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Policy barring private coaching legal: HC

Policy barring private coaching legal: HC
In a landmark verdict, the High Court (HC) yesterday declared valid a government policy that bars teachers of both government and private educational institutions from getting involved in coaching business. Lawyers opined that no teacher can be directly involved in any coaching centre operating commercially following the HC verdict. After disposing of five separate writ petitions, an HC bench, comprising Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil, came up with the verdict and made some observations over coaching business and drives of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against individual teachers. In an observation, the HC said each and every institution is suffering from massive corruption by their staff. The ACC should draw up…

ACC drive to rid passport offices of graft

ACC drive to rid passport offices of graft

The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC), acting on a tip-off, yesterday conducted operations at the passport offices in seven districts. It has been alleged that brokers are running syndicates at those offices. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, public relations officer of the ACC, told The Independent: “The…
‘Govt ensures similar opportunities for all’

‘Govt ensures similar opportunities for all’

Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the government is working for ensuring similar opportunities for all aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The main condition for achieving SDGs is to ensure similar opportunities for all. The government is working for inclusive…
Gold policy needed to 
curb its smuggling

Gold policy needed to curb its smuggling

The arrest of a man near the Patuakhali border with 17 gold bars worth Tk. 90 lakh is a reminder that gold smuggling is a major problem faced by border guards and customs officials. Hardly a month passes when there isn’t a gold haul incident in the country. In most cases, the carriers, often gullible…
Catching a glimpse of America: A visitor’s journal

Catching a glimpse of America: A visitor’s journal

For the period between June-2017 and June-2018, I lived as a student of the National ‘Defense’ University in Washington DC. It was indeed a wonderful learning journey for me. But I learned more in informal ways, making the most of every opportunity available to explore how USA became what…
Medium-sized flats in great demand

Medium-sized flats in great demand

Most realtors at the ongoing REHAB Fair-2019 are offering medium-sized flats of 1,200–1,600 square feet within the price range of Tk. 80 lakh to Tk. 1.5 crore, depending on the location, to keep apartments within the reach of the middle class. The fair, organised by the Real Estate and Housing…
Deadly drug-resistant TB a ‘blinking red’ global threat

Deadly drug-resistant TB a ‘blinking red’ global threat

Deadly, drug-resistant tuberculosis -- as lethal as Ebola and tough to treat in even the best hospitals -- is a "blinking red" worldwide threat, the head of a global health fund warned in an interview with AFP. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is on a mission to eradicate…
Natya Teertha stages ‘Kongkal’
at Mahila Samiti today

Natya Teertha stages ‘Kongkal’ at Mahila Samiti today

Theatre troupe Natya Teertha will stage its 11th production ‘Kongkal’, the play adapted from a famous story by Rabindranath Tagore, today at 7pm at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area. The play is adapted by Robiul Alam and directed…
Kayes keeps Victorians ahead

Kayes keeps Victorians ahead

Comilla Victorians captain Imrul Kayes said Thursday that he keeps Victorians ahead of Dhaka Dynamites in the final showdown of the current Twenty20 blockbuster tournament of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Showing his arguments, Kayes said that they descended into the final by playing their better…
‘Concerted effort needed to combat climate change threats’

‘Concerted effort needed to combat climate change threats’

Concerted efforts of all government and non-government entities concerned has become an urgent need to face the adverse impact of climate change in the region including its vast Barind tract. Climate change is becoming a threat to the urban environment and development and livelihood as well the uncertainty.…
DNCC to be corruption-free

DNCC to be corruption-free

Business icon Atiqul Islam, the Awami League (AL)-nominated candidate for the February 28 Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayoral by-election, will work to make Dhaka livable for all, if elected. “If elected, I will make Dhaka livable for people from all walks of life,” he said in an…
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