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BNP hell-bent on not joining parliament By Other | Last Updated: 15th January, 2019, 00:00

The BNP-dominated Jatiya Okiya Front appears to be hell-bent on not joining the 11th parliament as the lawmakers-elect of the alliance are yet to take oath. The maiden session of the parliament…

BNP hell-bent on not joining parliament

Most of agitating RMG workers join work

Most of the agitating RMG workers returned to work in their factories on Monday, a day after the government announced revision  of their wage structure. The garment workers joined work…


HT Imam, Mashiur, Gowher, Tawfiq, Tarique reappointed as PM’s advisers

HT Imam, Dr Mashiur Rahman, Dr Gowher Rizvi, Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury and Major Gen (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique have been reappointed advisers to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB.…


First cabinet meeting Jan 21

The newly formed cabinet will sit for its first meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office on Jaunary 21, sources in the cabinet division said on Monday. Usually, the cabinet sits on Mondays,…

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Robbers on prowl posing as tenants, hawkers Robbers on prowl posing as tenants, hawkers

Criminal gangs are active in the city and elsewhere in the country to rob cash and valuables in disguise of hawkers, tenants, social workers. Police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) officials…

Metropolis
‘Govt to strengthen monitoring system to upgrade healthcare’ ‘Govt to strengthen monitoring system to upgrade healthcare’

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Monday said the Awami League government will lay emphasis on strengthening the monitoring system to raise standards of healthcare. “Following…

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S’pore mulls stricter laws after gay adoption case S’pore mulls stricter laws after gay adoption case

SINGAPORE: Singapore said Monday it is considering tightening adoption laws after a gay man won a landmark court battle to adopt a child he fathered via a surrogate in the US, reports AFP. While…

Editorial
No Mercy for Corruption No Mercy for Corruption

In its manifesto for Elections-2018, Bangladesh Awami League stressed that it would show zero tolerance for corruption if voted to power again. Even stronger statements from a good number of newly…

Tours & Travels
Promoting wildlife tourism in Bangladesh Promoting wildlife tourism in Bangladesh

Wildlife tourism is a unique and exciting activity across the globe. Bangladesh is the largest deltaic plain plan along with tropical climate; its wildlife is diverse and very unique in nature. The…

Business
BR inks deal with US co to procure 40 BG locomotives BR inks deal with US co to 
procure 40 BG locomotives

Bangladesh Railway (BR) signed an agreement with US-based company to procure 40 broad gauge (BG) locomotives aimed at ensuring railway services as public mode of transport at a cost of Tk 1,123.05…

Asia
S’pore warns Malaysia as maritime tensions flare S’pore warns Malaysia as maritime tensions flare

SINGAPORE: Singapore warned Malaysia Monday it was ready to defend its interests after a flare-up of maritime tensions, the latest sign of fraying ties since a change of government in Kuala Lumpur,…

World
US-Turkey row deepens over Kurds US-Turkey row deepens over Kurds

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump warned Turkey on Sunday of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout from Syria, while also urging the Kurds not to “provoke”…

Culturetainment
Noble initiative to keep Shaheed Minars clean Noble initiative to keep Shaheed Minars clean

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in association with People’s Theatre took a noble initiative to keep the surroundings of all the Shaheed Minars in the country clean and beautiful. With…

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Dhaka top table as BPL’s first phase ends Dhaka top table as BPL’s first phase ends

Dhaka Dynamites claimed top position on the score table with one hundred percent win and Riders’ skipper Mashrafe Mortaza emerged at top of the bowling ranks in the Bangladesh Premier League…

My Districts
Bumper wheat production expected in Bogura Bumper wheat production expected in Bogura

BOGURA: Farmers and others concerned, including agriculturists, are very much hopeful about the overall wheat production during the current season in Bogura district including 12 upazilas particularly…

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Japan must recognise all Kurils as Russian: Moscow Japan must recognise all Kurils as Russian: Moscow

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday after meeting his Japanese counterpart that Tokyo must recognise Moscow’s sovereignty over all of the disputed south Kuril islands in…

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