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Hasina rules out talks with Khaleda over polls

Hasina rules out talks with Khaleda over polls
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday rejected outright any possibility of initiating talks with arch-rival BNP over the next general elections. While briefing the media on her recent tour to Cambodia and its outcomes, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of ruling Awami League (AL), said all the parties can join the polls. But, those who don’t believe in democratic system will not join the election, she said while answering to a question whether the government will take any step to bring the BNP to the election. Terming BNP chief Khaleda Zia a ‘mean-minded person’, Hasina said she does not want to sit with her. “I think the BNP would not repeat its previous mistakes and will join the next polls to avoid abolition,”…

Officers lack skill, dedication, says ACC chairman

Officers lack skill, dedication, says ACC chairman

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud said yesterday officers' profound lack of skill and dedication in investigation and prosecution made him disappointed, reports UNB. He expressed the disappointment at an opinion sharing meeting held at the ACC head office, jointly organized…
2 RU teachers punished

2 RU teachers punished

The authorities of Rajshahi University (RU) punished two teachers of Fine Arts faculty for their alleged involvement with making and selecting the ‘communal’ multiple choice questions in the admission test for the Fine Arts faculty. The two teachers are Professor M Mustafizur Rahman, dean…
UNHRC for comprehensive 
solution to Rohingya crisis

UNHRC for comprehensive solution to Rohingya crisis

With the world’s eyes fixed on Bangladesh and Myanmar over the recent displacement of more  than six hundred thousand Rohingyas fleeing torture and repression in Rakhine State, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) just adopted a resolution. It condemned the atrocities in Rakhine,…
Combating traffic congestion

Combating traffic congestion

Imagine you come out on the road chasing clock-wise commute and found yourself on an apparently empty road. Then, you see bus conductors are hailing their voice echoing “No Plastics on the left”. By the way, “Plastic” is the popular colloquial term used by the bus clan to refer…
BTRC yet to set up monitoring lab

BTRC yet to set up monitoring lab

Though one year has elapsed, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has not yet been able to set up a laboratory for monitoring the quality of services (QoS) of the mobile phone operators. Against the backdrop of dissatisfaction of mobile phone subscribers on quality of services (QoS),…
EU, Tories fear May govt collapse ‘within weeks’

EU, Tories fear May govt collapse ‘within weeks’

BRUSSELS: Theresa May’s government could be close to collapse, with Tory officials warning her leadership could be over within weeks if she fails to bring the Irish border deal under control. The EU is looking to give her breathing room by granting another extension, reports RT. European Commission…
Comedy play ‘Sea Morog’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Comedy play ‘Sea Morog’ to be staged at Shilpakala today

Bangladesh Theatre will stage its sixth production ‘Sea-Morog’ 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 three-day theatre festival organised by Bangladesh Theatre…
Dhaka don’t want to squander a chance

Dhaka don’t want to squander a chance

While they are one shot away to their consecutive second BPL final, Dhaka Dynamites made it clear that they will turn up in the first Qualifier game against Comilla Victorians as underdog. The ‘underdog’ statement is revealed by none other than Dhaka’s successful coach Khaled Mahmud…
Poor navigability plagues Faridpur River Port

Poor navigability plagues Faridpur River Port

Poor navigability due to lack of dredging and fall in the water level of the Padma river during the dry season leaves the Faridpur River Port almost unused from December to April. Large ships, trawlers and sand-loaded big boats cannot operate and remain anchored at Sadipur and Gadadhar Dangi areas,…
Old NID cards to be blocked by June

Old NID cards to be blocked by June

The existing laminated NID cards will not be functional from June next year. They will be blocked after being replaced with Smart NID Cards. National Identity Registration Wing (NIDW) sources said all citizens would have to collect their Smart NID Cards by replacing the old laminated cards, which would…
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