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Smaller cabinet during polls

Smaller cabinet during polls
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday made it clear that the size of the cabinet will get smaller during the next general election as she reiterated her government's stance that there will be no unconstitutional government in the form of a poll-time supportive one, report agencies. "Bangladesh's constitution is the highest law ... there is no provision for constitution of a supportive government in the Constitution," she said in parliament responding to a starred question from treasury bench member Tanveer Imam (Sirajganj-4) at parliament. "According to Article 126 of the Constitution, the Election Commission will perform its duty and the size of the cabinet will get smaller. The government will only carry out routine…

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Travel agents sending women for ‘sex racket’
Travel agents sending 
women for ‘sex racket’
When Rumana Akter and Ahmed Kabir (not real names) started their newly married life under the dark shadow…

SSC exams to begin today

SSC exams to begin today

The education ministry has completed all preparations to hold the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations today. It has explicitly urged the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to not stage any protest that may hamper the exam process. In all, 2,031,899 examinees—1,023,212…
JnU central library hamstrung by inadequate books, seats

JnU central library hamstrung by inadequate books, seats

The central library of Jagannath University (JnU) is in a very sorry state, which is badly hampering its students' habit of reading. More than 22,000 students are currently studying in the 38 departments of JnU, most of whom are from not from very well-to-do families. They cannot buy all the books…
Coaching centre controversy

Coaching centre controversy

The government has changed the job location of at least 25 teachers of five government schools in the capital as punishment for not following its order regarding closure of the country’s ubiquitous coaching centres. They have been transferred to institutions in different districts. Some days back,…
Managing non performing loan

Managing non performing loan

Commercial banks in Bangladesh have a serious problem with non-performing loans. During the first nine months of the last year (2017) loan defaults, according to Bangladesh Bank, increased by Tk181.35 billion. Cumulative loan defaults stood at Tk803.07 billion. If the written-off amount of Tk450.00…
‘Economic potential remains untapped’

‘Economic potential remains untapped’

Though Bangladesh has been witnessing a tremendous growth of its middle-class population over the last two decades, the full potential of this driving economic force still remains untapped, mainly for lack of investment, quality education and descent job creation, noted economists observed, reports…
Anti-Semitism alarm raises in Germany

Anti-Semitism alarm raises in Germany

BERLIN: German leaders are increasingly alarmed about a resurgence of anti-Semitism 73 years after the Holocaust, stemming from an emboldened far right and an influx of refugees from countries hostile to Israel, reports AFP. Germany is marking the 1945 liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz…
Six young writers, poets awarded

Six young writers, poets awarded

Six young writers and poets have been conferred with the prestigious ‘Kali O Kalam Tarun Kabi O Lekhak Purushkar’ (Kali O Kalam Young Poets and Literature Awards) this year. The award ceremony of ‘Kali O Kalam Tarun Kabi O Lekhak Purushkar 2017’ held at the main auditorium of…
Mominul gives befitting reply to his critics

Mominul gives befitting reply to his critics

“He had a point to prove. He did it. I liked what he did. I understood what he meant,” Tamim Iqbal replied spontaneously when he was asked about the reason of Mominul Haque’s animated celebration after reaching the century. Everyone present in the post-match conference, did know the…
Villagers wary of tiger attacks near Bhola River

Villagers wary of tiger attacks near Bhola River

Bagerhat: The people living near the villages next to the Sundarbans have become fearful of tiger attacks due to the recent intrusion of the big cats into their localities, reports UNB. Scattered in five villages on the banks of the Bhola River, thousands are wary of falling victims to tiger attacks,…
Attack on police won’t be tolerated, says PM

Attack on police won’t be tolerated, says PM

Blasting BNP for launching attacks on police on Tuesday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday warned that the government will not tolerate such attack anymore, reports UNB. "We won't tolerate such act in future," she said. The prime minister issued the warning at her official residence…
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