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Teesta, Feni rivers high on agenda

Teesta, Feni rivers 
high on agenda
Bangladesh and India will hold a water resources secretary-level meeting in Dhaka tomorrow to discuss issues related to the Teesta and 53 other common rivers. This meeting of the Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) is going to be held after nine years. Apart from the Teesta river agreement, which is yet to be inked, other disputes regarding 54 common rivers still remain unresolved and Bangladesh is keen to make progress with India in this regard, said sources. According to water resources ministry sources, both sides will discuss water-related issues, including resolving issues over sharing waters of the much talked about Teesta and Feni Rivers and also Manu, Muhuri, Khowai, Gumti, Dharla, Dudhkumar and other common rivers. Moreover, issues like…

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Govt has no intent to torture people in custody: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government is never led by any intention to expose people to torture in custody as she was interviewed by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in London. “To tell you the truth, our government is never led by any intention to torture people in…

TIB wants CEC to step down

TIB wants CEC to step down

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday demanded immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and commissioners concerned for their alleged involvement in widespread irregularities and corruptions in the name of training at Election Commission. Expressing deep concern,…
Govt firm to establish violence-free society for children, says minister

Govt firm to establish violence-free society for children, says minister

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said Bangladesh has much to do to establish a society for children, free of violence, abuse and exploitation which will allow them to grow as a bona fide citizen of this country.  “…the government under the dynamic…
Take steps to halt fall in 
jute export earnings

Take steps to halt fall in jute export earnings

It is worrying to note that export earnings from jute have fallen significantly because of the devaluation of the US dollar in the global market, the trade war between China and the US, the lack of a strategic marketing strategy and the high cost of production of raw jute. According to a report of this…
Why Tagore matters

Why Tagore matters

Rabindranath Tagore’s death anniversary was observed yesterday. It is often said and believed by many that Rabindranath Tagore was vehemently opposed to the establishment of Dhaka University. Yet the proponents of this theory have not been able to provide an iota of solid evidence, there has been…
Primark suspends buying from several RMG units

Primark suspends buying from several RMG units

Irish clothing brand ‘Primark’ has suspended the collection of goods from several garment factories in Bangladesh. According to a report in the fashion news media ‘Just-Style’, Primark has taken this step in the wake of allegations that those factories have unfairly terminated…
North Korea threatens more launches after fourth test

North Korea threatens more launches after fourth test

North Korea threatened yesterday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South. The rising temperature on the peninsula threatens to derail putative negotiations between Pyongyang…
‘Paharer Barnil Sangskriti’ 
underway at Shilpakala

‘Paharer Barnil Sangskriti’ underway at Shilpakala

A three-day photo exhibition titled ‘Paharer Barnil Sangskriti’ began at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital on Monday. The BSA together with Bangladesh Ethnic Artiste Forum organised the exhibition as part of its month-long programme to mark the…
BCB still hopeful of Zimbabwe’s 
participation in tri-series

BCB still hopeful of Zimbabwe’s participation in tri-series

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have kept its eye peeled for Zimbabwe that they will come here to visit in Dhaka to play the upcoming triangular series comprising Afghanistan. But if they don’t come that would not put any impact on their preparation as BCB is working to keep two options in hand.…
Three get life in arms case

Three get life in arms case

A Chapainawabganj court today sentenced three persons to life term imprisonment in an arms case. Judge of the Chapainawabganj special tribunal-2 and additional district and sessions judge Md. Shawkat Ali gave this verdict. The convicted persons are Shah Alam, 42, son of Ainuddin of Shyampur Gopalnagar…
Dhaka cattle markets teeming with animals

Dhaka cattle markets teeming with animals

Sacrificial animal markets in the capital are ready ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, with traders bringing in a huge number of animals for sale from across the country. Makeshift cattle markets have sprung up at 25 places in Dhaka. Cattle traders from Pabna, Kushtia, Manikganj, Sirajganj, Rajshahi…
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