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Atiqul, Tabith support deferral

Atiqul, Tabith support deferral
All mayoral and councillor candidates, nominated by ruling Awami League (AL) and the BNP, have been carrying out their respective election campaigns for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls in full swing for the last few days. Election to the two city corporations is scheduled to be held on January 30. Both AL and BNP mayoral candidates are making door-to-door visits to woo voters. Councillor candidates are also campaigning in their respective wards. The city wears a festive look with posters, banners, and festoons of the mayoral and councillor candidates. Supporters of the two candidates have been raising slogans from processions all day long. AL nominated mayoral candidates for the Dhaka civic…

Appeal filed for date deferral

Appeal filed for date deferral

The scheduled date for holding the Dhaka city polls on January 30 has again been challenged before the Appellate Division to defer elections because the Hindu festival Saraswati Puja coincides with it. The writ petitioner, Advocate Ashoke Kumar Ghosh, filed the appeal challenging the High Court’s…
Liberation War minister draws flak in JS

Liberation War minister draws flak in JS

A number of MPs yesterday criticised Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque saying that he cannot avoid responsibility for publishing an error-ridden list of razakars (collaborators of Pakistani occupation forces). “The Liberation War Affairs Ministry cannot directly say it has no…
Modern landing system needed at Shahjalal

Modern landing system needed at Shahjalal

Aircraft operations face difficulty during winters in most countries and Bangladesh is no exception. While in the West, the main impediment is heavy snow and blizzard, in South Asia, the problem is mainly from dense fog which impairs visibility. The common culture in our country is to either divert…
Bangladesh needs more 
skilled workforce

Bangladesh needs more skilled workforce

Bangladesh is home to nearly 170 million people. Critics possibly might view this as a burden. They even can point the finger saying this is the root of innumerable social unrest in the country. On the other hand, the population can be turned into one of our key assets. We are becoming a fast developing…
ICT export to surpass RMG earnings soon, says Joy

ICT export to surpass RMG earnings soon, says Joy

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday expressed his optimism that the export of country’s IT and technology sector will exceed earnings from garments sector within very short time as the sector is growing very rapidly. “Today on the record officially, Bangladesh’s…
Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria’s Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive  yesterday towards a key town in the country’s last rebel bastion. The latest violence, which followed air strikes that killed 18 civilians on Wednesday, buried a ceasefire…
Habibur’s month-long painting show from today

Habibur’s month-long painting show from today

A month-long solo painting exhibition titled ‘Somoyer Golpo’ by artist Habibur Rahman will begin today at Kalakendra in the capital’s Mohammadpur area. The exhibition is curated by Wakilur Rahman. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held today on the gallery premises.…
Burundi make perfect debut

Burundi make perfect debut

Jospin blasted a hat-trick as Burundi came from behind to down Mauritius by 4-1 in their opening match of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup International Football tournament at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital yesterday. Both the African sides played their first match with Burundi enjoyed lion’s…
Illegal brick kilns pollute environment in Tangail

Illegal brick kilns pollute environment in Tangail

More than 274 brick kilns are polluting the environment in 12 upazilas of the district. Of them, 137 have been running illegally, 19 kilns have no valid papers, and 72 brickfields have been set up on reserved forest areas. The environment is being threatened by the use of top soil in making bricks,…
JICA to help implement Bangladesh Delta Plan

JICA to help implement Bangladesh Delta Plan

The Japan government has assured Bangladesh that it would continue its assistance to help implement the Bangladesh Delta Plan (BDP). Hitoshi Hirata, chief representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency’s (JICA) Bangladesh office, gave this assurance during a bilateral meeting with…
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