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E-govt master plan, digital municipality service system launched

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with Bangladesh Computer Council and ICT Division on Sunday unveiled its e-government master plan and launched Digital Municipality Service System, UNB reports.Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs advisor to the prime minister, Md Tazul Islam MP, minister, local government ministry, rural development & co-operatives, Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, state minister, ICT Division, Hu Kang-Il, ...

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G7 at golf resort: Under fire, Trump scraps plans

Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump has abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders’ meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year, Agencies report. Trump announced a rare backtrack Saturday night after facing accusations that he was using the presidency to enrich himself by hosting the international summit at a private resort ...

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3 dead in Chile supermarket fire

Three people have been killed by a fire inside a supermarket in Santiago during a second night of protests in Chile, Agencies report. Two died at the scene and the other died after being taken to hospital, mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters. President Sebastián Piñera has suspended a rise in metro fares that sparked the protests, but unrest has continued ...

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Michael Gove triggers no-deal Brexit contingency plans

Michael Gove has triggered official contingency plans for no deal, as the government manoeuvred to try to pressure MPs into backing its Brexit deal by invoking the threat of the EU refusing to grant another departure extension, The Guardian reports. Gove, whose cabinet role involves leading on no-deal preparations, said the government had begun the Operation Yellowhammer contingency plan, and that he ...

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4 held over double murder in Ctg

Police have detained four people for interrogation over the murder of a man and his daughter in Nimtali Biswa Road area of the city as they suspected that the incident might have taken place following extramarital affairs, Agencies report. Two of the detainees are Hasina Akhter, wife of victim Md Abu Taher, and her sister Nasima Akhter. Police recovered the ...

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DU ‘ Ka’, ‘Cha’ units results out

The admission test results of ‘Ka’ Unit under Science faculty and ‘Cha’ unit under Fine Arts Faculty of Dhaka University for 2019-2020 session were published on Sunday with a pass rate of 13.05 and 2.50 percent respectively, Agencies report. Dhaka University vice chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman announced the results at the central admission office in the administrative building around 12:30pm. ...

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India-Pak trade fire in Kashmir killing 7

Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, killing at least seven people on both sides, officials said, Agencies report The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers early Sunday targeted an Indian border post and civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in Kashmir, leaving two army soldiers and a civilian dead. Col. Rajesh Kalia, an Indian army ...

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No industry in Sonadia, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked all concerned not to establish any industry in Sonadia for ensuring the development of ecotourism in the island of Cox’s Bazar, Agencies report. The prime minister said this while witnessing a power-point presentation on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial City) at her office. Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim ...

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Menon proves current govt ‘illegal’

BNP on Sunday said Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon like a ‘state approver’ admitted the fact that the current government is ‘illegal as no election was held on December 30 last year’, Agencies report. Speaking at a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also said the government should quit ...

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