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No more discussion as quota issue settled: PM

No more discussion as quota issue settled: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she has accepted the demand for quota reform as the students wanted it and that nothing was done out of anger, reports UNB. "There was nothing to get angry... the boys and girls placed the demand and I accepted it. Now what's there to raise question about it?" the premier said while addressing a press conference at her official residence Ganabhaban. “So, there’s no need to discuss it,” said the prime minister. The press conference was arranged over the prime minister's recent visits to Saudi Arab, the UK and Australia. She also said there will be voting in case of failure to reach a compromise to pick leaders for ruling party's student wing Bangladesh Chhatra…

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90pc people worldwide breathe polluted air
90pc people worldwide breathe polluted air
Nine out of 10 people breathe air containing high levels of pollutants, shows new data from the United…

PM warns against bid to defame country

PM warns against bid to defame country

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday came down heavily on a section of labour leaders for their ill efforts to defame the country by lodging complaints with foreigners and asserted that there will be no benefit from it (complaints) as long as she remains in power, reports UNB. “As long as I…
Ansar Al-Islam men ‘commit robberies’ in N-region

Ansar Al-Islam men ‘commit robberies’ in N-region

The banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam has started collecting money to provide legal assistance to its members in jail by committing a series of robberies in the northern region. The outfit is trying to arrange bail for its members in jail and regroup them, according to sources in law enforcement…
Industrial pollution

Industrial pollution

Pollution from industries in Bangladesh is going unchecked and environmentalists are apprehending that this may spell disaster for the country environmentally. For the proof of this predicament, one does not have to be an environmentalist.  However, if one guesses at the rivers running in and around…
Addressing gender gap through financial inclusion

Addressing gender gap through financial inclusion

All over the world, approximately 70 percent of the poor population falls in the category of rural women. For their fundamental and one of the most referred purposes of income, livestock is considered as a primitive and natural resource, which can be pronounced as a source of entrepreneurial activities.…
Taxation hinders mobile services affordability

Taxation hinders mobile services affordability

Although taxes and fees from the mobile phone industry remain an important source of revenue, the current tax system is not conducive to improving the affordability of mobile services. Taxes and fees in the Bangladesh mobile sector are disproportionately high compared to other sectors of the national…
Scores killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

Scores killed in Nigeria suicide blasts

ABUJA: Nigeria yesterday ordered increased security around markets and places of worship after a twin suicide bomb attack killed scores of people in the country’s restive northeast, reports AFP. The emergency services said at least 26 people died in the blasts in the town of Mubi, Adamawa state,…
Ajita Guha mesmerises audience at IGCC show

Ajita Guha mesmerises audience at IGCC show

Rabindra Sangeet singer Ajita Guha from Kolkata mesmerised the audience at a musical programme organised by Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC) at Kabi Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh in the capital on Monday evening.   At the programme Ajita Guha rendered ‘Borisho…
Bangladesh leapfrog WI to claim
8th position in Test for first time

Bangladesh leapfrog WI to claim 8th position in Test for first time

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and its cricket operation committee chairman Akram Khan expressed his satisfaction over the uptrend of Bangladesh cricket in ICC rankings, stating that they will soon improve their T20 rankings. With 75 points, Bangladesh are currently placed 10th in ICC T20 rankings,…
Domar municipal roads 
in deplorable state

Domar municipal roads in deplorable state

Roads in the Domar municipality area are in a deplorable state due to lack of repairs for a long time. They have become unfit for vehicular movement and even pedestrians. Several people living in this municipality area told this correspondent that the main thoroughfare and other side roads in this municipality…
UNSC visit to Bangladesh, Myanmar ‘symbolic’

UNSC visit to Bangladesh, Myanmar ‘symbolic’

The recently-concluded visit of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to Bangladesh and Myanmar appears nothing more than ‘symbolic’, as the global body’s most powerful organ has failed to specify any measures in regards to the crisis created by the atrocities of the Myanmar security…
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