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Country up 2 places in graft index

Country up 2 places in graft index

Bangladesh has made slight progress in curbing corruption in 2017, according to an international survey among 180 countries. However, there is little…

6,000 students to get tablet devices next year

The government is going to distribute digital devices, such as tablet computers, instead of paper textbooks, among primary students at the beginning of next year as part of digitisation of primary education. Sources in the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) said they would purchase tablet computers…

Celebration rally across country Mar 22

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said that a rally will be held across the country on Mar 22 to celebrate the country’s graduation to the status of Developing Country (DC). “At the same time, the government will hold a ‘service week’ starting from March 22 as part…

Trump now suggests arming teachers

US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears and demands for action at a meeting with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school, reports AFP from Washington. Trump also promised "very strong"…

Tk 10/kg rice for ‘poor families’ from March

The government is set to sell rice at Taka 10per kilogram to 50 lakh extreme poor households across the country from the next month, reports BSS. "A total of 50 lakh extreme poor families will get rice at Taka 10 per kgand each family would get 30 kg rice per month," Food Minister Advocate…

Hajj fights to cost $1,575

People willing to perform Hajj will have to pay $1575 each in airfare this year. According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism yesterday, the fare on Dhaka-Jeddah and Madina-Dhaka routes will be fixed in taka on the basis of the exchange rate of US dollar during the…

CU student kidnapped by ‘BCL man’

A Chittagong University (CU) student was kidnapped yesterday, allegedly by an activist of the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), for a ransom of Tk. 2 lakh. He was later released after Tk. 1 lakh was paid. Earlier, Tk. 75,000 had been paid. The victim, Md Sajik Khan, is a first-year student of biochemistry.…
‘Attemps on to bar me from politics for life

‘Attemps on to bar me from politics for life

Former premier Nawaz Sharif, who was removed as head of his own party on Wednesday by the Supreme Court, accused 'them' ─ without specifying…

Dutch effort to charge tobacco firms fails

Dutch public prosecutors have refused to open a formal criminal investigation into four major international tobacco companies on charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, saying there is too little chance of a conviction, according to www.theguardian.com. Anne Marie van Veen, a Dutch lung cancer…
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