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Many top militants still at large By Other | Last Updated: 8th May, 2017, 00:00

A number of identified militant kingpins, most of them expert in making bombs and firing sophisticated arms, are still on the run amid an ongoing crackdown against militancy. Police sources…

Many top militants 
still at large

15pc VAT to affect housing sector Says Mosharraf

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said the implementation of 15 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) law will hamper the housing business. He expressed his…


Ershad announces 58-party alliance

A new political combine ‘United National Alliance’ was launched on Sunday under the leadership of Jatiya Party (Ershad) targeting the next national election scheduled to be held in 2019.…


Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary today

The 156th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore, the icon of Bengali literature, will be celebrated across the country today through various programmes. The government and…

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FY18 budget deficit may go beyond GDP’s 5pc FY18 budget deficit may go beyond GDP’s 5pc

The planned large budget is likely to push up budget deficit in the next fiscal year beyond the ‘conservative’ range that the government has followed in the past few years. …

Metropolis
Master plan to increase power generation capacity: Nasrul Master plan to increase power generation capacity: Nasrul

State Minister for Power and MineralResources Nasrul Hamid on Sunday said massive programmes have been undertaken to expand the country’s power generation capacity aimed at transforming Bangladesh…

Sun Extra
Poor diet quality leads to malnutrition: Experts Poor diet quality leads to
malnutrition: Experts

Malnutrition is still a major public health problem in the country as poor diet quality is undermining the efforts to improve nutritional status of the people, health experts told a seminar, reports…

Editorial
Tagore’s Thoughts on Peasants’ Rights 
Tagore’s Thoughts on Peasants’ Rights

I became closely connected with the villages of Bangladesh just from the beginning of my younger days. Every day I used to meet the peasants and all their complaints somehow came to me either directly…

Scitech
Bangladesh reaches Imagine Cup final Bangladesh reaches Imagine Cup final

Team Parasitica, a group of three Bangladeshi students, won the judges' worldwide finalist and most popular team awards at the Microsoft Imagine Cup South East Asia Regional Finals.

Asia
Pak army kills 50 Afghan troops in border fight Pak army kills 50 Afghan troops in border fight

QUETTA: Pakistan’s military on Sunday said it had killed more than 50 Afghan soldiers in a clash on a major border crossing two days earlier, a claim quickly rejected by Kabul, reports AFP.…

World
6,000 migrants rescued in Med in two days 6,000 migrants rescued
in Med in two days

ROME: Some 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday and Saturday in dozens of frantic operations coordinated by the Italian coastguard. Some…

Culturetainment
Cultural arena celebrates Rabindra Jayanti today Cultural arena celebrates Rabindra Jayanti today

The 156th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore will be celebrated across the country today. The government and socio-cultural organisations have chalk out elaborate…

Winner
Mohammedan-Abahani face off in high-voltage clash today Mohammedan-Abahani face off in high-voltage clash today

If there is one thing that can bring life in the Bangladesh domestic cricket, it is undoubtedly a cricket match between arch-rivals Mohammedan and Abahani. Yes, the mother of all Bangladesh cricket…

My Districts
Litchi starts arriving in markets Litchi starts arriving
in markets

RAJSHAHI: With seven more days are left of the Bangla month of Joistha, commonly known as ‘Modhumash’, the juicy fruit litchi has started appearing in the local markets of the region, reports…

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Power engineers to be trained on cyber security Power engineers
to be trained on cyber security

The government is planning to train up the engineers working at different power stations on cyber security in order to mitigate the security risks for the country’s key point installations, an…

Business
Adverse weather affects mango, other summer fruit production Adverse weather affects mango, other summer fruit production

Production of mango and other summer fruits will decrease sharply due to fall of green mangoes from the trees following adverse weather condition that prevailed across the country in the last few months.…

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