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  • BNP’s demand for polls deferment unrealistic: Quader
  • Keep aside 33 pc nominations for women: Leaders
  • BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO
  • AL to interview its nomination seekers Wednesday
  • No way to defer election date further: CEC
  • Oikyafront to meet EC Wednesday seeking polls deferment
  • Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’
  • New election date aimed at keeping foreign observers at bay: BNP
  • Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar
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Abolish most quotas

Abolish most quotas
The committee formed by the government to review the existing quota system is in favour of making proposal to abolish almost all the quotas in public services giving priority to talent, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam said yesterday, reports UNB. "We (committee) have almost finalised the proposition... Our recommendations are to withdraw almost all the quotas and give priority to merits," he said while briefing reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting held at the secretariat. Shafiul Alam, however, said court directives will be sought before taking any decision over freedom fighters' (FFs) quota. According to the observation, he said, the posts under the freedom fighters' quota will have to be kept vacant in case…

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LNG in gridline at last
LNG in gridline at last
Bangladesh entered a new era in the energy sector when it received its first consignment of liquefied…

US Embassy doing its job as dev partner, says Bernicat

US Embassy doing its job as dev partner, says Bernicat

The outgoing US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has reiterated her country's stance on Bangladesh political situation saying that the US Embassy has been doing its job as development partner of Bangladesh, reports UNB. She said both the embassy and the ambassador are doing their jobs representing the…
Stress on extensive research to 
identify root causes of extremism

Stress on extensive research to identify root causes of extremism

Experts at an international conference in the capital yesterday laid emphasis on carrying out extensive research to identify the root causes of extremism in the country and work out effective preventive and peace-building measures, reports UNB. They also said Bangladesh needs to use the knowledge and…
The scourge of fake certificates

The scourge of fake certificates

The Directorate of Input and Audit (DIA) of the ministry of education, after a five year long investigation from 2013-18, has found that around 760 teachers employed in non-government colleges, schools and madrasas had shown counterfeit certificates while applying for employment. The revelation is indeed…
Concept and importance of industrial cluster development

Concept and importance of industrial cluster development

Cluster is a concentration of homogeneous interlinked and interdependent manufacturing or service provider organizations in a particular location. In Bangladesh, more than 50 homogeneous enterprises collocated in a particular cluster and shares common strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats…
Uniform call rate for mobile phone users from today

Uniform call rate for mobile phone users from today

The Bangladesh Teleco-mmunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed mobile phone operators to introduce a uniform call rate, which will be effective from 1am today, after removing the different rates of on-net or off-net calls. In a letter signed by BTRC director (systems and services) Lt Col…
774 dead in monsoon rains, floods in India

774 dead in monsoon rains, floods in India

NEW DELHI: As many as 774 people have died in incidents related to floods and rains in seven states during the monsoon season so far, the Home Ministry said yesterday, reports The Times of India. According to the Home Ministry's National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), 187 people have lost their…
Art exhibition on Bangabandhu begins at Shilpakala

Art exhibition on Bangabandhu begins at Shilpakala

A six-day painting exhibition on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his life has begun at the National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Marking the 43rd death anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and National Mourning…
Pace bowling foundation to solve 
growing problem of pacers: Dipu

Pace bowling foundation to solve growing problem of pacers: Dipu

While coach, selectors and team management are seriously concerned about the quality of fast bowlers, their fitness, propensity of injury and availability, Dipu Rai Choudhury, local fast bowling coach, thinks that pace-bowling foundation could be the way out of this growing problem. Dipu Rai, who has…
‘Govt works sincerely for education development’

‘Govt works sincerely for education development’

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion here said the present government has been working sincerely for development of education aimed at boosting the country’s skilled human resources, reports BSS. “The education sector has attained a significant success in the last two consecutive terms of…
No teacher or student, 
but ‘certificates sold’

No teacher or student, but ‘certificates sold’

A committee of the University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged the government to take steps against the America Bangladesh University for various irregularities, including selling of certificates, in its day-to-day activities. The committee found that though the educational institution has no student…
Pakistan-Bangladesh bilateral relations

Pakistan-Bangladesh bilateral relations

Pakistan and Bangladesh enjoy good brotherly relations which are rooted in common religion, history, cultural heritage and united by a joint struggle for independence.  It was Dhaka from where concerted efforts were originated for the political rightsof Muslims of the Subcontinent resulting in…
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