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UPDF faction chief among 5 shot dead in Rangamati

UPDF faction chief among 5 shot dead in Rangamati
Five people, including a UPDF faction chief, were killed and six injured yesterday as assailants opened fire on a microbus carrying them at Betchhari in Naniarchar on their way to attend the funeral of upazila chairman Shaktiman Chakma killed on Thursday. The deceased were identified as UPDF (Ganatantrik) chief Tapan Jyoti Chakma, Sujon Chakma, Konok Chakma, Setu Lal Chakma and microbus driver Abdur Rahim Sajib. The injured persons were taken to Khagrachhari Sadar Hospital. It is believed that the fresh killings are the result of rivalry between two groups. There is fresh tension in the south-eastern hills, with fears of more causalities in renewed clashes between the rival groups. Unknown persons opened fire on a microbus, carrying leaders…

Experts warn worse waterlogging woes in Dhaka

Experts warn worse waterlogging woes in Dhaka

Though the government and authorities concerned assured the city dwellers of facing less waterlogging this season, the recent pre-monsoon showers have exposed that there is still much work needs to be done to keep commuters free from rainwater miseries, reports UNB.   Urban experts fear that things…
‘Fewer enrolment’ of female students

‘Fewer enrolment’ of female students

Education is a basic human right, but for a developing nation like Bangladesh, attention needs to be paid to female education in particular. The female student population at Jagannath University (JnU) is one of the lowest among public universities in Bangladesh. It is known that fewer female students…
Controlling drug abuse

Controlling drug abuse

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s instruction to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for continuing drives against drug abuse in the country should not be taken lightly, because narcotics can destroy the whole of our young generation if allowed to go unchecked. The present young people especially the students…
Blue economy exploration: More skilled manpower needed

Blue economy exploration: More skilled manpower needed

We have talked a lot about the potentiality and possibility of Bangladesh economy from various perspectives. Now, we can discuss the potentialities of blue economy and its exploration and exploitation from different corners. The blue economy concept is new and has opened the doors to know about it and…
Number of foreign tourists to Bangladesh drops

Number of foreign tourists to Bangladesh drops

On an average, 15 lakh tourists go out of the country each year and only one to two lakh tourists visit Bangladesh. This situation needs to be changed, but nothing has been done till now. The specific number of tourists who come to visit the country is unavailable from any government organisation. However,…
China will continue to ‘hold high the banner of Marxism’

China will continue to ‘hold high the banner of Marxism’

BEIJING: Chinese president Xi Jinping pledged yesterday his country will keep following Marxism, as the world’s largest communist party prepares to mark the 200th birthday of Karl Marx, reports AFP. China will continue to “hold high the great banner of Marxism” and the party will forever…
‘Desire Under the Elms’ at Shilpakala today

‘Desire Under the Elms’ at Shilpakala today

Shabdaboli Group Theatre will stage its 63rd production ‘Desire Under the Elms’, written by American playwright Eugene O’Neill, today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital’s Shahbag. The play has been translated by Kabir Choudhury while…
Preliminary squad ready for Afghanistan, Windies series

Preliminary squad ready for Afghanistan, Windies series

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selection panel chairman Minhajul Abedin Nannu said Friday that they have prepared a 30-member Bangladesh preliminary squad keeping out Nasir Hossain for the next two back-to-back series against Afghanistan and the West Indies. Nannu also said that they have prepared a…
Solar power changing lifestyle in char areas

Solar power changing lifestyle in char areas

RANGPUR: By virtue of solar power, the lifestyle of around two lakh people, living in some 200 remote and hardly reachable riverine char villages of all five districts in greater Rangpur region, is changing fast, reports BSS. Government officials and NGOs executives said the char people are getting…
BNP firming up the grassroots

BNP firming up the grassroots

As part of its preparations for the next general election, the BNP is carrying a mass contact programme at grassroots level alongside its ongoing movement for the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail, according to party leaders. Such preparations for the next polls are in line with the…
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