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Parties seek BNP pledge on power balance

Parties seek BNP pledge 
on power balance
The Jukta Front, a three-party alliance led by former president Prof. AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury, and Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, led by Kamal Hossain, has sought an assurance from the BNP about its vision for balance of power and settle the issue of seat sharing with them. The Jukta Front and Jatiya Oikya Prokriya want to make the issues clear before forging unity and launching a united movement with them ahead of the next general election, according to leaders of the respective parties. The Jukta Front, at a meeting on Tuesday, entrusted the responsibility to Mahmudur Rahman Manna, convenor of Nagorik Oikya, an ally of the Front, to hold talks with BNP leaders to reach an understanding. The two other partners of the alliance are Bikalapa Dhara Bangladesh…

Bangladesh, India to resist militants jointly: Shringla

Bangladesh, India to resist militants jointly: Shringla

The governments of Bangladesh and India will jointly root out militancy and militant activities from both the countries, said Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla yesterday, reports UNB. "Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handled the situation very bravely, cautiously…
‘Bangladesh can be Asia’s prime tourism destination’

‘Bangladesh can be Asia’s prime tourism destination’

Bangladesh can be a prime destination for foreign tourists who wish to visit any Asian country if required facilities like a vibrant night life for tourists and digital promotional activities could be ensured, says an expert, reports UNB. “What we've are extraordinary, natural and God-gifted…
India needs to act in favour of Rohingyas

India needs to act in favour of Rohingyas

At a time when the whole world has stood against the Myanmar military and its government’s unjust persecution of Rohingya minority, Indian authorities should not have deported seven Rohingyas to Myanmar. Instead they could have been given sympathetic support. These Rohingyas were languishing in…
Skillful and efficient human resources needed for development

Skillful and efficient human resources needed for development

Human resources are the driving force of a country's development. If the country's population is illiterate and inefficient, then the country's development is not possible. Countries which have been able to convert the population into illiterate, those countries have progressed economically.…
IBFB for steps to increase tax-GDP ratio to 20pc

IBFB for steps to increase tax-GDP ratio to 20pc

President of the International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB) Humayun Rashid has called upon the authorities concerned to take necessary steps for increasing the tax-GDP ratio to 20 per cent from the existing 10 per cent aimed at developing the country’s infrastructure, reports BSS. “Infrastructure…
More than 1,000 still missing

More than 1,000 still missing

PALU: More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia’s devastating quake-tsunami, officials said yesterday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster, reports AFP. Palu city on Sulawesi island has been left in ruins after it was hit by…
7th edition of Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival kicks off

7th edition of Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival kicks off

The seventh edition of the 11-day theatre festival titled ‘Ganga-Jamuna Cultural Festival’ (Ganga-Jamuna Sangskritik Ustab 2018) kicked off yesterday on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Eminent theatre personality Bivas Chakraborty from…
Sri Lanka send Afghanistan packing

Sri Lanka send Afghanistan packing

Sri Lanka U-19 cricket team powered past the holders Afghanistan U-19 cricket team by 31 runs yesterday and set up the final of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup with India. The final of the eight-nation tournament will be staged at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. Afghanistan captain…
A ‘safe zone’ for drug peddling

A ‘safe zone’ for drug peddling

The Dhaka-Tangail Bangabandhu-Bridge highway has become a safe zone for the drug smugglers. Organized groups have been using the highway as safe route to smuggle drugs like Phensidyle, Yaba and cannabis.  The contraband drugs are being smuggled from North Bengal districts and Teknaf to various…
Verdicts in high-profile cases due in Oct

Verdicts in high-profile cases due in Oct

The judiciary is getting focus ahead of the national election as the fate of some high-profile politicians hangs on court verdicts scheduled to be delivered this month. According to legal experts, it will be clear after the verdicts whether the politicians under trial would be able to take part in the…
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