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Work to strengthen party grassroots

Work to strengthen party grassroots
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed her party rank and file to strengthen its grassroots by holding district councils ahead of the party national council session likely in October this year.  Hasina, also the president of Bangladesh Awami League, came up with the directive at a joint meeting of Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) and Advisory Council at the party headquarters at on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital. “Our party chief has asked us to strengthen the party grassroots through holding fresh council sessions to its 78 organisational districts ahead of the national council session,” AL Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif told The Independent yesterday. Emerging from the joint meeting,…

Resolution to be 
moved at UN: FM

Resolution to be moved at UN: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said his ministry will take an initiative to move a resolution at the United Nations on the occasion of the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The minister came up with announcement at the first meeting of the…
Bus terminal turns into filth station

Bus terminal turns into filth station

The main bus terminal of Gazipur city has been turned into a dirt station with rubbish of all kinds being dumped there. But the city corporation authorities seem not be bothered about removing the waste. The filth at the busy bus station is causing a great deal of inconvenience to travellers. The terminal…
Decentralising public health facilities

Decentralising public health facilities

In Bangladesh everything is Dhaka-centric that does not bode well for a balanced and equitable development of the people everywhere. Like government services, justice system, education and economic activities, the vital medical treatment opportunities are also based in the capital. The divisional and…
Becoming human resource rather than becoming an employee

Becoming human resource rather than becoming an employee

In the current scenario of Bangladesh, a job is a dream for thousands of graduates. Day by day unemployment is becoming a big problem. According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the unemployment rate in Bangladesh remained unchanged at 4.20 percent in 2017 from 4.20 percent in 2016. Unemployment…
Prices of essentials soar ahead of Ramadan

Prices of essentials soar ahead of Ramadan

With Ramadan barely more than two weeks away, the prices of chicken, vegetables, beef, mutton and fish have increased at the retail markets in the capital. The prices of vegetables have remained high due to lack of adequate supply against a rising demand.   Besides, fish prices especially the prices…
UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN said yesterday it had evacuated 163 refugees from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger, but more than 3,000 others were still trapped in detention centres affected by clashes. The move marked the first evacuation of refugees and migrants out of Libya since fighting escalated in Tripoli two…
Japanese artist Toshihiko Ikdeda’s art show underway at BSA

Japanese artist Toshihiko Ikdeda’s art show underway at BSA

A 10- day print art exhibition featuring works of noted Japanese artist Toshihiko Ikdeda is underway at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The solo exhibition titled ‘Line of Ages’ is jointly hosted by Cosmos Atelier-71 studio and…
Saifuddin spearheads Abahani

Saifuddin spearheads Abahani

Mohammad Saifuddin’s gripping five-for was complemented by Nazmul Hossain Shanto’s unbeaten 77 and Wasim Jaffer’s 64 as Abahani Limited registered their third consecutive win in the DPL Super League with six-wicket victory over Prime Bank Cricket Club at the Sher-e-Bangla National…
Shortage of manpower hits Chandpur Coast Guard station

Shortage of manpower hits Chandpur Coast Guard station

The Chandpur Unit of the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) has been hamstrung by an acute shortage of personnel and river vessels (speedboats) for a long time, station commander Lt. Foysol Bin Rashid told The Independent recently. Such shortages have affected the day-to-day activities of the station, particularly…
BNP wants Khaleda release ‘on bail, not on parole

BNP wants Khaleda release ‘on bail, not on parole

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the arch rival of the ruling Awami League, is seeking the release of the party’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia’s on bail, not on parole. Most of the party rank and file believe that Khaleda Zia is entitled to be released on bail and that she is unable…
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