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Victory month begins amid election fever

Victory month begins amid election fever
The victory month of December began today with the country gripped by election fever as less than a month remains for voting in the 11th parliamentary polls. Both Awami League and its arch rival BNP are trying to woo voters in their desperate bid to win the people’s mandate. The two major parties with their allies are also passing through a busy time to field single candidate in each constituency as seat-sharing appears to be a thorny issue for the December 30 polls. Also, the parties are focusing on the finalisation of their respective election manifesto alongside going for a massive poll campaign across the country. People are feeling the election fever as nominees and candidates of the two main camps are campaigning in full swing,…

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Security plans for polls finalised
Security plans for polls finalised
Security measures for the upcoming national election scheduled for December 30 have been finalised with…

World simply ‘not on track’ to slow climate change: WMO

World simply ‘not on track’ to slow climate change: WMO

The world is heading in the wrong direction to slow climate change after another year of near-record temperatures, said the head of UN's weather agency. "We are not on track to meet climate change targets and rein in temperature increases," UN News quoted Prof Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General…
Ensure equal rights for minorities

Ensure equal rights for minorities

Minorities Rights Forum yesterday urged the government to ensure standard living, rights, safety for the minorities of the country as well as equal rights in social, economic and political sectors. Their call came from a roundtable discussion on 'National Parliament Election and Minority Rights'…
On World AIDS Day

On World AIDS Day

Today marks the 30th celebration of World AIDS Day where people around the globe remember those who have died from the disease, celebrate the life of those living with HIV and reignite the fight to finally end this epidemic once and for all. The United Nations reports that as of 2016, 36.7 million people…
Climate change disclosure in G20

Climate change disclosure in G20

Global negotiations seeking to implement the Paris agreement have been captured by corporate interests and are being undermined by powerful forces that benefit from exacerbating climate change, according to a report released ahead of the second meeting of parties to the Paris agreement. The report,…
Prices of vegetables soar

Prices of vegetables soar

Prices of essential commodities in kitchen markets in the capital soared this week. While visiting the kitchen markets in Dhaka yesterday, this correspondent found that even though winter vegetables are available, they are pricey. Consumers griped they are having to pay more for the vegetables. Prices…
Israel in first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

Israel in first Syria strikes since air defence upgrade

Israeli bombs have hit several positions south of Damascus, its first such strikes since Syrian air defences were upgraded following the accidental downing of a Russian plane in September. Damascus claimed its air defence systems shot down all “hostile targets” late Thursday. Israel did…
Munier Chowdhury and Zakaria Memorial Award conferred

Munier Chowdhury and Zakaria Memorial Award conferred

Munier Chowdhury Award and Mohammad Zakaria Memorial Award were conferred at a commemorative event on Thursday at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday. The programme was organised by Theatre,  a prominent theatre troupe of the country, marking the 83rd birth anniversary…
Rise of spin-quartet ushers in new dawn

Rise of spin-quartet ushers in new dawn

While Bangladesh fielded a side without any frontline pacer for the first time in Test cricket’s 141-year history, it brought two questions to the fore—whether they are ushering a new dawn or whether they are properly backing their pacers when they are to play a good number of Test matches…
One to die, 5 get life for killings in 4 dists

One to die, 5 get life for killings in 4 dists

Separate courts in Satkhira, Kushtia, Faridpur and Manikganj districts on Thursday sentenced a man to death and five people to life imprisonment in separate murder cases. In Satkhira, a court sentenced Jalal Sana, 52, son of Abdul Sana of Ragunathpur village in Kaliganj upazila, to death for killing…
Rohingyas victims of genocide

Rohingyas victims of genocide

A human rights group employed by the United States State Department to interview Rohingya refugees, who fled their homes in Myanmar to Bangladesh in the face of crackdown by Myanmar security forces and local mobs, has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed against…
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