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Shut Hazaribagh tanneries: HC

Shut Hazaribagh  tanneries: HC
In a major development over the issue of shifting all tanneries from the capital’s Hazaribagh area, the High Court has directed the government to immediately shutdown the Hazaribagh tanneries and disconnect all their utility services, including gas line, power and water, as they missed several deadlines to relocate the factories to Savar. The HC bench comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Salim came up with the order yesterday following a petition filed by Bangladesh Environment Lawyers Association (BELA). The HC bench asked the ministries of home, environment, industries and inspector general of police (IGP) to assist the Department of Environment to shut down the tanneries. When asked about the High Court order, Kazi Sarwar…

AL trying to take BNP to polls thru intimidation: Fakhrul

AL trying to take BNP to polls thru intimidation: Fakhrul

BNP yesterday alleged that Awami League is intimidating the party about losing its registration with the Election Commission as part of the ruling party’s move to win the next polls by resorting to tricks and deception as it did in 2014, reports UNB.  “A deep-rooted conspiracy is on…
Two consignments carry contraband goods worth Tk 134cr

Two consignments carry contraband goods worth Tk 134cr

The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) recovered huge quantities of LED television sets, photocopiers, contraband cigarettes and liquor, worth over Tk. 134 crore, from 12 containers in the last two days (Sunday and Monday).  These items have been imported under false declaration.…
The speech that changed history of Bangladesh

The speech that changed history of Bangladesh

On this day 46 years ago, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman delivered a historic speech on the then Racecourse Maidan (currently Suhrawardy Udyan) that effectively declared Bangladesh’s independence from the clutches of the West Pakistanis who virtually used this area as their colony. Bangabandhu,…
Practice of multi-party democracy- 
a necessity for a republic

Practice of multi-party democracy- a necessity for a republic

People in general are divided into two broad factions in respect of political inclination. From the middle path towards left are known as leftists meaning ‘Liberals’. Similarly, from middle towards right are known as rightists or ‘Conservatives’. More away a leftist’s position…
Bumper yield likely on char in Rangpur region

Bumper yield likely on char in Rangpur region

RANGPUR: Thousands of landless and char people are expecting bumper production of various crops cultivated on the dried up riverbeds and char lands in Rangpur agriculture region this season, reports BSS. Talking to BSS, the char people expressed happiness over getting excellent crop yield at this initial…
Norwegian Pension Fund invests heavily in Bangladeshi firms

Norwegian Pension Fund invests heavily in Bangladeshi firms

Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has substantially expanded its investment in Bangladesh, showing a six-fold expansion, reports UNB. Pension Fund invested in Bangladeshi stocks for the first time in 2015, the total was a modest US$ 19 million.…
30 dead as intense fighting breaks out in Myanmar-China border

30 dead as intense fighting breaks out in Myanmar-China border

YANGON: At least 30 people were killed Monday in a day of intense fighting in a town on Myanmar's border with China, authorities said, after rebels dressed in police uniforms launched a surprise raid, reports AFP. Artillery and small arms fire continued throughout the day in Laukkai, a main town…
Abdullah Al Mamun’s ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ at BSA today

Abdullah Al Mamun’s ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ at BSA today

Theatre (Bailey Road) will stage the 179th show of its highly-acclaimed production ‘Payer Awaj Pawa Jay’ today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. Directed by late theatre personality Abdullah Al Mamun, ‘Payer Awaj Pawa…
Galle memory inspires Bangladesh

Galle memory inspires Bangladesh

Last time when Bangladesh played a Test against Sri Lanka in Galle compiled a staggering 638, their highest and only 600 plus total in the Test history. That too they did without their two best batsmen—Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Shakib was in his post-operation rehabilitation while Tamim…
Nine get life term for murder, rape

Nine get life term for murder, rape

Nine people were sentenced life term imprisonment for murder and raping a housewife in two districts yesterday. In Thakurgaon,  a court  yesterday sentenced four people to suffer life term imprisonment for violating a housewife at Killapara village in Sadar upazila in 2015. The court also…
40m people could be displaced

40m people could be displaced

Some 13 to 40 million people living in Bangladesh’s coastal areas could be forced to migrate to other places with the rising sea level, tidal surges, cyclones and increasing salinity affecting all sources of sweet water by 2100, a report has forecast. The director-general of the department of…
Reality about illegal immigrants in the US

Reality about illegal immigrants in the US

There are 11 million of them, the best estimates say, laboring in American fields, atop half-built towers and in restaurant kitchens, and swelling American classrooms, detention centers and immigration courts. In the public’s mind, the undocumented — the people living here without permission…
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