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June 5, 2015

136th IPU assembly begins in Dhaka

IPU Dhaka
The 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly begins in Dhaka today focusing on taking decisive actions to end the rising social, political and economic inequalities and not to interfere internal affairs of states in the present global context. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the five-day long assembly at the South Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad premises here this evening. The theme of this year's 136th IPU Assembly is-'Redressing Inequalities: Delivering on Dignity IPU Dhakaand well being for all. Nob...

Bangladesh calls Thailand for trade talks

BD-Thai
Bangladesh has called on the Thai government to schedule the next meeting of the two countries’ Joint Trade Committee for June, as there remain a wide range of trade issues to discuss, notably high Thai import duties on Bangladeshi products. The JTC was created in the 1990s to enhance bilateral trade. Its last meeting was in Bangkok in 2013, and there many issues that need to be followed up, said Saida Muna Tasneem, the Bangladeshi ambassador. The JTC, which is co-chaired by the commerce ministers of the two countries, was supposed to BD-Thai

HSC exams begin tomorrow

primary exams
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2017 will begin across the country tomorrow. A total of 11,83,686 examinees from 8,864 educational institutions will take part in the examinations. Of the total candidates, 6,35,697 are male and 5,47,989 female. The theoretical examinations will continue till May 15, while practical examinations will be held from May 16-25, education ministry sources said. Earlier, Education Minister Nurul Islam