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AL, BNP dress rehearsal ahead of nat’l elections

AL, BNP dress rehearsal ahead of nat’l elections
The Awami League (AL) and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are all set to lock horns over the city corporation elections to Rajshahi, Barishal and Sylhet on July 30. Coming barely five months ahead of the general election, the three city polls are seen as a dress rehearsal for the main battle between the two arch-enemies. Central leaders of both AL and BNP are planning to campaign in the three cities in favour of their respective party candidates. These elections are also viewed as a litmus test for the Election Commission (EC). Chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda told newsmen on Thursday that the EC would leave no stone unturned so that these elections do not become questionable ahead of the next parliamentary polls. AL-nominated…

Concrete pouring into nuke plant starts

Concrete pouring into nuke plant starts

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday greeted the people of the country on the occasion of the first concrete pouring into the second unit of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, reports UNB. In his message, the president said Bangladesh achieved the prideful membership of 'Nuclear…
DU running ‘too many evening programmes’

DU running ‘too many evening programmes’

What began in 2001 as an evening course under Dhaka University's business studies faculty for developing skills of professionals has witnessed an exponential growth over the past 17 years, reports UNB. Now DU offers dozens of evening postgraduate, certificate, diploma and other professional courses…
Border safety

Border safety

Safe borders mean, in a way, a safe country, and it is the duty of the Bangladesh government to ensure that its borders with its two neighbours, India and Myanmar, are safe. For that to achieve, Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) in the past met its Indian and Myanmar counterparts, but still Bangladesh’s…
How useful is the world 
university rankings?

How useful is the world university rankings?

The world university rankings have become popular nowadays. As the world university rankings become popular around the world, the usefulness of the rankings becomes a subject of attention. While some people hail the rankings others are skeptical about its usefulness. It is the demand of time that we…
NBR to install software in banks

NBR to install software in banks

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to install its own internet-based software in all the commercial banks, aiming to check the growing cases of VAT evasion at source, reports UNB. This software will initially be installed in 17 banks, including four public ones. Later, all the banks will be…
Civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike

Civilians among 54 dead in anti-IS strike

BEIRUT: An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said yesterday, reports AFP. The US-led coalition fighting the jihadists said it or its allies may have carried out air raids in the area, and it…
Mohakal Natya Sampraday to celebrate 35th founding anniversary today

Mohakal Natya Sampraday to celebrate 35th founding anniversary today

Theatre troupe Mohakal Natya Sampraday will celebrate its 35th founding anniversary through a programme at Studio Theatre hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today. The event will feature discussion, get together, award ceremony and staging of the play ‘Nilakhyan’ by the troupe. Presided…
France focus on WC glory

France focus on WC glory

AFP, MOSCOW: France fine-tuned their preparations for the World Cup final against Croatia on Friday, desperate to overcome the bitter disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final as FIFA declared Russia 2018 the best-ever tournament. Didier Deschamps' team are firm favourites to win Sunday's…
Sole school for 4 chars under erosion threat

Sole school for 4 chars under erosion threat

Erosion by the Teesta River has posed threat to Bir Muktijoddha Mostofa Kamal Anandalok School in Binbinar char area under Kolkondo union of Gangachara upazila of Rangpur district. This is the only school for children living in Char Binbina, Char Kanchan, Char Mohishamuri and Char Ghanersyam—all…
Two ‘drug traders’ 
killed in ‘gunfights’

Two ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’

Two suspected drug traders were killed in 'gunfights' with police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Tangail and Bogura districts early yesterday, reports UNB. In Tangail, Afzal, 35, a suspected drug peddler, was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members at Beguntal…
Franco-Bangladeshi Economic Relationship

Franco-Bangladeshi Economic Relationship

Economic relation between Bangladesh and France is faring well. In 2017, overall trade volume between the two countries followed its increasing trend, as the year before. It is mostly fuelled by RMG which accounted for more than 98% of Bangladeshi exports to France. The value of exports from Bangladesh…
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