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AL conducts cleansing drive

AL conducts cleansing drive
The ruling Awami League (AL) tried to bring discipline within the party by conducting a cleansing drive from the central to grassroots last year. Several influential leaders of the party and its associate bodies were ousted as part of the drive that started from September 18, 2019. The launching of the drive against the party’s corrupt leaders and casino business was the most talked-about issue of the past year with several AL being found to be involved in running casino business in the capital. At a meeting of the Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) on September 14, 2019, party president Sheikh Hasina had decided to take action against her party leaders and workers who were involved in corruption and other illegal activities.…

Police SI held for ‘rape’ of varsity student

Police SI held for ‘rape’ of varsity student

Police have arrested a Sub-Inspector (SI) of Mirpur Model Police Station Abdur Rakib Khan alias Bappy on charge of raping a University going student. Sher-E-Bangla Nagar Police arrested Bappy on Thursday on the basis of a case filed against him, as the SI several times raped with the promise of marriage…
SBMCH paediatric ward crams with patients

SBMCH paediatric ward crams with patients

A large number of children have been admitted to the paediatric ward of the Barishal Sher-E- Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in the last two weeks with cold-related complications. Hospital director Dr Baqir Hossain said the situation was worsening as 80 infants had died at the SBMCH paediatric…
Tackling tragic fire incidents

Tackling tragic fire incidents

The total figure of people died last year in fire incidents, as this newspaper reported yesterday, is 140. Though in Bangladesh in a single fire incident more than 100 people died—such as126 people in Nimtoli fire of 2010 and 112 in Tazreen factory fire of 2012—last year’s figure is…
State vs civil society: Anti CAA-NRC dissent

State vs civil society: Anti CAA-NRC dissent

Dissent is integral to any democracy. More so in India, as the larger section of the masses have nothing to lose but their poverty and dispossessed status. There had been a series of civil society dissent and movements in India. To my memory, anti emergency JP Movement in 1970s, calling for Sampoorna…
Low footfall marks early days of Dhaka International Trade Fair

Low footfall marks early days of Dhaka International Trade Fair

With the construction work of a number of stalls and pavilions still going on, the venue of the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) is yet to get ready and attract a decent number of visitors. The 25th edition of DITF 2020 started on January 1 in the capital’s Agargaon area. Prime Minister Sheikh…
Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Indonesia flood rescuers hunt for missing after 43 killed

Indonesian rescuers mounted a desperate search on Friday for those missing after torrential rains unleashed flash floods and landslides, killing at least 43 people across the Jakarta region as authorities raced to prevent disease outbreaks. Around a dozen people were still unaccounted for after record…
Two-week art exhibition begins at Dwip Gallery today

Two-week art exhibition begins at Dwip Gallery today

A two-week long art exhibition ‘Unveiling the Truth’, by Kazi Hasan Habib, curated by Mustafa Zaman will begin today at Dwip Gallery, Lalmatia in the capital. The exhibition will be jointly inaugurated by architect and critic Shamsul Wares, and artist Wakilur Rahman today at 6pm on the gallery…
Dhaka climb to pole position

Dhaka climb to pole position

Dhaka Platoon climbed to pole position when they tucked past Khulna Tigers by 12 runs in their important fourth-leg match of the ongoing Akash-DTH Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League at the picturesque Sylhet International Cricket Stadium at the Lakkatura area of Sylhet yesterday    By virtue…
Brick kiln owners set up sawmills despite ban

Brick kiln owners set up sawmills despite ban

Although the government has banned the use of fuel wood in brick kilns for environment protection, some unscrupulous brick kiln owners in Harinakundu upazila have set up sawmills near the kilns, ignoring the government rules. All three brick kilns at Dakhalpur village have violated the rules. The local…
Prices of onion, sugar continue to rise

Prices of onion, sugar continue to rise

The prices of onion, sugar, ginger, and garlic rose in the different kitchen markets of the capital over the last week. However, the prices of different vegetables showed a downward trend during the same period. Visiting different kitchen markets, including Karwan Bazar, the Independent found that…
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