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Severe punishment for child killing: PM

Severe punishment 
for child killing: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday categorically declared that those involved in child repression and killing will be punished severely. “Those who’ll be involved in child oppression and killing will have to embrace tough to tougher punishment,” she said while addressing a discussion meeting and award distribution ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC). Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad organised the programme to observe the birth anniversary of the youngest child of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Russel. Sheikh Hasina, the eldest sister of Sheikh Russel, said the government wants that no child will face killing and all children will live in a beautiful…

End of Qatar’s ‘kafala’ system to benefit Bangladeshi workers

End of Qatar’s ‘kafala’ system to benefit Bangladeshi workers

Qatar has announced sweeping reforms to its labour market, with a ruling to end the ‘kafala’ system, marking a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of millions of migrant workers, including those from Bangladesh. “These reforms will benefit approximately 400,000 Bangladesh…
Tk 377.79 crore development projects being implemented

Tk 377.79 crore development projects being implemented

The Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) has been implementing four development projects with an estimated cost of around Taka 377.79 crore with the main thrusts of elevating living and livelihood condition of the city dwellers. The RDA has also implemented five other projects at a cost of around Taka…
Address students’ concerns

Address students’ concerns

The public universities have become restive after the brutal killing of a student at one of the premium engineering universities of the country. A despicable culture of harassment of students by politically linked student bodies has come out in the open. General students have said that they have been…
Haor disaster: Climate budget should be increased

Haor disaster: Climate budget should be increased

In April 2017, a major disaster occurred in Bangladesh. The only crop of the year of 142 Haor named ‘Boro rice’ was lost in the water. Fishes of Tk 410 million died due to loss of biodiversity balance at that time. The people of Haor said that such a catastrophe had not happened in the last…
Bangladesh forum picks 18 areas to boost trade with Qatar

Bangladesh forum picks 18 areas to boost trade with Qatar

Bangladesh Forum Qatar (BFQ) has selected 18 potential sectors to expand bilateral trade and investment relations between Bangladesh and Qatar. “We are working to increase the trade and investment relationship between the two friendly nations. We have already selected different potential sectors…
Catalonia strike brings Barcelona to standstill

Catalonia strike brings Barcelona to standstill

Spain’s protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike yesterday as thousands of “freedom marchers” converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. With the angry demonstrations entering their fifth day, activists blocked…
Bangabandhu Film City will be world class

Bangabandhu Film City will be world class

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the Bangabandhu Film City will be turned into world-class within the shortest possible time. “…within the shortest possible time, this (Bangabandhu Film City) will be turned into an international standard film city gradually,” he…
Saif’s unbeaten double century takes Dhaka to huge total

Saif’s unbeaten double century takes Dhaka to huge total

After smashing a century (117) for Bangladesh ‘A’ in the final one-dayer of the recently concluded Sri Lanka tour, Saif Hasan kept promises to carry on his recent form to the National Cricket League (NCL), blazing a magnificent double ton playing for Dhaka Division at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury…
Brick kilns spring up on arable lands

Brick kilns spring up on arable lands

Agricultural lands in villages surrounding the district town is now peppered with brick kilns, posing a serious threat to the environment and crop production. Unabated sand lifting and easy availability of top soil have fuelled their growth. Siddiqur Rahman, general secretary of the District Brick Kiln…
Potato now hogs the headlines

Potato now hogs the headlines

Prices of onion witnessed yet another hike last week. To make matters worse, potato also became costlier, burning a hole in the pockets of buyers. During a visit to the city’s kitchen markets, including Karwan Bazar and Mirpur-2, The Independent learnt that prices of winter vegetables were also…
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