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Bangladesh produces record 9358MW electricity

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Bangladesh produces record 9358MW electricity

Bangladesh has generated 9,358 MW of electricity on Saturday night, a new milestone in country’s history of power generation. Saiful Hassan Chowdhury, Power Development Board Director (Public Relations), sent an SMS to UNB that said the feat was achieved at 9pm on Saturday. This is the highest figure in country’s history of power generation so far, he added.

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14 injured in police, BCL attack JU students block Dhaka-Aricha highway over death of fellows

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At least 14 students, police, officials and journalists of Jahangirnagar University (JU) were injured when police attacked the agitated students who block Dhaka-Aricha highway protesting deaths of two fellows in road accident on Friday.

 

The injured were identified as Hafizur Rahman, JU correspondent of Jagonews24.com, JU chief security officer Sudipta Shaheen and, among others, some general students- Jui, Ariful Islam, Ayon, Bhaishakhi, Anamica, sayem and Dider.

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Nilkhet book market catches fire

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The book market in Dhaka's Nilkhet has caught fire. An official at the Fire Service control room said on Friday evening that its nine units were working to douse the flames. - See more at: http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=75768#sthash.ATdCEad6.dpuf

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English Medium Schools: Session fees illegal: HC

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The High Court yesterday declared illegal annual readmission and session fees charged by English medium schools, much to the relief of students and their guardians. HC bench of Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Md Badruzzaman delivered the verdict after hearing two writ petitions filed by two guardians in 2012 and 2014, challenging the legality of the fees.

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Cyber center Holey Artisan victim Abinta opened at DU

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A modern cyber center and archive named ‘Abinta Kabir’, a victim of Holey Artisan terrorist attack, was launched on Wednesday at Fine Arts Faculty library of Dhaka University. DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique inaugurated the ‘Abinta Kabir Cyber Center and Archive’ supported by the Abinta Kabir Foundation.

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4 'Neo JMB' members held

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Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), in overnight drives, arrested four suspected members of Neo JMB belong to Sarwar-Tamim group from different parts of Dhaka, Narayanganj and Munshiganj districts. The drive was conducted from Wednesday night till Thursday morning, said a RAB source.

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Nazrul’s 118th birth anniversary being celebrated

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The 118th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is being observed across the country on Thursday in a befitting manner. Born on May 25, 1899, at village Churulia in Burdwan district of West Bengal in India, Nazrul through his fiery poems had inspired people to fight against injustice and repression of the colonial rule.

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Haor disaster: No water experts came up with the truth, minister alleges

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Water Resources Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud today alleged that no water experts upheld the truth about the haor disaster. He also accused the mass media of not providing accurate information in this regard, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

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Electricity supply to be normal in 4-5 days: Nasrul

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State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Monday said the unstable power situation in the country would return to normalcy to some extent within 4-5 days. "It's an unexpected disruption of power supply due to the collapse of Ashuganj-Sirajganj tower having 400-kv capacity for south-western and northern areas of the country by rough weather," he told newsmen at a briefing at his office her.

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UNESCO representative calls on DU VC

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Beatrice Kaldun, head and representative of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), called on Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique at the latter's office on Monday.

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Teesta flowing above danger level in Nilphamari

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Some 14 villages in Dimla upazila were inundated on Monday as the Teesta River was flowing above the red mark.

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Private Tuition: Nahid slates 'dishonest teachers'

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Private Tuition: Nahid slates 'dishonest teachers'

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday slammed dishonest teachers depriving students in classrooms to provide private lessons in exchange of money. “Some dishonest people have been there in the teaching profession,” he told a programme over the distribution of cheques among retired teachers intending to perform hajj this year.

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Sexual harassment Warrants issued against SUST BCL president among 3

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Sylhet: A Sylhet court on Sunday issued arrest warrants against President of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) unit Sanjiban Chakrabarti Partho and his two followers in a case filed over sexual harassment of a school girl.

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Kitchen markets getting overheated well ahead of Ramadan

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Amid government's assurance to keep the Ramadan market stable, retailers have apparently started selling vegetables at higher prices through a newer trick putting consumers in trouble.

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Agrani Bank exam cancelled over question leak

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An examination for appointing senior officers to Agrani Bank has been cancelled over allegations of question leak. The bank authorities had decided to hold the test in two phases on Friday, considering the number of candidates.

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About 60pc baby born without expert help

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Nearly 60 percent of birth deliveries in Bangladesh are conducted without any skilled health personnel, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The percentage of births attended by skilled health personnel (42 percent) is lower than other South Asian countries, said the report titled “World Health Statistics 2017” published on Wednesday.

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NCTB fixes 6 errors in primary textbooks

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Five months into the distribution of the textbooks among the students, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has sent a correction paper to upazila level education offices after fixing six errors in the primary textbooks.

 

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