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‘Guilty’ students will be punished: Nahid

‘Guilty’ students will be punished: Nahid
Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid yesterday (Wednesday) asserted that law will take its own course against private university students involved in clashes and spreading rumours to destabilise the country. He added in the same breath that his ministry would see to it that innocent students are not harassed by law enforcers. “Who are we to pardon the students for their offence? If any student goes to the movement purposively and is involved in crimes, law will see the matter. We would want that innocent students and teachers do not face any harassment. But if anyone is proven guilty, law will see it,” he said. While speaking as chief guest at an emergency views-exchange meeting with vice-chancellors (VCs) of private universities…

Dhaka for reformed C’wealth to exploit potentials

Dhaka for reformed C’wealth to exploit potentials

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday said Commonwealth advantages and potentials have to be exploited through a "reformed and revitalised" organization, reports UNB. "We're thinking aloud of a Commonwealth of tomorrow, a reformed and re-launched Commonwealth," he said. The…
Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

Hundreds of ticket-seekers thronged Kamalapur Railway Station from early yesterday as Bangladesh Railway has begun the selling of advance train tickets for the Eid-ul-Azha, reports UNB. Of the first day of selling, people gathered at ticket counters to collect tickets for August 17. Many ticket seekers…
The prospect of deep sea gas reserves

The prospect of deep sea gas reserves

It is encouraging to know that prospects of huge gas reserves have shown up in the Bay of Bengal along the sea demarcation line with Myanmar. For Bangladesh, there can be no better news than having gas resources in the sea, because presently the country is importing costly LNG from abroad to meet the…
Ensuring road safety in Bangladesh: Could ‘vision zero’ be the solution?

Ensuring road safety in Bangladesh: Could ‘vision zero’ be the solution?

In the world, one person is killed every 25 seconds by road accidents. Only 28 countries, (seven per cent of the world's population), have adequate laws that address all five risk factors (speed, drunk driving, helmets, seat-belts and child restraints). From January to July 2018, 2471 people died…
BTRC yet to enforce operator compliance with QoS

BTRC yet to enforce operator compliance with QoS

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is yet to implement the instructions that are necessary to ensure the quality of services for mobile phone operators, in spite of the directive of the Prime Minister’s ICT affairs adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy in this regard. Recently,…
Malaysian ex-PM charged with money-laundering

Malaysian ex-PM charged with money-laundering

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak was hit with new charges yesterday linked to a multi-billion-dollar financial scandal that contributed to his shock election defeat in May, reports AFP. Appearing at a court in Kuala Lumpur, Najib was charged with three counts of money-laundering…
‘Raja Ebong Onnyanya’ returns to stage after three years

‘Raja Ebong Onnyanya’ returns to stage after three years

‘Raja Ebong Onnyanya’ (King of the Dark Chamber), a much-acclaimed production of popular theatre troupe Prachyanat, is set to return to the stage after a hiatus of three years. Two shows of the play will be staged today and tomorrow at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala…
BOA hopes to win medals 
in three Asiad disciplines

BOA hopes to win medals in three Asiad disciplines

Focusing on three disciplines to win medal, Bangladesh will participate in 14 disciplines in the 18th Asian Games when an official contingent will leave Dhaka for Jakarta as an advance team tonight. A total of 163-member Bangladesh contingent comprised with 148 athletes and 15 officials will take part…
3,500 families getting power
in shoals

3,500 families getting power in shoals

Kurigram: Electricity was an illusion to the people of Nageshwari upazila’s char areas (people living in the shoals) since their geographic location meant electric connection was unmanageable, reports UNB. After twilight, all of the residents had to complete their activities with candle or lamp…
Bangamata helped Bangabandhu become great leader

Bangamata helped Bangabandhu become great leader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa had the unparalleled quality and capacity to give the right decision at any crisis moment and she helped Bangabandhu become the great leader, reports UNB. "In any crisis moment, my mother had the unparalleled capacity to…
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