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Govt to fix lifespan of buses, trucks By Other | Last Updated: 6th September, 2018, 00:00

The government has taken an initiative to set the economic lifespan of buses and trucks to bring discipline in the public transport sector. The rise in road fatalities caused mainly by unfit…

Govt to fix lifespan of buses, trucks

Activities over polls begin despite political impasse

Election-oriented activities have begun in the country though the political impasse continues to deepen between the ruling Awami League and BNP over the polls-time government. BNP, which remains…


Facebok turns propaganda machine!

Widespread misuse of Facebook is making the world’s biggest social media platform a propaganda machine, and a tool to distort the truth and harm communal harmony. Propaganda and distorted…


Khaleda refuses to appear before court again

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday refused to appear before court again in Zia Charitable Trust graft case citing her illness. She told the court: “As I am very sick, I cannot come…

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Primary schools to get music, sports teachers Primary schools to get 
music, sports teachers

The government will appoint music and sports teachers at the country’s primary schools for the first time to make classrooms more lively and amusing for the young students. According to…

Metropolis
Infant mortality rate decreases for awareness programmes: Nasim Infant mortality rate decreases for awareness programmes: Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Wednesday said infant mortality rate has decreased due to awareness programmes taken by the Awami League government. “Right now 30…

Sun Extra
Bangladesh focuses on conservation of marine biodiversity Bangladesh focuses on conservation of marine biodiversity

Bangladesh has said conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) is increasingly attracting international attention, as scientific information…

Editorial
We Must Save Our Regional Multilateral Forums We Must Save Our Regional Multilateral Forums

When a turn to the populist right  is the major trend in the politics of our time, especially  in the European and North American continents that once championed the lofty ideals and values…

Business
Remittance inflow up by 7.6pc in August Remittance inflow up by 7.6pc in August

Expatriate Bangladeshis sent US$ 1.41 billion in August 2018, up by $ 92.87 million from the previous month's level, mainly to meet the additional expenses of the Eid festival. The flow…

Education
How to persuade students to read for pleasure How to persuade students to read for pleasure

There is a strong evidence linking between reading for pleasure and educational outcomes. We know that academic attainment is of vital importance, but the benefits of reading for pleasure go beyond…

Asia
Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects Malaysian island city in trouble as PM targets China-linked projects

KUALA LUMPUR: An ambitious $100 billion island city being built off Malaysia has found itself in troubled waters as the new government takes aim at the development, the latest in a series of China-linked…

World
Int’l calls mount to avoid massacre in Syria’s Idlib Int’l calls mount to avoid massacre in Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT: International calls mounted Wednesday to avoid a “massacre” by regime forces in Syria’s last rebel-held province of Idlib, two days before a summit between key powers backing…

Culturetainment
Salman Shah’s 22nd death anniversary today Salman Shah’s 22nd death anniversary today

Today is the 22nd death anniversary of celebrated Dhallywood superstar Salman Shah. To mark the day in a befitting manner, different cultural organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes…

Winner
Bashundhara Kings begin practice camp Bashundhara Kings begin practice camp

Bashundhara Kings started their practice camp for the upcoming Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL) under the supervision of their newly appointed coach Oscar Bruzon at Bashundhara Kings practice ground…

My Districts
Asrayan gives shelter to 2,660 families in Gangachara Asrayan gives shelter to 2,660 families
in Gangachara

RANGPUR: Most of the river-eroded 2,660 families, rehabilitated under the ‘Asrayan Prakalpa’ since 1997, have changed their fortune in Gangachara upazila of the district, reports BSS.…

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New influx of Afghans seeks refuge in Turkey New influx of Afghans seeks refuge in Turkey

ANKARA: Turkey already hosts the world’s largest refugee population, including three million Syrians, but over the last year there has been an influx of Afghans seeking a safe haven—and…

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