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  • Over 500 ACC cases bogged down by stay orders
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  • Dengue takes alarming turn in capital
  • 3 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
Footwear factory catches fire

Footwear factory catches fire

A fire broke out in a footwear factory in the capital’s Bangshal area yesterday, reports UNB. Sources at Fire Service Control Room said the fire…

Afforestation to combat climate change: Muhith

The government has declared 34 forests as reserved forests and plans for an extensive afforestation to combat the adverse impact of  the climate change as part of its emphasis on preservation of bio-diversity to create a liveable environment. This was stated in the Jatiya Sangsad by finance Minister…

10.5m euros for primary edn 

The European Union has announced the release of EUR 10.5 million to the primary education sector of Bangladesh through its Sector Budget Support operation, reports UNB. This is the third tranche payment of the EUR 51 million EU’s contribution to the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP3),…

‘BCL activists’ lock VC office at SUST

SYLHET: Some Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) activists allegedly locked the Vice-chancellor’s office of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) and halted the teacher appointment process of Social Science department yesterday, reports UNB.     Sources said as the…

Mastermind  confesses

Mastermind of sensational ethnic community girl rape case in capital, yesterday gave the confessional statement before a Dhaka Court. According to our court correspondent, prime accused Ashraf Khan alias Tushar gave confessional statement before the Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate SM Ashikur Rahman yesterday.…

‘Country will win over evil forces’  

The country will win over evil forces as long as the leadership of Sheikh Hasina- led government remains in power, observed speakers at a seminar at Liberation War Museum in the capital yesterday. Sectors Commanders Forum (SCF) organised the seminar ahead of the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra…

4 held over murder in Ctg

Member of DB police on Wednesday and Thursday in separate drives at city’s Lalkhanbazar and Sadarghat areas arrested four persons allegedly their involvement with the murder of a youth at Lalkhanbazar in Chittagong. The arrestee were identified as Md Sharif Ahmed alias Tempo Sharif, 23, Md Sharif…

Budget evokes mixed reactions

Announcement of the proposed national budget for the financial year 2015-16 has created mixed reactions among the general public in Barisal yesterday. Common people have made the remark that the proposed budget to ‘widen rich-poor gap’. Syedur Rahman Rintu, president of Barisal Chamber and…

Work hard to achieve ‘Vision 2021’: Speakers

Speakers at a discussion yesterday expressed their optimism that Bangladesh would become a middle-income country by 2021 if the present development spree in all sectors continues in the years to come. They said the development programmes carried out in all sectors, including agriculture, industry, power,…

Youths urged to carry out social researches

RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a discussion have stressed the need for making the students and other youths habituated in carrying out social researches for founding community leadership coupled with unearthing existing problems and prospects everywhere in the society, reports BSS. They noted that the social…

Six BCL men hurt in factional clash

Six activists of Barisal city and district units of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) were injured in a factional clash at Shaheed Abdur Rab Serniabat Textile Engineering College in the city on Wednesday night. The injured BCL activists are--- Sapan Majumdar, convener of textile institute, Rajiv, joint…

Programme for self-sufficiency in livestock soon

An initiative will be taken to implement a 3-year integrated programme in order to achieve self-sufficiency in the livestock sector, Finance Minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhith said in his budget speech at the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday, reports BSS. Under the initiative, production of vaccines for animals…

CCC continues eviction drive

Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) after a two-day gap yesterday  pulled down four more billboards from city’s gate no.2 and fined Tk 15,000 to two advertisement companies. CCC resumed eviction drive against illegal hoardings in the premier port city from June 1, 2015 after six months, as…

News in brief

79 arrested in Ctg CHITTAGONG: District police in an overnight drive on Wednesday arrested 79 people from different places of the district on charges of their alleged involvement in subversive activities, drug peddling, and robbery. During the drive police seized 165 contraband yaba tablets. The district…

TCB starts open market sale in Ctg

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) started open market sale (OMS) of five basic commodities in the port city Chittagong yesterday, with a view to control the soaring price of essentials during the holy month of Ramzan. The TCB started selling sugar, edible oil, lentil Bengal gram and dates…

Nat’l report on lead in paints tomorrow

Environment and Social Development Organisation (ESDO) will celebrate its 25th anniversary and will launch a national report on ‘Lead in New Enamel Household Paints in Bangladesh 2015’ tomorrow (June 6), says a press release. In order to celebrate the silver jubilee, ESDO will form a human…
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