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Scamsters exploit loopholes in public exam act

Scamsters exploit loopholes 
in public exam act
Question papers of various exams are being frequently leaked because of loopholes in the Public Examination Act-1983. The Act does not have any specific provision for punishing offenders.  Legal experts suggest that the government should incorporate a provision in the Act, or wherever suitable, providing for exemplary punishment for leaking question papers. This would deter those responsible from committing such crimes in future.  They opined that leaking of question papers have become common in all public exams. Even in public job entry tests, questions are being leaked. It is happening in the PSC, JSC, SSC, HSC exams and Medical admission tests. A group of people manage to leak questions through their political and economic connections.…

Higher funding for terminally ill patients proposed

Higher funding for terminally ill patients proposed

The government has increased the fiscal allocation for ensuring better treatment of the terminally ill patients who are unable to arrange their own treatment cost, reports BSS. Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget proposal for the forthcoming 2017-18 fiscal year (FY18) proposed an allocation of…
PM hosts Iftar for professionals

PM hosts Iftar for professionals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hosted an Iftar party in honour of leaders of various professional organisations at her official Ganobhaban residence in the capital, reports BSS. Those who attended the Iftar party included vice-chancellors and teachers of different public and private universities,…
Tiger, tiger, burning bright

Tiger, tiger, burning bright

Bangladesh’s last group match at the Champions Trophy was more than just crucial, since at least a lone victory was the only compensation remained for some 170 million eager spectators at home. However, besides good bowling in the face of a crumbling top-order, it was the ever defiant batting…
Cow cry

Cow cry

When R. Sooraj was among those organizing the beef festival and actively participating in it, he had expected repercussions. But little had he anticipated that these would be so serious. His going against the holy cow nearly cost him his eye.   Sooraj, was badly beaten up allegedly by some students…
Huge investment on cards to make 
Mohamaya a tourism hotspot

Huge investment on cards to make Mohamaya a tourism hotspot

The government is going to take necessary steps with a big investment plan for further developing and branding Mohamaya, an eye-catching hillside lake in Mirsarai, Chittagong, as a popular tourist hotspot as it now lacks, publicity, adequate, infrastructures and care, reports UNB. Tour operators and…
    Rules of the gold game

    Rules of the gold game

    The recent confiscation of 570kg of gold from Apan Jewellers—a step that was apparently triggered by a severely indecent act on the part of one of its owner’s sons—did not open any Pandora’s box. Instead, it shed light on Bangladesh’s long-accepted shady gold business,…
    British PM regroups after election setback

    British PM regroups after election setback

    LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to name the rest of her cabinet on Saturday after a crushing election setback, just days before Brexit talks begin, reports AFP. Members of her Conservative party have warned May her days are numbered after calling Thursday's vote three years…
    Remembering Badal Rahman on 7th death anniversary

    Remembering Badal Rahman on 7th death anniversary

    Today is the seventh death anniversary of noted freedom fighter, filmmaker and film activist Badal Rahman. To remember the veteran on his death anniversary, like the previous years, Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) are jointly going to hold a commemorative programme titled…
    Mash showers praise on Riyad, Shakib

    Mash showers praise on Riyad, Shakib

    A victory against New Zealand from a precarious situation in a condition alien to them would boost Bangladesh in the upcoming away series in South Africa and in the 2019 World Cup in England. At home condition, Bangladesh recovered the collapse to win games against top flight opposition for quite some…
    Three drug peddlers held with hemp, yaba

    Three drug peddlers held with hemp, yaba

    Police in separate drives arrested four alleged drug peddlers from different areas of Jamalpur and recovered huge quantity of hemp and yaba tablets.Acting on a tip-off, a team of Jamalpur Sadar police raided Muslimabad area in the town yesterday morning and arrested Sujan Miah, 23, of Harabari village…
     VAT on LPG will hit poor, warn experts

    VAT on LPG will hit poor, warn experts

    The government’s Value Added Tax (VAT) law will hit the rural poor very badly, as 15 per cent VAT has been imposed on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). “India and some other countries give subsidies to LPG users, but here we are imposing VAT on the poor. This is totally inhuman. On the other…
    Qatar diplomatic crisis – what you need to know

    Qatar diplomatic crisis – what you need to know

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain announced measures early on Monday. Several hours later the internationally recognised Yemeni government and Libya’s eastern-based government – which has little authority – followed suit. The Maldives then announced it too was…
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