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Violence feared in run up to nat’l polls: Report

Violence feared in run up to nat’l polls: Report
A large section of people in Bangladesh have a fear that political violence will get worse than the previous instances in the lead up to the next general election, according to a report published by a London-based organisation, Saferworld. According to the report titled ‘Working with businesses for peace in Bangladesh’, most of the people believe that business actors have an important role to play in promoting peace through different activities. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) commissioned the report as part of Saferworld’s ‘business for peace’ project, aiming to identify the factors contributing to violent conflict and political violence, said Bibhash Chakraborty, the programme manager of…

Clashes leave 300 villagers homeless in Khagrachhari

Clashes leave 300 villagers homeless in Khagrachhari

More than 300 people from at least 25 villages in the hilly district of Khagrachhari have become homeless following factional clashes between two hill tracts-based political parties over establishing supremacy in the area, reports UNB. Since long, a dispute between United People's Democratic Front…
77pc drivers without licence, claims Jatri Kalyan Samity

77pc drivers without licence, claims Jatri Kalyan Samity

Over 77 per cent drivers in the country don't have driving licenses, Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passengers' welfare platform, said yesterday, reports UNB. According to the Samity, only 16 lakh drivers out of a total 70 lakhs across the country hold Bangladesh Road Transport Authority…
Crisis of judges in 
the apex court

Crisis of judges in the apex court

Quick disposal of death reference cases is a must, for delay in these cases violates certain essential human rights of the convicts. This is also necessary for ensuring justice because the appeal court can give complete acquittal to a convict awarded with death sentence. There are numerous instances…
Keeping women out

Keeping women out

It is a row between a woman journalist and a Governor. It is one in which the head of a state, the Governor, is in the eye of a storm for his unprofessional behavior even while he tried to play down his wrongdoing dubbing it as a “grandfatherly act”.  Sure the 78-year-old Governor of…
A ready market to tap into

A ready market to tap into

Business process outsourcing (BPO) has become sort of a buzzword among IT entrepreneurs in Bangladesh in the last few years. The expectation of grabbing a large chunk of the global BPO pie has prompted a good number of IT houses to jump onto this latest entrepreneurship bandwagon. However, many new…
Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

WASHINGTON: The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks and top officials from Donald Trump’s campaign conspired to tilt the 2016 US presidential election in the Republican’s favor, reports AFP. The civil complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan by the…
‘I always want to end my acting career as a hero’

‘I always want to end my acting career as a hero’

Abu Mohammad Masani reveals more about Ferdous’ film career and related matters in an exclusive interview. Excerpts follow:         When you look back, how do you find your 20-year journey in the film industry? It’s been a journey of 20 glorious years! Yet, it seems as…
Bangladesh off to flying start

Bangladesh off to flying start

Bangladesh national team embarked on their campaign with a flying start when they edged out their Nepalese counterparts by 3-1 sets on the opening day fixture of the Bangabandhu Asian Senior Men’s Central Zone Volleyball Championship 2018 at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.…
Inhabitants denied basic amenities

Inhabitants denied basic amenities

Mamun Chowdhury from Noakhali: The inhabitants of Char Mohiuddin Ashrayan Project at the Char Jublee Union, under the Subarnachar Upazila, in Noakhali, are being denied basic facilities including health care and primary education. Currently, they are passing through a hard time also because poor electric…
Increasing polythene, plastic use leaves ecology at stake

Increasing polythene, plastic use leaves ecology at stake

The ecology of the country is at risk because of polythene and plastic waste, as minuscule particles are penetrating every stage of the food chain, experts said yesterday. The experts said plastic particles like microbeads are also found in the soaps, toothpastes and many cosmetic products of branded…
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