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11 more killed in ‘shootouts’

11 more killed in 
‘shootouts’
With the countrywide crackdown on drug dealers continuing, 11 more alleged drug peddlers were killed in 'gunfights' with law enforcers in Chattogram, Feni, Cumilla, Brahmanbaria, Narayanganj, Netrakona, Chuadanga, Dinajpur and Nilphamari districts early yesterday, reports UNB. Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday voiced its concern over the killings of alleged drug traders. According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, 40 people were killed in 'gunfights' across the country since May 12. In Chattogram, listed drug pusher Shukkur Ali, 45, was killed in a reported gun battle with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Debarpara under Bayazid Bostamy Police Station of the city around 2:30 am.…

Rohingya children’s future look bleak, help them: Priyanka

Rohingya children’s future look bleak, help them: Priyanka

Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra yesterday said Rohingya children can have a chance at a future with help from all because right now, she thinks, their future is bleak, UNB reports from Cox's Bazar. "For a lot of the Rohingya children, this ordeal will leave…
Call to ensure food 
security for ultra poor

Call to ensure food security for ultra poor

Some eminent experts on agriculture and food security suggested formulation of a legal framework to ensure food security and nutrition of poor and ultra-poor people, reports BSS. They said nearly four crore people across the country need legal support for getting necessary food and nutrient. The suggestion…
Declining biodiversity

Declining biodiversity

International Biodiversity Day was observed in Bangladesh yesterday amid some disturbing realities. According to a report of this newspaper, the human encroachment is taking a toll on the country's biodiversity, which is essential for food security. Besides, the livelihoods of poor people dependent…
Preventing child marriage

Preventing child marriage

Child marriage has many adversities and marriage of girls before the age of 18 pose many health risks. Girls should continue education and learn about their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to save their lives and the lives of their children as well. That would help Bangladesh to be…
Project gets costlier by 
Tk 4257.94 cr

Project gets costlier by Tk 4257.94 cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved revision of the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project with an increased cost of Tk 4257.94 crore, raising the total project cost to Tk 39,246.80 crore, reports UNB. It also cleared 15 other projects, including the 4th Primary…
16 killed, 38 wounded in Afghan blast

16 killed, 38 wounded in Afghan blast

KANDAHAR: At least 16 people were killed and 38 wounded yesterday when a minivan packed with explosives exploded as members of the security forces were trying to defuse it in southern Afghanistan, reports AFP quoting officials. Police and intelligence officers in the city of Kandahar had already cleared…
Riaz and Jenny act together 
for first time

Riaz and Jenny act together for first time

For the first time, National Film Award winning actor Riaz and popular actress Jenny have acted together. The duo has paired up in an Eid special tele-drama titled ‘Somantoral’ directed by Sakal Ahmed. The shooting of the tele-drama completed yesterday at a shooting house in Uttara of the…
Kirsten stresses on nat’l team stability

Kirsten stresses on nat’l team stability

Garry Kirsten’s visit in Bangladesh appeared to be fruitful with the World Cup winning coach getting the ideas of what type of coach the country needs to make a further stride in the world cricket. Bangladesh so far has proved them a force to reckon with in one-day and T20 format while they are…
‘100pc electricity in Gangachara soon’

‘100pc electricity in Gangachara soon’

RANGPUR: State Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Mashiur Rahman Ranga has said there would be 100 percent electricity coverage in Gangachara upazila by 2018, reports BSS. “As per pledge of the present government, not a single village would remain without electricity,”…
Varsity accreditation council in a month

Varsity accreditation council in a month

The education ministry is going to form an accreditation council within a month to grade the quality of education at the tertiary level, ministry sources said. The sources said the need for the accreditation council was now a pressing issue because the government was stressing the need to achieve quality…
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