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Furore among JP rank and file

Furore among JP 
rank and file
Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad’s announcement to form the 58-party alliance has caused severe resentment among the JP rank and file with many senior leaders terming the move ludicrous, saying that this would create serious credibility crisis for the party that is the main opposition in parliament. Many even alleged that the move to form the Sommilito Jatiya Jote (United National Alliance) was taken in a bid to carry out nomination business ahead of the next general elections. Preferring anonymity, a number of senior party leaders told The Independent that making alliance with these rubberstamp based parties undermines the JP and its Chairman Ershad’s image. They also claimed that a vested quarter was instrumental in persuading…

BNP slams govt for ‘repression, killing’

BNP slams govt for ‘repression, killing’

BNP yesterday described the current government as the worst ever one in the country's history, saying that it does not think twice to kill or repress people when it comes to protecting its power, reports UNB. Speaking at a workers' meeting of Dhaka North city unit at the Institution of Diploma…
RU teachers leave quarters

RU teachers leave quarters

While the rent for the residential quarters built in the 1960s for the teachers and officers of the Rajshahi University (RU) has been increased several times, no new facility has been added in the last 50 years. As a result, many teachers have left these quarters in recent months. Sources said that…
Congratulations to the French President elect

Congratulations to the French President elect

As the creed of radical populism was fast sweeping across the Western world - it was the people of France to have struck a decisive blow against its spread by rejecting it by a landslide margin, the day before yesterday.   Yes, Emmanuel Macron has swept Marine Le Pen far aside to become France’s…
Meandering through the maze of Section 57

Meandering through the maze of Section 57

Before meting out punishment for an offence, it is a fundamental principle of jurisprudence to define first the crime for which a person or persons are to be penalised, making sure that it is not a jungle rule.  Take an example: theft is a crime and it is defined in Section 378 of the Penal Code,…
Qatar keen to invest in LNG, power generation sectors

Qatar keen to invest in LNG, power generation sectors

Qatar has expressed ‘keen desire’ to invest in Bangladesh in the LNG and power generation sectors against the backdrop of recent success in bilateral talks between RAS Gas, a Qatari gas company, and Petro Bangla.  The Gulf nation also wants to recruit more specialised, skilled, semi-skilled…
IS Afghanistan leader killed

IS Afghanistan leader killed

KABUL: The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan -- described as the mastermind behind high-profile attacks including an assault on a military hospital that claimed at least 50 lives -- has been killed, US and Afghan officials said, reports AFP.Abdul Hasib, whose group is affiliated with IS in Iraq and…
Hayat Mahmud, Mita Haque receive ‘Rabindra Award 2017’

Hayat Mahmud, Mita Haque receive ‘Rabindra Award 2017’

On the occasion of the 156th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore, like the previous years, Bangla Academy honoured two eminent personalities with Rabindra Award 2017. Bangla Academy this year honoured eminent essayist-poet Hayat Mamud and noted singer Mita Haq with Rabindra…
Abahani down MSC in prestigious match

Abahani down MSC in prestigious match

Abahani Limited prevailed in the high-scoring thriller against the archrivals Mohammedan Sporting Club, gate-crashing the party of Raqibul Hasan who threatened to take away the match with an epic 190 runs at BKSP-4 ground yesterday in the Walton Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League.  Even though…
Blast attack worries Ranisankail farmers

Blast attack worries Ranisankail farmers

Thakurgaon: Boro cultivators at Ranisankail upazila have become worried as fungal disease Blast has infected rice plants in the area, reports UNB.Agriculture extension officer Mazedul Islam said unusual behaviour of weather such as cloudy sky, mist in the morning, light drizzle and increase of nitrogen…
Four members of a family can become bank directors

Four members of a family can become bank directors

The cabinet yesterday approved the draft 'Bank Company (Amendment) Bill, 2017'which will allow four members of a family to be the directors of a bank simultaneously. The existing law permits only two members of a family to be the directors of a bank, reports UNB. The cabinet gave the approval…
Meet Emmanuel Macron, the former investment 
banker who will be the next French president

Meet Emmanuel Macron, the former investment banker who will be the next French president

Emmanuel Macron will be the next French president after winning the election in a landslide on Sunday, May 7.  Macron, a 39-year-old pro-business centrist, defeated Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who called for France to exit the European Union, by a margin of 66.1% to 33.9%, according…
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