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    35 shops gutted in Gazipur

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 01:01pm on June 20, 2018

    At least 35 shops were gutted by a fire that broke out in Boubazar area in Tongi of Gazipur early Wednesday. Atikur Rahman, senior station...

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    Dhaka, Beijing sign contract on K-8W jet trainer 

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2018

    A contract signing ceremony for procurement of K-8W jet trainer aircrafts between Bangladesh Air Force and China was held at Air Headquarters in Dhaka on Wednesday under a government to government mechanism....

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    Cry for relief, drinking water

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan with Hasanat Kamal in Moulvibazar and Zaman Monir in Sylhet | Updated at 11:19pm on June 20, 2018

    Over six lakh people in Sylhet and Moulvibazar, affected by severe flooding for the past one week, have been facing acute shortage of relief goods, pure drinking water and medicines for water-borne diseases....

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    Single-digit lending rate from July

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:27pm on June 20, 2018

    Bangladesh Association of Banks on Wednesday decided to bring down lending rate to 9 per cent and deposit rate to 6 per cent from next July 1 prompting the government to instruct the state-owned banks to follow the new rates....

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    1,000 new pry schools planned

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 01:45am on June 21, 2018

    The government is planning to set up 1,000 primary schools in both rural and urban areas when previous project of setting up 1,500 such educational institutions missed at least three deadlines....

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    BNP units, fronts form new committees to intensify movement

    Rashed Ahmed Mitul | Updated at 11:42pm on June 20, 2018

    The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its front and associate bodies have started forming new committees quickly to get ready for street movements to force the government to release the jailed party chairperson Khaleda Zia and hold the 11th national elections under a neutral government....

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    Govt constitutes committees for selecting deprived institutions

    Ahmed Shatil Alam | Updated at 11:59pm on June 20, 2018

    The Education Ministry constituted two committees on Wednesday for selecting educational institutions for providing monthly payment order, better known as MPO under which the government pays teachers’ salaries and benefits....

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    Few Bangladeshi diaspora registered with WEWB

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:01am on June 21, 2018

    Since June 9, 2017 only 4,904 non-resident Bangladeshis living in 10 countries got themselves registered with the Wage Earners Welfare Board of the government, according to officials....