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AL wants to retain victory run

AL wants to retain victory run
After wining in the Khulna and Gazipur city corporation elections, the ruling Awami League (AL) wants to maintain the victory trend for its party candidates in the upcoming city corporation elections in Rajshahi, Sylhet and Barisal as well. The Election Commission has fixed July 30 as the polling day for the three city corporations. AL insiders said party high-ups wanted the party’s victory in all the three upcoming city polls. The party seems confident that no force in the country would be able to defeat it in any election if party leaders and workers remained united. Besides, people were satisfied with the ongoing development work undertaken by the Sheikh Hasina government and would cast their vote in favour of Nouka (Boat, AL party…

PM praises officials for understanding govt goals

PM praises officials for understanding govt goals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday appreciated the public servants for realising the ultimate goal of the government and working to take the country to the height it wants to see, reports UNB. "You have realised what we want, what the goals we want to achieve and the level we want to take the…
Acquire IT expertise, training to ensure foolproof security

Acquire IT expertise, training to ensure foolproof security

President Abdul Hamid yesterday laid emphasis on acquiring the expertise of IT and strategic development including time befitting training to ensure the foolproof security in any circumstances, reports UNB. The president said this while addressing the Darbar of President Guard Regiment (PGR) at Shahid…
Rohingyas: Stand firmly beside Dhaka

Rohingyas: Stand firmly beside Dhaka

The visit of the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Cox’s Bazar’s Rohingya camps would not help to ensure an early return of Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar, but their visit has certainly highlighted the dire straits these…
Behind the scene with Edward Said

Behind the scene with Edward Said

To prepare a background for his critical judgement of those literatures that have not bothered to wrap “historical generalisation” in nicer rhetoric, Edward Said in his Orientalism has borrowed ideas from another great thinker Antonio Gramsci. Contrary to popular belief, he is sufficiently…
Diversify trade basket to boost exports to Switzerland, beyond

Diversify trade basket to boost exports to Switzerland, beyond

Switzerland Ambassador to Bangladesh Rene Holenstein has said Bangladesh should diversify its trade basket and place focus on new sectors - leather, ceramic, IT - to boost its exports to Switzerland and beyond, which is currently limited to apparel products mainly, reports UNB. “The trade figure…
Face tough surrender terms or  attack

Face tough surrender terms or attack

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels were facing a deadline yesterday in negotiations with regime ally Russia to either agree to tough surrender terms in the south or come under a renewed military onslaught, reports AFP. Moscow has been backing a two-week offensive by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces…
Bengal Foundation releases 
two new albums of Tagore songs

Bengal Foundation releases two new albums of Tagore songs

Two new albums of Tagore songs titled ‘Tomay Amay Mile’ rendered by Shimu Dey and ‘Alok Mala Sajhe’ rendered by Avaya Dutta were released at the auditorium of Chhyanaut in the capital on Tuesday. The covers of the albums were unveiled by eminent writer-journalist Anisul Haq and…
Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing

Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing

AFP, SOCHI: While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter stages of the World Cup. After watching holders Germany, Spain and Argentina all exit the competition in the last week in various states of disarray,…
Diarrhoea cases on the rise in Patuakhali

Diarrhoea cases on the rise in Patuakhali

The monsoon has barely arrived, but it has already brought a deluge of diarrhoea patients in Patuakhali who have flooded the area's creaking health care facilities. In the past one week, at least 50 patients with diarrhoea were admitted to the hospital. On Sunday, five people were admitted before…
Scheme to bring educational instts under MPO soon: PM

Scheme to bring educational instts under MPO soon: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that the government will take a scheme soon to bring educational institutions under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) following a recently formulated policy, reports UNB. "The Non-government Educational Institutions' (School and College) Manpower…
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