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Success rate of 2017 JSC, JDC exams drops

Results for this year's Junior School Certificate or JSC and Junior Dhakil Certificate or JDC have been published, reporting a fall in the success rate. The success rate for this year's JSC exams stood at 83.65 percent against 93.06 percent in 2016. Nearly 24.69 million eighth-graders in schools and madrasas took the exam this year administered by the education boards Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina published ...

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1,242 killed in workplace accidents in 2017

Workplace accidents in 2017 claimed 1,242 lives and injured 371 in Bangladesh, according to a report on casualties at workplaces by Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE). The toll rose slightly in 2017 as 1,240 workers were killed in 2016 due to workplace accidents, said Saki Rezwana, the chairperson of Bangladesh OSHE Foundation, said at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity ( ...

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Dense fog disrupts Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service for 9 hours

Dense fog in the river Padma caused a nine-hour halt in ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route since last night. The ferry service resumed around 7:00am today when the fog was cleared, Manager of BIWTC Aricha Sector Nasir Mohammad Chowdhury told our Manikganj correspondent. Ferry movement was suspended around 10:00pm yesterday to avoid any untoward incident. Four ferries were stuck in the middle rive ...

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Price protests turn political in Iran as rallies spread

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009. Police dispersed anti-government demonstrators in the western city of Kermanshah as protests spread to Tehran and several other cities a day after rallies in the ...

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Khloe Kardashian Can’t Sleep Without Pregnancy Sex With Tristan Thompson & They Are Loving It

Not only is Khloe Kardashian, 33, expecting, she’s also expecting Tristan Thompson, 26, to help her get to sleep at night the sexiest way possible. A source close to Khloe EXCLUSIVELY told us that the reality TV star has been catching some Zs thanks to some bedtime nocturnal activity with Tristan. “Khloe has been struggling with sleep as she gets further along in her pregnancy,” our source said. “The only t ...

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NBR chief Md Nojibur Rahman set tobecome new principal secretary: Source

  Md Nojibur Rahman, currently NBR Chairman and Senior Secretary at the Internal Resources Division, will be the new Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, highly-placed government sources say. The sources say Rahman, who has two more years to go as civil servant, was chosen ahead of such other contenders as Mozammel Haque Khan, now Senior Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration. The cur ...

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Blast Afghan news agency in Kabul kills dozens

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighbouring Shia cultural centre in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, the latest in a series to have hit media organisations ...

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UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over abuses on Rohingyas

The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar. UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country , singled out China and Russia because they had failed to back some moves in the UN aimed at trying to ha ...

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PM asks govt doctors to stay at workplace or quit job

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the government physicians to stay at their respective workplace to properly serve the people, saying that otherwise they could quit job. "When we're appointing doctors in upazilas, many of them don't want to stay at their workplace. Rather they live in Dhaka somehow by managing it. If the doctors intend to stay in Dhaka in this way they don't need to do government jo ...

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The Obamas Would Be ‘Honored’ To Attend Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s Wedding

It’s no secret that former President Barack Obama, 56, and wife Michelle, 53, are super close friends with Prince Harry, 33. The red-headed royal even did a fun and in-depth interview with our former leader for his BBC-4 radio takeover on Dec. 27. Naturally the question later arose on if the Obamas would be receiving an invite to his May 19, 2018 wedding to Meghan Markle, 36, and the prince danced around th ...

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