Dhaka University International Relations department teacher Dr Mesbah Kamal said, “Both of the two top parties have to give concession to start a negotiation over the next election. The present PM is an elected PM. The opposition is saying that the crisis would be resolved if the PM resigns. It is not right, because the next election has to be held under an elected government due to constitutional bindings. To ensure the participation of all parties, the constitution has to be amended for which reason AL would need majority in the parliament. If the current PM who is also the... more ›
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sought more Danish investments in various sectors including ICT, energy & power, marine fisheries, aquaculture, infrastructure development, agro-industry and frozen food industry in Bangladesh. The prime minister made the request when newly-appointed Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Hanne Fugi Eskjaer paid a courtesy call on her at her office. PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed the reporters after the meeting. Terming Bangladesh as most vulnerable to climate change, Hasina said Denmark can help Bangladesh with green technology to face adverse impacts of global warming. She mentioned that DANIDA is helping Bangladesh in poverty reduction, agriculture, fisheries, water transport, water supply and sanitation, integrated rural development... more ›
Written examination of 17 districts for the appointment of assistant teachers of primary schools were cancelled as an investigation committee found proofs regarding question paper leakage before the examination, reports banglanews24.com. Primary and Mass Education Ministry informed this on Sunday. Additional Secretary of the ministry SM Ashraful Islam said, “The examinations of those districts will be held again.” The examinations were held on November 8 at 1362 centres across the country. A number of 9,68,127 candidates took part in the examinations. The primary education ministry formed a four-member investigation committee with SM Ashraful Islam as the convener on November 12 as allegations rose that the question papers of the... more ›
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called a dawn-to-dusk hartal across the country for today in protest against what it said political killings. Jamaat acting secretary General Shafiqur Rahman on Sunday evening declared the shutdown after a death warrant was issued for their leader Abdul Quader Molla convicted of war crimes during liberation war in 1971. In a statement the Jamaat leader said they will enforce shutdown to protest the government’s ‘plots for political killings’. Meanwhile, miscreants set on fire a passenger bus in the capital’s Gulshan area at around 7:30 pm. Police suspect that Jamaat-Shibir activists might have torched the vehicle to create panic among the city-dwellers. In another... more ›
Blockaders set a bus afire at Matuail in Jatrabari in the city on Sunday morning during the 2nd day of the opposition’s nationwide 72-hour rail-road-waterway blockade. Police said they set fire to a passenger bus near Matri Sadan around 6:00am and fled the scene. However, none was hurt in the arson attack. On receiving information, fire fighters went to the spot and doused the fire with the help of local people. —UNB... more ›
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