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Arms smuggling, on the rise in CHT

Arms smuggling, on the rise in CHT
The demand for sophisticated arms has increased among regional political parties, militant groups and national political parties, according to sources in law enforcement agencies and regional political parties. Various kinds of arms, such as AK-22 automatic rifles, G-3 rifles, MK-11 rifles, AK-47, AK-56, M-16 rifles, nine mm pistols and hand grenades are entering the country from Myanmar and India, through the porous borders along the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), the sources added. It is alleged that sections of the three local parties of the CHT—the United People's Democratic Front (UPDF), Parbottya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS), and the Parbottya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (Reformist)—are involved in arms smuggling.…

Joy calls for unity in party rank and file

Joy calls for unity in party rank and file

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT affairs adviser, Sajeeb Wazed Joy, has urged all party leaders and workers to close ranks and remain united ahead of the next general elections slated for 2019. “We’ll have to stay united to ensure our party’s victory in the next general election.…
Tk 66.5 lakh snatched after shooting RMG factory owner

Tk 66.5 lakh snatched after shooting RMG factory owner

A group of miscreants snatched Tk 66.50 lakh from a RMG factory owner after shooting him in Malekerbari area on Dhaka-Mymensing highway of Gazipur on Sunday noon.  The victim Mohammed Rabiul Islam, managing director of RN Corporation of Tongi, was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with critical…
Revitalising silk sector

Revitalising silk sector

Silk sector in Bangladesh is lagging behind despite its immense prospects.  President of Bangladesh Silk Industries Owners Association, Liakat Ali, said that boosting production of local yarn could help revitalizing the silk sector to regain its lost legacy alongside meeting up the existing local…
Buddha: His birth enlightenment 
and passing away

Buddha: His birth enlightenment and passing away

In Buddhism the Buddha Purnima is one of the most sacred events commemorating the three significant events of Lord Buddha: his birth, enlightenment and passing away or Mahaparinirvana. The Buddha, the enlightened one is the embodiment of all noble and great virtues. Buddhists all over the world recite,…
Bangladesh role model in upgrading  life standard, say speakers

Bangladesh role model in upgrading life standard, say speakers

RANGPUR: Implementation of the Prime Minister’s 10 special initiatives has already turned Bangladesh into a role model in upgrading life standard of the common people, reports BSS. The opinion came at a discussion on “Sheikh Hasina’s Special Initiatives” in ‘Bahirangon…
ADB plans to ‘double its lending to Bangladesh’

ADB plans to ‘double its lending to Bangladesh’

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is planning to almost double its loan size to $1.8-$2 billion for Bangladesh this year as its economy is growing fast to be the East and East Asia's 'success model', reports UNB. "Bangladesh is really an 'emerging economy' if you see at its Forex…
82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram in Nigeria

82 Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram in Nigeria

ABUJA: Nigeria on Saturday said it had negotiated the release of 82 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than three years ago, securing their freedom in a prisoner swap deal, reports AFP. The presidency announced that months of talks with the jihadists had "yielded…
All set to celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary today

All set to celebrate Tagore’s birth anniversary today

Marking the 156th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore today, an array of different programmes has been arranged to honour the legendary figure. Besides the government, various socio-cultural organisations have chalked out various programmes on the occasion across the country,…
Tigers reach Ireland to play tri-nation

Tigers reach Ireland to play tri-nation

Bangladesh reached Belfast yesterday afternoon to play the Tri-nation series, also involving hosts Ireland and New Zealand. The series is scheduled to begin from May 12 with the match between Bangladesh and Ireland at Dublin. After 10-day long conditioning camp in Sussex, the Bangladesh team sans skipper…
Duck farming turns women income-generators

Duck farming turns women income-generators

RAJSHAHI: Many women especially the poor are making a high profit from duck farming business and it becomes a stable employment source, reports BSS. Young unemployed educated people are joining the business making their own employment source. Hundreds of poor and marginal families have become economically…
Excavation of 83 canals a must

Excavation of 83 canals a must

It will be difficult to keep the navigability of the Mongla-Ghashiakhali channel if the 83 canals linked with it are not excavated immediately. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) is also facing problems to dump dredge spoils due to funds crunch. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally…
There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up

Throughout history, humans have existed side-by-side with bacteria and viruses. From the bubonic plague to smallpox, we have evolved to resist them, and in response they have developed new ways of infecting us. We have had antibiotics for almost a century, ever since Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin.…
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