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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AL not interested in talks after Nov 7

AL not interested in talks after Nov 7
The Awami League (AL) is not interested in holding more small-group talks with political parties, including Jatiya Oikyafront of which BNP is a major component, after November 7. AL general secretary Obaidul Quader made the disclosure saying there will be no time left for any more dialogue as the Election Commission is likely to announce the polls schedule by Nov 7. “It's not possible to continue the dialogue as the election schedule likely to be announced by November 7,” he told journalists after paying tribute to the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark "Jail Killing Day". However, just two days ago, the AL-led 14-party alliance promised to continue dialogue with Jatiya Oikyafront in a bid to make…

Int’l course discusses climate finance

Int’l course discusses climate finance

Representatives from several countries and experts have participated in an international short course aimed at improving their capacity to effectively manage the budgeting and financing of activities that support climate-change-related projects. Government representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,…
Where walking is a trial by fire

Where walking is a trial by fire

The road from the capital’s famous Mouchak market to the Moghbazar intersection is flanked on both sides by countless establishments -- schools, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants, offices, and what not. Yet in a damning example of neglect, pedestrians are forced to negotiate almost the entire…
Violence against women: Cases moving slowly

Violence against women: Cases moving slowly

The matter is indeed worrying: the provision for disposing of cases under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act within 180 days is rarely if ever followed. The capacity of Bangladesh’s judicial system is far from being enough. Cases are piling up without adequate number of courts and…
The forgotten hero

The forgotten hero

Till the Congress was in power, October 31 was all about Indira Gandhi and her martyrdom. It was on this day in 1984 that Sikh guards assassinated her in her official residence. The Congress declared that as her martyrdom day and observed it thus throughout the length and breadth of the country. In…
Promising prospects in agro-processing sector

Promising prospects in agro-processing sector

Exporters’ effort to create innovative exportable products and robust marketing have helped processed foods win the hearts of Bangladeshis in the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the world, say industry insiders. Export earnings from agro-processed food has grown 97.31 per cent to USD 291.82…
Trump pushes economic hope, immigrant fear in final run

Trump pushes economic hope, immigrant fear in final run

With four days to save the Republican Party’s grip on Congress—and his own dominance of US politics—Donald Trump unleashed his two main weapons Friday: boasts about the economy and fear-mongering over immigration. Trump flew to West Virginia and Indiana for campaign rallies, with more…
Pranganemor to stage 
‘Ami O Rabindranath’ today

Pranganemor to stage ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ today

Popular theatre troupe Pranganemor is going to stage its popular Tagore’s play titled ‘Ami O Rabindranath’ today at 7pm at the Mahila Samity Mancha in the capital’s Baily Road. The play will be brought to the stage as a part of the ongoing five-day theatre festival ‘Rabindranth-e…
Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-15 title

Bangladesh clinch SAFF U-15 title

Bangladesh became  unbeaten champions in the SAFF Under-15 Championship, winning an exhilarating tie-breaker against Pakistan by 3-2 after the 90 minutes game was locked on 1-1 draw. Held at the ANFA Complex, Kathmandu in a pulsating final Bangladesh had a better domination in the match and also…
Fishermen happy over catching hilsa

Fishermen happy over catching hilsa

Fishermen, wholesalers, dealers as well as consumers are delighted as a huge catch of hilsa has been netted over the past few days in the two coastal districts of Noakhali and Laxmipur. Fishermen are catching hilsa after a 22-day ban from October 7 to October 28. As a result, all the fishing ghats of…
KSA asks Bangladesh to take back 128 Rohingyas

KSA asks Bangladesh to take back 128 Rohingyas

The Saudi government has asked the authorities concerned, especially the foreign affairs ministry, to take back 128 Myanmar citizens, known as Rohingyas, from their country. All of them entered the Kingdom carrying Umrah visa using Bangladeshi passports. They are now detained in jails in Saudi Arabia,…
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