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July 25, 2022 10:09 UTC
The Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) detained an official of the Department of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) in connection with the leak of question papers for recruitment examinations. Chandra Shekhar Halder alias Milton, a 31st BCS cadre officer was arrested on Sunday. DB officials said on May 13, the written examination was held to recruit 513 posts in DSHE. Later, based on the information given by Jowardar, police arrested Saiful Islam, a mathematics teacher from Patuakhali. The officials later found that the question papers were leaked by Chandra Shekhar Halder, as took pictures and sent it to Saiful Islam on WhatsApp.
July 25, 2022 07:41 UTC
The bottles were stored in two large containers and released without scan at the port, RAB spokesman Commander Khandaker Al Moin said on Sunday. The seized shipment is the largest-ever liquor consignment held by RAB. The ring was responsible for three more consignments of illegal liquor imports containing almost 48,000 bottles this year, RAB added. Azizul imported the huge consignment of liquor forging fake documents in the name of these two companies,” the RAB officer said. C&F (Chittagong Customs Clearing & Forwarding) agents Jafar, Shamim and Rayhan released the shipment from the port, Moin added.
July 25, 2022 05:33 UTC
Droupadi Murmu on Monday took oath as the 15th president of India. A National Democratic Alliance candidate, Murmu became the president after defeating the opposition’s pick, Yashwant Sinha, in the polls held on July 18. LIVE: Swearing-in-Ceremony of the President-elect Smt Droupadi Murmu https://t.co/34DbgoUw1H — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 25, 2022The results were declared on Thursday. After four rounds of polling, Murmu had received 2,824 votes of 676,803 value while Sinha got 1,877 votes or 380,177 value. Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind extended their greetings to Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, reported ANI.
July 25, 2022 05:24 UTC
The National Committee for Protection of Oil-Gas and Mineral Resources, Electricity Sector and Ports on Sunday identified nine specific reasons for the current situation in the power sector. In a statement signed by committee member and also general secretary of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Ruhin Hossain Prince, the organisation said that wrong policy pursued by the government to serve the interest of the foreign companies and also corruptions have led to the current crisis in the power sector. Demanding the punishment of those persons responsible for the crisis, the committee said a section of local and foreign companies and their commission agents have benefited from these wrong policies and corruption. The nine reasons which the committee identified for the crisis, include development of power plants based on oil-coal-and LNG import-dependent policy, setting up rental, quick rental and other types of power plants that have been provided with Tk54,000 crore as capacity charges, keeping the rental, quick rental and other oil-based power plants idle and increased dependence on LNG-import for power plant operations. The other reasons are avoiding and ignoring renewable energy options, lacking initiatives for local gas explorations, non-utilization of the potentials in offshore gas exploration after settlement of the maritime boundary disputes with the neighboring Myanmar and India, giving no attention to strengthening state-owned company Bapex for gas exploration, ignoring environment protection in setting up Rampal power plant and also lacking of initiative in appointing contractors to explore hydrocarbon be ensuring country’s ownership.
July 24, 2022 23:26 UTC
Hina Rabbani Khar, the Pakistani minister of state for forreign affairs, is coming to Dhaka to join the 20th Conference of Ministers of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation scheduled for Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate virtually the conference of the ministers of D-8, also known as the Developing-8, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said at a press conference on Sunday. He said foreign ministers or their representatives from the other members will also join the conference. Officials said Bangladesh invited Pakistan Foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to the conference. Hina visited Dhaka in 2012 as the foreign minister to invite Hasina to the D-8 summit in Islamabad.
July 24, 2022 22:44 UTC
Two more people died due to floods across the country in the 24 hours to Sunday morning. The number of reported fatalities, from May 17 to July 23, rose to 129, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the deceased, 73 were from Sylhet, 43 from Mymensingh, 12 from Rangpur and one from Dhaka divisions. One hundred and eighty-five upazilas were affected by floods, including 33 in Sylhet, three in Rangpur, seven in Mymensingh and one in Chittagong divisions. Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona and Moulvibazar were the worst-hit districts, with 13, 11, seven and five upazilas affected by floods, respectively.
July 24, 2022 20:31 UTC
Monday is the eighth death anniversary of AN Mahfuza Khatun Baby Maudud, one of the pioneers of female journalism in Bangladesh. She was the editor for social affairs at bdnews24.com until her final days before cancer brought an abrupt end to her life at the age of 66 on Jul 25, 2014. Born on Jun 23, 1948 to Justice Abdul Maudud and Hedayet-un-Nisa, Baby Maudud started her career as a journalist in 1967 and worked for the BBC, Daily Sangbad, Daily Ittefaq, BSS, and the Weekly Bichitra before joining http://bdnews24.com.
July 24, 2022 19:16 UTC
We eat food for many reasons—we eat to survive, to obtain fuel and nutrients to make our bodies healthy and we also eat for enjoyment. Museum of Contemporary Art Flagstaff, or MOCAF, asks us to consider what truly nourishes us in their latest exhibit premiering on July 30th. He's a master gardener, and I fell in love with him and his garden,” said Kish. After completing a meditation on observing the people you love do what they love, Kish was inspired. Body Garden will be held on July 30th, from 4 PM to 10 PM in MOCAF’s warehouse located at 555 Blackbird Roost #5.
July 24, 2022 17:13 UTC