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Hello honourable prime minister

Hello honourable prime minister
A humanoid robot that took the world by storm met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. The robot, Sophia, was wearing a yellow-white top and skirt. After coming on to the stage, the Prime Minister asked the robot: “Hello, Sophia. How are you?” “Hello Hon'ble Prime Minister, I'm feeling proud. It's very nice to meet you,” replied Sophia. The Prime Minister then asked Sophia how she came to know about the Premier. Sophia’s answer amazed the Prime Minster as the robot told her that she had read much about Hasina and Bangladesh. “I know you are the daughter of the great leader, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. You are also known as the Mother…

Every district to get high-tech park: PM

Every district to get high-tech park: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government will set up one high-tech park in every district to flourish the ICT sector, reports UNB. "Necessary incentives will also be given if the investors come up to invest in this sector in proposed 100 economic zones across the country,"…
HC asks former home minister Altaf Hossain to surrender

HC asks former home minister Altaf Hossain to surrender

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed former home minister Altaf Hossain Choudhury to surrender before the trial court in connection with the Barapukuria coal mine corruption case. It asked the BNP leader to surrender before the trial court within four weeks of the lower court receiving the HC directive.…
Rice getting costlier even after Aman arrival

Rice getting costlier even after Aman arrival

Contrary to people’s expectation, rice price has increased by Tk 2-3 per kg after arrival of new Aman rice in the market. When a few months ago, hike of rice price broke all previous records and even the coarse variety of the commodity was selling beyond Tk 50 per kg, the government assured people…
Rohingya crisis beyond Arakan

Rohingya crisis beyond Arakan

Amid mounting global pressure, Myanmar today agreed to take back tens of thousands of Rohingyas who fled the country to Bangladesh following a military crackdown that has been dubbed as "ethnic cleansing" by the US. Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since August…
Ensure partnership with private sector, civil society, NGOs

Ensure partnership with private sector, civil society, NGOs

Speakers at the "Citizen's Conference on SDGs in Bangladesh" have urged the government to ensure its partnership with private sector, civil society and NGOs to implement programmes to achieve the sustainable development goals, set by the United Nations, reports UNB. "Setting specific…
Saleh's son calls for revenge

Saleh's son calls for revenge

Sanaa: The son of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for revenge against the Houthi rebels who took his father's life, reports Al Jazeera. "I will lead the battle until the last Houthi is thrown out of Yemen ... the blood of my father will be hell ringing in the ears…
‘Sonai Madhab’ on Shilpakala stage today

‘Sonai Madhab’ on Shilpakala stage today

Popular theatre troupe Loko Natyadal (Siddeshwari) will stage their much-acclaimed play ‘Sonai Madhab’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha in the capital today. Directed by Liaqaut Ali Lucky, the production is based on a story from Mymensingh…
‘Dhaka now high in confidence’

‘Dhaka now high in confidence’

Dhaka Dynamites finished their first round with winning note along with consolidated their position on the points table what they expected in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). After winning in the 12th and last fixture of the first round match, the impetus and confidence what they got as…
Growers expect good Aman yield in shoal areas

Growers expect good Aman yield in shoal areas

Farmers and agriculture officials in Laxmipur district are expecting good production of Aman paddy this year. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), farmers in five upazilas of the district cultivated Aman of different varieties such as hybrid, local and Ufshi this season. …
Dhaka take a giant stride towards final

Dhaka take a giant stride towards final

Defending champions Dhaka Dynamites took a giant stride in playing their second consecutive BPL final following their comprehensive 43-run win over Rangpur Riders yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The victory put them in second position, meaning they will play the first Qualifier…
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