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Protesters vow to continue demo for quota reform

Protesters vow to continue demo for quota reform
The students, who postponed their demonstration demanding reforms to the existing quota system in public service on Monday, yesterday vowed to continue with their movement at all universities and colleges across the country until their demand is met. The development comes after two factions of the protesters resolved their differences yesterday and decided to continue with the movement unitedly. Currently, 56 per cent recruitment in public sector is made from quota reserved for different groups, while 44 per cent is made from the merit list. The protesters even gained new strengths as students from private universities expressed solidarity to the quota reform movement. Thousands of private university students expressed their full support to…

BIWTA boots out river grabbers
from Ashulia

BIWTA boots out river grabbers from Ashulia

The government has reformed the law against grabbers who use legal loopholes to encroach on the country’s rivers and their banks, shipping minister Shahjahan Khan said yesterday. “The existing law is very old. Besides, the amount of fine of Tk 50–Tk 100 is very low. So, we have taken…
Hectic lobbying ahead of 29th BCL council

Hectic lobbying ahead of 29th BCL council

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of the ruling Awami League (AL), is likely to get its new central president and general secretary in Dhaka on May 11 and 12 through its 29th council. The two-year tenure of the present BCL committee, led by Saifur Rahman Sohag and SM Jakir Hossain, formed…
Reviving capital’s canals

Reviving capital’s canals

That the government has initiated a big move to excavate and re-excavate the major canals in the capital in a bid to address the water logging in the capital is an encouraging piece of news. According to a report of this newspaper on Monday, the Dhaka WASA under the Local Government Division will implement…
Healing through art

Healing through art

Mental health is a serious issue turned into an epidemic that we ignored for years. In our superhuman society there is no place for psychological disorders. Even in the 21st century, the term therapy itself is a taboo. And people who suffer from thought disorders and impulses are typecast as social…
RMG export up by 9pc in first 9 months

RMG export up by 9pc in first 9 months

RMG export earnings in the first nine months of the 2017-18 financial year (FY) amounted to $ 22.83 billion, registering a growth of 9.11 per cent over the same period of FY 2016-17 which was $ 22.83 billion, marking a strong return of big apparel shipments. Explaining the reason behind the 9.11 per…
Trump cancels LatAm trip, vows forceful response

Trump cancels LatAm trip, vows forceful response

WASHINGTON: The White House yesterday abruptly announced the cancellation of US President Donald Trump's first trip to Latin America, scheduled for later this week, saying he wants to "oversee the American response to Syria", reports AFP Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Lima in…
Nasir Ali Mamun’s solo exhibition begins at Nat’l Museum

Nasir Ali Mamun’s solo exhibition begins at Nat’l Museum

A solo exhibition titled ‘Photoseum’ by noted portrait photographer Nasir Ali Mamun has begun yesterday at Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbag of the capital. Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest, while Daily…
Tushar, Shadman shine on first day

Tushar, Shadman shine on first day

Despite a long interval separated the third and fourth round of the Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) because of the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League, a List A competition, Tushar Imran found him amongst runs in the format in which he had already scored more than 10,000 runs as the first Bangladeshi…
Bumper watermelon harvest in coastal Patuakhali

Bumper watermelon harvest in coastal Patuakhali

Bumper watermelon yields have occurred this year in the coastal areas of Patuakhali as a result of favourable weather conditions and disease-free fields. The farmers said the targets of watermelon production in Kalapara, Rangabali and Galachipa coastal regions of the district this year have been exceeded,…
Two Indian companies to supply 500 MW power

Two Indian companies to supply 500 MW power

Bangladesh is going to buy 500 megawatt (MW) of power at a cost of Tk 41,000 crore, for both short term and long term, from two Indian companies. A proposal in this regard is going to be tabled at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Purchase today. After Bangladesh floated tender in November…
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