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    Real held by Sociedad to give Atletico advantage

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 04:23am on March 02, 2021

    Real Madrid's chances of chasing down La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were dealt a blow on Monday as they needed a late Vinicius Junior equaliser...

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    Muhuri project connected to Digital Water Management

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:43am on March 02, 2021

    The Muhuri irrigation project of Bangladesh Water Development Board has been connected to the Digital Water Management on Sunday. The chief innovation officer of water resource ministry, joint secretary...

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    DUET staff to get Tk 75 lakh home loan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:42am on March 02, 2021

    The teachers, officers and employees of the Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology will get house building loan ranging from Tk 20 lakh to Tk 75 lakh. A tripartite agreement was signed in this regard between the government’s finance...

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    BUP holds international conference on ICT for sustainable development

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:40am on March 02, 2021

    The closing ceremony of a two-day long international conference on ‘Information and Communication Technology For Sustainable Development’ organised by the Department of Information and Communication Engineering of...

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    BUP holds Bangabandhu marathon

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:37am on March 02, 2021

    Bangladesh University of Professionals held the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2021 on Monday. BUP teachers, officers, employees and students took part in the 5-kilometre...

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    BSMMU holds induction prog

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on March 02, 2021

    Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University held the reception and orientation of the students of the residency programme of 2021 session. BSMMU vice-chancellor Kanak Kanti Barua administered the oath to the freshers at...

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    BGB seizes goods, drugs worth Tk 48cr in February

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:34am on March 02, 2021

    Border Guard Bangladesh seized smuggled goods and drugs worth Tk 48.15 crore from across the country, including the frontiers, in February. Besides, 224 people were arrested for their involvement in smuggling goods. It said legal...

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    Woman, grandchild killed as truck rams auto-rickshaw

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on March 02, 2021

    A woman and her grandchild were killed and two others were injured as a truck hit an auto-rickshaw in Dhaka's Rupnagar area on Monday morning. The deceased were Salma Begum, 55, and...

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    Jahangirnagar University students end hunger strike over 3rd-year exams

    JU correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on March 02, 2021

    The protesting students of Jahangirnagar University ended their fast-unto-death programme on Sunday night following an assurance from the university authorities on completion of honours...

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    JSD faction brings out flag processions

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:29am on March 02, 2021

    A faction of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal-Jasad on Monday brought out flag processions across the country on Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence. Jasad president Hasanul Haque Inu led a procession in...

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    ACC quizzes BNP leader Khasru

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:23am on March 02, 2021

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday interrogated Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury over his alleged accumulation of illegal wealth and...

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    Government streamlines syllabuses for 9-month academic year

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:21am on March 02, 2021

    The government has taken an initiative to assess the COVID-19-induced learning losses in 2020 and also set streamlined lesson plans for all classes to be completed in nine months starting from...

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    BNP vows to build country with spirit of liberation war

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on March 02, 2021

    Leaders of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday vowed to build Bangladesh as a democratic country by taking fresh steps to implement the spirits of the 1971 liberation war. They made the pledge at an event to inaugurate the...

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    OIC lauds relocation of Rohingyas to Bhasan Char

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on March 02, 2021

    The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Monday praised the initiative of the Bangladesh government to relocate Rohingya people to Bhasan Char. An OIC delegation, which visited Rohingya camps in Bhasan Char in...

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    Chattogram jail super, jailer sued for attempt to murder in jail

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 01:17am on March 02, 2021

    A woman on Monday filed a case naming four people, including Chattogram Central Jail superintendent, jailer, on-duty assistant surgeon and one Ratan Bhattacharjee, for torturing and injecting poison...

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    Warm days ahead with heat waves and less rain

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on March 02, 2021

    The Bangladesh Meteorological Department warned on the 1st day of the month that warm days lie ahead with the possibility of more than one heat wave sweeping parts of the country amid...

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    Four orgs accord reception to freedom fighters

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on March 02, 2021

    Founder trustee of Gonoshasthaya Kendra and president of Bhashani Onusari Parishad Zafrullah Chowdhury on Monday said that the ideals of the liberation war of 1971 were not yet established...

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    Oryx Bio-Tech begins plasma plant building

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on March 02, 2021

    Oryx Bio-Tech began the construction of its plasma fractionation plant in Block-II of Summit Technopolis in Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City located in Kaliakoir of Gazipur on Monday. With an investment of $ 300 million, Oryx Bio-Tech’s plasma...

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    Awami League keeps dominating municipal polls

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:49am on March 02, 2021

    The ruling Awami League maintained its dominance over the rival political parties in the ongoing municipal elections bagging 29 of 32 mayor posts in the fifth phase of the polls held on Sunday amid...

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    COVID-19 positivity rate hits 41-day high

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on March 02, 2021

    Eight more people died of COVID-19 and 585 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Monday. The test positivity rate hit a 41-day high at 4.31 per cent during the 24-hour period, according to...

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    FY21 ADP set to be downsized

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:37am on March 02, 2021

    The government is going to scale down the project aid while keeping the fund from local sources almost the same in downsizing the annual development programme of the current fiscal...

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    Bus services halt in Rajshahi ahead of BNP rally

    RU Correspondent | Updated at 12:35am on March 02, 2021

    Opposition Bangladesh National Party is set to hold its rally in Rajshahi today protesting against rigging in the recently concluded city elections and government initiatives to cancel party...

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    UN rights chief urges DSA review, suspension

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:28am on March 02, 2021

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    Ibrahimovic could miss United clash: reports

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:13am on March 02, 2021

    AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could miss the up-coming European showdown against his old club Manchester United after a check-up Monday confirmed he had a...

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    Charity won’t end vaccine apartheid

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    LATE last week, the leaders of the most powerful countries on earth seemed to have been infected with a bout of internationalism. Ahead of a G7 meeting hosted by the United Kingdom, prime minister Boris Johnson called for a speeding up...

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    How to repurpose growth capital

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    DAVID Fleming, the late British economist, contributed many blazing insights; one that’s captivated my attention recently has to do with capital. Fleming counted six kinds of capital (natural, human, social, scientific/cultural, material, and...

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    Coup leaders, Suu Kyi betrayed democracy in Burma

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    WHAT is taking place in Burma right now is a military coup. There can be no other description for such an unwarranted action as the dismissal of the government by military decree and the imposition of...

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    Should older people be vaccinated on priority?

    Abu Muhammad Zakir Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    PEOPLE, in general, and decision makers in the health sector, in particular, have to know about the possible and real efficacy of a vaccine to COVID-19 in people older than 65 years of age, so that...

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    Polls mired in irregularities hurt democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    MARKED with violence and irregularities, the 5th phase municipal elections in 29 of the 30 designated municipalities was held on Sunday. While the Election Commission termed the polls, ‘more or less free and fair’, widespread...

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    Independent commission must to probe law enforcers’ crimes

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 02, 2021

    OVER a hundred Supreme Court lawyers coming to file a public interest litigation writ petition seeking a court directive to the government for establishing an independent commission to probe into...

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