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Cabinet may get 3 new faces today By Other | Last Updated: 2nd January, 2018, 00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to induct three new faces in her cabinet and promote two junior ministers to the full rank today to bring dynamism in the function of the government. As…

Cabinet may get 3 new faces today

Explore new markets

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the businessmen to explore new markets, produce new products and maintain their quality to exploit export potentials in the competitive world market, reports…


New gas tariff slab likely for commercial power plants

The government is considering putting the commercial gas-fired plants in a separate consumer category to increase the revenue from gas tariff, a senior official has said. The Energy and Mineral…


44m students get textbooks

Nearly 44 million schoolchildren were given free textbooks for their new classes on the  New Year’s Day amid festivity across the country. Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid distributed…

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Road casualties jump 26pc last yr Road casualties jump 26pc last yr

At least 4,284 people, including 516 women and 539 children, were killed and 9,112 others injured in 3,472 road accidents across the country in 2017. The fatal accidents took place on several…

Metropolis
Quader upbeat about fair polls, BNP’s participation Quader upbeat about fair polls, BNP’s participation

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said BNP has no reason to be worried about the next general election as it will be held in a fair and credible manner, reports UNB.…

Sun Extra
Freezing New York welcomes 2018 with tightest security Freezing New York welcomes 2018 with tightest security

NEW YORK: Some two million people braved New York’s coldest New Year weather for a century to welcome 2018 in Times Square, with police enforcing intensely strict security, reports AFP. Residents…

Editorial
Bangladesh: Genesis of Acrimonious Divisive Politics Bangladesh: Genesis of 
Acrimonious Divisive Politics

Bangladesh gained independence in December 1971 through a bloody War of Liberation. Three million people laid down their lives to achieve victory. The war left the country devastated in every aspect.…

Tours & Travels
MoCAT to hold int’l tourism fair in city from this year MoCAT to hold int’l tourism fair in city from this year

The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism will be holding international tourism fair in the city from this year to highlight the progress of the country as well as its beauty, to establish it as an…

Asia
Kim threatens US but shows olive branch to S Korea Kim threatens US but shows olive branch to S Korea

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned the United States Monday he has a “nuclear button” on his table but offered an apparent olive branch to South Korea in a New Year message,…

World
Revellers welcome 2018 across world Revellers welcome 2018 across world

PARIS: Countless revellers switched into party mode Sunday across the world to ring in 2018 after Sydney and Hong Kong earlier welcomed New Year on the other side of the globe with dazzling firework…

Culturetainment
Cultural arena marks Jasimuddin’s 115th birth anniversary Cultural arena marks Jasimuddin’s 115th birth anniversary

Polli Kobi Jasimuddin was remembered on his 115th birth anniversary yesterday. Marking the day in a befitting manner, different socio-cultural organisations held elaborate programmes across the country.…

Winner
Sabbir stripped off national contract Sabbir stripped off national contract

Bangladesh National Cricket Team explosive all-rounder Sabbir Rahman’s national contract has been terminated and a fine of taka 20 lakh has been imposed on him on Monday as part of the punitive…

My Districts
27.76 lakh students get 3.10cr books in Rangpur division 27.76 lakh students get 3.10cr books in Rangpur division

RANGPUR: Over 27.76 lakh students of 18,322 primary and secondary level educational institutions got 3.10 crore pieces of new textbooks free of costs during celebration of the National Textbook Distribution…

News link
10 Americans killed when plane crashes in Costa Rica 10 Americans killed when plane crashes in Costa Rica

SAN JOSÉ: Ten Americans flying from a vacation hotspot on Costa Rica’s tropical Pacific coast died Sunday when the small plane they had just boarded crashed and burst into flames shortly…

Business
Mongla sea port sees a turnaround Mongla sea port sees a turnaround

Mongla port, the country’s second largest seaport, has turned into a profit making entity in recent years with increasing number of ships using the port. Earnings from the port also increased…

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