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Next polls by year end: PM

Next polls by year end: PM
Making it clear that the next general election will be held as per the Constitution, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed her high optimism that all the parties registered with the Election Commission will take part in the polls for upholding the country's democratic process, reports UNB. "As per the Constitution, the 11th parliamentary elections will be held at the end of 2018. How the election will be held is clearly stated in our Constitution. An election-time government will be formed as per the Constitution which will provide all-out cooperation to the Election Commission to conduct the election," she said. The Prime Minister said this while addressing the nation marking the completion of her government's…

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Discontent brews in AL ranks
Discontent brews in AL ranks
Several Awami League leaders are unhappy with the party’s plan to field a businessman, Atiqul…

6 million migrants trapped in forced labour: UN

6 million migrants trapped in forced labour: UN

Around 6 million migrants are trapped in forced labour, and that recent large-scale movements of migrants and refugees in regions, including the Sahel and South-east Asia, have created major humanitarian crises, says a UN report. The report called for the Global Compact to include a special strategy…
No coaching on Fridays, Saturdays in Barisal: DC

No coaching on Fridays, Saturdays in Barisal: DC

The Barisal district administration has decided to stop teaching activities in all coaching centres and educational institutions of the district, including the city, on Fridays and Saturdays for the sake of children.  DC Barisal MD. Habibur Rahman held a meeting in this regards with the heads of…
Social sector development

Social sector development

Speakers at a seminar in Rajshahi recently said that the Bangladesh’s successes are visible in all the major and vital areas including ICT, agriculture, education, reduction of infant and maternal mortality, poverty reduction, safety net and women empowerment.  Bangladesh’s economy…
Scope for potato processing industry in Bangladesh

Scope for potato processing industry in Bangladesh

It’s high time we rethink about the processed potato products and markets diversification for the sake of the farmers. The production of potato is increasing in Bangladesh, but excess production is creating havoc due to a glut in the market. Although, Bangladesh is the eighth largest potato producer…
Bangladesh needs to ‘add new products’ to export basket

Bangladesh needs to ‘add new products’ to export basket

Notwithstanding the government’s huge efforts, the diversification of export products has remained a far cry over the years, experts said. This was because of non-addition of new products to the export basket, except for pharmaceuticals and ceramics. Moreover, there was product concentration within…
Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions for last time

Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions for last time

US President Donald Trump grudgingly agreed not to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran yesterday, but officials warned that it would be the last time he issues such a waiver, reports AFP. Instead, a senior White House official said, Trump wants Washington's European allies to use the 120-day period…
1st National Instrumental Music Festival ends

1st National Instrumental Music Festival ends

The curtain fell on the 10-day National Instrumental Music Festival on Thursday at the Nandan Mancha of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). Presided over by BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky, the closing ceremony was attended by noted theatre personality Ramendu Majumder and BSA Secretary…
Brothers overpower Mohammedan

Brothers overpower Mohammedan

Brothers Union finished the Saif Power Battery Bangladesh Premier League football with winning note after defeating Mohammedan Sorting Club by a solitary goal yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium of the day. Ariful Islam Shanto scored the all important goal in the match at the midway of the…
Illegal sawmills operate near Rangabali forest

Illegal sawmills operate near Rangabali forest

Complaints have been raised about local influential people running unlicensed sawmills near the forest of Charmontaj range in Rangabali upazila of Patuakhali district. Allegedly on a monthly arrangement of bribes with some unscrupulous forest officials, 11 sawmills have been operating near the forest…
3 children among 4 killed in Rohingya camp fire

3 children among 4 killed in Rohingya camp fire

Four Rohingyas, including three children and a woman, were killed in a fire at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia upazila yesterday, report agencies. The deceased were identified as Nur Saba, 25, wife of Abdur Rahim, her daughter Dilshan Bibi, 5, Amin Sharif, 3, and Anjuman, 5. They took shelter in the…
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