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Turmoil in BNP-led alliances

Turmoil in BNP-led alliances
A deep political turmoil is prevailing in both the Jatiya Oikyafront and the 20-Party Alliance, where the BNP is the major ally. Partners of the two alliances have started leaving their respective alliance one after another, threatening opposition unity. In the latest development, the Bangabir Kader Siddique-led Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL) yesterday (Thursday) warned that it would leave the Jatiya Oikyafront if differences within the five-party electoral front were not sorted out within a month. The BKSJL warning came only two days after barrister Andalib Rahman Partha’s Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) left the 20-Party Alliance, alleging that alliance partners were being ignored while major decisions were being taken…

Two ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfight’

Two ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfight’

Two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Laboni Beach Point in the district town on early yesterday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately. A RAB-15 team raided the area around 4am after being tipped-off that drug peddlers…
Community radio an enormous tool to help coastal people face cyclones: Study

Community radio an enormous tool to help coastal people face cyclones: Study

Though there is a sharp fall in radio listenership among people in rural Bangladesh, community radio still can be an enormous tool to help vulnerable coastal people face cyclones, says a new study. The airing of authentic news in local languages through community radios would be a great saviour for…
Prevent adulteration 
of milk, cattle feed

Prevent adulteration of milk, cattle feed

We welcome the move by the high court which ordered the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority, BFSA, to submit a detailed report on those responsible for adulterated milk, cattle fodder and other dairy products. The move comes at a time when Bangladesh is trying to project herself to the world as a country…
Co-operation can boost tourism between Bangladesh and the seven sisters of India

Co-operation can boost tourism between Bangladesh and the seven sisters of India

Sikkim and the seven-sisters of north-east India, along with south-eastern Bangladesh, truly form the confluence where South Asia meets the South-East and, thus, bears all the hall marks of ethno-cultural conglomerate. In a larger frame, Bhutan and Nepal, two famous daughters of the great Himalayas,…
2018 FDI witnesses 68pc rise: BIDA

2018 FDI witnesses 68pc rise: BIDA

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Bangladesh has risen sharply by 68 per cent in 2018 compared to the total FDI of $2.1 billion in 2017, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) said yesterday.  From January to December 2018, the total FID flowing into Bangladesh was $3.6 billion, and…
EU rejects Iran nuclear deal ‘ultimatum’

EU rejects Iran nuclear deal ‘ultimatum’

European powers yesterday rejected “ultimatums” from Tehran but vowed to fight to save the Iran nuclear deal, as tensions with the US soar. Iran said it would defy some restrictions agreed under the 2015 accord and threatened to go further if Europe, China and Russia fail to deliver sanctions…
Nine Bangladeshi artists to join ‘Venice Biennale 2019’

Nine Bangladeshi artists to join ‘Venice Biennale 2019’

Bangladesh will have a pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition ‘La Biennale di Venezia’ to be held in Venice, Italy where nine Bangladeshi artists will exhibit their artworks under the title ‘Thirst’. The Bangladeshi artists are Bishwajit Goswami, Dilara Begum Jolly,…
Bashundhara keep flying high

Bashundhara keep flying high

Matin Meah struck twice as Bashundhara Kings kept their winning spree in the Bangladesh Premier League defeating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club by 3-1 in the Bangladesh Premier League football match yesterday at the Sheikh Kamal Stadium in Nilphamari. At the Shaheed Bulu Stadium, Noakhali, in the other…
Female farm labourers  seek wage parity

Female farm labourers seek wage parity

Despite of identical work to male in farming fields, the female agricultural workers especially coming from the ethnic groups are still facing wage disparity in the region particularly in the vast Barind tract for long. Traditionally, most of the ethnic female members work in agricultural works like…
Full-fledged body eludes AL city units

Full-fledged body eludes AL city units

The Awami League’s (AL'S) Dhaka city units are yet to announce full-fledged committees despite the expiration of the three-year tenure of the committees formed last time. They are yet to declare the names of other members since announcing the names of the presidents and secretaries of the…
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