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Khaled Mahmood’s second stint as BPDB chairman

  Engineer Khaled Mahmood has been reappointed Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) chairman for a two-year term after completion of his regular service as the chairman on December 22, says a statement.   He started his career at the Directorate of Programme of Thursday, January 4th, 2018

World this week

  Assam leaves 13m citizens off its register Around 13 million people living in northeastern India’s largest state have been left off a controversial draft list of citizens released on January 2 by the authorities, who are under pressure to identify and Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Nation this week

  3 new ministers likely to be sworn in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to induct at least three new faces into her council of ministers on January 2. AKM Shahgahan Kamal, lawmaker from Laxmipur-3, and State Minister Fisheries and Livestock Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Bengal Classical Music Festival 2017 kicked off on Dec 26

  After five years of massive success and more-than-favourable reactions, Bengal Foundation has brought the musical soiree back in Dhaka for its sixth occasion. Titled Bengal Classical Music Festival, it is a repeat of last year’s 5-day format and is more Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Annual Memorial Speech for Hiralal Sen at Shilpakala Academy

  The annual Hiralal Sen Memorial Speech was held on December 24. Filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel delivered this year’s speech at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Federation of Film Societies of Bangladesh (FFSB) organised the special session every year Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Chirkut croons for a clean Bangladesh

  To keep the country healthy and hygienic, we need citizens with a heart of cleanliness. With this objective, ‘Dettol-Channel I Porichchonno Bangladesh’ has launched its theme song ‘Mon Shundor Jar, Shei Rakhe Desh Porishkar’ commemorating the 46th Victory Day. The Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Shafin Ahmed claims financial mishap behind ‘Miles break-up’

  Shafin Ahmed has spoken about the ongoing controversy surrounding the popular band Miles. In a press meet held at a city restaurant on December 20 the vocalist claimed that the reason for the debacle is “financial.” He has accused his Thursday, December 28th, 2017

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Education Minister advises to “take less bribes” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid urged the officials of the Directorate of Inspection and Audit (DIA) to limit their practice of receiving bribery and refrain from providing false reports about educational institutions. He made Thursday, December 28th, 2017

World this week

Food security worsening in ME, North Africa: UN Food security in the Middle East and North Africa "is fast deteriorating" because of conflicts in countries from Syria to Yemen, the UN's food agency said on December 21. Violence in nations that Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Some thoughts on education

  The education sector in Bangladesh abounds with many contradictory forces. Efforts to streamline the sector are facing obstacles old and new. Discussions on education issues, pointing to the problems and prospects, charting new ways are, therefore, very important. As education Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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