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Home panel nods to top terror Joseph release

Home panel nods to top terror Joseph release
A home ministry committee yesterday recommended the release of 51 convicts, who have served at least 20 years behind bars. The names of the prisoners recommended for release include Tofael Ahmed alias Joseph, one of the top criminals of the country in 1990s, on ground of good behaviour, home ministry sources said. Some of the others recommended for remittance of early release are Majibur Rahman (Prisoner No. 7897), Habibur Rahman (Prisoner No. 9061), Nepolion Khandaker Lepu (Prisoner No. 2650), Nuruzzaman Chowdhury (Prisoner No. 8348), Mohammad Shahjahan Bhuiyan (Prisoner No. 3674), Mipu Miah (Prisoner No. 2245), Deluar Hossain (Prisoner No.2376), Abdus Sattar (Prisoner No.7740), Md Abdul Hannan (Prisoner No. 9357), Ayub Ali (Prisoner No. 2845),…

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Rice import from three countries finalised
Rice import from three countries finalised
The government has finalised plans to import rice from Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar on a government-to-government…

38th BCS online application opens

38th BCS online application opens

The online application for the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examinations started yesterday and it would continue till Aug 10, the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) sources said. The BPSC sources said at least 484 candidates applied till 12.45 pm on Monday using services…
30 hill owners asked to evict risky people on own management

30 hill owners asked to evict risky people on own management

CHITTAGONG: The administration in the backdrop of huge landslides triggered by heavy shower and monsoon yesterday asked the concerned landowners to evict the residents from 30 risky hills in the city by their own management, reports BSS. Commissioner of Chittagong division Mohammad Ruhul Amin in the…
Integrated fish farming

Integrated fish farming

Integrated fish farming with poultry birds, vegetables and fruits has been gaining popularity in Rajshahi region contributing a lot towards meeting up the gradually increasing demands of fish and vegetables.  According to a report in this newspaper on Sunday, many of the fish farmers set up small-scale…
SODIS: An effective water treatment system

SODIS: An effective water treatment system

Clean water is a cornerstone of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals address this issue in their goal number 6, which aims to: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. Target 6.1 specifies: “by 2030, achieve universal and…
Poor people  urged to recieve skill development training

Poor people urged to recieve skill development training

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a workshop here urged all stakeholders to motivate and encourage the poor people to skill development training for improving their living and livelihood condition, reports BSS. They said the government is providing skills training towards creating employment for five lakh individuals…
    PDB to sign hydropower import deal with Nepal

    PDB to sign hydropower import deal with Nepal

    The Bangladesh Power Development Board (PDB) is likely to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the GMR Upper Karnali Hydropower Ltd, a subsidiary of the GMR Energy India, to import 300 MW of electricity from Nepal by the end of this month.  A Bangladesh government team is scheduled to visit…
    Theresa’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’

    Theresa’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’

    London: Theresa May's offer to give EU citizens in the UK "settled status" after Brexit has been described as being "far short of what citizens are entitled to", reports BBC. MEPs, including European Parliament chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt say the proposal is a "damp…
    Film community hails decision on 
joint production movies

    Film community hails decision on joint production movies

    Joint production of films has been put on hold till a new policy is formulated. The decision was taken by the Ministry of Information at a meeting with representatives of the film industry at the ministry on Sunday. The ministry also took another decision of buying 50 HD (high definition) projectors…
    Tigers start with fitness training

    Tigers start with fitness training

    Amid uncertainty over Australia’s visit, Bangladesh began their practice session at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium yesterday, primarily focusing on their fitness. The home of cricket however was buzzing with the national players after eight months as a total of 22 cricketers, amongst…
    ‘Handicrafts can make women self-reliant’

    ‘Handicrafts can make women self-reliant’

    Need-based training on handicrafts can be the vital means of making the grassroots women income-generators besides self-reliant, reports BSS. There should be measures of bringing the underprivileged and disadvantaged women under handicrafts training and incentives for their post-training job. The observation…
    Take stairs off Hanif flyover: SC

    Take stairs off Hanif flyover: SC

    The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the HC order asking the authorities concerned to remove all the illegal stairs installed at different points of Mayor Mohammad Hanif Flyover’s Jatrabari-Syedabad section. A three-member Appellate Division bench headed by Chief Justice…
    How power operates in modern Britain?

    How power operates in modern Britain?

    This isn’t just about Grenfell. The way a Labour borough on the other side of London treats social housing tenants shows a similar disregard for human dignity. Newspaper columns usually talk politics or policy, but not this one. Today I want to discuss an emotion: contempt. “The action of…
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