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BNP eyes greater alliance in Sept

BNP eyes greater alliance in Sept
A greater electoral alliance, led by the BNP, is likely to come into being sometime in September to compel the government to hold the next general election under a neutral administration, according to BNP sources. “The format of the proposed alliance, accommodating political parties outside the two major political alliances has almost been finalised. Now, it's a matter of time to formally float the alliance,” said a senior BNP leader. The name of the alliance is likely to be “Jatiya Oikya Front” (National Unity Front). The announcement about the alliance is likely to be made in September, said the leader. The BNP leader, who wished not to be named, said along members of civil society will also be accommodated in…

Govt has ruined economy, 
alleges Mirza Fakhrul

Govt has ruined economy, alleges Mirza Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday said the reported gold scam in the central bank's vault has manifested that the government 'ruined the country's economy', reports UNB. "The government's character and motto have now become clear to all. Corruption…
Poll campaign spills on to social media in Barishal

Poll campaign spills on to social media in Barishal

Taking advantage of the absence of any legal provision, supporters of Barishal City Corporation (BCC) poll candidates have launched colourful social media campaigns by posting photos, banners and posters online. The display of such campaign materials is prohibited on city roads, but they are being showcased…
MPO policies

MPO policies

It is a piece of good news that two separate monthly pay order (MPO) policies for the non-government technical institutions and madrasas would be declared soon. According to a report of this newspaper yesterday, there would be an age limit—35 years—for a prospective teacher who may get the…
11th parliamentary elections and Jatiya Party

11th parliamentary elections and Jatiya Party

Some misunderstanding exists regarding the politics of Jatiya Party (JP). Many people feel it lacks transparency, logic or consistency. They say, sometimes its activities and political philosophy project contradictions.   11th parliamentary election is knocking at the door. It is high time for…
Bangladesh 3rd largest fish producing country: FAO

Bangladesh 3rd largest fish producing country: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has recognised Bangladesh as the third top aquaculture fish producing country in the world after the People’s Republic of China and India, reports BSS. “As per the FAO’s latest report in 2018, Bangladesh is now holding…
At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking

At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking

NICOSIA: At least 19 refugees drowned and up to 30 were missing yesterday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, reports AFP quoting local security forces. The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion…
Humayun Ahmed’s 6th death anniversary today

Humayun Ahmed’s 6th death anniversary today

The 6th death anniversary of playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed will be observed today, reports UNB. Family of the preeminent writer and fans chalked out various programmes marking the mourning day. The programmes include offering of special prayers at the writer’s graveyard, paying…
Mash misses only practice one-day match  in WI today

Mash misses only practice one-day match in WI today

As Bangladesh look to bounce back in three-match ODI series to put a shed on their horrendous Test performance, they will get a test of how challenging the limited over series would be when they play an only warm-up today at Kingston ahead of the series. Their opponents will be UWC Vice Chancellor’s…
Erosion turns serious in Kamalnagar

Erosion turns serious in Kamalnagar

Erosion caused by the Meghna river has taken a serious turn, with a flood control embankment being washed away on the southern side of Matabbarhat in Kamalnagar upazila of Laxmipur yesterday (Tuesday). Local sources say nearly a 200-metre chunk of the dam has been devoured by the river, resulting in…
4,766 students overlooked in 4th phase of college admission

4,766 students overlooked in 4th phase of college admission

At least 4,766 students who applied for college admission in the fourth phase through online applications have not been selected for any college. Sources in the Inter-Education Board Coordination Sub-Committee say a total of 141,221 students had applied for college admission. Among them, 136,455 have…
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