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Ivy spars with Osman as intra-AL feud worsens

Ivy spars with Osman as 
intra-AL feud worsens
The Awami League (AL) is riddled with internal conflicts despite repeated attempts made by the party’s top brass to curb them. The party’s newly elected general secretary, Obaidul Quader, has said several times that minimising intra-party feud would be his major task. However, the party's effort to launch organisational tours across the country to build up unity among grassroots leaders before the upcoming general election seems to have borne no fruit. Take, for instance, the situation in Narayanganj ahead of the city corporation election there. The party has fallen into complete disarray following the clash of two of its district leaders, Shamim Osman and Selina Hayat Ivy. Last week, the Premier had sat with both Ivy and Osman…

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Teletalk sits pretty despite involvement in illegal VoIP
Teletalk sits pretty despite 
involvement in illegal VoIP
Despite ample evidence that the state-owned Teletalk is engaged in the illegal Voice over Internet Protocol…

Training begins to install cameras in Sundarbans for tiger survey

Training begins to install cameras in Sundarbans for tiger survey

Hands-on-training on camera installation to capture images of tigers began in the Sundarbans, the country’s only natural habitat for the big cats, yesterday, reports UNB. The training programme has started as part of a new tiger census. A total of 35 staff of the Forest Department and the Bengal…
Country sees progress, but ‘still not enough’

Country sees progress, but ‘still not enough’

Mentioning that Bangladesh has made a very good progress in dealing with child marriage, Prime Minister's Foreign Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi on Tuesday called for joint efforts to eliminate the problem from the country as it is still far from enough, reports UNB. "Though we’ve achieved…
Combating violence 
against women

Combating violence against women

Speakers at a discussion meeting in Rajshahi recently said that there is no alternative to creating mass-awareness with a changed social mindset for preventing all sorts of violence and repressions against women to ensure equal women rights and women empowerment. According to a report in this newspaper…
Uber veers off the road in Dhaka

Uber veers off the road in Dhaka

Dhakaites’ hope for the world's largest on-demand mobile apps-based Uber taxi services was punctured soon after it was launched by the San Francisco-based tech company that has literally revolutionised taxi experience throughout the world. Only three days into the commissioning of the service,…
Disaster management workshop in Faridpur

Disaster management workshop in Faridpur

FARIDPUR: A day-long workshop on disaster management organised by local NGO Amra Kaj Kori (AKK) and aided by Christian Aid, Bangladesh was held on Monday in the conference room of deputy commissioner, reports BSS. DC Umme Salma Tanzia was the chief guest in the workshop titled ‘Human Approach…
    Revised broadband policy gets delayed

    Revised broadband policy gets delayed

    The draft of revised broadband policy has not been formulated yet, although the telecom regulator was supposed to prepare it by mid-October of last year. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is not sure when the draft would be ready.  The need of an effective broadband policy…
    UN raises alarm as civilians 
flee Aleppo assault

    UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

    The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held Aleppo sparked international alarm on Tuesday, with the UN saying nearly 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow, reports AFP. France called for an immediate Security Council session on the fighting, which has seen the army capture…
    Curtain falls on Bengal Classical Music Fest with Chaurasia’s magical flute

    Curtain falls on Bengal Classical Music Fest with Chaurasia’s magical flute

    With the magical moments created by Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia with his mysterious flute, during the final performance he was giving on the concluding day of the five-day ‘Bengal Classical Music Festival 2016’ (BCMF), this year’s the world biggest classical music festival saw its…
    Comilla deal mighty blow to Barisal

    Comilla deal mighty blow to Barisal

    Comilla Victorians dealt a mighty blow to Barisal Bulls’ aspiration of keeping the top-four race alive in BPL-4, outplaying them by eight wickets yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. With just six points in 10 matches, Bulls still might feel that they have a chance  mathematically…
    90pc implementation of CHT 
treaty before next polls: Quader

    90pc implementation of CHT treaty before next polls: Quader

    KHAGRACHHARI: Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday said the government will implement 90 percent of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord by this tenure, reports BSS. “Every provisions of CHT Peace Accord will be materialised before…
    JICA still concerned over security for projects

    JICA still concerned over security for projects

    Anxiety is still simmering among officials of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), though some five months have passed since the terrorist attack at Gulshan on July 1. As a result, implementation of 18 JICA-funded projects is being affected.  Japanese experts are working in Dhaka,…
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