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  • Number of rich in Bangladesh to rise in 5 yrs: Report
  • 40,000 teachers likely to fill vacant posts
  • Hasina to unveil stance against graft, terrorism
  • Steps before rains to repair flood protection structures
  • In aftermath of polls, BNP plans reshuffle
  • The best-selling brand today is fear: UN chief
  • Quader foresees ‘split’ in Oikyafront
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Jatiya Oikya Front floated sans B Chy

Jatiya Oikya Front
floated sans B Chy
Some political parties yesterday announced the journey of a greater alliance under the leadership of Dr Kamal Hossain with seven-point charter of demands including the next general elections under a non-party and neutral government. The BNP, which ruled the country for – years, is also in the unity, styled ‘Jatiya Oikya Front’. The move for a greater national unity under the banner of Jatiya Oikya Prokriya ahead of the national polls, however, had a hiccup with Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh, one of the initiators, staying off the venture shortly before its formal floating. The Oikya Front, which is the outcome of ad-hoc efforts of the past several months by a section of political leaders and civil society members, also placed an…

UN member states greet Bangladesh

UN member states greet Bangladesh

A large number of representatives from United Nations (UN) Member States have congratulated the Bangladesh delegation after its win in the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) election with huge votes, reports UNB. They expressed views that this victory of Bangladesh is a testimony to the 'indomitable…
Experts suggest limited use of digital devices by children to save eyesight

Experts suggest limited use of digital devices by children to save eyesight

Experts suggested keep a watchful eye on use of digital devices including television, mobile, tablets, by the children as it can damage their eyesight, reports BSS. “Normally school going children who spent more time on computers or mobile phones, are in triple risk of getting affected by myopia…
Streamlining 
Dhaka traffic

Streamlining Dhaka traffic

The traffic of Dhaka city is as usual: vehicles are caught in long and unbearable jams or they are slow moving, and drivers and bikers care little to follow the traffic rules. But when the bus drivers get a little space, they drive very rashly, to make up the time lost in jams or to pick passengers…
#MeToo campaign: Magic or curse?

#MeToo campaign: Magic or curse?

Till it struck the political arena and brought in politicians into the fold, the Me Too or #MeToo campaign was more about Bollywood.  The MeToo campaign has taken India by a storm to flag instances of sexual harassment and sexual assault especially in the workplace. The phrase was used as early…
Too little red meat on Bangladesh platter

Too little red meat on Bangladesh platter

The scarcity of grazing land, dependency on smuggled livestock from a neighbouring country and the sorry state of slaughtering houses have made the sourcing of red meat a difficult task in Bangladesh. The data of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) shows that only 4.0 kg of meat are consumed by…
Israel to stop fuel supply following Gaza protests

Israel to stop fuel supply following Gaza protests

RAMALLAH: By suspending badly-needed fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip after deadly overnight clashes, Israel has cast doubts on the viability of the hard-won measure aimed at helping the Palestinian people and easing tensions, reports AFP. The deal, brokered by the United Nations and backed by the…
‘Galileo’ on stage once again

‘Galileo’ on stage once again

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya, one the prominent theatre troupes in the country, is going to stage yet another show its 46th production ‘Galileo’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of BSA in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the ongoing 11-day…
Bangladesh won’t go for any experiment: Bashar

Bangladesh won’t go for any experiment: Bashar

Bangladesh backed out from the original decision to experiment with a string of new players in the series against Zimbabwe given the fact that they missed out two of most valuable players. And therefore, the selectors tried to form the team, blending with experienced and new players, said selector Habibul…
Approach road caves in before bridge inauguration

Approach road caves in before bridge inauguration

The approach road of a newly built bridge on the Jhenai River under Mirzapur upazila has caved in even before being opened to the public.  The bridge was supposed to be inaugurated next month. Locals have alleged that sub-standard work and lack of supervision by the authorities concerned are reasons…
UN envoy talks issue with civil, 
military leaders of Myanmar

UN envoy talks issue with civil, military leaders of Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener has met top Myanmar civil and military leaders including de facto leader State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyitaw and discussed various issues, especially the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of…
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