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Over 2 million students sit for SSC, equivalent exams in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams have begun at 3,007 centres across Bangladesh. As many as 2,024,192 candidates from 11 educational boards are sitting for... Read More


Walmart wants to work more closely with Bangladesh: Salman

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Walmart, the world-renowned chain store, wants to work more closely with Bangladesh, according to Salman F Rahman, the private industries and investment adviser to the prime minister... Read More


EC schedules Upazila polls for Chattogram, Sylhet divisions

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The Election Commission has set the dates for polls to 137 Upazila councils in the Chattogram and Sylhet Divisions. In the first phase, 45 councils will go to the polls on May 4. Su... Read More


165 Myanmar border guards who fled to Bangladesh board homebound ship

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The process of repatriating 330 people, mostly members of the Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) who fled into Bangladesh to escape an ongoing conflict between military forces and ins... Read More


Bangladesh should maintain balanced foreign policy, says Russian envoy after Hasina-Zelensky meeting

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Aleksandr Mantytsky says he hopes Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent meeting with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will not affect the Ru... Read More


Love Scenes: 'Fallen Leaves' is a romance for stoics

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Love Scenes is a column recommending movies with intriguing takes on love and romance for the week of Valentine's Day. Sometimes it all gets to be too much. Events pile on themselve... Read More


19,358 absent, 24 expelled on first day of SSC exams

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- A total of 19,359 students across the country were absent on the first day of the nationwide SSC and equivalent exams on Thursday. Of these absences, 9,731 were under the nine educa... Read More


How Bangladesh repatriated over 300 BGP personnel to Myanmar

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Bangladesh has completed the repatriation of 330 Myanmar nationals, many of whom were members of their armed forces and border security, after they fled the war in Rakhine state. Am... Read More


Metro rail trains to run every 8 minutes during 'peak hours' from Saturday

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Metro rail authorities have shortened the interval between train arrivals at every station by two minutes during peak hours to improve service efficiency. The new timetable will be ... Read More


Derailment halts train operations on Jamalpur-Mymensingh route for four hours

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Train operations have resumed on the Jamalpur-Mymensingh route four hours after three carriages of a local train derailed. The derailed carriages of a Mymensingh-bound passenger tra... Read More