS. Once there were boats, launches and steamers in the rivers carrying goods and passengers from one district to another. Now it has become as dream. Continuous…
EC lags behind schedule

EC lags behind schedule

The shortage of equipment for taking biometric details of voters has slowed down the distribution of the new Smart National Identity (NID) cards, a top Election Commission (EC) official told The Independent yesterday. “The distribution of smart cards is going on slowly because of the shortage…
Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

Lies, propaganda and fake news: A challenge for our age

Who was the first black president of America? It’s a fairly simple question with a straightforward answer. Or so you would think. But plug the query into a search engine and the facts get a little fuzzy. Grand Challenges A guide to the issues that define our age We may have things better than…
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