CNG stations to remain closed 6 hours during Ramadan

CNG filling stations across the country will remain closed from 5pm to 11pm every day during the month of Ramadan, instead of 6pm-11:00pm, according to a press release of Petrobangla.
According to officials, the current gas crisis forced the authorities concerned to take the decision to keep the filling stations shut for six hours from the first day of

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DUJA gets new committee

Mamun Tushar of the Alokito Bangladesh and Sirajul Islam Rubel of The Daily Star have been elected as new president and general secretary of Dhaka University Journalists’ Association respectively for the year 2022.
This body will serve for the next one year. The election was held at its office.
Chief election commissioner and also former president of DUJA

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Int’l travel, tourism fair set to begin on Mar 30

10th Mastercard Bangladesh Travel and Tourism Fair are set to begin on March 30, after span of three years due to Covid pandemic, aiming to promote the county’s tourism at home and abroad.
Civil Aviation and Tourism ministry’s secretary Md Mokammel Hossain is scheduled to inaugurate the three-day BTTF’s fair of March 30-31 and April 1, officially in a ceremony at

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Grameenphone turns 25

Grameenphone is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the aim to make a difference and become a digital telco in the coming years as the company believes the time is now to march forward with digital connectivity marking the silver jubilee of its operation in Bangladesh, said a press release.
Grameenphone is the first Asian operation of Telenor that started its

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Office hours from 9:00am to 3:30pm in Ramadan

Bangladesh government has rearranged the office hours for the upcoming month of Ramadan from 9:00am to 3:30pm for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions.
The decision was taken on Monday at the weekly cabinet meeting presided over by prime minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office

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Will Smith apologizes for slapping Chris Rock at Oscars

Will Smith apologized late Monday afternoon for his actions at Sunday night’s Oscars, in which he slapped presenter Chris Rock on the main stage in response to a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris,” Smith wrote in an Instagram post. “I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to

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Oscars 2022 Winners List: CODA wins Best Picture, Will Smith & Jessica Chastain win Best Actor & Best Actress

The 94th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. CODA won the Best Picture award. The Apple Original Films drama also won Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder, and its Troy Kotsur took home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
Dune led the field with six Oscars, while Jessica Chastain won the Best Actress award for the title role in

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Canada qualify for first World Cup in 36 years with win over Jamaica

Canada have qualified for a men’s World Cup for the first time since 1986 after a 4-0 win over Jamaica in their penultimate qualifying match on Sunday. Victory meant Canada are guaranteed a top-three finish in qualifying for Qatar 2022.
Canada are top of the CONCACAF qualifying group and have now secured their

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Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock on Oscars Stage in Shock Moment Over Jada Pinkett Smith Joke

At Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony, Will Smith shocked the room by approaching the stage and slapping presenter Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife, actor Jada Pinkett Smith.
Rock was on the Oscar stage to present the award for best documentary. He began by making a few jokes about members of the show’s audience, including Pinkett Smith—referring to her as “G.I. Jane” due to

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Fagua brings rhythm to lives of tea workers

The Fagua festival has a special place in the life of tea workers. Besides an attempt to preserve their heritage, the festival brings rhythm to their arduous and monotonous lives.
Yesterday, tea workers from different areas, belonging to different ethnic groups with their own language and culture, came together as one to mark the Fagua festival, held at Fulchhara football

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89pc child workers out of school post-pandemic: study

Around 57 percent of child labourers were going to school before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, but 89 percent of them have dropped out afterwards, shows a recent study.
Educo Bangladesh — a Barcelona-based non-government organisation — conducted the study, titled “Child Labour in Bangladesh: Our Experience and Way Forward”, on 443 child

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Dhaka world’s noisiest city, Rajshahi 4th on list: UN report

Among top 5 noisiest cities, four from South Asia
Dhaka is the world’s noisiest city, according to the latest report of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The report, styled “Frontiers 2022: Noise, Blazes and Mismatches”, found that Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka topped the list, while India’s Moradabad of Uttar Pradesh and Islamabad of

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Parents’ role most effective

Speakers tell seminar on stopping child marriage
Raising awareness among parents against child marriage, while addressing other underlying issues that force them to marry off their children at an early age are vital to fight the menace, said speakers at a seminar yesterday.
The seminar — titled “Parents Can Stop Child Marriage” — was held at CIRDAP in the

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Chaos over train ticket as online system falters

Disruption in Bangladesh Railway’s online ticket selling continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday.
A huge number of people suffered as the railway’s online portal (eticket.railway.gov.bd) went inoperative on Saturday following the resumption of online ticket selling after a five-day break.
The portal resumed working partially on Sunday but many complained

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Towards peace and prosperity

World leaders greet Bangladesh on Independence Day
World leaders have greeted Bangladeshi people and its leadership on the country’s Independence Day, pledging to boost their relationship with Bangladesh for prosperity and stability.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said his country is committed to expanding ties with Bangladesh so that both nations can thrive together

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