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2 Saudi ministers arrive in capital

2 Saudi ministers
arrive in capital
A high-level delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) arrived in the capital  early today as Bangladesh is seeking around $20 billion investments from the kingdom in various development projects. Salman F Rahman, private industry and investment adviser to the prime minister, received the delegation, which includes two Saudi ministers, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The delegation, having 37 members, is led by Saudi Commerce and Investment Minister Dr Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi. Saudi Economy and Planning Minister Mohammad Bin Mazyed Al-Twaijri is also one of the members of the delegation. The delegation is composed of 17 government officials and 20 members of the Saudi business community. The Saudi team will join a…

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Grab int’l market for jute: PM
Grab int’l market for jute: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid emphasis on branding the jute products as environment-friendly…

NID mandatory for 7 inter-city train tickets from March 20

NID mandatory for 7 inter-city train tickets from March 20

Passengers will have to provide their national identity (NID) cards or birth registration certificates from March 20 while purchasing tickets from seven intercity trains, said a notice by the Bangladesh Railway (BR) recently. Apart from this, a passenger will be able to get registered through the BR…
Aspirants blame each other for code violations

Aspirants blame each other for code violations

Aspirants from different student organisations are allegedly conducting their electioneering for the Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) polls violating the code of conduct. Rival candidates alleged that Chhatra Union leaders and activists violated the section 3(A) of DUCSU electoral…
The historic March 7 speech

The historic March 7 speech

It was a speech that changed the course of the history of this nation. 48 years ago on this day Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered a great speech on the then Race Course Maidan (currently Suhrawardy Udyan) that virtually declared Bangladesh’s independence from the grips of the West Pakistani…
The language of the Supreme Court

The language of the Supreme Court

The language of Bangladesh Supreme Court ought to be Bangla for some pressing reasons, but despite call from different quarters of society at different times, the court authorities have neglected this need. On the occasion of this year’s Shaheed Dibash (International Mother Language Day also),…
Women represent 16pc ICT workforce: Study

Women represent 16pc ICT workforce: Study

Only 16 per cent of women represent information and communication technology (ICT) workforce in Bangladesh, according to a new study. The study titled ‘Survey on ICT job market in Bangladesh’, carried out by Daffodil International University (DIU), was unveiled on the varsity campus in the…
Pyongyang ‘rebuilding’ main satellite launch site

Pyongyang ‘rebuilding’ main satellite launch site

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to analysis of satellite imagery. Another research website suggested the rebuilding of the site…
Week-long monodrama festival ends today

Week-long monodrama festival ends today

With the staging of theatre production ‘Amar Ami’, the week-long monodrama festival will come to an end today at Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of the Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area. Chattogram-based prominent theatre troupe Nandimukh’s monodrama ‘Amar…
Mushfiq still doubtful for 2nd Test

Mushfiq still doubtful for 2nd Test

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes remained ‘extremely doubtful’ over Mushfiqur Rahim’s participation in the second Test, beginning on March 8 at Basin Reserve in Wellington as he said the mainstay of batting order still feels discomfort in his injured area. Mushfiqur Rahim had a wrist…
Unexpected showers cause massive damage to crops

Unexpected showers cause massive damage to crops

Unexpected and incessant showers for three days have left a trail of devastation in fields of potato, soyabean, garlic, onion, pulses, tomato and other vegetables here. The total loss of standing crops is estimated to be at least  Tk. 2.65 crore as per official records available at the Department…
BGB eyes new devices at borders to scan luggage

BGB eyes new devices at borders to scan luggage

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) is keen to set up six digital devices equipped with Mobile Mechanized Inspection Systems (MIS) at border areas to search the luggage of international passengers to put a stop to arms, ammunitions and drugs being smuggled into the country. The BGB authorities already…
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