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Protests stall Dhaka for 3rd straight day

Protests stall Dhaka  for 3rd straight day
Traffic in the capital was paralysed for hours for the third consecutive day yesterday as thousands of students took to the streets to protest against the death of two fellows in an accident on Sunday. The agitators also torched two buses at Uttara and one near the Science Laboratory. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said those responsible for the deaths would be brought to justice. “I have talked to the parents of Diya, who was run over by a bus. I assured them that stern action would be taken against the bus driver and conductor. We have heard that the driver did not have a license and the bus too had a mechanical fault. We'll investigate the matter seriously,” the minister told reporters after visiting the family of one…

Quota reform protest rally held on DU campus

Quota reform protest rally held on DU campus

Activists of the quota reform movement once again gathered on the Dhaka University (DU) campus yesterday. They declared withdrawal of their class boycott programme and demanded immediate release of the arrested leaders. They also demanded immediate reforms in the current quota system. The declaration…
Call to end modern day slavery

Call to end modern day slavery

Speakers at a workshop in the capital yesterday laid emphasis on working more closely with the private sector to put an end to modern day slavery in international supply chains, reports UNB. They said modern day slavery remains a major challenge for businesses around the world and across multiple sectors.…
Bonanza for handicrafts!

Bonanza for handicrafts!

The handicraft industry of Bangladesh had been exporting since the period after independence but in the 2017-18 period, the sector has earned the county $ 16.69 million, recording a commendable growth of 15.26 per cent. With incentives from the government, including low interest loans to availability…
Mental health and emotional abuse 
in marriage

Mental health and emotional abuse in marriage

Abuse in a marriage causes terrible physical and emotional trauma. Today, we will shed some light on emotional abuse in marriage and its repercussions in the context matching Bangladeshi social setting. Before we dive into the discussion, let’s refresh our perception of mental abuse through a…
BB focuses on growth

BB focuses on growth

Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday announced its monetary policy statement (MPS) for the first half (H1) of financial year 2018-19 (FY19) maintaining its growth oriented stance which was also projected in the just outgoing fiscal, reports BSS. “Like previous ones, this MPS is growth oriented and it…
‘Sexual abuse endemic in international aid sector’

‘Sexual abuse endemic in international aid sector’

LONDON: Sexual abuse of vulnerable women and girls by international aid workers is “endemic” and has been happening for years, with perpetrators easily moving around the sector undetected, according to a damning UK government report published yesterday, reports CNN. The inquiry heard “horrifying”…
Shilpakala Academy organises month-long Mourning Day programme

Shilpakala Academy organises month-long Mourning Day programme

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy is organizing a month-long programme from today marking the National Mourning Day and 43rd martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports BSS. The month-long programme will begin at 11 am with the inauguration of an exhibition on…
Kayes eyes ICC World Cup amid mediocre performance

Kayes eyes ICC World Cup amid mediocre performance

Top-order batsman Imrul Kayes dreams to play in the next ICC Cricket World Cup, England and Wales-2019 for Bangladesh though he is not regular in the national team. Last time Kayes wore national team’s jersey when he played Test against Sri Lanka in January-February, 2018. He had scored so far…
Stretch of road inside Madhupur forest unsafe for people

Stretch of road inside Madhupur forest unsafe for people

A 19-km stretch of road inside the Madhupur forest in Tangail district has become a safe haven for miscreants. The area covers 9 kilometers from Jalchhatra to Rasulpur and 10 kilometers from Rasulpur to Dokhola. Murder, rape, snatching, abduction, cheating in the name of dollar exchange, drug peddling…
Gas output jacked up at Bibiyana as LNG and coal crises loom

Gas output jacked up at Bibiyana as LNG and coal crises loom

Petrobangla has increased the gas production at the Bibiyana field to tackle the recent crisis in the country after the delay in the entry of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the national grid and the much-talked-about disappearance of 1.44 lakh tonnes of coal from the mine of Barapukuria Coal Mining…
National Day of Switzerland

National Day of Switzerland

Today is the National Day of Switzerland. On this special occasion, I wish to extend my best wishes and greetings to the people and the Government of Bangladesh. I would like to also offer felicitations to my fellow compatriots living in this beautiful country. Switzerland and Bangladesh enjoy long…
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