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Battle against graft

Battle against graft
The new Awami League (AL)-led government’s main objective is to fight corruption in the next five years to turn Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s vision of ‘Sonar Bangla’ into reality. Party insiders say the Sheikh Hasina administration is committed to curbing corruption by any means. They also say the government will work towards ensuring a better life for common people by implementing the AL's election promises one after another. In its 21-point charter of pledges, the AL vowed to show zero tolerance for corruption, make a stronger electoral system through reforms, alleviate poverty, create jobs, ensure a service-oriented and accountable administration, and put more focus on infrastructure development. One of…

Rice prices to come down in a week: Minister

Rice prices to come down in a week: Minister

Blaming the recent hike in the prices of rice on the 'shortage' of transports for 2-3 days for the December-30 national election, new Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the prices will come down within a week. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after paying tributes to…
Sylhet jail inmates transferred to new location

Sylhet jail inmates transferred to new location

After a long wait, the shifting of the Sylhet jail to a new location at Badaghat in the city’s downtown area finally began around 6.30 am yesterday. A total of 2,300 detainees from the old prison are being transferred to the new jail. The transfer would be done smoothly, Sylhet jail superintendent…
Jute must regain 
its lost glory

Jute must regain its lost glory

It is unfortunate and very frustrating that despite the worldwide increase in demand for biodegradable products the jute industry in Bangladesh has until now failed to recover its lost glory. As a matter of fact export earnings from raw jute and jute is decreasing according to an exclusive report published…
People’s expectation from the new government in 2019

People’s expectation from the new government in 2019

The New Year 2019 has already started. Meanwhile Bangladesh has experienced a happy beginning, as Sheikh Hasina has won a landslide victory in the election taken place on 30th December 2018. Sheikh Hasina has done everything relentlessly for her beloved countrymen. She has had a good tenure. In the…
Rice, local chicken prices high in kitchen markets

Rice, local chicken prices high in kitchen markets

Prices of different varieties of rice have marked a upward trend in kitchen markets due to disrupted supply during the December 30 general election.The price of local chicken is also on the rise. Visiting several city retail kitchen markets, including Karwan Bazar, this correspondent yesterday found…
World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace: Study

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace: Study

The world’s oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said. The findings in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that suggested…
Two-day National Poetry Festival to begin Feb 1

Two-day National Poetry Festival to begin Feb 1

A two-day National poetry festival titled ‘Kobita Utsab’ organised by the Jatiyo Kobita Parishad will be held on February 1 and 2 on the premise of Dhaka University campus in the capital. The registration for the 33rd version of the annual festival is going on in the TSC from January 1 and…
Unheralded Aliss in the wonderland

Unheralded Aliss in the wonderland

Unheralded Al Islam Aliss surprised the sold-out stadium with his sheer bowling performance that helped Dhaka Dynamites outfox the holders Rangpur Riders in the high-pressure match of the first Dhaka phase in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in…
Pledge to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ free from exploitation

Pledge to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ free from exploitation

Leaders of Awami League (AL) and its associate bodies pledged to build the prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’ free from exploitation and poverty as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. They were addressing separate discussions organised by district and city units of AL…
Anti-terror fight to gain traction

Anti-terror fight to gain traction

The anti-terrorism drive has again gained traction countrywide with the 11th parliamentary elections ending on 30 December, 2018. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a post-election programme, recently directed the law enforcement agencies to continue their anti-terrorism drive with a zero tolerance policy.…
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