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MPs-elect to take oath tomorrow

MPs-elect to take oath tomorrow
Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu has said that the newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) will take oath on January 3.  “Before taking oath, the gazette notification on the elected MPs would be issued tomorrow,” he told reporters at a function of the Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters Forum (BSRF) at the Secretariat yesterday. When asked about formation of the Cabinet, Inu replied: “I can’t say when the Cabinet would be formed. It depends on the Prime Minister.” Asked which party would become the main opposition in the 11th Parliament, Inu said that the Jatiya Party (JP) has obtained the second position by securing 20 seats and deserves the status. “If the Prime Minister invites the JP chief to…

Repolling in 3 B’baria centres Jan 9

Repolling in 3 B’baria centres Jan 9

The Election Commission (EC) has announced January 9 as the fresh date for repolling in the three suspended centres under the Brahmanbaria-2 constituency. EC sources said the polling in the three centres had been suspended due to widespread irregularities at the time of voting on December 30. The suspended…
‘Oikyafront defeated
 for leadership crisis’

‘Oikyafront defeated for leadership crisis’

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim yesterday said Jatiya Oikyafront was defeated in the 11th parliamentary election due to its leadership crisis. “They (Oikyafront) came to the elections in a disorganised way… Their coalition did not have any leader who could lead in the…
More exposure for 
local handicrafts

More exposure for local handicrafts

It is encouraging to find that handicrafts produced in Bangladesh are getting noticed in a wide international market with earnings reaching $ 8. 86 million in 2018-2019, that is a 49.41 per cent growth from last year.  In the past, the main demand was for jute made products, though currently, terracotta…
Persons with disabilities and agriculture

Persons with disabilities and agriculture

Viewed by many people as a curse, disability is a cause of embarrassment to the family. People with disabilities (PWDs) are very poor in Bangladesh where most of them live in the rural areas. They are often discriminated against, socially marginalized and do not have access to basic social services.…
Plastic exports maintain rising trend

Plastic exports maintain rising trend

Export of plastic products has risen significantly in the 2018–19 financial year (July-November) thanks to the availability of raw materials at a cheaper rate, production of quality products, a robust government policy framework, enhanced manufacturing efficiency, and export of products to new…
Xi, Trump vow to boost cooperation

Xi, Trump vow to boost cooperation

The presidents of China and the US have exchanged messages vowing to boost cooperation despite a bruising trade war on the 40th anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic relations, Chinese state media reported. Tensions between Beijing and Washington soared in 2018 over trade disputes, although…
102nd birth anniv celebration of 
writer of ‘Kritadasher Hashi’

102nd birth anniv celebration of writer of ‘Kritadasher Hashi’

To celebrate the 102nd birth anniversary of noted novelist and short story writer Shawkat Osman in a befitting manner today, Kothashilpi Shawkat Osman Smriti Parishad is organising a celebration programme at the Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital. Presided over by noted…
BPL frenzy hits fever pitch

BPL frenzy hits fever pitch

The sixth edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) gained the momentum after the participating teams began their practice at full swing at the Academy Ground of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. At least three teams—Rajshahi Kings, Sylhet Sixers and Comilla Victorians were available…
Dipu Moni elected MP for 3rd consecutive time

Dipu Moni elected MP for 3rd consecutive time

Dr Dipu Moni, a female candidate, has been elected  for the third consecutive time— this is rare in the political history of the district. She has bagged 304,812 votes and outshone all other four AL lawmakers who were also elected in other seats of the district. Her nearest rival, BNP candidate…
Division within BNP leadership

Division within BNP leadership

A day after the results of the 11th parliamentary election were declared, BNP leaders were busy assessing whether contesting the polls was a right decision or not. A section of BNP leaders believe that participation in the December 30 elections was another mistake by the party, which witnessed a drubbing.…
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