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AL, BNP set sights on Gazipur

AL, BNP set sights on Gazipur
After winning the Khulna City Corporation (KCC) election, the Awami League (AL) has now turned its attention to bagging the forthcoming Gazipur civic polls as well. On the other hand, the BNP alleged that the ruling party might snatch the Gazipur mayoral post through “massive vote rigging” by following its adopted method in Khulna. AL leaders said that the victory of its mayoral candidate, Talukder Abdul Khaleqe, in Khulna would encourage the people of Gazipur to vote for its party nominee for the development of the industrial city. BNP leaders, however, claimed that there was a massive upsurge of public support in favour of the party and the ruling party could only win the polls by resorting to vote rigging. “After the victory…

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Bail upheld; quick release unlikely
Bail upheld; quick release unlikely
The Appellate Division (AD) of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld the bail for BNP chairperson…

4 lakh Rohingya children need help: UNICEF

4 lakh Rohingya children need help: UNICEF

More than 4 lakh Rohingya children, who took shelter in Bangladesh to escape the atrocities of the Myanmar security forces and other elements, need humanitarian assistance, UNICEF executive director Henrietta H. Fore has said. In a statement on Tuesday, chief of the UN children’s agency also made…
14pc adult population victims of hypertension: Study

14pc adult population victims of hypertension: Study

Hypertension is one of the major Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which affects 14 per cent of the adult population in Bangladesh. The information was revealed in the updated 'Bangladesh Health Watch  Report' under the title 'Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh: Current Scenario…
Poorly-funded education

Poorly-funded education

Bangladesh will not be able to achieve hundred per cent literacy and raise the standard of education at all levels with the present meager public funding in the sector. Quoting UNESCO, a report of this newspaper yesterday mentioned that Bangladesh’s education spending has not reached even two…
Political system of the future

Political system of the future

What is the relationship between these various upheavals? We tend to regard them as entirely separate for, in political life, national solipsism is the rule. In each country, the tendency is to blame our history, our populists, our media, our institutions, our lousy politicians. And this is understandable,…
April export grows 7.11pc

April export grows 7.11pc

Export earnings in April have increased by 7.11 per cent, totalling USD 2.95 billion, compared to the same month in the previous fiscal year. This marks a strong rebound of higher shipments of apparel products and registers a growth of 9.37 per cent in the first 10 months (July-April) of FY2017-18.…
Chlorine used in Feb attack

Chlorine used in Feb attack

THE HAGUE: Global arms experts yesterday confirmed chlorine was used in a Syrian town in February leaving residents fighting for breath, as the world awaits the results of a probe into last month’s alleged poison gas attack on Douma, reports AFP. A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for…
Anjan’s reveals Eid collection 
thru fashion show

Anjan’s reveals Eid collection thru fashion show

Every year Anjan’s, one of the top fashion houses in the country, brings something new and outstanding for the fashion enthusiasts. There is no exception this year too. Keeping up with the trend, Anjan’s launched its Eid-ul-Fitr collection at an event followed by a fashion show on Tuesday…
Greenidge urges Bangladesh to play with a bit aggression

Greenidge urges Bangladesh to play with a bit aggression

Bangladesh former head coach Gordon Greenidge on Wednesday accompanied by his wife Patricia Greenidge visited at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur on the third day of his five-day visit to Bangladesh. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury greeted Greenidge…
Local youths repair wooden bridge with voluntary labour

Local youths repair wooden bridge with voluntary labour

Local youths of Indurkani upazila have repaired a broken wooden bridge with voluntary labour and made it fit for use. This bridge in Maddha Indurkani village under the upazila had been lying unusable for a long time. The wooden bridge is situated just half a kilometre behind the main building of the…
None passes from 109 edn instts

None passes from 109 edn instts

The authorities of various education boards are going to take stern measures against 109 schools from where not a single student has passed the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams this year. Education board sources said they already sent show-cause notices to the authorities of such…
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