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Start warm-up for next polls

Start warm-up for next polls
Ruling Awami League (AL) high-ups have directed the party’s grassroots leaders and local lawmakers to massively step up organizational activities and election publicity across the country as part of their preparation for the next general election to be scheduled in 2019. The party circulated a letter, signed by AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, last week, asking its district, upazila, and union leaders and local lawmakers to gear up their activities by holding ‘Uthan Boithak’ (yard meetings) in every village, ward, and union. “Direction is hereby given to leaders of districts, thana/upazilas, unions and wards as well as to the party’s lawmakers to hold yard meetings with common people at every locality across…

‘Govt mulls ban on 
fishing in Naf River’

‘Govt mulls ban on fishing in Naf River’

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterdaysaid the government is mulling over a ban on catching fishes along Myanmar bordering Naf River to contain unbridled smuggling of Yaba, reports BSS. "The ban will be imposed experimentally for fishermen for identifying as to who are involved in trading…
Remaining parts to be opened in August

Remaining parts to be opened in August

The remaining parts of the much-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover will finally be opened to traffic simultaneously at the end of August next, which is expected to bring an end to the immense sufferings to the commuters and residents of the areas have been going through for over four years. Prime Minister…
Gender violence

Gender violence

Almost every day there are reports of women and girls being attacked by sexual predators or men who resort to violence after being rejected. Every year, in hundreds of incidents across the country, a woman is violently attacked often by family members because she dared to make a decision regarding her…
The power of being a Gandhi

The power of being a Gandhi

Memory and sentiment being the hallmark of average Indians, they vacillate  between two Gandhis: one larger than life even decades after his assassination and the other an iron woman who despite her follies and excesses is revered across the length and breadth of the country.  The first is…
Tk 6,000cr project to end Ctg waterlogging

Tk 6,000cr project to end Ctg waterlogging

A Tk 6,000 crore project is being taken at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for a permanent solution to the water-logging problem in the port city of Chittagong, Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain said, reports BSS. The project is being undertaken in line with…
Boom time for plastics

Boom time for plastics

The local plastic market is booming, as industry owners have diversified the manufacturing process. As a result, this sector has started playing a significant role in the national economy. Bangladesh imports more than 150,000 metric tonnes of raw plastic materials each year and the figure is growing…
France aims to be ‘facilitator’ in Gulf crisis talks

France aims to be ‘facilitator’ in Gulf crisis talks

DOHA: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Doha on Saturday that Paris wants to assist Kuwait-led mediation on the crisis between Qatar and four other Arab states, reports AFP. "France should be a facilitator in the mediation" led by Kuwait, Le Drian told reporters following…
‘Helen Keller’ to be staged at BSA today

‘Helen Keller’ to be staged at BSA today

To mark the 136th birth anniversary of American author, political activist, and lecturer, Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968), popular theatre troupe Swapnadal will stage a special show of their latest mono-drama ‘Helen Keller’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh…
Defamatory remarks upset Mushfiq

Defamatory remarks upset Mushfiq

Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim got emotion-chocked as he formally came to inform the BPL governing council about the derogative comment made by his franchise Barisal Bulls owner and BCB director M A Awal Chowdhury Bhulu. A day ago in an interview with a private channel Bhulu questioned about…
Police downplay campaign to extort public officials

Police downplay campaign to extort public officials

Bagerhat: Public officials in Bagerhat are facing extortion demands from anonymous callers claiming to be members of a faction of the outlawed Purbo Bangla Communist Party, reports UNB. The incident points to a security breach possibly handing the outlawed group, specifically its Jonojuddho faction,…
Army to get 97 more units in 4 years

Army to get 97 more units in 4 years

In a bid to strengthen the Bangladesh Army, the government is going to form 97 more military units under three cantonments within four years. At the same time, an infantry brigade will be set up and modern arms and ammunition will be provided to the 66 infantry battalions. The Minister In-charge of…
A US strike on Pyongyang would provoke an all-out war on the Korean peninsula

A US strike on Pyongyang would provoke an all-out war on the Korean peninsula

On Tuesday, North Korea successfully tested an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Owing to the manner of the test, the missile did not fly all that far, but projections indicate that the North may now have a device which could hit the United States. Questions remain about whether North Korean…
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