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Quota protests halted

Quota protests halted
Protesters seeking an overhaul of the existing quota system have postponed their demonstrations till the first week of May, after the government agreed to a scrutiny of the norms in place. After holding an hour-long meeting with the ruling party leaders and ministers, including AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, the protesters agreed to postpone their demonstrations till May 7. “We discussed the issue with the protesters and they have agreed to keep their programme suspended until May 7. During this time the government will scrutinise the existing quota system,” said Quader. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the announcement at his secretariat office in presence of the protest leaders. The minister had…

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Daylong protests across country
Daylong protests across country
Protesters demanding quota reforms in government jobs carried out demonstrations in different public…

BNP backs movement for quota reform

BNP backs movement for quota reform

The BNP has extended support to the ongoing movement of students and jobseekers for quota reform in public service. The issue involves the livelihood of about four crore people of the country. The BNP policymaking body is concerned about the matter, BNP secretary general, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir,…
No separate toilets for girls at CU’s institute

No separate toilets for girls at CU’s institute

Lack of basic facilities such as a computer lab, science lab, seminar room, separate common rooms and toilets for girls has badly affected the 700 students enrolled in Chittagong University’s (CU) Institute of Education and Research (IER). The students complained that they had to depend on the…
Reforms in 
job quota

Reforms in job quota

The skirmishes between the law enforcers and students demanding reform of the quota system are definitely unfortunate. Such scenes of belligerence on the campus surely paint a negative picture of a country which is on its way to achieve the middle income status.  However, the issue cannot be resolved…
Piracy paradox

Piracy paradox

Though the internet allows for a massive amount of digital material to be downloaded, used and circulated, abundance of this is legitimate. However, some of the material or online resources deal without copyright material, which, quite rightly, is available without charge/permission. Equally, to use/download…
Graduation from LDC very important milestone: WB

Graduation from LDC very important milestone: WB

Terming Bangladesh's eligibility to graduate from the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) group an important milestone, World Bank (WB) country director Qimiao Fan yesterday said the country needs for taking actions to address some emerging challenges like fiscal deficit, raising the tax-GDP ratio…
Deadly missile strikes hit Syria airbase, kill 14

Deadly missile strikes hit Syria airbase, kill 14

DAMASCUS: Deadly missile strikes hit a Syrian military airbase yesterday, state media said, but Washington and Paris denied carrying them out in response to an alleged poison gas attack, reports AFP. US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron had on Sunday vowed a “strong,…
Surer Dhara chalks out four-day programme

Surer Dhara chalks out four-day programme

To welcome the Bangla New Year 1425 as well as celebrating its silver jubilee, Surer Dhara, a leading cultural organisation in the country, is arranging a four-day programme from April 11 to 14. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event and unveil the cover of Shruti Geetabitan on April…
Nasir joins injury list as BCL resumes today

Nasir joins injury list as BCL resumes today

The injury list of the national players is gradually widening further prior to the resumption of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) as Nasir Hossain’s name has been added to the list at the latest. Opener Tamim Iqbal, speedster Taskin Ahmed, spin all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraj, Mosaddek Hossain…
Chillies, a bonanza for Balizuri farmers

Chillies, a bonanza for Balizuri farmers

Farmers in the district have made good profit from green chillies of the Balizuri variety this year.  Favourable weather, low labour costs and use of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) method, instead of harmful pesticides, have helped farmers to do good business.    Farmer Zahurul…
Coast Guard to recruit officers, seamen directly from July

Coast Guard to recruit officers, seamen directly from July

Twenty-three years after operating as a paramilitary force, the Bangladesh Coast Guard is going to recruit fresh officers and seamen from July this year to strengthen its operational activities in the coastal areas. At the same time, the coastal force is going to set up two more directorates—Intelligence…
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