Wednesday 14 November 2018 ,
Wednesday 14 November 2018 ,
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  • BNP’s demand for polls deferment unrealistic: Quader
  • Keep aside 33 pc nominations for women: Leaders
  • BNP submits another list of 1,002 ‘fictitious cases’ to PMO
  • AL to interview its nomination seekers Wednesday
  • No way to defer election date further: CEC
  • Oikyafront to meet EC Wednesday seeking polls deferment
  • Technocrat ministers’ resignation to ‘take effect once PM accepts’
  • New election date aimed at keeping foreign observers at bay: BNP
  • Rohingya refugees flee camps to avoid return to Myanmar
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Parties talk today with all guns blazing

Parties talk today with all guns blazing
All eyes are now on today's much-talked-about dialogue between the Awami League (AL)-led Grand Alliance and the newly floated Jatiya Oikyafront. It is going to be held at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official residence, Ganabhaban, at 7pm. Sheikh Hasina, who is also the AL president, herself will lead the dialogue on behalf of the AL-led alliance, while Gana Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain will head the Jatiya Oikyafront delegation. Speculations are rife in the political arena as to whether the dialogue would be able to resolve the prevailing political impasse centring the next general election. Jatiya Oikyafront has already sent a list of 16-member delegation to the ruling party. The AL issued a press release eventually finalising…

25 killed in Afghan army helicopter crash: officials

25 killed in Afghan army helicopter crash: officials

An Afghan army helicopter carrying 25 people crashed in western Afghanistan yesterday, killing all those on board, officials said. The aircraft crashed due to "bad weather" in Anar Dara district, which borders Iran, Farah provincial governor spokesman Nasir Mehri said. The Taliban claimed…
15 RU BCL men sued

15 RU BCL men sued

A case has been filed yesterday by an activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League, a student wing of ruling Awami League of Rajshahi University (RU) unit, against 15 fellows over assaulting another fellow named Tareq Ahmed Khan a day before. Humayun Kabir, officer in charge of Chandrima Thana, said “BCL…
Make today’s dialogue fruitful for nation

Make today’s dialogue fruitful for nation

A sense of relief came to the people of Bangladesh when they heard Monday that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her willingness to sit for a dialogue with Oikyofront leaders. People are tense enough all through this time as the national polls are approaching. The course of political events seems…
The validity of the transport workers’ strike

The validity of the transport workers’ strike

A 48-hour strike was called last Saturday across Bangladesh and began at 6 am on Sunday. This strike was announced by the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation (BRTWF) and their demand is primarily related to making some changes to the recently passed Road Transport Act-2018. One of the demands…
Bangladesh shouldn’t rely too much on overseas borrowing: ADBI chief

Bangladesh shouldn’t rely too much on overseas borrowing: ADBI chief

Bangladesh needs to mobilise domestic investment alongside increasing in infrastructure with 'spillover tax revenues' not relying too much on overseas money as infrastructural needs in Bangladesh remain enormous, says a global development expert. "Infrastructure needs in Bangladesh are…
US calls for Yemen ceasefire

US calls for Yemen ceasefire

The United States called Tuesday for a ceasefire and peace talks in Yemen, as the Saudi-led military coalition sent more than 10,000 new troops toward a vital rebel-held port city ahead of a new assault. Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said the US had been watching the conflict “for long enough,”…
‘Konjush’ awarded in Canada

‘Konjush’ awarded in Canada

Prominent theatre troupes of the country, Loko Natyadal (Siddheshwari), has won two awards for their highly praiseworthy production ‘Konjush’ (The Miser) in the ‘14th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival’. The festival was held from October 18 to October 21 in Canada.…
Russel book quarterfinal berth

Russel book quarterfinal berth

Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra moved into the quarterfinal just after playing their first match in the Walton Federation Cup football tournament when they blanked Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra by 2-0. Held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, in the day’s first match, after a goalless opening half…
Short duration rice harvest continues creating huge jobs

Short duration rice harvest continues creating huge jobs

The farmers are continuing harvest of short duration Aman rice in full swing creating huge jobs for farm-labourers during ‘lean period’ of ‘Aswin’ and ‘Kartik’ months in Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said early…
Country to get 5 more medical universities

Country to get 5 more medical universities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday promised to set up five more medical universities in five divisional headquarters if her party is reelected in the next national election. "...if we can form the government again, then Inshallah we'll set up five more medical universities in five divisional…
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