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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All eyes on Oikyafront second round of talks with PM today

All eyes on Oikyafront second 
round of talks with PM today
Politicians, analysts and the masses alike are pinning their hopes on the country’s leaders to find a solution to the current political impasse over the holding of the 11th parliamentary elections in today’s crucial dialogue between the ruling Awami League-led 14 party alliance and the newly formed Jatiya Oikyafront. After the first round of talks, the Oikyafront is going to hold the second round of dialogue with the 14-party, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, at her residence Ganabhaban today. Discussions opened up on many fronts following the first dialogue between the two alliances held on November 1, apparently pointing to a thawing of relations in the political arena. After the Nov 1 dialogue, the Oikyafront leaders revisited…

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Meet demands or face movement
Meet demands or face movement
Jatiya Oikyafront leaders yesterday warned that they would take to the street if the government does…

Experts call for 100pc renewable energy

Experts call for 100pc renewable energy

Bangladesh would need to have 100 per cent renewable energy to reach the level of a developed country, experts said during a programme yesterday. The programme was organised by the Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) at the AS Mahmud Seminar room at Farmgate. Experts said if proper planning is made,…
A beacon of hope for the visually impaired at DU

A beacon of hope for the visually impaired at DU

The Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired Students of Dhaka University is a study centre for the blind students of the university. Located on the ground floor of the administrative building of the university's Central Library, it was established in 2007 through a joint initiative by the DU authority…
Acute gas shortage 
in major cities

Acute gas shortage in major cities

Against a demand of 470 million cub feet of gas, Chattgoram is getting around 200 million while in Dhaka, the deficit is staggering at around 500 million cubic feet. The consequences have been devastating as residents in two major cities in Bangladesh are faced with gas shortage resulting in incalculable…
Why agricultural sector is so significant for people with disabilities

Why agricultural sector is so significant for people with disabilities

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) encounter many problems in our society and are often subjected to stigma and unnecessary discrimination. They remain largely marginalized, disproportionately poor and  frequently unemployed. Steps should be taken for development, which should be equitable, inclusive…
PM urges industry owners to check pollution

PM urges industry owners to check pollution

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all concerned to keep environmental issues in mind while setting up industries. "You must look into the matter while setting up industries so that there can be no pollution," she said. The prime minister said this while inaugurating Savar Leather…
Americans vote in midterm election

Americans vote in midterm election

Americans started voting yesterday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump’s presidency, with control of Congress at stake. As polling stations opened at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) on the East Coast, Republicans were keenly aware that losing their majority will…
‘Amina Sundari’ coming to stage today and Friday

‘Amina Sundari’ coming to stage today and Friday

Theatre Art Unit will bring their much-acclaimed production ‘Amina Sundari’ on the stage this evening at Sri Sri Bordesshwari Kali Mandir at Rajarbag and also on Friday at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The late SM Solaiman…
‘No point of playing Test cricket like this’

‘No point of playing Test cricket like this’

Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah Riyad came down heavily on the batsmen, making a harsh statement-- ‘there’s no point of playing Test cricket like this’ following his side’s humiliating 151-run defeat to Zimbabwe in the first Test. The hosts were dismissed for 169, after…
‘Commercial sheep farming can meet protein demand’

‘Commercial sheep farming can meet protein demand’

Experts and academics here observed that a large-scale promotion of commercial sheep farming can be the vital means of meeting the existing protein demands. They also opined that commercial sheep farming is very important for producing valuable wool to help develop wool-based textile in the country.…
Gas crisis likely for 10 more days over LNG terminal glitch

Gas crisis likely for 10 more days over LNG terminal glitch

The country is likely to face a 10-day gas crisis because of a technical fault in the underwater hydraulic valve of Bangladesh’s first LNG terminal at Maheskhali. The absence of experts to rectify the fault has compounded the problem, with gas supply across the country being disrupted for the…
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