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Join parliament, PM urges BNP

Join parliament, PM urges BNP
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the MPs-elect of BNP to join Parliament for the sake of democracy and to utilise the scope for their return to constructive politics. "BNP should join Parliament for the sake of democracy accepting its defeat in the election," she said. The Prime Minister said this in her introductory speech at a joint meeting of Awami League Advisory Council and Central Working Committee at the party's Bangabandhu Avenue central office. The meeting was held with Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. She also asked the BNP high-ups to take the right decision to practise democracy considering the status of the party, including lack of proper leadership, anti-independence…

Polls can’t be questioned, 
says Quader

Polls can’t be questioned, says Quader

Awami League general secretary, Obaidul Quader, said yesterday (Saturday) that questions cannot be raised about the December 30 general election, as the polls were free, fair and peaceful.  “For the first time, many democratic countries greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before she formed…
‘Farmers waste 800 litres of water to produce 1kg of paddy in country’

‘Farmers waste 800 litres of water to produce 1kg of paddy in country’

Farmers across the country are misusing some 800 litres of water in producing each kilogram of paddy. Even though it is possible to produce 1 kg of paddy using 2,500 litres of water, currently they are using 3,300 litres for the same only for lack of awareness of certain techniques that can reduce the…
Caring for senior citizens

Caring for senior citizens

There is no escaping old age. And falling birth rates and rising life expectancy rates have increased the dependency ratios of the elderly. Bangladeshis have a reputation of respecting their elders and taking care of senior citizens. However observing the sad plight of many senior citizens of the country…
The first sixer

The first sixer

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad let the cat out of the bag when, while referring to the quota bill, he said that “this is the first sixer. There will be more sixers” while adding: “Who will lose (general election), the public will decide. We will have huge majority under the…
Flag-carriers in high seas boon for economy

Flag-carriers in high seas boon for economy

The Bangladesh flag carrier ocean-going cargo vessels have a huge potential of earning over $9 billion every year and there are chances of generating employment. In 2018, the country’s premier port handled 29,03,996 TUES (twenty-foot equivalent units) of import, export and empty containers, while…
UK mulls limiting jail term

UK mulls limiting jail term

The British government is considering scrapping jail sentences of six months or less for most crimes in a bid to reduce reoffending and ease pressure on the system, the prisons minister said yesterday. The move could see tens of thousands of people convicted of non-violent or non-sexual crimes, such…
Farooki and Lodi get Fazlul Haque Memorial Award 2018

Farooki and Lodi get Fazlul Haque Memorial Award 2018

Noted cine journalist Shafiuzzaman Khan Lodi and celebrated filmmaker Mostafa Sarwar Farooki were honoured with the ‘Fazlul Haque Memorial Award 2018’. The award giving ceremony was held at Westin Hotel in the capital yesterday. Fazlul Haque Smrity Committee conferred the awards on the duo…
Frylinck does it for Vikings

Frylinck does it for Vikings

A match that went right down the wire,  Robbie Frylinck did every possible thing with bat and bowl to guide Chittagong Vikings to win by super over against Khulna Titans yesterday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. In doing so, he made his presence obvious intriguing way for his stellar…
Illegal brick kilns destroying farmlands

Illegal brick kilns destroying farmlands

The once verdant banks of Madhumati River, separating Faridpur's Boalmari Upazila from Magura's Mohammadpur, are now blighted by illegal brick factories thriving on a growing demand for the construction material. The brick kilns, mostly sprung up on agricultural land, are burning trees, use…
Dhaka living costs up 6pc in 2018

Dhaka living costs up 6pc in 2018

The cost of living in Dhaka has risen by six per cent in 2018, a study by the Consumer Association of Bangladesh (CAB) reported. The report noted that in 2017, the amount was 8.44 per cent. This means that there was a 2.44 percentage-point decrease in the rate at which the cost of living is rising.…
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