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  • Lack of policy behind paddy price fall: Dr Kamal
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Trial not disposed of in 180-day timeframe

Trial not disposed of 
in 180-day timeframe
Jahirul Alam Ripon, principal of the Rajshahi Metropolitan Technical and BM Institute, allegedly raped a student of the institution. The victim’s father filed a case against Ripon on March 8, 2018. The police submitted a charge-sheet against him 10 months after the case was filed. The Rajshahi Women and Children Repression Tribunal started trial proceedings on April 17. On May 4, 2014, a rape case was filed against Mahfuzur Rashid Ferdaus, a teacher of the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, for trying to commit rape various times with five students of the university. The police arrested Mahfuzur after filing of the case and he made a confessional statement. The police submitted a charge-sheet against the teacher in August…

20-party vows to take to the streets

20-party vows to take to the streets

The BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday vowed to take to the streets, setting a new political course of action to press home the demands over the ongoing issues including the release of BNP’s ailing Chairperson Khaleda Zia. BNP Standing Committee Member Nazrul Islam Khan stated this following…
No space for autocracy: Dr Kamal

No space for autocracy: Dr Kamal

Jatiya Oikyafront convener Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said those who think of giving autocracy a permanent shape in Bangladesh are living in fool's paradise as people will surely wake up like that of the 60s to resist it. “Autocracy repeatedly tried to take a permanent shape in the country…
Tough stance needed against sellers of sub-standard food

Tough stance needed against sellers of sub-standard food

The high court has ordered the withdrawal of 52 food items from the market, ranging from mustard oil, to vermicelli to water and salt. Such a directive form the court is not a surprise since it is common knowledge that many of the items available in the market are of low quality. However, what comes…
Inner health for outer beauty

Inner health for outer beauty

There is increasing awareness of the relationship between our inner health and outer beauty. Our dietary choices have a dramatic impact on our skin’s health and ageing processes. As it turns out, we really are what we eat. Diet has profound effects on appearance and not just at the waistline.…
Poverty rate comes down to 21.8pc in 2018: BBS

Poverty rate comes down to 21.8pc in 2018: BBS

The country’s poverty rate came down to 21.8 per cent in 2018, according to the latest data of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Meanwhile the poverty rate, as per the lower poverty line or people living in extreme poverty, came down at 11.3 per cent in last year. The findings were revealed…
Action urged on fate of Syria’s missing people

Action urged on fate of Syria’s missing people

Rights groups yesterday urged the international community to pressure all sides in Syria’s war to reveal the fate of “tens of thousands” of people gone missing over years of conflict. “Tens of thousands have been forcibly disappeared by the Syrian government; and many have gone…
Shamol shares screen with two young artistes in Eid project

Shamol shares screen with two young artistes in Eid project

For the first time ever, talented small-screen director Shanta Rahman has assembled two young artistes, Snigdha Momin and Tanveer, with popular actor Shamol Mawla together under her direction. The artiste trio will be seen appearing together in a tele-drama titled ‘Lal Ranger Kham’, which…
BCB U-16 win one-day 
series against Pakistan

BCB U-16 win one-day series against Pakistan

Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi’s all-round performance was complemented by Mofizul Islam Robin (69) and Aich Mollah (52) powered Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) U-16 cricket team to triumph the second match by 17 runs against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) U-16 Cricket Team at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium…
Potholed roads in Domar make life miserable

Potholed roads in Domar make life miserable

Roads in the Domar Municipality area have nOt been repaired for a long time. They have become unfit for the movement of vehicles  and  even pedestrians. A number of people living under this municipality area told this correspondent that the roads are full of potholes making life miserable…
Icddr,b introduces AI-based diabetic retinopathy detection

Icddr,b introduces AI-based diabetic retinopathy detection

Icddr,b in collaboration with Eyes For All PLC, United Arab Emirates and DIAGNOS Inc, Canada yesterday launched an artificial intelligence (AI) based technology for the detection of diabetic retinopathy in Bangladesh. Deployment of the industry leading FLAIRE technology based Computer Assisted Retina…
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