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AL likely to induct fresh blood into central body

AL likely to induct fresh blood into central body
The Awami League central body will bring changes in different key positions of its executive committee through the party’s 21st national council sessions slated for December 20–21, party insiders said. They also said the party president, Sheikh Hasina, may bring major changes in the central working committee as part of her new strategy to induct fresh blood and remove controversial faces from the existing committee. This has already reflected in the council sessions of different wings of the party, they added. A set of new leaders have already been brought in different wings of the party, including the AL city unit committees, Krishak League, Sramik League, Swechchhasebak League, and the Juba League, through the council sessions…

Language Movement hero Rawshan Ara passes away

Language Movement hero Rawshan Ara passes away

Language Movement hero Rawshan Ara Bachchu passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday due to old-age complications. She was 87. She breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals Dhaka around 11:30am, said its duty manager. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid expressed deep shock at the demise of the Language…
BNP’s warning is tantamount to contempt of court: Info minister

BNP’s warning is tantamount to contempt of court: Info minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the BNP’s recent warning of waging movement seeking release of its jailed chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia is tantamount to contempt of court as the issue is under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. “The issue of granting bail to her is…
Gender violence 
must stop

Gender violence must stop

Gender violence is strongly and directly related to inequality between men and women. But the contested legitimacy of gender equality impedes or complicates efforts to deal with violence as a social problem in many parts of the world. There is still a strong and pervasive opposition to the notion that…
The challenges of global warming 
and ecological health

The challenges of global warming and ecological health

SHISHIR REZA There have been fishing and over-fishing the oceans with technologies of mining. Rich countries have even built atomic and nuclear weapons, which could bring life to an end. The developed nations have been excavating the planet, both its surface and waters: logging forests, dredging swamps,…
Ride-apps get a boost

Ride-apps get a boost

Local ride-sharing companies—Shohoz, Pathao-- received licences (enlistment certificate) from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA).   “As the largest on-demand digital platform in Bangladesh, we are grateful to accept the enlistment certificate from BRTA,” said Hussain M…
China warns US of paying ‘price’ for Uighur bill

China warns US of paying ‘price’ for Uighur bill

China warned yesterday that a “price must be paid” after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation seeking sanctions against senior Chinese officials over the crackdown on mainly Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang. The legislation adds to tensions between the two superpowers…
Curtain falls on ‘Natuner Utsab 2019’ today

Curtain falls on ‘Natuner Utsab 2019’ today

The curtain will fall on ‘Natuner Utsab 2019’ today. Featuring new seven theatre productions, a seven-day long theatre festival is set to conclude this evening at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. The closing ceremony of the festival will be held at the…
BPL teams start practice at Mirpur

BPL teams start practice at Mirpur

The participating teams of the Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Twenty20 Tournament-2019 formally kick-started their BPL practice sessions without their overseas players yesterday. Local players joined the first practice session in tandem even though some players started practice individually…
Farmers expect bumper mustard harvest in Narsingdi

Farmers expect bumper mustard harvest in Narsingdi

Farmers here are expecting a bumper production of mustard in the current season. Encouraged by good yield of the winter crop and its fair price during the last several years, farmers in Raipura, Polash, Shibpura, Monohardi, Balabo, and Sadar upazilas  are cultivating mustard on larger tracts of…
No relief for consumers as onion prices still soar

No relief for consumers as onion prices still soar

While the prices of vegetables were decreasing steadily, onion prices remained high at kitchen markets in the capital and elsewhere in the country yesterday. Local onions sold for between Tk. 210 and Tk. 230 per kg in the retail market yesterday. The imported varieties fetched between Tk. 180 and Tk.…
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