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High-profile body gets ‘stuck’

High-profile body 
gets ‘stuck’
A 25-member high-powered committee formed by the government to provide legal assistance and coordinate with officials for speedy disposal of long-pending cases is not working properly due to a mismatch of positions between the two joint presidents, according to sources. Soon after the formation of the committee, judicial officers expressed concern over the mismatch in the positions of the two joint presidents in the committee. One of them is a district and sessions judge, a post equivalent to the secretary level, while the other is a deputy commissioner (DC), a post is equivalent to that of a deputy secretary, in accordance with the Supreme Court verdict on warrant of precedence case.     The judicial officers demanded a reorganisation…

PM to inaugurate 
countdown Jan 10

PM to inaugurate countdown Jan 10

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the countdown to the observance of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary at the Tejgaon Old Airport in the city on January 10 where Bangabandhu landed in the freshly liberated and sovereign Bangladesh on January 10,…
BNP establishes culture of political ‘dynasty’, says info minister

BNP establishes culture of political ‘dynasty’, says info minister

Turning down the allegation of BNP leaders that Awami League is going to establish political ‘dynasty’, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday charged BNP with establishing and practicing the culture of political ‘dynasty’ in Bangladesh.  “Not Awami League,…
We urge restraint

We urge restraint

The assassination of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani with a drone strike, ordered by the US President Donald Trump, on the Baghdad International Airport on Friday is indeed a provocative act and has brought the already volatile region on the precipice of a potentially dangerous scenario. We along…
Implement the ban on corporal punishment

Implement the ban on corporal punishment

The prohibition of all forms of violence against children is a human rights obligation of all states. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child includes the Right to Protection of children against abuse, which is categorised as an Immediate Right.  Article 19 of the United Nations Convention…
Foreign pavilions big hit with visitors at Dhaka trade fair

Foreign pavilions big hit with visitors at Dhaka trade fair

As many as 35 foreign pavilions are drawing the crowds at the ongoing Dhaka International Trade Fair with their exclusive products, including jewellery items, ornaments, Kashmiri shawls, Turkish melamine products, and gift sets for kids. The participating foreign pavilions are from 20 countries including…
Protests across US condemn action in Iran, Iraq

Protests across US condemn action in Iran, Iraq

Demonstrators in dozens of cities around the U.S. gathered Saturday to protest the Trump administration’s killing of an Iranian general and decision to send thousands of additional soldiers to the Middle East. More than 70 planned protests were organized by CODEPINK and Act Now to Stop War and…
‘Kali O Kalam Young Poet and Writer Award 2019’ conferred

‘Kali O Kalam Young Poet and Writer Award 2019’ conferred

‘Kali O Kalam Tarun Kabi O Lekhak Purushkar 2019’ (Kali O Kalam Young Poet and Writer Award) was conferred on four young litterateurs at a ceremony at Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi of the capital on Saturday. Presided over by the president of Kali O Kalam editorial board National Professor…
Bashundhara lift maiden Fed Cup title

Bashundhara lift maiden Fed Cup title

Colindres scored a couple of goals as Bashundhara Kings clinched the title of the TVS Federation Cup defeating Rahamtganj MFS by 2-1 in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital yesterday.    Bashundhara Kings, the star-studded and big budgeted team, made it success in their…
Rangpur region produces 
18-lakh tonnes Aman rice

Rangpur region produces 18-lakh tonnes Aman rice

The farmers produced an all-time record 18.01-lakh tonnes of clean Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) rice (27-lakh tonnes paddy) despite little damage caused to the crop by floods in Rangpur agriculture region this season. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers previously…
Govt plans to send 7.5 lakh workers abroad this year

Govt plans to send 7.5 lakh workers abroad this year

The government has set up the target to send 7.5 lakh workers abroad this year. Besides, at least six new job markets will be opened within this period. Expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister Imran Ahmad came up with this while speaking with reporters at Probashi Kallyan Bhaban yesterday.…
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