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  • AL makes 21 special pledges in election manifesto
  • AL to introduce 5G services, reduce cost of internet, cell-phone use
  • HC confirms Khaleda's ineligibility to contest polls
  • BNP manifesto promises scrapping black laws, higher GDP growth
  • Quader hopes AL to win next polls again
  • US hopes polls to be credible
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BNP looks to avoid hard-line stance

BNP looks to avoid hard-line stance
BNP will not adopt a hard-line approach in its political course of action as it hopes to accrue more political points by tapping into the disadvantages of the government if it continues to implement a repressive policy against BNP leaders and workers after the conviction of its chairperson Khaleda Zia, said party leaders. The party has decided, in principle, not to go for a hardline programme, even if the government carries out repression and conducts an arrest drive against party leaders and activists. However, the party will indeed continue its peaceful and democratic course of action, confirmed the leaders. The leaders think the party would garner more sympathy from the people if the government obstructs the peaceful and democratic course…

Khaleda verdict warning message for corrupt politicians: Quader

Khaleda verdict warning message for corrupt politicians: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the court's verdict against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is a warning message for corrupt politicians in the country, reports UNB. "The judgment that the court delivered against Begum Khaleda…
Matia stresses increased use of farm technology

Matia stresses increased use of farm technology

Only one per cent of farmers use mechanical equipment to plant seeds, though 90 per cent of them use mechanical ploughs to till their land, while 80 per cent employ mechanical tools for irrigation. Besides, the irrigation command areas are not being properly maintained, as they are under private management.…
Poor condition of city roads

Poor condition of city roads

Many of the roads and flyovers in the city are in poor condition. The condition has become much serious as accidents are happening daily. It also causes severe damage to the running vehicles. The lack of a proper drainage system is also responsible for damage to the roads. It is the right of the citizen…
The deadly laughter

The deadly laughter

The Parliament session that concluded this week was high on acrimony and low on content. There were ugly scenes between the ruling party and the Opposition benches throwing smooth functioning to the winds. With personal remarks flying free, Parliament discourse reached an all time low.  For starters…
Textile sector surges ahead

Textile sector surges ahead

Termed as a backward-integration of the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector, the textile sector, with export earnings of $407.73 million in the first six months (July–December) of the current fiscal year (2017–18), rising from $352.57 million in fiscal year (2016–17), has started playing…
Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

RAMALLAH: Narendra Modi yesterday became the first Indian prime minister to visit the occupied West Bank where he held talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a Middle East tour, reports AFP. The visit, which came weeks after Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was…
STEP 3
Six-day art show underway 
at Zainul Gallery

STEP 3 Six-day art show underway at Zainul Gallery

A six-day art exhibition ‘Step-3’, an effort of the students of the 4th batch (1995-1996) Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka (DU), is underway at the Zainul Gallery of the faculty. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition held on Friday on the gallery premises, where Dean of the fine…
Mahumudullah’s call to change the mindset

Mahumudullah’s call to change the mindset

There was tough call ahead of the second and series deciding Test—whether Bangladesh would go for a result or keep them in safe position. There were some things to ponder: team’s most influential all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was not in the team due to his injury and Sri Lanka’s spin…
Call to ensure safe schooling for girls

Call to ensure safe schooling for girls

RAJSHAHI: Public representatives and development activists here observed that an adequate support from the community, including the public representatives, is very effective to ensure safe schooling for girls for their proper grooming, reports BSS. They mentioned that ensuring safe schooling for girls…
End of passport seekers’ agony a far cry

End of passport seekers’ agony a far cry

There appears to be no end in sight of the suffering of the passport seekers with particular references to getting the travel document in time and hassles related to police clearance. The scenario was no different even in the ‘Passport Service Week’ with the slogan ‘passport a citizen’s…
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