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PM sees no logic behind anti-quota movement

PM sees no logic behind anti-quota movement
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she is unable to understand the logic behind the movement against the quota system in government jobs, reports UNB. "What's the reason behind such a sudden movement against the quota system? We don't understand," she said. The Prime Minister was speaking at the inaugural function of electronically distribution of honorary allowances among freedom fighters to their bank accounts (government to person) in Cox's Bazar through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban. She said those who appear in PSC examinations have to go through a serious scrutiny before getting any job. "Aren't those who appear in the exams brilliant? All are brilliant here; the PSC exams…

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MPO policies soon
MPO policies soon
The education ministry is formulating two separate monthly pay order (MPO) policies for non-government…

BNP wants probe into BB gold bar mystery

BNP wants probe into BB gold bar mystery

The BNP has demanded an inquiry into the mystery surrounding gold bars in Bangladesh Bank’s vault. The party's standing committee member, Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, made the demand while speaking at a meeting at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday (Tuesday). “If the government tries…
Higher blood lead found 
in pregnant women

Higher blood lead found in pregnant women

Presence of higher blood lead level (BLL) has been found in Bangladeshi pregnant women, said a recent icddr,b study done in collaboration with Stanford University, USA, reports UNB. A third of pregnant women surveyed were found having elevated BLL greater than 5 micrograms per deciliter (DL) while 6…
Creating anti-militancy awareness

Creating anti-militancy awareness

It is heartening to note that the Ministry for Religious Affairs has taken a two-year project involving Taka 46 crore to create anti-militancy awareness by conducting nationwide publicity campaigns using Information Communication Technology (ICT).  According to a report of this newspaper on Monday…
Nutrition to improve fertility problem

Nutrition to improve fertility problem

Malnourished populations are generally thought to have high fertility-rates, but in fact poor diets impose restraints on fertility by affecting sex ratios, raising age at menarche, and increasing pregnancy wastage and child and maternal mortality. There is a growing body of evidence that nutritional…
Jute sector crosses $1b export mark

Jute sector crosses $1b export mark

Earnings from jute and jute goods have risen significantly in the 2017–18 financial year (in the period from July to June) compared to 2016-17 on the back of products diversification, government policy, availability of quality raw materials and better crop management. In addition, global concerns…
Shameful

Shameful

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump returned late Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president as “shameful” and “disgraceful” after he refused to challenge Russian leader Vladimir Putin over…
Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti celebrated at Nat’l Museum

Rabindra and Nazrul Jayanti celebrated at Nat’l Museum

Cultural organization Ganer Kheya celebrated Rabidra and Nazrul Jayanti through an event featuring discussion and musical performance at the Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital on Monday. The event titled ‘Tomare Kori Ahoban’ began with a discussion event…
Bangladesh A win a thriller

Bangladesh A win a thriller

Bangladesh ‘A’ team powered past their Sri Lankan counterparts by a wafer-thin margin of two runs in the hard-contested opening fixture of the unofficial one-day series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) in Sylhet yesterday. The next match of the three-match series will be…
Chhatak livestock office limps for 
manpower shortage

Chhatak livestock office limps for manpower shortage

Sylhet: Chhatak upazila livestock office in Sunamganj district cannot properly deliver services for lack of manpower as its different posts have been lying vacant for a long time, reports UNB. Sources said the office is run with only three officers and staff as its eight posts, out of 11, including…
Europeans to focus on polls, rights situation

Europeans to focus on polls, rights situation

The Europeans are all but certain to highlight the issues related to the upcoming election scheduled for December and human rights situation during the third diplomatic consultation between Bangladesh and the European Union (EU) to be held in the capital tomorrow, diplomatic sources have told The Independent.…
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