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BD to import 9,000 megawatts from Nepal: Nasrul

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KATHMANDU: State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid yesterday said Bangladesh has a plan to import 9,000 megawatts electricity from Nepal to mitigate the increasing demand of electricity by 2040.

The state minister said this while addressing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing deal over the cooperation in power sector between
Bangladesh and Nepal here yesterday.

“There is an enormous possibility of generating hydro-electricity in Nepal,” he said...
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Govt working to strengthen democracy: PM

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Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is working relentlessly for further strengthening democracy and speeding up development in the country as Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland QC paid a courtesy call on her.

“We’re working tirelessly for strengthening...
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Shahidul Alam taken back to DB office from BSMMU

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Dhaka: Photographer Shahidul Alam has been taken back to the office of the Detective Branch (DB) of Police from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after medical tests.

Brigadier General Abdullah-Al-Harun, director of BSMMU, said, “Our four-member medical board examined...
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Intra-CW trade can reach $2tn by 2030

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Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali on Wednesday said Commonwealth advantages and potentials have to be exploited through a "reformed and revitalized" organization.
"We're thinking aloud of a Commonwealth of tomorrow, a reformed and re-launched Commonwealth," he said.
The Foreign...
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All to get smart NID cards by Dec-Jan

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday said all voters will get smart national identity cards by December-January next.
"We'll try to provide the cards to all citizens (voters) by next December-January," he said while inaugurating the distribution of smart NID card...
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