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Human rights key to achieving SDGs By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 9th July, 2017, 00:00

Involving the private sector and the whole society with government interventions is the key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and protecting human rights in the country, speakers…

Human rights key
to achieving SDGs

Road safety a far cry

Road safety is a far cry in the country due to ignorance of drivers and reluctance of policymakers to bring lawbreakers to book.   Official statistics show that 12 road accidents…


BNP stages dramas ahead of JS polls: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday alleged that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) staged ‘dramas’ ahead of the parliamentary elections.   “BNP starts dramas…


Gulshan attack ‘mastermind’ held

Law enforcers arrested another mastermind of Gulshan café attack along with three other associates from Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early Saturday.   The mastermind…

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Drug peddling by women on rise Drug peddling by women on rise

Involvement of women in drug peddling is increasing day by day as women can easily pass through checkpoints of law enforcers utilising their innocent appearance.   Alongside men,…

Metropolis
Dhaka seeks UNHCR role Dhaka seeks UNHCR role

Bangladesh on Saturday urged the UNHCR to ask the government of Myanmar to take ‘meaningful measures’ and ensure the return of all Myanmar nationals staying in Bangladesh to their homeland…

Editorial
Liberalising Foreign Exchange Regime Liberalising Foreign
Exchange Regime

Just after the Eid vacation, a colleague wanted to buy a Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka route ticket. He was quoted Taka 16 thousand equivalent on line. Since local law does not allow buying overseas travel ticket…

Opinion
Banks make high operating profit Banks make high operating profit

The banking industry has seen high operating profit during the first half of the current year. Having been encountering many adverse impacts, the scheduled commercial banks made astounding operating…

Asia
5 killed as Indo-Pak troops trade fire in Kashmir 5 killed as Indo-Pak troops trade fire 
in Kashmir

POONCH: Five civilians were killed as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire along the Line of Control in Poonch sector, reports said. An official said that Mohammad Showkat…

World
US, Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria US, Russia agree on ceasefire in southwest Syria

HAMBURG: Russia and the United States have agreed to a ceasefire in southwest Syria starting from midday on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Friday, reports AFP.

Culturetainment
Prangonmor stages Bibadi Sargam tomorrow Prangonmor stages Bibadi Sargam tomorrow

Popular theatre troupe Prangonmor will stage its much acclaimed drama “Bibadi Sargam” Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy tomorrow.    The drama will be staged at 7pm…

Winner
HP team’s 4th one-day match today HP team’s 4th one-day match today

The touring Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) High Performance (HP) squad will play their fourth one-day match against Northern Territory Cricket XI scheduled to be held at the Marrara Cricket Ground…

My Districts
Aush paddy transplantation completed in Rajshahi Aush paddy transplantation 
completed in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Transplantation activi-ties of Aush paddy seedlings was completed successfully and now those are growing everywhere in the region along with the vast barind tract amid suitable climatic condition…

News link
US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions US to test anti-missile system amid N Korea tensions

WASHINGTON: The US Missile Defense Agency said Friday it would soon test an anti-ballistic missile system, days after North Korea demonstrated its arsenal was capable of striking parts of Alaska, reports…

Campus
Student life and its impact on entrepreneurship Student life and its impact on 
entrepreneurship

If we want to take a look at the definition of entrepreneurship then we might find many definitions. But for me, entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to develop, organise and manage a business…

Business
Low-cost power gets less attention Low-cost power gets less attention

Low cost electricity, generated by the country’s largest hydroelectric power plant at kaptai, is losing its importance as the government gets more interested in setting up a solar-based power…

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