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Joler Gaan to sing for flood victims

To relieve the plight of flood victims, popular music band “Joler Gaan” will perform today at 7pm at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The leading folksy band will perform live after almost four months. Joler Gaan Fan Club in association with BSA has organised the special concert. Omar Faruk coordinator of Joler Gaan Fan Club, said, “The price of a ticket is Taka 500. M ...

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400MW coal-based power plant to be set up in Munshiganj

300-400MW super critical coal-based power plant will be set up in Munshiganj district with Tk 283.29 crore. The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved this project with many more. The approval came at the weekly Ecnec meeting held at the NEC conference room with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The other projects approved at the meeti ...

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JnU students on fresh two-day strike

Students of Jagannath University (JnU) enforced a fresh two-day strike at the university on Tuesday morning to press home their demand for constructing residential halls for them on the empty land of Dhaka’s old central jail, UNB reports. Raisul Islam Nayan, a leader of the movement, had announced the strike at a press conference held on the campus on Monday noon. The students took position from the univers ...

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BD, India discuss new Khulna-Kolkata train service

A discussion is on between the Indian and Bangladesh governments to start a passenger train service between Kolkata and Khulna apart from the existing Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express which is running successfully. “Discussion is on for commencing a passenger train service between Kolkata and Khulna through Petrapole-Benapole border,” Eastern Railway spokesperson RN Mahapatra said. He said that the two countri ...

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Ctg toxic gas leak: Investigative committee formed

An investigative committee consisting of three members was formed to investigate the toxic gas leak at Chittagong Urea Fertilizer Ltd (CUFL) on Monday night. The committee has been asked to submit the probe report within seven working days. Additional District Magistrate Mominur Roshid will lead the committee, Chittagong District Administration Assistant Commissioner Abdus Samad Shikdar said. The gas leak o ...

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Vessel workers on indefinite strike

River vessel workers throughout the country went on an indefinite strike on Monday night to press home their four-point demand, reports the UNB. The waterway workers under the banner of Water Transport Workers’ Movement Committee declared the strike at zero hour of Tuesday, said Shah Alam, president of Bangladesh Water Transport Workers’ Federation. Their demand includes fixing minimum salary of the river t ...

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Don’t shut Citycell before expiry of BTRC given 30-day: HC

The High Court has ordered the authorities concerned not to shut down Citycell's operation or cancel its license until the expiry of 30 days which is given by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for showing cause. The HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed passed the order on Monday. More to follow… ...

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Mustafiz returns home from UK

Bangladesh’s pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman returned home from London, UK on Monday after a successful shoulder surgery. He arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport at around 11: 45 am, UNB reports. The cutter-master had a surgery on his left shoulder on August 11, under the orthopedic surgeon Andrew Wallace at Bupa Cromwell Hospital and had a check up on Wednesday (Aug 17) before his depart ...

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Advance eid bus ticket sale begins Aug 26

Bus operators will start selling advance tickets for home goers of different routes of northern districts on August 26 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. “The decision was taken from a meeting of Bangladesh Bus-Trucks Owners Association in its office at Gabtoli. However, the decision over selling bus tickets of other routes has not been taken yet,” said Khandaker Enayetullah, secretary general of Bangladesh Bu ...

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No plan to sue Fed, SWIFT, says Bangladesh Bank

Bangladesh's central bank said it has reversed its plans to sue the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the SWIFT money transfer network, and instead intends to seek their help recovering $81 million stolen by cyber thieves in February, reports Reuters. "At the moment we have no plan to go for any legal action against the Fed bank or SWIFT; rather we will seek their assistance," said Subhankar Saha, the sp ...

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