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Admin officials to get scope also

Admin officials to 
get scope also
Apart from the Bangladeshi peacekeepers—military men and women who work in different conflict zones of the world under the aegis of the United Nations (UN)—opportunities are likely to open up for civilians, particular bureaucrats and other officials, who would be sent to war-torn countries as ‘peace-builders’. The main task of such peace-builders would be to rebuild the strife-torn countries along with the local people by recasting their administrations and also by conducting elections to fully restore peace in such nations. An institute named ‘Peace Building Centre’ has already been set up under the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) to develop a pool of experts as ‘peace-builders’…

Police chiefs vow to bolster anti-terrorism cooperation

Police chiefs vow to bolster anti-terrorism cooperation

Chiefs of police and other law enforcement agencies of South Asia and neighbouring countries yesterday vowed to promote greater mutual understanding and cooperation in curbing violent extremism and transnational crimes, reports UNB. They signed the joint Dhaka declaration after completion of the 3-day…
Barisal port office bans 
11 vessels

Barisal port office bans 11 vessels

Restrictions have been imposed for seven months on the plying of river vessels, including passenger-carrying launches and trawlers, which are operated on risky routes in the danger zone of the estuary of the Meghna river and coastal areas during the monsoon. The curbs come into force from today. The…
Sexual harassment 
of females

Sexual harassment of females

School and college-going girls, working women, particularly garment workers and housewives, face stalkers on their way, at public transports, at markets and at shopping malls. The students of Chittagong University (CU) formed a human chain on the campus on Sunday protesting the alleged sexual harassment…
Protecting rights of women

Protecting rights of women

According to UN Women, the aim is to achieve full gender equality for women the world has still not been realised. A gender pay gap persists across the globe and women are still not present in equal numbers in business or politics. Figures show that globally, women’s education, health and violence…
Two minor girls drown

Two minor girls drown

JOYPURHAT: Two minor girls drowned in a pond at Amira village under Khetlal upazila of the district yesterday afternoon, reports BSS. The victims were identified as Minha Akhter, 2, daughter of Milon Hossain and Bushra Akhter, 3, daughter of Yusuf Ali, residents of Amira-Mandolpara village of the upazila.…
Inflation slightly rises to 5.31pc in February

Inflation slightly rises to 5.31pc in February

The country’s general point to point inflation rate increased to 5.31 percentage points in February from 5.15 percentage points in January due to the rising trend of the food inflation. The general point to point inflation rate was 5.03 percentage point in December last year. "The general…
Nepal police demolish camp for earthquake displaced

Nepal police demolish camp for earthquake displaced

KATHMANDU: Nepal police Tuesday demolished the largest remaining settlement of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that struck nearly two years ago, a move that will leave hundreds homeless, reports AFP. Around 100 families were still living in the camp in Kathmandu when police wearing riot gear…
Ataur Rahman-directed ‘Tora Sob Joyodhoni Kor’ today

Ataur Rahman-directed ‘Tora Sob Joyodhoni Kor’ today

Theatre troupe Nagarik Natyangan Ensemble will stage their much-acclaimed production ‘Tora Sob Joyodhoni Kor’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the city. Noted author-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq wrote the play based on the Liberation…
Bangladesh play 100th Test match today

Bangladesh play 100th Test match today

Bangladesh will play their 100th Test match, against Sri Lanka, at P Sara Oval. By doing so, they will be the 10th Test nation to make a century. The Tigers have experienced many ups and downs since their inaugural Test in 2000 against India. In 99 Tests so far, they have won eight, lost 76 and 15 ended…
Man killed in Kushtia

Man killed in Kushtia

KUSHTIA: A man was allegedly killed by his younger brother-in-law over a family feud at Mangolbaria Pashuhat under Mirpur upazila of the district yesterday noon, reports BSS. The victim was identified as Keni Mollah, 35, son of Panjuar Rahman, a resident of Dighalkandia village under Daulatpur village…
Legal aid against cyber crime just a phone call away

Legal aid against cyber crime just a phone call away

Getting legal advice against cyber bullying or cyber fraud usually does not come free in a busy metropolis like Dhaka. But you will be in for a surprise if you call 01766678888 because such advice will indeed be given to you free of cost. With crime in cyberspace now rampant and the police unable to…
The need for a museum on British colonisation of India

The need for a museum on British colonisation of India

Shashi Tharoor is an elected member of India’s parliament and chairs its Foreign Affairs Committee. I recently wrote to the government of India to propose that one of India’s most renowned heritage buildings, the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, be converted into a museum that displays the…
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