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CEC prefers army in nat’l polls

CEC prefers army 
in nat’l polls
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda supports army deployment in the upcoming 11thparliamentary election, but not in local government polls. “In past general elections, the army was deployed. Personally, I too think it should be so in this general election. But I cannot take the decision alone because the Election Commission (EC) constitutes of five members,” the CEC said yesterday at a roundtable discussion on “Introducing Overseas Voting in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges”. Huda, however, added: “We don’t want any army deployment in local government polls.” The discussion was organised by the Election Working Group (EWG) at CIRDAP auditorium in Dhaka yesterday. Last year, most of the…

Deal with India today for Taka 64-crore grant for 3 projects

Deal with India today for Taka 64-crore grant for 3 projects

The government of India will provide a sum of around Taka 64 crore as grant to Bangladesh for the implementation of three small projects in primary education, CHT region and for improvement of road infrastructures, reports BSS. "India will provide Taka 64 crore grant assistance to Bangladesh against…
HC rule over medical waste management

HC rule over medical waste management

STAFF REPORTER The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to take necessary action to protect environment regarding medical waste disposal, recycling and transportation for the safeguard of nature and health care of the citizens.…
Empowerment 
of rural women

Empowerment of rural women

It is encouraging to note that the economic self-reliance achieved by rural women through their hard endeavour is empowering them in Gangadas Baraipara village in Sadar upazila in Rangpur. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, most of the women have changed their fate with assistance of…
The meaning of ‘Operation Olive Branch’

The meaning of ‘Operation Olive Branch’

The gloomy portrait of the Middle East today should not obscure that peace is achievable. The basic premise for any such peace must be to preserve the territorial integrity of states. This means countering all forces that exist only to pursue their dystopias at the expense of others and with the help…
Tourism industry spurts employments

Tourism industry spurts employments

Employment opportunities in the country’s tourism industry have increased following an expansion of the domestic tourism market, according to a report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to the WTTC report—‘Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2017, Bangladesh’—travel…
‘Big price to pay,’ says Trump

‘Big price to pay,’ says Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday said there will be a "big price to pay" after what he called a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria, allegedly involving chlorine gas, reports AFP. Trump also called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad an "animal." "President…
Swapnadal to stage ‘Chitrangada’ at Shilpakala

Swapnadal to stage ‘Chitrangada’ at Shilpakala

Swapnadal, one of the most vibrant theatre troupes in the country, will stage its much-acclaimed production titled ‘Chitrangada’ on April 13 and 14 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of Swapnadal’s two-programme…
Baki shoots first medal for Bangladesh

Baki shoots first medal for Bangladesh

Shooter Abdullah Hel Baki won the first medal for Bangladesh in the ongoing 21st Gold Coast Commonwealth Games with winning the silver in the 10 meter Air Rifle in Brisbane yesterday, according to a message received at Bangladesh Olympic Association office. Baki, just fulfilled the expectation of the…
Teachers shift classes to Upazila Bhavan

Teachers shift classes to Upazila Bhavan

Teachers of Majhigacha Government Primary School in no. 3 Bitara union under Kochua upazila are giving lessons to their students at the local Union Parishad Bhavan instead of inside the school building. In 2015, the school building was declared “dangerous and abandoned” by the education…
ACC submits concise 
statement to SC

ACC submits concise statement to SC

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), yesterday, submitted a concise statement before the Supreme Court on an appeal filed against the High Court order that granted bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a corruption case. ACC lawyer advocate Khurshid Alam Khan submitted the 28-page concise statement…
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