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Concern grows over February 8 verdict

Concern grows over 
February 8 verdict
Only three days are left for a trial court to deliver its verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case in which BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is an accused. Political analysts and commoners are apprehensive about the country's political landscape being marred by chaos in the aftermath of the verdict. Leaders and activists of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are keen to show off their strength on the streets if their leader gets convicted. Law enforcers, on the other hand, have started rounding up opposition activists from across the country. The BNP is planning to organise a huge gathering in the capital on February 8, the day of the verdict. The ruling Awami League (AL) has already instructed its leaders and workers to take to the…

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Pressure on govt won’t fulfill your demands
Pointing at recent movements by various sections of teachers to have their demands fulfilled, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said it will not be possible to realise any demand by putting pressure on the government, reports UNB. "If anyone thinks it's the last year of the government,…

UN praises Bangladesh peacekeepers for immense contributions

UN praises Bangladesh peacekeepers for immense contributions

The United Nations has highly appreciated Bangladeshi peacekeepers saying the contributions of these brave men and women in the countries in which they serve have been immense over the past three decades, reports UNB. United Nations peacekeepers come from diverse cultures and speak different languages,…
285 new titles hit book fair till fourth day

285 new titles hit book fair till fourth day

A total of 285 new titles hit the month-long Amar Ekushey Granthamela- 2018 till the fourth day, including 111 new titles that hit yesterday, reports UNB. The fourth day of the fair was opened from 3pm as it was a working day and scheduled to close at 9pm. Poetry books are dominating the book fair as…
UN’s hollow rhetoric 
over Rohingya crisis

UN’s hollow rhetoric over Rohingya crisis

Six months into the Rohingya crisis, we are faced with some unpalatable facts that paint a very dismal picture of the United Nations, supposed to be the world’s humanitarian body, ready to intervene where helpless people are being annihilated.  As satellite pictures of mass graves come to…
Ensuring safety of children

Ensuring safety of children

The word ‘childhood’ is very close to our inner heart.  When we hear the sound we are feeling very nostalgic. Children are very close to us and they are our future. The lack of human attribute call moral decay in a society, child  sexual exploitation is one of them. Children is…
Sales, export orders fall

Sales, export orders fall

The 23rd Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has received Tk 160.57 crore spot export orders which is less than Tk 82.87crore from the previous year. The local producers received export orders of about Tk 243.44 crore in 22nd DITF in 2017. Also, the local and foreign exhibitors generated Tk 87.83…
US nuclear policy brings world ‘closer to annihilation’: Iran

US nuclear policy brings world ‘closer to annihilation’: Iran

TEHRAN: The United States’ new nuclear policy brings humanity “closer to annihilation”, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said, reports AFP. His comments late Saturday came a day after the Pentagon revealed plans to revamp its nuclear arsenal, largely in response…
Refreshing paintings to provide a sense of pleasure

Refreshing paintings to provide a sense of pleasure

A group painting exhibition titled ‘Extending’ is going to start tomorrow in Galerie Zoom of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. Presided over by AFD director Bruno Plasse, eminent artist Samarjit Roy Chowdhury will attend the inauguration ceremony as the…
Riyad showers praise on Mominul, Liton

Riyad showers praise on Mominul, Liton

The courage, the determination, Bangladesh showed to draw the first Test against Sri Lanka with a thrashing defeat looming, is believed to help the side in shaping up the series when the final match will be held in Dhaka. After they resumed the final day on 81 for three, they only could save the match…
Most govt pry schools lack playgrounds

Most govt pry schools lack playgrounds

In 538 government primary schools in the eight upazilas of this district, students do not engage in games or physical activities due to unavailability of playgrounds, say sources in the district primary education office. Veteran teachers, headmasters, and child specialists have expressed despair at…
Tk 5 lakh bounty for info on question leak

Tk 5 lakh bounty for info on question leak

Jolted by the alleged question paper leak of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations on Facebook, the education ministry yesterday formed a committee to look into the matter. “We have formed an 11-member monitoring committee to assess all the examinations. It will report on the acceptability…
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