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Greed for money now a disease

Greed for money now a disease
 Mentioning that the trend of making money now has become a disease, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her vow to continue the ongoing drive against corruption and drugs.  "[Greed] to accumulate wealth has become a disease. It's sickening ... we want those who lead the life with honest income to get the dignity," she said. Addressing the triennial council of Dhaka North and South City units of Bangladesh Awami League (AL), the Prime Minister said, "The hard-earned money of people will be spent on ensuring the welfare of people, not for lavish lifestyle of anyone." Referring to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's imprisonment, Sheikh Hasina said many people are trying to give political colour to the…

Ministers show attitude of ‘lordship’: BNP

Ministers show attitude of ‘lordship’: BNP

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday alleged that ministers are exposing their 'lordship' attitude by issuing threats to give a fitting reply if BNP holds any political programme. Speaking at a discussion, he also said the government is making fun of people having failed…
Don’t compromise with principles for personal gains

Don’t compromise with principles for personal gains

President Abdul Hamid yesterday called upon teachers not to compromise with their ideals and principles for personal gains and having recruitment to lucrative positions in the administration. “A teacher must be a symbol of ideals and principles. As the Chancellor, I get shocked seeing all the…
Bangladesh’s success against terrorism

Bangladesh’s success against terrorism

Bangladesh has been a success story regarding containing terrorism. This fact has been recognised in the latest Global Terrorism Index (GTI). Bangladesh has been ranked 31 in the index, with a score of 5.208, which is a six step improvement from rank 25 in 2018. The transnational form of terrorism is…
The tale of two temples

The tale of two temples

The month of November, at least the first half, was tumultuous,  partially disturbing and of course divisive.  Religion was paramount with the Supreme Court of India deliberating and delivering controversial judgements on two places of faith: Ayodhya, the birthplace of Hindus’ God Ram…
A trade show to meet up new buyers

A trade show to meet up new buyers

The agro-processed food industry of Bangladesh is providing the most pivotal contribution to the country’s golden goose -- swelling investments, searching new markets, and using technological advancement. Ensuring export of higher quality of products, enhancing human capacity and building infrastructure,…
Iraqis keep up anti-govt demos despite PM’s vow to quit

Iraqis keep up anti-govt demos despite PM’s vow to quit

Iraqis kept up anti-government protests in Baghdad and the south yesterday, unsatisfied with the premier’s vowed resignation and insisting on the overhaul of a system they say is corrupt and beholden to foreign powers. Protesters have hit the streets since early October in the largest grassroots…
Two-day ‘SM Sultan Utsab 2019’ in Narail

Two-day ‘SM Sultan Utsab 2019’ in Narail

Two-day-long SM Sultan Utsab-2019 began amid festivity at the Zila Shilpakala Academy premises in Rupganj, Narail yesterday. The festival started with children art competition in the morning. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liakat Ali Lucky, Narail Deputy Commissioner Anjuman Ara with…
SA Games curtain raiser today

SA Games curtain raiser today

The curtain of the XIII South Asian Games (SA Games) will be raised with a gala ceremony at the Dasarath Stadium, Kathmandu at 5:15pm (local time) today. More than 3,000 athletes from the seven nations of the South Asian region will contest for 316 gold, silver and bronze medals in the biggest sports’…
Khulna farmers’ success ‘is an inspiration for all’

Khulna farmers’ success ‘is an inspiration for all’

Bangladeshi farmers normally grow a single variety of crops throughout the year. But farmers in Khulna are now making huge profit by cultivating four crops in different seasons of the year, thanks to agricultural innovations. Here, the croplands, which used to lie fallow for around six months every…
Ensure transparency in public, private sectors

Ensure transparency in public, private sectors

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged Charted Accountants to play a responsible role in ensuring transparency and accountability in public and private sectors. The President made the call while speaking at 'South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) International Conference 2019' organised…
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