Tuesday 13 November 2018 ,
Tuesday 13 November 2018 ,
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  • AL to interview its nomination seekers Wednesday
  • EC announces new polls schedule; election on December 30
  • 20-party to contest polls with BNP’s symbol
  • BNP leaders holding meeting with Khaleda in jail
  • Oikyafront to join 11th parliamentary polls: Dr Kamal
  • BNP starts selling nomination forms
  • BNP threatens to review its election joining decision
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Editors take to the streets

Editors take to the streets
The Editors’ Council (Sampadak Parishad) yesterday demanded that some sections of the newly enacted ‘Digital Security Act’ be amended to ensure freedom of mass media and independent journalism. The body of newspaper editors called upon the government to amend Sections 8, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 43 and 53 of the Act in the upcoming parliamentary session. In an unprecedented move, the council formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the capital and placed a seven-point charter of demands. Council General Secretary Mahfuz Anam, who is also the editor of The Daily Star, read out the demands. The other demands include: the police or other agencies must not be allowed to shutdown the computer system of any media…

Quader comes down heavily on BNP

Quader comes down heavily on BNP

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader yesterday took a dig at its arch-rival, BNP, for failing to launch any movement against the government. He termed the BNP’s threat of launching a movement against the ruling party as fake. "That party hasn't done any development work…
‘Gha’ unit admission 
test results postponed

‘Gha’ unit admission test results postponed

Dhaka University (DU) has postponed the results of the ‘Gha’ unit admission test under the Social Sciences Faculty following allegations of question paper leak. The test was held on October 12. The authorities issued a press release around 10am yesterday, saying the results will be published…
Harnessing youth power to meet SDGs

Harnessing youth power to meet SDGs

At a youth forum event, a noted government adviser has rightly called on the dynamic youth of the nation to give their effort in helping Bangladesh attain Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. At the event, the adviser also said that Bangladesh in 2018 is far more advanced, competitive and developed…
Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF): An analysis

Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF): An analysis

The question of preparing a Bangladesh National Qualification Framework (BNQF) arises as it is a way to a match of excellence guaranteed requirement scheme which is a long waiting process for last four years despite Govt.’s directives. As such under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project…
Huge growth in export earnings a good omen for the country

Huge growth in export earnings a good omen for the country

Export earnings from India fetched an enormous 142 per cent growth in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. During the same period, earnings from two major export destinations—the USA and Germany—also registered a high level of growth, marking higher shipments of apparel products…
Jihadists fail to quit buffer, throwing deal into doubt

Jihadists fail to quit buffer, throwing deal into doubt

BEIRUT: Jihadists in Syria's Idlib failed to meet a yesterday deadline to leave a planned buffer zone ringing the country's last rebel bastion, casting fresh doubt over a deal to avert bloodshed, reports AFP. A Russian-Turkish truce agreement reached nearly a month ago for the northwestern region…
“Artworks have a secret life of their own”

“Artworks have a secret life of their own”

A two-week solo art exhibition titled ‘Evanescence’ by Farhana Yasmin is currently on display at the EMK Center of Dhanmondi in the capital. Dr Rashid Amin, associate professor of Jagannath University, inaugurated the exhibition on Sunday evening. IFIC Bank deputy managing director MM Haikal…
Rabbi vows to stick to natural game

Rabbi vows to stick to natural game

  Fazle Mahmud Rabbi refused to try something new in a bid to prove himself on his first call-up into the national fold as he vowed to stick with his natural game that gave him the success abundance in domestic level. Rabbi who had to wait 14 years to get his first national call up since his List…
Community clinics become blessings for rural people

Community clinics become blessings for rural people

RANGPUR: The community clinics here have appeared as blessings for rural people as they get health services with free medicines for some common health problems from those, ushering a new horizon in the region’s health sector, reports BSS. The trained Community Health Care Provider (CHCP) and Community…
High Court probe body 
places 18 suggestions

High Court probe body places 18 suggestions

A probe body, formed by the High Court (HC) to assess liabilities of road accidents, yesterday put forward 18 recommendations including cancelling the daily lease basis operation system of buses. The probe body said it has been found that a BRTC bus is operated on a lease basis daily, where a bus, along…
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