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Positive sign ahead of polls

Positive sign ahead of polls
The BNP held a rally in front of its central office in the capital yesterday, the first big open gathering in recent years, which political analysts deem as a sign towards ending the ongoing ‘politics of confrontation’. The BNP, which boycotted the Jan 5, 2014 elections, failed to hold such a big rally in the capital, mainly in the absence of permission from the authorities concerned. Political analysts say that the permission for the BNP rally, just a few months ahead of the next general elections, is a good indicator. The next general elections are scheduled to be held by the end of this year. The BNP was allowed to hold the rally just a day before the AL is scheduled to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a grand reception for…

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High feed prices hamper fattening of cows
High feed prices hamper fattening of cows
A recent hike in prices of cattle feed and other essentials have forced farmers to refrain from fattening…

BNP wants ‘Jatiyatabadi’ EC to win polls: Quader

BNP wants ‘Jatiyatabadi’ EC to win polls: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said BNP wants a ‘Jatiyatabadi’ Election Commission (EC) to win the next general polls, reports BSS. “BNP wants a ‘Jatiyatabadi’ (pro-BNP) Election Commission. They want assurance…
Two mayoral candidates seek army deployment in Barishal

Two mayoral candidates seek army deployment in Barishal

Two mayoral candidates, out of seven, have demanded deployment of the Army for the Barishal City Corporation (BCC) election to ensure a free and fair poll, as they have no faith in the police. The BNP's mayoral candidate, Mujibor Rahman Sarwar, supported by the 20-Party Alliance, called for deployment…
The challenge before education ministry

The challenge before education ministry

This year the HSC’s overall pass percentage has fallen to 66.64 and the Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid attributed this to the fact that now the answer scripts of students were examined conservatively, avowedly to ensure the quality of education. This might be true because for about the past…
India: Can the opposition leadership impasse be solved?

India: Can the opposition leadership impasse be solved?

So, that is the biggest question thrown from the BJP today. Ok, fine, there are challenges of this government, but them whom do we bring in? Who among the opposition leaders? The young, untested, unproven Rahul Gandhi? Or any of the regional satraps who does not have a national perspective and is often…
1.8m tonnes of petroleum to be imported in July-December

1.8m tonnes of petroleum to be imported in July-December

Bangladesh will import some 1.8 million tonnes of different petroleum fuels worth about $1.21 billion (about Tk 10,168 crore) for the period of July to December of the current calendar year from different state-owned international companies on government-to-government (G-to-G) contract basis, reports…
Surge in returns among displaced Syrians: UN

Surge in returns among displaced Syrians: UN

GENEVA: An estimated 750,000 internally displaced Syrians returned to their homes through the first half of 2018, nearly equal the amount for all of last year, the United Nations said yesterday, reports AFP. The returns have largely occurred in areas that government forces have clawed back from opposition…
Udichi Shilpigoshthi stages 
‘Half Akhrai’ at Shilpakala today

Udichi Shilpigoshthi stages ‘Half Akhrai’ at Shilpakala today

Bangladesh Udichi Shilpigoshthi will stage their play ‘Half Akhrai’ today evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play is written by Ratan Siddique and directed by Azad Abul Kalam. In 1804, the ‘Akhrai’…
Confidence boosting win for Tigers

Confidence boosting win for Tigers

A couple of fifty-plus scores from Mushfiqur Rahim (75 not out) and Liton Kumar Das (70) marshalled Bangladesh to beat the UWI Vice-Chancellors XI by four-wicket  in the one-off day-night practice match at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica in the early hour of Friday. After devastating losses…
People suffer for lack of link road in Nilphamari

People suffer for lack of link road in Nilphamari

For want of a link road between Teprigang haat in Debiganj upazila of Panchagarh district and Mirzaganj haat in Domar upazila of Nilphamari district, the common people, including traders, have to travel by a circuitous route covering 25 km. A direct road would cut the distance down to only seven km.…
‘Supply crunch’ pushes up fish, egg prices

‘Supply crunch’ pushes up fish, egg prices

Prices of different types of fish have remained high in the wholesale and retail markets of the city despite the onset of the rainy season, which usually is known to be a time for abundance of fish. A visit to different kitchen markets revealed an unusually low supply of fish—both from rivers…
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