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  • Death for 2 Netrakona war criminals
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Top admin set for reshuffle today

Top admin set for reshuffle today
As part of the ongoing shake-up in secretary-level positions in the civil administration, the government will transfer at least eight secretaries to different ministries and divisions from today. The public administration ministry has finalised the names of the secretaries who will be transferred, said sources in the ministry. After Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury was appointed the principal secretary to the Prime Minister, the post of senior secretary of the public administration ministry has been vacant. Following Chowdhury’s new posting, the government is likely to select senior secretary of the home ministry, Dr Mozammel Haque Khan, as the senior secretary of the public administration ministry. Again, senior secretary of the commerce…

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A cause of worry
A cause of worry
The alarmingly decreasing flow of river Teesta is hampering the operation of the Teesta barrage and…

Be careful in using aircraft, radars, PM asks Air Force personnel

Be careful in using aircraft, radars, PM asks Air Force personnel

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked Air Force personnel to be more careful while using and maintaining aircraft, radars and war equipment as those have been procured with people’s hard-earned money, reports UNB. "You’ll have to develop yourselves as skilled and ideal air force…
President wants modern curricula in NDC courses

President wants modern curricula in NDC courses

President Abdul Hamid yesterday underscored the need for including state-of-the-art curricula in NDC courses as the present world is getting more inter-dependent and complex, reports UNB. "The present world is getting more inter-dependent and complex. It’s now more chaotic than ever. There’re…
Unified university 
admission test

Unified university admission test

It is encouraging to note that the government has taken an initiative to introduce a unified test system for admission to all universities, aiming to reduce the hassles of admission seekers and their guardians. We welcome the government’s initiative. According to a report in this newspaper yesterday,…
Cultural deviation: A social malady

Cultural deviation: A social malady

‘The Bangalees do not share a common trait in terms of appearance; so in terms of mind.’ The Chinese or the Japanese and many other races across the world could hardly be differentiated from one another in terms of their outer look. In fact, most people especially in their native lands across…
Monitoring lab to be set up soon: BTRC

Monitoring lab to be set up soon: BTRC

Against the backdrop of dissatisfaction of mobile phone subscribers on quality of services (QoS), Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is going to set up a laboratory for monitoring quality of voice and internet services and cyber security.   BTRC Chairman Dr Shahjahan Mahmood…
US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat

US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat

AP, Simi Valley: The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday. Carter said the U.S. and its coalition partners must not stop after completing the current…
Weeklong solo art show underway at AFD

Weeklong solo art show underway at AFD

The weeklong first solo painting exhibition titled ‘An Untimely Story’ (Ashomoyer Golpo) by artist Manjurul Shibly is now underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi. Dhaka University Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman inaugurated the exhibition…
Comilla end campaign with win

Comilla end campaign with win

Defending champions Comilla Victorians registered their fourth consecutive victory to end the BPL-4 with high as they sealed a narrow eight-run victory over Rangpur Riders in their last match yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The victory though gave Victorians which got their killer…
Low-lying areas exposed to water stagnation again

Low-lying areas exposed to water stagnation again

Khulna: Partial restoration of Beel Dakatia’s water drainage system has given a thrust to crops cultivation and aquaculture there over the last few years, though the vast low-lying areas of the beel (wetland) is exposed to the threats of stagnation again due to the constant siltation prompted…
Khulna to face Dhaka again

Khulna to face Dhaka again

Captain Mahmudullah Riyad propelled Khulna Titans to the top four, hitting a brilliant 28 ball-50 as his side overcame a mighty Dhaka Dynamites by six wickets yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. The victory helped Khulna move  the second spot of the point table of BPL-4 with 14…
The European country that loves being sad

The European country that loves being sad

As an American, I’ve been inculcated with the importance of being happy – or at least pretending to be happy – at all costs. It’s an ethos epitomized by the smiley face emoji, which is said to have been invented in the US in 1963, and empty expressions like “have a nice…
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