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New cabinet takes oath Monday

New cabinet takes oath Monday
New members of the upcoming cabinet, to be formed by Sheikh Hasina-led Grand Alliance, will be sworn in on Monday. The oath-taking ceremony will be held at 3pm, the president’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told reporters at Bangabhaban yesterday. Meanwhile, lawmakers-elect in the 11th parliamentary polls were sworn in at a function at Jatiya Sangsad (JS) yesterday. Around 289 members, out of a total of 298, took oath yesterday. However, BNP or Jatiya Oikyafront elects were not seen in the oath-taking ceremony, which began at 11am. The AL sealed victory in the recently concluded general polls for the third consecutive time, securing a two-thirds majority. Among the 298 seats, the AL-led alliance won in 288 constituencies. Speaker Dr Shirin…

Bhutan, Fiji PMs greet Hasina

Bhutan, Fiji PMs greet Hasina

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her party Awami League's victory in the 11th parliamentary elections.Besides, former Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay greeted Sheikh Hasina,…
Tk 1,078 dev projects being implemented

Tk 1,078 dev projects being implemented

The Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) is implementing 11 development projects involving around Taka 1,077.59 crore for elevating living and livelihood condition of the city dwellers. Abdullah al Tarique, executive engineer of RDA, said a project of road-widening from Court to bypass road is being…
Worker safety 
is neglected

Worker safety is neglected

A survey by Safety and Rights Society (SRS) has found that while last year 437 workers died in their work place due to a mishap, the number has risen to 592 in 2018. This means that in one year, there has been a rise of deaths by more than 100. This is indeed worrying because the number indicates that…
Cricketers and politics

Cricketers and politics

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza the immensely popular skipper of the Bangladesh cricket team has become a Member of the Parliament after his massive win from his Narail 2 constituency in the just held general elections. While there have been several sportspersons who have become MPs in Bangladesh, perhaps no one…
Mirsarai EZ to witness factory operation in December

Mirsarai EZ to witness factory operation in December

Arman Haque Denim Limited is likely to be the first industry to start its operation in the Mirsarai Economic Zone (MEZ) as the company has already laid foundation stone for the construction of its factory in the zone to go into operation in December. “We have set a plan to start our operation…
Democrats to pass funding bills as they take control of House

Democrats to pass funding bills as they take control of House

US Democrats have vowed to pass bills that would end a government shutdown, when they take control of the House when Congress reconvenes on Thursday. But the bills will not include funding for President Donald Trump's Mexican border wall, the cause of the shutdown. The impasse will therefore continue,…
Three plays to be staged 
at Shilpakala Academy today

Three plays to be staged at Shilpakala Academy today

Three theatre troupes will stage their respective theatrical productions at the three different venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital today. Theatre (Arambag), a popular theatre troupe of the country, will stage its 40th production titled ‘Draupadi Parampara’…
Moody stresses collective effort

Moody stresses collective effort

Despite the presence of AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle and Alex Hales, unarguably the most dangerous trio of T20 cricket, Rangpur Riders coach Tom Moody stressed on collective effort, stating that big names alone can’t win a trophy. As Rangpur will come up in the mission with an aim to retain the…
Rajshahi farmers to produce 4 lakh tonnes of wheat

Rajshahi farmers to produce 4 lakh tonnes of wheat

Farmers and all other field level agricultural officials, scientists and researchers concerned have taken all sorts of need-based steps for making the current-season’s wheat farming a total success everywhere in the region. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has set a target of producing…
Bangladesh signs PPP contract for Dhaka bypass project

Bangladesh signs PPP contract for Dhaka bypass project

A consortium of companies from China - Sichuan Road and Bridge Group, Shamim Enterprise Ltd, and UDC Construction Limited-have signed a concession contract with the government of Bangladesh to upgrade the Dhaka Bypass under a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement. The Asian Development Bank (ADB)…
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