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PM’s proposed Delhi tour postponed

PM’s proposed Delhi tour postponed
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposed New Delhi visit has been postponed and it is unlikely to take place this month, UNB reports. “There have been some last-minute changes. We’ll soon finalise new dates for the important visit,” a highly placed diplomatic source said yesterday without elaborating the reasons behind the changes. The Prime Minister was scheduled to leave for New Delhi on December 18 to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the visit. With this visit, both sides hoped that the relations between Bangladesh and India will see a newer dimension as there will be fresh initiatives to take forward the ties to the next level. Though the long-pending Teesta…

Election campaign gains momentum in N’ganj

Election campaign gains momentum in N’ganj

Residents of the port city of Narayanganj, 12km south of Dhaka, want to see their beloved city free from terror and drugs and other criminal activities. They want to see a person as their city father who can ensure security for their lives and properties. If you ask any city dweller whom he or she would…
Ragib Ali, his son 
denied bail

Ragib Ali, his son denied bail

SYLHET: A court here on Wednesday rejected the bail pleas of industrialist Ragib Ali and his son Abdul Hye in two cases filed over grabbing endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate, reports UNB. Judge of the District and Session’s Judge Court Monir Hossain Patwari passed the order after hearing…
Modernising food 
storage facilities

Modernising food storage facilities

Food Minister Quamrul Islam recently said the government was working for modernising food storage facilities with modern technology and stronger institutions to tackle all four aspects of food security like availability, access, utilisation and stability under integrated food policy research programme.…
The future of migration 
governance

The future of migration governance

We live in a rapidly evolving, hyper-connected world, where goods, capital, and people are more mobile than ever before. But, whereas countries have shown a willingness to cooperate on exchanging goods and capital, the international community has shown little appetite for improving how it governs human…
Cooperative leader arrested

Cooperative leader arrested

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the leader of a cooperative from Noakhali in a graft case, reports UNB. ACC Deputy Director of Noakhali district office Talebur Rahman arrested former president of Chatkhil Upazila Central Cooperatives Limited Ahmad Hossain from Chatkhil on Wednesday…
Commercialisation of solar home system needed

Commercialisation of solar home system needed

A study of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) suggests how to reduce the subsidy in solar homes systems (SHS) further  considering the objective of commercialisation, current market demand, household’s affordability and other impacts and what would be the optimal time for…
Assad confident of Aleppo victory, ignores ceasefire appeals

Assad confident of Aleppo victory, ignores ceasefire appeals

AFP, ALEPPO, Syria: President Bashar al-Assad said victory for his forces in Aleppo would be a “huge step” in ending Syria’s war, as government troops battled Thursday to retake more rebel ground. Despite pleas from increasingly cornered opposition fighters, Western countries and the…
Kanthoshilan to stage ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ today

Kanthoshilan to stage ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ today

Marking the ‘Rokeya Day’ today, popular recitation troupe Kanthoshilan will stage its new production titled ‘Mahisayi Rokeya’ based on Begum Rokeya’s life and works at the premises of Kanthoshilan, in the capital’s 222 New Elephant Road. Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain,…
Dhaka want to play final as team game

Dhaka want to play final as team game

Dhaka Dynamites all-rounder Nasir Hossain said that the team, who will do less number of mistakes, will have the possibility of becoming the new champions of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) today. “There is no words of stronger side in T20 on papers. Both have to perform well in the ground…
Illegal firearms pour in 
thru’ Benapole border

Illegal firearms pour in thru’ Benapole border

Benapole: Various illegal firearms and ammunition are pouring into the country from across the border through different points here, reports UNB. Sources said there are factories in Munger town in Bihar, a neighbouring town in Bengal, India, where fake firearms are being produced following different…
Ctg ‘militant den’ busted

Ctg ‘militant den’ busted

In a five-hour operation, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) yesterday busted a den of the banned militant Islamic outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), and detained five of its members along with arms and ammunition from Phartali area under Akbar Shah police station. The drive was conducted from…
Rajiv Gandhi, Jayalalithaa and I

Rajiv Gandhi, Jayalalithaa and I

Jayalalithaa has not left behind a void. She has left behind a legacy. It is the legacy left for her by her mentor, MGR, honed and polished by JJ to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Any expectation, therefore, of an imminent collapse of the AIADMK because it is now without a charismatic leader…
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