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Bangladesh improving in rural development, food security By Other | Last Updated: 19th April, 2019, 00:00

The Global Food Policy Report-2019 has highlighted Bangladesh as one of South Asia’s leaders in improving rural development indicators and food and nutrition security. It has pointed to…

Bangladesh improving in rural development, food security

Electric poles entangled with internet, TV cables

Electricity poles are being illegally used for stringing Internet and TV cables in the capital, posing a risk of accidents. Sources said Internet and cable TV operators are ignoring repeated…


AL faces trouble over decade-old committees

Years-old committees of district and upazila units of Awami League appear to be a major obstacle to rejuvenating its grassroots political activities, making the ruling party dependent largely on the…


Five to die for killing girl after rape

CHAPAINAWABGANJ: A court here on Thursday sentenced five people to death for killing a girl after violating her in Sadar upazila in 2015, reports UNB. The condemned convicts are Nayan Karmakar…

Back Page
9pc GDP growth needed until 2041 9pc GDP growth needed until 2041

The country will have to maintain a nine per cent average real GDP growth for 20 years after 2021 to fulfil its vision of becoming a high-income country by 2041, suggests official estimates. …

Metropolis
‘Stock sufficient, no reason for price hike in Ramadan’ ‘Stock sufficient, no reason for price hike in Ramadan’

CHATTOGRAM: Commerce Secretary Md Mofizul Islam said there is no reason to price hike in the upcoming Ramadan as stocks of commodities require in the holy month are sufficient in the country. He…

Sun Extra
Bangladesh-Myanmar JWG meets on May 3 Bangladesh-Myanmar JWG meets on May 3

Bangladesh and Myanmar will hold their next Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting in Naypyidaw on May 3 to discuss the development made so far for safe repatriation of Rohingya people, reports BSS.…

Editorial
Be a Good Human Being First Be a Good Human Being First

Just a week ago, the Prime Minister of our neighbouring country Bhutan, Dr. Lotay Tshering came to Dhaka on a four-day official visit. During the visit, the two Prime Ministers had a bilateral meeting…

Our faith
Shab-e Bara’at: Perplexity and misunderstanding Shab-e Bara’at: Perplexity and misunderstanding

Among the various rituals and celebrations of Muslim, Shab-e Bara’at is one of the most popular celebrations especially in our country. Shab-e Bara’at is a term consists of two Farsi words;…

Business
Bike makers to get benefit from next FY Bike makers to get 
benefit from next FY

Motorcycle production in the country would be encouraged in the upcoming national budget, said National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan in the city on Thursday. Besides,…

Asia
Millions vote in second phase of elections Millions vote in second phase of elections

NEW DELHI: Voters across India cast ballots on Thursday in the second round of the country’s mega elections, amid more violence including a clash between protesters and security forces in tense…

World
Climate-change protesters disrupt London train service Climate-change protesters disrupt London train service

LONDON: Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical…

Culturetainment
Alpha all set to release on April 26 Alpha all set to release on April 26

Renowned director Nasiruddin Yousuff’s film Alpha has finally got a release date on April 26.  The movie has been made eight years after the National Award winning film Guerrilla…

Winner
Faruk blasts BCB for being short sighted Faruk blasts BCB for being short sighted

Former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Chief Selector Faruk Ahmed on Thursday took a swipe at the BCB for their strategy of waiting till the last minute before finalizing the World Cup squad, despite…

My Districts
Peanut farming gains ground in Jamalpur char Peanut farming gains ground in Jamalpur char

JAMALPUR: Peanut farming in char areas of the district has gained popularity among farmers as Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has taken a project to extend peanut cultivation in the…

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Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves Malaysian inquiry probes trafficking camps, migrant graves

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian inquiry into the 2015 discovery of suspected human-trafficking camps and graves in the jungle heard Thursday police found one of the sites months before authorities publicly…

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