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Nat’l polls to be fair sans doubt, says PM

Nat’l polls to be fair sans doubt, says PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there is no doubt that the next general election will be held in a free and fair manner, reports UNB. "There's no doubt the election will be free and neutral... we're not here to rig votes," she said while addressing a press conference at her official residence Ganobhaban. The press conference was arranged to brief the media about the outcomes of her just-concluded visit to Nepal for attending the 4th Bimstec summit. "We're working for people. If people vote us, we'll be there in power again, otherwise not. I repeatedly said it. I mean what I say," Hasina said. The Prime Minister said the election must be held (in time) and no one can resist it. "No one has…

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BERC waiting for NBR order to raise gas price
BERC waiting for NBR order to raise gas price
The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission-BERC will move to increase the gas price after having a…

‘Genocide important term in Rohingya crisis’

‘Genocide important term in Rohingya crisis’

The term “genocide” was important in the context of the Rohingya crisis, but the UN is still to officially use it in the matter. Also, there is a need to talk about the cause of the crisis. Scholars expressed these views during the closing ceremony of a two-day international conference titled…
Resist anarchy through 
social movement

Resist anarchy through social movement

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the people of all religions to resist through social movement any attempt of creating anarchy in the society in the name of religion, reports UNB. He made the call while exchanging greetings with members of the Hindu community at a reception at Bangabhaban marking…
Be vigilant about narcotics

Be vigilant about narcotics

Amidst a country wide crackdown on drugs, the seizure of 468 kg of psychoactive substance, NPS, reportedly from Ethiopia at the Hazrat Shahjalal Airport, sends a chilling message about new drugs entering the market. The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC), working on a tip off, got hold of the shipment…
Keeper of conscience

Keeper of conscience

Kuldip Nayar was always the Grand Old Man of Indian, indeed South Asian journalism. In a region where the state and its institutions have often displayed scant regard for the media and by extension the important work that journalists do, Nayar was able to bestow the considerable body of work he leaves…
Speed of 4G internet likely to be 7Mbps

Speed of 4G internet likely to be 7Mbps

A guideline has been sent to the Posts and Telecommunications Division with a view to ensuring quality of services, laying down 7Mbps as the minimum speed of 4G internet. Earlier, on March, the then chairman of the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC), Dr Shahjahan Mahmood, had told The Independent…
Trump aid cuts hurt peace prospects: Analysts

Trump aid cuts hurt peace prospects: Analysts

RAMALLAH: US President Donald Trump’s swingeing cuts to aid for Palestinians will advance Israel’s interests but risk compromising a US-led peace push and raise tensions in the Middle East, analysts and diplomats said Saturday, reports AFP. The US administration announced Friday it would…
Daylong festival on Salman Shah’s 
birth anniversary

Daylong festival on Salman Shah’s birth anniversary

This September 19 marks the 47th birth anniversary of the late iconic hero of the country’s film industry, Salman Shah. To celebrate the occasion in a befitting manner, Salman Shah Smriti Parishad is going to organise an event titled ‘Salman Shah Utsab Ebong Tarar Mela’ on September…
Tigers capable of playing better
 brand of cricket: Minhaj

Tigers capable of playing better brand of cricket: Minhaj

Minhajul Abedin Nannu, selection panel chairman of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is optimistic about the Tigers’ squad and stating that he believes the team they have given for the next Asia Cup has every possibility of faring well in UAE. Bangladesh announced their squad for the 50-over…
Stress on flourishing jute textile, light engineering sector

Stress on flourishing jute textile, light engineering sector

RANGPUR: Industrialists have stressed on flourishing the jute textile and light engineering sector to create huge employments for accelerating economic development in the northwestern region, reports BSS. They made the view at the meeting on the ‘Securing Employment and Economic Development around…
Seasonal rawhide traders still in hot water

Seasonal rawhide traders still in hot water

Most wholesalers have shown reluctance to buy rawhide because of their funds crunch through the Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest festivals of the Muslims, said sources. The festival was celebrated on August 22. Muslims in Bangladesh have sacrificed at least 1.10 crore animals on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha…
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