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Left-leaning parties want to move alone

Left-leaning parties
want to move alone
When arch political rivals the Awami League and the BNP look for more parties to join their respective alliances ahead of national elections, left-leaning parties want to move alone. Although the ruling party has expressed the hope of uniting with left-leaning political parties before the polls, the left-leaning political parties are ‘not very interested’ to forge unity with the Awami League. Leaders of left parties told The Independent that they have no interest in forging unity with the ruling party. Instead, leasers of the left-leaning parties said they plan to wage a movement against the incumbent government before the election.   In the first week of October, AL general secretary Obaidul Quader had said that the party…

Low pressure brewing in Bay

Low pressure brewing in Bay

A low pressure is expected to build up in the Andaman Sea of the Bay of Bengal in a few days’ time, possibly by Monday. It may intensify into a cyclonic storm, the weather office said yesterday (Thursday). “We’re observing a lot of wind circulation in that part of the Bay, which is…
President stresses quality research

President stresses quality research

President Abdul Hamid yesterday asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to play active role in ensuring the quality of research in higher education. The president said this while a delegation of UGC led by its Chairman Prof Abdul Mannan submitted UGC's Annual Report-2017 to him at Bangabhaban…
Honking in general 
must stop

Honking in general must stop

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report states that 60 decibel sound can make a person temporarily deaf while 100db can render a person completely deaf. On Dhaka streets, the sound level is between 60-80 decibels. This is alarming because continuous exposure to noise is making many people slowly lose…
August 21 grenade attack: Some thoughts on the recent verdict

August 21 grenade attack: Some thoughts on the recent verdict

After long fourteen years, the verdict on the heinous grenade attack has been declared. It was a ruthless barbaric attack on the then leader of the opposition Sheikh Hasina and her senior party leaders and workers. It was obviously a gruesome attack sponsored by then state and the ruling party as well.…
Used car prices rise, imports fall

Used car prices rise, imports fall

The prices of small and large reconditioned vehicles, including hybrids, have risen, as the depreciation facility has been reduced by 5 per cent to discourage imports of older vehicles. In the national budget for the 2018–19 fiscal year, the depreciation facility was reduced by 5 per cent year-on-year…
Deadlock after Theresa May offers ‘nothing new’

Deadlock after Theresa May offers ‘nothing new’

European leaders have dropped plans for a special November summit to complete a Brexit deal because of a lack of progress in negotiations, and have ramped up preparations for a chaotic split, reports CNN. British Prime Minister Theresa May offered “nothing new” in a presentation to EU leaders…
Ayub Bachchu

Ayub Bachchu

Ayub Bachchu—also known as AB to his fans, one of the most talented musicians the country has ever produced, is no more. The legendary guitarist-songwriter-composer-singer passed away following a heart attack in Dhaka early yesterday (Thursday). Back in 1983, Ayub Bacchu travelled to Dhaka from…
Rhodes warns Tigers not to take Zimbabwe lightly

Rhodes warns Tigers not to take Zimbabwe lightly

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes warned his charges not to take Zimbabwe lightly, terming the Southern African opposition ‘wounded animal’ following their crushing defeat against South Africa in the recent time. Zimbabwe played though well in South Africa sporadically but couldn’t…
‘Govt committed to building hunger-free Bangladesh’

‘Govt committed to building hunger-free Bangladesh’

RAJSHAHI: Government officials and development activists at a post-rally discussion unanimously said the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to build a hunger and poverty-free Bangladesh, reports BSS. They identically mentioned…
Scope being created for expatriates to invest in economic zones: PM

Scope being created for expatriates to invest in economic zones: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government is creating scope for country’s expatriates to invest in the economic zones, reports UNB. "We're creating scope so that they (expatriates) can invest in the economic zones," she said while addressing a programme after laying…
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