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AL, BNP manifestoes likely this week

AL, BNP manifestoes likely this week
Awami League (AL) and BNP mayoral candidates for the Dhaka city polls are going to place their electoral manifestoes separately through press conferences this week. Atiqul Islam, the AL candidate for Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will place his election manifesto on January 26. Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, the ruling party candidate Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), will release his manifesto sometime this week. BNP candidates Tabith Awal for DNCC and Ishraque Hossain for DSCC will declare their poll manifestoes separately on January 27. Tabith is likely to announce the poll manifesto at chairperson’s Gulshan office, while Ishraque will do so at the party central office, according to sources. “Atiqul Islam will unveil his…

Daily Sangram dropped
from official media list

Daily Sangram dropped from official media list

The government has excluded the name of the Daily Sangram, a mouthpiece of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, from the official media list.  The action was taken after the daily published an article on its December 12 issue describing executed war criminal Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla as…
Fire at Chalantika slum again

Fire at Chalantika slum again

More than 100 shanties were gutted at a slum at Chalantika in the capital’s Mirpur area yesterday. Anwar Hossain, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Mirpur zone, said the fire was extinguished around 9am after hours of frantic efforts. Russell Shikdar, a duty officer…
Myanmar must get its act together

Myanmar must get its act together

The UN top court’s order urging Myanmar to take all measures in its power to prevent genocide against the Rohingya and declaration that the court at The Hague has indeed jurisdiction to try Myanmar for the alleged crime came Thursday as an assurance that Rohingya population will finally get justice…
A liberal manifesto in a time of inequality, climate change

A liberal manifesto in a time of inequality, climate change

It’s hard being a liberal these days. The world seems to want to go in the opposite direction. Authoritarianism is on the rise in China, mercantilism in the US, populism everywhere from Brazil to the Philippines, and an oxymoronic “illiberal democracy” in Hungary and Poland. Liberals…
Garlic, ginger become dearer

Garlic, ginger become dearer

Prices of kitchen essentials like garlic, ginger, loose palm oil, red chillies, cinnamon, and different varieties of rice have increased in the capital’s kitchen markets compared to last week. Consumers have been hit hard by a series of hikes in the prices of essential kitchen items in recent…
Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops

Thousands protest in Iraq to demand ouster of US troops

Thousands of supporters of populist Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr gathered in Baghdad yesterday for a rally to demand the ouster of US troops, putting the protest-hit capital on edge. The march rattled the separate, months-old protest movement that has gripped the capital and Shiite-majority south since…
‘Beach Cultural Festival 2020’ mesmerises audience on First day

‘Beach Cultural Festival 2020’ mesmerises audience on First day

The local audience in Cox’s Bazar as well as the tourists, who came to the beach at the weekend, were mesmerized yesterday evening by performances of various artistes at the ‘Beach Cultural Festival 2020’. Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), a prominent cultural organization of the…
Palestine out to retain title

Palestine out to retain title

Reigning champions Palestine, in a bid to retain the title, lock horns with Burundi in the final of the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament today. The match will kick off at the Bangabandhu National Stadium at 4pm. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to be present as chief guest and hand over…
Disappearance of water lilies from waterbodies

Disappearance of water lilies from waterbodies

The national flower, water lily, is disappearing fast from 7,500 hectares of waterbodies in Jhenidah. Lack of patronage, commercial fish farming in waterbodies, haphazard use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and reduction of water in the waterbodies have been blamed for the decline of this charming…
HC sets out guidelines 
for kidney donation

HC sets out guidelines for kidney donation

The High Court (HC) in a verdict has set out guidelines for donating kidney to known persons on emotional grounds in order to ensure check and balance as well as reducing the possibility of illegal kidney trade. The verdict is now available on the Supreme Court (SC) website, which stipulates that the…
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