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Govt talks tough on tobacco

Govt talks tough on tobacco
In line with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s pledge of stubbing out “tobacco production by 2041”, the government has started walking its talk by putting a few important decisions in motion. A letter signed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, that also has the name of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in place for the signatory without her sign on it, was recently sent to some of the cabinet members who head the portfolios relating to tobacco farming and production. The Independent has a copy of the letter. In the letter, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, Textile and Jute Minister Md Imaj Uddin Pramanik, Cabinet Secretary Md…

Draft law on HC judges’ appointment ready: Anisul

Draft law on HC judges’ appointment ready: Anisul

Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the draft law for appointing High Court judges has almost been finalized, reports UNB. "The draft is almost ready and will be placed before the cabinet soon," the minister said while speaking at a certificate giving ceremony among newly appointed judges.…
RU students face horrible living conditions in ‘mass rooms’

RU students face horrible living conditions in ‘mass rooms’

Students of Rajshahi University (RU), who reside in mass rooms (called ‘gono rooms’), have to bear unbearable conditions during summer. Intense heat and the absence of ceiling fans force students residing in these mass rooms to spend their nights on their dormitory balconies, in the canteen,…
Increase in remittance

Increase in remittance

That remittance inflow has significantly increased over the last few months is a good piece of news. After periods of drop in the inflow for quite some time, the increase would certainly boost the economy of the country. According to a report published in this newspaper, Bangladesh workers sent US $10,761.29…
Dalit anger in India

Dalit anger in India

There is mayhem on the streets. People are baying for blood; several killed and many more injured; trains blocked; vehicles set ablaze; buses torched; stones pelted; commercial establishments forced to down their shutters; vandalism and loot reported; public property damaged; exams postponed; bus services…
Small enterprises make big contribution

Small enterprises make big contribution

With 25 per cent contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic product (GDP), Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been accelerating the country’s industrialisation as well as economic growth. Chairperson of SME Foundation K M Habib Ullah told The Independent that SMEs could play an important…
Israeli troops kills 9 Gazans in border clashes: officials

Israeli troops kills 9 Gazans in border clashes: officials

GAZA CITY: Palestinian mourners in the Gaza Strip yesterday were burying their dead, including a journalist, after Israeli troops killed nine during the latest border clashes in a week of bloodshed, reports AFP. Thousands of protesters approached the border fence around Gaza for a second Friday in a…
Nowruz and Noboborsho celebrated at Shilpakala

Nowruz and Noboborsho celebrated at Shilpakala

On the occasion of Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and Noboborsho (Bangla New Year), Iran Cultural Centre in Dhaka and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) jointly organised a discussion and celebration programme on ‘The Traditions and Signs of Nowruz’ at the Music and Dance auditorium of BSA in…
BFF bid to revive district league

BFF bid to revive district league

Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has taken a positive steps to revive the game at district level. The BFF in its bid to inspire the  District Football Associations (DFA) to roll the ball on the ground has decided to give Taka three ;lakh grant to each DFA in three installments. The BFF has…
Economic self-reliance empowers rural women

Economic self-reliance empowers rural women

RANGPUR:  The economic self-reliance achieved by rural women through their hard endeavour is empowering them in Gangadas Baraipara village under Haridebpur union of Sadar upazila in Rangpur. Most of the women have changed their fate with assistance of the government and non-government organisations…
Creativity falls on wrong hands

Creativity falls on wrong hands

Hacking questions, meant for sale to the pupils for money, is quite mundane for hackers in recent days but it is certainly a touch of creativity on the part of criminals to learn the answers to qualify for professional jobs. The Detective Branch (DB) of police said yesterday as they produced 10 people…
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