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AL picks all new faces

AL picks all new faces
The ruling Awami League has put faith in all new faces for the ensuing by-elections to five Jatiya Sangsad (JS) seats and the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) mayoral polls. As part of its election tactics to bring relatively new figures to the fore, the ruling party has chosen business leader Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin for contesting by-election to Dhaka-10 parliamentary seat, while Chattogram city unit AL Joint General Secretary Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has been picked to run the upcoming CCC mayoral race. The AL has also chosen Bangladesh Krishak League General Secretary Umme Kulsum Smrity for Gaibandha-3 by-election, while Jashore district AL General Secretary Shahin Chakladar for Jashore-6, AL central leader Amirul Islam Milon for Bagerhat-4…

HRW calls for release of Nur Mohammad, Shariat Sarker

HRW calls for release of Nur Mohammad, Shariat Sarker

New York-based rights watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday that authorities should drop charges and immediately release from custody leading Bangladesh publisher Nur Mohammad and Sufi singer Shariat Sarker. Both appear to be detained for having criticized the ruling party, and religious…
Air pollution should be treated as 
nat’l crisis: Environment minister

Air pollution should be treated as nat’l crisis: Environment minister

As Dhaka is grappling with air pollution posing serious health risks to city dwellers, the government has taken a series of measures to fight and protect the environment, says the environment minister. The pollution level in the capital has reached an extreme level mainly due to uncontrolled discharge…
Five universities still oppose CAT

Five universities still oppose CAT

On the question of joining the central admission test (CAT), five out of 46 public universities in Bangladesh are still maintaining their unwillingness. All these five universities are the older ones in Bangladesh with the highest numbers of departments and seats. These five prime universities are Dhaka…
Standing together

Standing together

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is not the only one who said that the election results in Delhi were more national than winning merely a state election: “This is not just a win for Delhi but for the entire country” he said as the national capital which went to polls last week, voted…
SHOWCASING POTENTIAL OF SOFTWARE INDUSTRY

SHOWCASING POTENTIAL OF SOFTWARE INDUSTRY

Like other developing countries, Bangladesh is currently undergoing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) whose positive impact will soon be felt in economic, industrial, and agricultural sectors. To provide this message to visitors, 35 tech firms recently participated in the ‘Industry 4.0’…
40 killed in attacks in restive Mali

40 killed in attacks in restive Mali

Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region. Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, a village mainly inhabited…
Tagore’s ‘Chitrangada’ 
on Mahila Samiti stage today

Tagore’s ‘Chitrangada’ on Mahila Samiti stage today

Swapnadal, one of the most vibrant theatre troupes in the country, will stage its much-acclaimed production titled ‘Chitrangada’ this evening at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital’s Baily Road area. The play will be brought to the stage as part…
BCB looks for ways to bail team out of losing streak

BCB looks for ways to bail team out of losing streak

Bangladesh are desperately looking for an easy way out of the national team’s ongoing losing streak, which has had no significant achievement in any format of the game since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. The team management held a closed-door meeting with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president…
Decreasing trend of tobacco cultivation in Rangpur region

Decreasing trend of tobacco cultivation in Rangpur region

The decreasing trend of tobacco cultivation continues in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region in the last 10 years as a result of growing awareness among the farmers about the negative impacts of tobacco products. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers are…
Watchtowers, cameras being set up for Rohingya camp surveillance

Watchtowers, cameras being set up for Rohingya camp surveillance

Watchtowers and CCTV (closed circuit television) cameras are being set up in and around the Rohingya camps for surveillance purposes to ensure security for the forcibly displaced Myanmar citizens. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told this to journalists in response to a query and added that the…
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