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AL, BNP get ready for city poll face-off

AL, BNP get ready for city poll face-off
The country is likely to witness a dress rehearsal for the general election from December onwards. The Awami League (AL) and the BNP are preparing to display their strengths in six city corporation polls ahead of the next general election, which is slated to be held either in December 2018 or January 2019. The Election Commission (EC) has already fixed December 21 as the polling day for the Rangpur City Corporation. It will hold elections to five more city corporations—Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet and Gazipur—next year, before the 11th parliamentary polls. Among these six city corporations, only the Rangpur mayor is from the AL, while the five others were elected from the BNP. Elections to four major city corporations --- Dhaka…

Tax fair timings extended by 3 hours for 3 days

Tax fair timings extended by 3 hours for 3 days

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has extended the timings of Income Tax Fair by three hours for the next three days for the convenience of the taxpayers in the capital city, reports UNB. "The time of the fair has been extended to 8:00 pm instead of 5:00 pm today. This schedule will follow for…
Green activists demand reconstruction of building

Green activists demand reconstruction of building

Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA), an environmental advocacy group, formed a human chain in the city demanding reconstruction of century-old Khamarbari laboratory building, reports UNB. Leaders and activists of different social, professional and green organisations participated in the he human chain held…
Rohingya crisis: What Dhaka should do

Rohingya crisis: What Dhaka should do

It is very disconcerting to note that despite the furore all over the world on Rohingya issue, the entry of these tortured people in to Bangladesh is still going on. Up until now, the authorities in Myanmar seem to be in a nonchalant mood about the matter. Only a few days ago, the outgoing United Nations…
Memories and a legacy

Memories and a legacy

October 31 has passed peacefully. There were no political upheavals by way of major announcements from the Sonia Gandhi led Congress Party. It is a date significant in the history of the nation and the Congress thereafter: from the point of view of the nation it is important because India lost its Prime…
US renewable energy continues to grow

US renewable energy continues to grow

AFP, WASHINGTON:  Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump’s moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say. Five months after Trump declared the United States would withdraw from the 2015…
Anger, dismay continue as Catalan leader faces arrest warrant

Anger, dismay continue as Catalan leader faces arrest warrant

A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive, reports AFP. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight…
‘Baramkhana’ on day II at Shilpakala today

‘Baramkhana’ on day II at Shilpakala today

Theatre (Bailey Road), a prominent theatre troupe in the country, will stage its acclaimed play titled ‘Baramkhana’ today evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play will be brought to the stage on the second day of…
Sylhet kick-off with massive win

Sylhet kick-off with massive win

The fifth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League got underway with a massive upset as the defending champions and red-hot favourite Dhaka Dynamites conceded a nine-wicket defeat to Sylhet Sixers which got the passionate home crowd behind them at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium yesterday.…
Killing of four national leaders was deep-rooted conspiracy, say AL leaders

Killing of four national leaders was deep-rooted conspiracy, say AL leaders

RANGPUR: Leaders of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies at a discussion here last night said killing of four national leaders at Dhaka Central Jail on November 3 in 1975 was a continuation of deep-rooted conspiracy, reports BSS. The observations came in the discussion held at district AL office…
DoE to enact rules soon

DoE to enact rules soon

Indiscriminate and thoughtless dumping of e-waste is having a terrible impact on ecology, including human health, aquatic lives, and flora and fauna, as there are no specific rules and regulations in the country to deal with them, experts have said. According to the Department of Environment (DoE),…
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