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Awami League upbeat over 11th JS polls

Awami League upbeat over 11th JS polls
Leaders and activists of the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance across the country are in a celebratory mood as they get prepared for the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections slated for Dec 23 with Thursday’s announcement of the poll schedule. Newly-formed alliance Oikyafront that includes AL’s arch rival BNP, on the other hand, is busy with movement to push for their 7-point charter of demands, including dissolution of parliament, holding the election under a neutral government and the release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia. Most of BNP senior leaders, meanwhile, have decided in favour of participating in the upcoming national polls. The decision came in a meeting of the party’s standing committee on Thursday night, said…

Poll schedule announced swiftly at govt behest: BNP

Poll schedule announced swiftly at govt behest: BNP

BNP yesterday alleged that the Election Commission (EC) 'unilaterally' announced the schedule for the 11th parliamentary elections ignoring the opinions of political parties at the behest of the government. "The sudden announcement of the election schedule before resolving the political…
Devise plan to achieve goals in sports: President

Devise plan to achieve goals in sports: President

President Abdul Hamid on Friday urged all concerned to formulate a long-term plan to attain the desired goals in the country's sports arena in near future. "The golden jubilee of the country's independence will be celebrated in 2021. We have to formulate a long-term plan to develop the…
The EC now must perform its duties

The EC now must perform its duties

After a long period of uncertainty regarding whether the 11th national elections would be held in time, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda Thursday declared the poll schedule. If no change comes to it, the elections will be conducted on 23 December. In any case, no one wants a repetition…
World Quality Day: Problems 
and prospects

World Quality Day: Problems and prospects

Recently a World Bank study finds that impacts of unsafe food cost lower and mid-income economies about US dollar 110 billion every year. These big costs are due to loss of productivity and medical expenses. We are inclined of tasty, safe and nutritious food. Only food safety management system can ensure…
Govt plans reforms in NBR

Govt plans reforms in NBR

The government has taken an initiative to bring infrastructural reforms in the Internal Resources Division (IRD) and create new units at the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to boost revenue collection. According to the IRD of the Finance Ministry, through the reforms in its special functional unit and…
US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions

US, China meet to explore path forward from tensions

The United States and China resume top-level talks yesterday after months of spiraling tension, looking to see if they can find a way forward on disputes from trade to military friction. Friday’s delayed meeting in Washington comes weeks before US leader Donald Trump is expected to meet his Chinese…
Breaking bad for better society

Breaking bad for better society

The second day of Dhaka Literature Festival 2018 filled the premises of Bangla Academy on Friday with the same amount of enthusiasm from visitors thronging the venue and attending speakers and authors as the first.  Celebrated Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, originally from Nepal, graced the…
Ariful aims bigger target in Dhaka Test

Ariful aims bigger target in Dhaka Test

Bangladesh Test debutant Ariful Haque, who was the silver lining of the Bangladesh in Sylhet Test-that lost to Zimbabwe by comprehensive 151 run, described the next Dhaka Test will be ‘do or die’ for them in Mirpur. Ariful said that they want to win the Test anyhow if they could play team…
Illegal structures being erected on Kuakata sea beach

Illegal structures being erected on Kuakata sea beach

Illegal structures are coming up on the Kuakata sea beach under patronage of local influentials.   In violation of a High Court (HC) order, the structures are being erected in the name of the Sardar Market and Sun Rise Market. They are hindering the free movement tourists on the sea beach. Their…
Rohingyas ‘terrified’ about repatriation, say aid groups

Rohingyas ‘terrified’ about repatriation, say aid groups

A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving Bangladesh where they sought refuge, dozens of aid agencies working in the region said yesterday. More than 720,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine…
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