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AL MPs ignore party advice

AL MPs ignore party advice
Most of the ruling Awami League (AL) lawmakers who attended the recently held workshop on ‘Role of MPs in social media’, have apparently failed to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy in the programme. Joy, an information and communication technology (ICT) expert and also advisor to the Premier inaugurated the three-day long workshop at the party’s Dhanmondi political office on May 7. Speaking at the workshop Joy had given the party lawmakers necessary tips on how to connect with the citizens, especially those in remote areas, via the social media. But paying no heed to the Joy’s advice, AL leaders and lawmakers are busy highlighting their own achievements on…

Dhaka for better counter-narratives to deal with terrorism

Dhaka for better counter-narratives to deal with terrorism

Bangladesh has emphasised the importance of better counter-narratives to effectively deal with terrorism and 'Islamophobia' through counter-terrorism, reports UNB. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali conveyed Bangladesh's position at the 44th Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization…
Rain brings miseries to Dhaka city life

Rain brings miseries to Dhaka city life

Intermittent showers since Tuesday morning disrupted the normal life in the capital and most parts of the country, reports UNB. Commuters in the capital suffered immensely as important city streets went under water in Old Dhaka, Mauchak, Malibagh, Shatinagar, Mirpur, Razarbagh and some other areas causing…
Inoperative CCTV cameras

Inoperative CCTV cameras

It is worrying to note that even after three months of being installed by the Barisal City Corporation (BCC), closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras are yet to start functioning for reasons better known to the authorities. According to a report in this newspaper on Monday, the cameras at 20 points are not…
Present population situation and 
its consequences

Present population situation and its consequences

Yesterday the World Population Day was observed in Bangladesh and the rest of the world. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and…
‘Zinc-enriched rice increases disease resistant capacity’

‘Zinc-enriched rice increases disease resistant capacity’

RANGPUR: Agriculture experts at a farmers’ field day on Sunday laid emphasis on cultivation and consumption of zinc-enriched rice to increase disease resistant capacity by preventing deficiency of zinc, iron and vitamin-A, reports BSS. They came up with the opinion in the field day organised by…
Auction for unused spectrum Aug 10

Auction for unused spectrum Aug 10

To ensure quality of service (QoS), the government will hold auction for unsold spectrum in three separate band on August 10, the draft guideline for auction posted in the Telecom Division’s website said. Earlier, telecom regulator Bangladesh Telecommuni-cation Regulatory Commi-ssion (BTRC) had…
Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

DOHA: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Qatar Tuesday for talks on the Gulf diplomatic crisis as leaks of secret agreements between regional powers triggered fresh tensions, reports AFP. Hopes of a resolution to the five-week crisis seem increasingly remote as Tillerson's arrival in…
Furniture made from golden fibre of Bangladesh displayed at Franco-German embassy

Furniture made from golden fibre of Bangladesh displayed at Franco-German embassy

Sophie Aubert, The French Ambassador  to Bangladesh and  Dr Thomas Prinz, the German Ambassador to Bangladesh, co-hosted the ‘Presentation of a Franco-German Jute Project’ organised jointly by Alliance Française de Dhaka and Goethe-Institut Bangladesh at the new Franco-German…
Mehedi likes to play with challenge

Mehedi likes to play with challenge

Promising spin all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraj is expected to fly for Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago at the fag end of the current month. Miraj himself confirmed the news of his participation in Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to media after their fitness training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National…
Bangladeshi held with 20 gold bars at Petrapole

Bangladeshi held with 20 gold bars at Petrapole

The custom officials of India yesterday arrested a Bangladeshi man along with 20 gold bars at Petrapole custom centre in India. The arrestee is identified as Abu Salam, 47, of Baliganj in Munshiganj Sadar upazila. Commanding officer of 49 Border Guard Bangladesh Ariful Haque said the Bangladeshi national…
Nasim blasts DNCC, DSCC

Nasim blasts DNCC, DSCC

Health minister Mohammad Nasim yesterday questioned the two city corporations' sincerity in eliminating mosquitoes saying their inefficiency allowed the outbreak of the of the disease in the capital, reports BSS. "This is not our (health ministry) duty to clean up the city . . . this time the…
Will Russia’s only opposition leader become the next Putin?

Will Russia’s only opposition leader become the next Putin?

MOSCOW — In the wake of the impressive street protests in Russian cities on June 12, you may wonder what can be expected next from the Russian opposition. This is one of those rare cases where a political prediction can be guaranteed: There will be no news from the opposition before mid-July.…
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