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Monitoring to go tougher

Monitoring to 
go tougher
The home ministry has asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), the intelligence and the law enforcement agencies to strengthen monitoring of social media to check the ‘spread of propaganda’ for creating anarchy. The ministry came up with the directive at a time when vested quarters ‘are trying to create anarchic situation by spreading propaganda through using social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube recently’, sources concerned told The Independent. On Friday, a mob ransacked more than 30 homes belonging to Hindu families in Rangpur’s Thakurpara village before setting them on fire over a rumoured Facebook post. A high official in the security service division of the home ministry…

BNP sees ominous sign in CJ resignation

BNP sees ominous sign in CJ resignation

The BNP yesterday termed the acceptance of Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha’s resignation letter as an ominous sign for the judiciary. “We strongly protest the acceptance of the CJ's resignation letter by the President. The CJ did not tender the resignation, rather he has been…
Five arrested for JU, RU 
admission test forgery

Five arrested for JU, RU admission test forgery

Five aspirants who sat for admission tests of Jahangirnagar and Rajshahi universities were detained for forgery at different exam centres. Our Jahangirnagar University correspondent reports: The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday caught four admission seekers on charge of fraud during…
Diabetes awareness

Diabetes awareness

Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable global diseases and the fourth leading cause of death in the world. What is more alarming is that the number of children affected by diabetes is increasing alarmingly. This warrants that importance should be given to educating the public on the early…
CSR activities and research

CSR activities and research

Now-a-days, business organizations are not only regarded as profit maximization machine but also they are evidenced as contributing to different social  causes, which is considered as ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ or CSR. Chief economic correspondent of ‘Financial Times’…
‘Illegal’ Uber launches bike-sharing service

‘Illegal’ Uber launches bike-sharing service

Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company that is yet to get valid permission to run operations in Dhaka, yesterday announced to launch bike-sharing service named uberMOTO. UberMOTO is a motorcycle taxi-hailing service that allows people to move from one place to another place using…
Syria blasts US for tying military presence to peace talks

Syria blasts US for tying military presence to peace talks

DAMASCUS: Damascus yesterday blasted US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis for saying a US-led coalition would continue fighting in Syria until talks to end the conflict there make progress, reports AFP. Mattis told reporters on Monday that the US-led coalition’s goal was to battle the Islamic State…
William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ at Shilpakala today

William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ at Shilpakala today

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will stage world famous play ‘Hamlet’ today at 7pm at National Theatre Hall of BSA, Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play ‘Hamlet’, originally written by William Shakespeare, has been translated and adapted by late writer Syed Shamsul Haq…
Jahurul reverse hit brings smile for Dhaka

Jahurul reverse hit brings smile for Dhaka

“Actually I went to go for hitting boundaries in the first two balls on square-leg.  But the deliveries of the Carlos Brathwaite were so quick. Actually his yorkers were so perfect that was my wrong thinking for hitting boundaries. But if I could have hit for single, it would then be perfect.”…
Residents still without durable embankment at Sarankhola

Residents still without durable embankment at Sarankhola

Bagerhat: Ten years after Cyclone Sidr, administrative lethargy has resuled in less than a quarter of the construction of a durable embankment near the Baleshwar River at Sarankhola upazila being completed, reports UNB. The designated Chinese construction firm has blamed it on the slow land acquisition…
Salinity leaves 5 lakh hectares 
of land still uncultivable

Salinity leaves 5 lakh hectares of land still uncultivable

Around 5 lakh hectares of cultivable land in five southern districts have remained uncultivated for the past 10 years due to excessive salinity caused by Cyclone Sidr. Cyclone Sidr lashed the southern coastal region of Bangladesh on November 15, 2007, leaving 3,363 people dead. Damage to property, livestock…
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