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Leaders differ on talks outcome

Leaders differ on talks outcome
With Jatiya Oikyafront leaders issuing differing statements over key issues, their much-hyped dialogue with the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance ended yesterday without any definitive result but with hints at scopes for more small-group talks. Emerging from the dialogue that lasted for about four hours, Oikyafront leader Dr Kamal Hossain told journalists that they had a good discussion. “The discussion was good. It will bear fruit,” Kamal Hossain said. Later at a press briefing, he however said their side did not find any specific solution except some good words about rallies and meetings. "The prime minister delivered a long speech, but we didn't find any specific solution there. However, she uttered some good words…

PM relies on youths for country’s prosperity

PM relies on youths for country’s prosperity

Describing the youth as the driving force to take the country forward, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has taken numerous programmes to build them as worthy citizens. "We think, the youth is the source of power to develop a country...their merit and creativity can greatly…
SC upholds order on closure of 2 hospitals

SC upholds order on closure of 2 hospitals

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday upheld the High Court order that directed the authorities concerned to shut down Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah Manashik and Madakashakta Hospital and Shefa Hospital and Diagnostic Centre as they have no valid license. After rejecting their appeal petitions,…
Medical universities

Medical universities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while inaugurating the 250-bed Sheikh Russel Gastroliver Institute and Hospital at Mohakhali in the city on Wednesday promised to set up five more medical universities in five divisional headquarters if her party is reelected in the next national election. Currently, Bangabandhu…
Will the new entry in mobile banking bring money laundering risk?

Will the new entry in mobile banking bring money laundering risk?

Mobile banking in Bangladesh is now a hot topic of discussion in the financial hubs as a new entity has landed in the highly regulated banking landscape with a different approach that challenges financial regulations. The leading dailies recently brought this issue in their reports expressing the concern…
Competition policy guideline for telcos yet to be finalised

Competition policy guideline for telcos yet to be finalised

Though two and half years have elapsed, the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry is yet to finalise competition policy guideline. In 2009, the BTRC appointed a specialist from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to prepare a report on significant market power (SMP) with an aim to create…
Kabul control slips, Afghan force losses at record: US watchdog`

Kabul control slips, Afghan force losses at record: US watchdog`

Kabul’s control of Afghanistan slipped in recent months as local security forces suffered record-level casualties while making minimal or no progress against the Taliban, a US government watchdog said yesterday. The latest glimpse into Afghanistan’s security crisis highlights persistent…
Prangonemor to stage five Tagore plays at Mahila Samiti

Prangonemor to stage five Tagore plays at Mahila Samiti

Prangonemor, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, is organising a five-day theatre festival titled ‘Rabindranth-e Panchdin Prangonemor’ from today. As a part of the festival, the troupe will stage five Tagore plays at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila…
Coach Rhodes keen to stick to ‘Bangladesh brand’ of cricket

Coach Rhodes keen to stick to ‘Bangladesh brand’ of cricket

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes stressed on the needs to bring out the best of the team, sticking and working on the present culture as he insisted that he is not here to bring a new brand of cricket in the wake of Bangladesh’s humiliating defeat at the hands of West Indies in a Test series…
LGED implements massive dev work

LGED implements massive dev work

The local government engineering department (LGED) has implemented massive development work, worth Tk. 2,000 crore, from 2009 to 2018, Abdus Sattar, executive engineer of the Noakhali LGED, told The Independent. The work included completion of the construction of bridges, culverts, new roads, schools,…
PM seeks people’s support to complete dev projects

PM seeks people’s support to complete dev projects

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought the cooperation of people in completing the development projects taken by her government to create jobs and improve their lifestyle. "Our tenure is now at its fag end as the election is getting closer. The election schedule will be announced anytime…
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