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Hectic lobbying for AL tickets in upazila polls

Hectic lobbying for AL tickets in upazila polls
The Awami League’s grassroots-level leaders are lobbying hard with party high-ups and lawmakers of their areas for getting nomination for the upcoming Upazila Parishad elections to be held in five phases with the first phase taking place on March 10. AL leaders, who have not got the blessings of the party’s top district leaders or lawmakers, are making a beeline for the party president Sheikh Hasina’s political office in the city and lodging complaints before the office secretary, Abdus Sobhan Golap. In their protest notes, they have stated that though they are popular and are competent candidates for the UZ polls, district leaders have dropped their names deliberately. They even alleged that the AL's lawmakers and district…

UNHCR, WB to work together on Rohingya: Jolie tells Hasina

UNHCR, WB to work together on Rohingya: Jolie tells Hasina

Noting that it is one of the toughest tasks to feed and manage so many Rohingyas here, visiting UNHCR special envoy and famous Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie yesterday said the UN Refugee Agency and the World Bank will work together to reduce the burden on Bangladesh. She made the remarks when she…
Govt working to light 
up every house: PM

Govt working to light up every house: PM

Mentioning that electricity is the most essential element for the country's overall development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government will light up every house by boosting the power generation. "It's our goal to light up every house through increased generation of…
For safe water

For safe water

The authorities have decided to go tough against the dealers of disease and death. A report in this newspaper states that as many as 4,000 jars containing water unapproved by BSTI were destroyed by official of the organisation. The importance of pure drinking water, the essence of life cannot be overemphasised.…
Mamata versus CBI: Implications beyond the moment

Mamata versus CBI: Implications beyond the moment

The contest is apparently even poised as on today, Tuesday the 5th of February. The BJP has projected the Supreme Court order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to make himself available before the CBI as a blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal and a moral victory…
Special audit to be done in each bank

Special audit to be done in each bank

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said the government is going to arrange special audit in each bank for ensuring transparency and integrity in the financial sector. “We will arrange special audit for each and every bank. We will start the work with three audit farms. We’ll look…
Venezuela military blocks humanitarian aid

Venezuela military blocks humanitarian aid

Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment, as opposition leader Juan Guaido stepped up his challenge to President Nicolas Maduro's authority. Earlier Tuesday the opposition-dominated National Assembly had warned the…
‘Banglabid’

‘Banglabid’

‘Ispahani Mirzapore Banglabid’—a Bengali linguistic competition, one of the most popular reality shows on TV since 2017, is back with its Season 3. Ispahani Mirzapore took this initiative to motivate the young generation to practice and use correct Bengali language. After proving the…
Coach Rhodes expects some
win in ODI series with NZ

Coach Rhodes expects some win in ODI series with NZ

Even if the condition and the wickets in New Zealand are tough and challenging for the overseas teams, Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes said Wednesday that they are expecting to triumph some games overcoming all the odds. It is good to say that Rhodes began his Bangladesh stint when the Tigers went…
‘Rural women contributing to national dev’

‘Rural women contributing to national dev’

Hundreds of rural women are effectively contributing to the national development by cutting poverty after achieving self-reliance through various income generation activities in greater Rangpur region. Chairman of Rangpur-based research organisation Northbengal Institute of Development Studies Dr Syed…
Democracy declines in world

Democracy declines in world

Democracy around the world is facing a decline as electoral processes have taken a hit and more countries are moving toward authoritarian regimes, says an annual report by the Freedom House. Founded in 1941, Freedom House is an American organisation acting as an independent watchdog dedicated to the…
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