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‘243 Rohingyas’ get into voters’ list

‘243 Rohingyas’ get into voters’ list
Although the Election Commission (EC) has taken stringent measures to halt any attempt by Rohingyas to get enlisted as voters, local public representatives are helping them in this regard. At least 243 Rohingyas have been enlisted as voters with the help of local public representatives in the Chattogram region, including Chattogram city, Chattogram district, Cox’s Bazar, Rangamati and Bandarban districts. The Independent found out that Rohingyas have used incomplete addresses and local public representatives’ recommendation to be enlisted as voters. This correspondent investigated some cases of Rohingya voters. A letter, signed by Arafat Ara, assistant commissioner (research & development) of the Election Commission (EC), National…

Dhaka, Delhi fight common enemy, says Shringla

Dhaka, Delhi fight common enemy, says Shringla

Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said Bangladesh and India share the historical legacy of fighting and winning the Liberation War together in 1971 where in armies from both the nations fought and defeated a common enemy, reports UNB. "We recognise and honour the contributions…
Hills in peril for lack of effective conservation plan, say experts

Hills in peril for lack of effective conservation plan, say experts

Most hills across the country are facing serious destruction due to human interventions like random earth cutting, tree chopping and unplanned construction of structures and for lack of an effective plan to protect those, expert said, reports UNB. Talking to UNB noted environment expert and executive…
Take the dengue 
alarm seriously

Take the dengue alarm seriously

Up until now, a total of 11 cases of death have been reported due to dengue in the country this season and with a record of 3,374 cases of infection, the tropical viral disease can take turn of an epidemic causing more deaths, health experts warn. A dengue outbreak usually starts in the month of June…
India forward

India forward

Fingers crossed, silent prayers went up even as activists and well wishers waited with bated breath on the verdict of the apex court on what in India is a sensitive and somewhat prohibitive issue.  Will it or will it not was the core even as the countdown had begun to the conclusion of a lengthy…
Space crunch for tech firms

Space crunch for tech firms

When Mushfiqur Sattik first thought of starting his own software firm, he had three weapons in his armoury—his skills and knowledge of the Java programming language, a latest model of the Lenovo Thinkpad laptop (which he had bought with his savings from a seven-month-long job at a software firm),…
US accused of blocking UN 
climate talks amid protests

US accused of blocking UN climate talks amid protests

BANGKOK: The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, sources told AFP yesterday, reports AFP. US President Donald Trump caused global outrage by withdrawing…
Tagore singers observe poet’s death anniv thru two-day event

Tagore singers observe poet’s death anniv thru two-day event

To mark the 77th death anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore, which was observed on August 6, Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) arranged a two-day commemorative event. With the slogan ‘Ohongkar Curno Koro, Preme Mon Purno Koro’, the event the programme…
Bangladesh will play with a ‘big target’

Bangladesh will play with a ‘big target’

Despite having a bit injury concern in the UAE-bound Bangladesh team, Khaled Mahmud Sujon thinks that they will get all the players ‘complete fit’ before the start of the Asia Cup. Sujon also said that the injury the players have will be healed within the time of period what they have in…
PM intervention sought to save Kuakata tourist spot

PM intervention sought to save Kuakata tourist spot

Kuakata, known for offering spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset, has been losing its attraction because of erosion caused by the furious waves of the Bay of Bengal. Tourists from various places within the country and abroad visiting Kuakata and locals investors in the tourism industry say they…
Probe into cases to end by Dec

Probe into cases to end by Dec

Investigations into cases filed against students who allegedly played a part in spreading rumours and false news in the digital medium to instigate the protests for safer roads and quota reforms are likely to end by the end of December this year. Police will submit the charge sheets after completing…
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