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AL leaves 60 seats for partners

AL leaves 60 seats 
for partners
The Awami League (AL) has completed the process of allocation of parliamentary seats among its alliance partners. The AL has kept 240 seats for itself while the remaining 60 constituencies—of a total of 300—have been allocated among its partners in the Grand Alliance. The ruling AL will contest the upcoming general elections slated for December 30 under the banner of the Grand Alliance as its arch rival, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), has decided to join the fray this time. The BNP had boycotted the last general elections that were held on January 5, 2014, in which 153 lawmakers of the AL were elected unopposed. AL general secretary Obaidul Quader, at a press conference held at the party president’s Dhanmondi political…

‘Correction within Myanmar Buddhists needed to end Rohingya sufferings’

‘Correction within Myanmar Buddhists needed to end Rohingya sufferings’

Though everybody knows Buddhists as peace-loving people, Iranian scholar Dr S Javad Mazloumi has said a new definition of Buddhism, seen in Myanmar, is one of many reasons why Rohingyas are suffering there and that definition needs to be corrected. "Everybody knows them as peaceful and peace-loving…
Popular candidates will get nomination: Ranga

Popular candidates will get nomination: Ranga

Newly appointed Secretary General of Jatiya Party Mashiur Rahman Ranga said only popular Jatiya Party candidates will be given nomination from the grand alliance to contest in the upcoming election slated for December 30. “The 11th parliamentary election will be very competitive as BNP is participating…
The curse of domestic abuse

The curse of domestic abuse

According to a report published in this newspaper on Friday two out of three women in Bangladesh suffers from some form of domestic violence. Obviously this has an extremely damaging effect on their physical and mental well-being. Women suffer violence over conflict with husbands and in-laws, at times…
Parliament should use its power to give the voters another say on Brexit

Parliament should use its power to give the voters another say on Brexit

The three defeats that the House of Commons inflicted on the government this week are an enormous moment in the Brexit drama. They do far more than force the government to publish the attorney general’s legal advice, and ensure that MPs can stop a no-deal departure from the EU next March, important…
Modern inputs boost furniture export

Modern inputs boost furniture export

Export growth of furniture has increased to 15–20 per cent year on year due to the use of modern technology, innovative design and quality, 15 per cent cash rebate on export furniture, cheap labour compared to other sourcing countries. These factors have helped achieve double-digit export growth…
Merkel defends legacy as party picks new leader

Merkel defends legacy as party picks new leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her. Accepting a lengthy standing ovation from delegates, many tearful and holding…
‘Siraj Jokhon Nawab Sirajuddaula’ to be staged at BSA today

‘Siraj Jokhon Nawab Sirajuddaula’ to be staged at BSA today

dl desk, Dhaka Bangladesh Theatre will stage its 50th production titled ‘Siraj Jokhon Nawab Sirajuddaula’ today at 7pm at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. The play will be brought to the stage as part of three-day theatre festival…
Rhodes thinks it’s not easier to
tame West Indies in ODI series

Rhodes thinks it’s not easier to tame West Indies in ODI series

Bangladesh Head Coach Steve Rhodes said that winning ODI games against visiting West Indies will not be so easier for them despite having won the Test series 2-0. Rhodes recalled the memories of the last West Indies tour, in where the way they clawed back and won the ODI series after T20 series following…
No teacher, school for autistic children

No teacher, school for autistic children

For autistic children in Chandpur, life is often worse than death. Zero facilities and acute lack awareness often land such children inside 'cages' in their own homes. If they are lucky, they probably remain locked up inside some room. Such horror stories tumbled out during a discussion with…
Ample supply makes vegetables cheaper

Ample supply makes vegetables cheaper

The prices of essential commodities across the capital have shown a mixed trend for almost a month, though the prices of some have fallen somewhat in the wake of increased supplies. In the middle of November, vegetable prices had spiralled suddenly and eventually came down a couple of weeks ago. However,…
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