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  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Banglalink fined Tk 25,000 for cheating a customer
  • March 25 to be Genocide Day
  • Seven held after Westminster attack
  • NSA official suggests North Korea was culprit in BB heist
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  • Five dead and 40 injured in London attack
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Thousands suffer

Thousands suffer
A countryside wildcat transport strike yesterday (Tuesday) left thousands of people in distress and caused immense sufferings as they had to reach their destinations either walking or spending extra money for using different vehicles. On the other hand, the six-hour hartal in the capital called by left-leaning political parties made the situation worse for city dwellers. The hartal also ended amid stray incidents of violence between law enforcers and picketers. Law enforcers detained seven picketers and charged batons and used teargas shells and water cannon to disperse the hartal supporters. The Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation enforced the nationwide indefinite transport strike following a court verdict sentencing a driver,…

First cruise ship to reach Sundarbans today

First cruise ship to reach Sundarbans today

An ocean cruise ship, Silver Discover, belonging to the US-based tour operator Journey Plus, is likely to land at the Sundarban’s Hiron Point today as a part of linking Bangladesh with international ocean cruises. The ocean cruise ship will carry a total of 67 foreign tourists from 10 countries…
9 ‘abductors’ arrested; victim rescued

9 ‘abductors’ arrested; victim rescued

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested nine alleged abductors from Agargaon area in the capital on Monday night. They also rescued a victim from the hands of the abductors.  Talking to The Independent, RAB-2 commanding officer Lt Col Iftekharul Mabud said, getting secret information, a team of RAB…
For greener cities

For greener cities

Recently Dhaka earned the dubious distinction of being the second most polluted city in the world. And experts and green activists have yet again reiterated the pollution issue stating that the unchecked discharge of dust from the under-construction Malibagh-Moghbazar flyover, metro rail project, road…
Constitution and the upcoming elections

Constitution and the upcoming elections

I am a free but casual columnist, do not write so frequent, currently my mind is bogged down with interpretation of Articles 56(4), 57(3), 58(4), 72(3), (3a) and 123(3b) of our Constitution since the issue has been a live burning issue of the day in view of the constitution of the Election Commission…
Economic council approves 
Tk 1,19,296cr revised ADP

Economic council approves Tk 1,19,296cr revised ADP

The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday approved an overall Revised Annual Development Programme (RADP) outlay of Tk 1,19,296 crore for the current fiscal year (FY17), down from the original overall ADP size of Tk 1,23,345 crore, reports UNB. The approval came from the NEC meeting held at the…
11 Afghan police killed in 'insider attack'

11 Afghan police killed in 'insider attack'

An Afghan policeman linked to the Taliban shot dead 11 of his colleagues at a checkpoint in the southern province of Helmand, officials said Tuesday, in the latest so-called "insider attack", reports AFP. The incident occurred late Monday while the policemen were sleeping in their barracks…
Afzal, Tareen pair up in Salahuddin Zaki’s telefilm

Afzal, Tareen pair up in Salahuddin Zaki’s telefilm

Evergreen actor Afzal Hossain and audience-admired actress Tareen have paired up together once again through a telefilm titled ‘Hena’. Veteran director Syed Salahuddin Zaki, who has the credit to make notable films like ‘Ghuddi’, ‘Ayna Bibir Pala’ and ‘Lal Benarori’,…
‘Our first choice to do well in Test in SL’

‘Our first choice to do well in Test in SL’

Opener Imrul Kayes will not play the next round game of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) though he was slated to play the two rounds of the league to prove his physical fitness.  Kayes slammed century after playing the important fifth round game for Prime Bank South Zone. Now he has to wait…
Rural women show how to cut dependence on forest

Rural women show how to cut dependence on forest

Dhaka: Climate change is putting increasing levels of stress on Bangladesh’s forests, wetlands and other ecosystems but there are shining examples in rural life where women are cutting dependence on forests through alternative income generation, reports UNB.Hundreds of women in a remote village…
BNP’s revamp efforts make little progress

BNP’s revamp efforts make little progress

Even though the BNP has made repeated attempts to revamp the party, it has not made any significant progress. The party has managed to constitute full committees only in 30 out of 75 organisational districts in about three years. The party leadership cites obstruction from the government and police…
Canada’s own immigration ban

Canada’s own immigration ban

Debbie Folaron is associate professor in Translation Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. While the world is outraged, and rightly so, by recent policies south of its border, we are quick to forget that not too long ago the Canadian government imposed its own ban of sorts, one that aimed…
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