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AL allies likely to seek more seats

AL allies likely to 
seek more seats
The Awami League (AL) may face a tough task in dealing with the demand of its alliance partners that more parliamentary seats should be shared with them this time than in earlier general elections. Even small political parities of the AL-led alliance want at least one parliamentary seat each in the 11th general elections to be held towards the end of the year. The ruling party has decided to deal with the issue in two ways. First, the top leadership would prefer distributing tickets among popular and competent alliance leaders if its arch rival, the BNP, takes part in the next election. Second, the ruling party may chose to contest unilaterally if the BNP boycotts the poll. But the party feels that the BNP will take part in the polls. In that…

Bangabandhu-1 to reach orbit within 
2-3 days: PD

Bangabandhu-1 to reach orbit within 2-3 days: PD

Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, will reach its orbit within two to three days, said Bangabandhu-I project director Mohammad Mesbahuzzaman, reports UNB. "After successful launching, the Bangabandhu-1 satellite needs 11 days for reaching its orbit and it'll reach…
51.13pc women vulnerable to cybercrimes: Study

51.13pc women vulnerable to cybercrimes: Study

Social network has become a den of crimes and around 73.71 per cent victims of cybercrimes - both male and female - are aged between 18 and 30 years, according to a recent survey conducted by Cyber Crime Awareness Foundation, reports UNB. The report found that among the sufferers 51.13 per cent are…
Ctg hills face 
landslide risks

Ctg hills face landslide risks

After the 2017 landslide in Chattogram that resulted in death of 127 lives, the death toll from landslides saw a decline. The lowest was recorded in 2013, when five persons were known to have perished due to monsoon-triggered mud slides. However, in 2017, the number rose to 29 deaths – a disturbing…
Belal Chowdhury : A modern-day baul

Belal Chowdhury : A modern-day baul

Celebrated poet, journalist and literary organiser Belal Choudhury is no more. He died on April 24 last at the age of 80. With his demise another star has fallen from the literary firmament.  The loss is irreparable. Belal Bhai, as I used to address him, had been suffering from various old-age…
Mobile internet uptake still slow: GSMA

Mobile internet uptake still slow: GSMA

Even though mobile operators have invested heavily to bring mobile services to Bangladesh, mobile internet penetration is still low. It was  33 per cent in Q2 2017, below the average of South Asia at 38 per cent. According to the GSMA Mobile Connectivity Index, the key barriers to mobile internet …
Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

Maduro eyes second term despite economic woes

CARACAS: Venezuelans, reeling under a devastating economic crisis, vote yesterday in an election boycotted by the opposition and condemned by much of the international community but expected to hand deeply unpopular President Nicolas Maduro a new mandate, reports AFP. Maduro, the political heir to the…
Babita to receive lifetime achievement award in Kolkata

Babita to receive lifetime achievement award in Kolkata

With her praiseworthy performance in legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s ‘Oshoni Shongket’ (Distant Thunder), internationally-acclaimed Bangladeshi actress Babita won the hearts of the audience from both Bengals--Kolkata and Bangladesh. Iconic Indian actor Soumitra Chatterjee acted…
Full strength team for Afghan series

Full strength team for Afghan series

As it was predicted, there was hardly any surprise in Bangladesh 15-member T20 squad, which the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced yesterday for the three-match T20 International series against Afghanistan in next month. The notable inclusion was Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, a player regarded as highly…
Students attend classes 
amid risk of life

Students attend classes amid risk of life

The small tin-shed building of Panchpara Government Primary School in Sadar upazila is in a dilapidated condition. Most of its beams, columns and walls have developed cracks and the plaster is peeling off. In the rainy season, water enters the classrooms. Iron rods within the concrete have become exposed…
Number of subjects, marks in JSC exams to be pruned

Number of subjects, marks in JSC exams to be pruned

The education ministry has chalked out plans to reduce the number of subjects and total marks in the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and equivalent examinations with the aim of lowering the pressure of studies on students. At present, students appear for an exam of 850 marks, with 10 subjects, including…
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