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Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Hasina goes for Khaleda-bashing

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday branded her political archrival Khaleda Zia "a killer" and "a person with a sick mind", and said the BNP chairperson had better go to Pakistan. "There are many people in Bangladesh who still wish to be slaves of Pakistan and they do not believe in the country's independence. Khaleda...

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Top order stumbles

Top order stumbles

Bangladesh's top order collapsed on the first day of their three-day practice match against St Kitts and Nevis at St Kitts yesterday. At the time this report was filed, the Tigers were stuttering at 63 for three with openers Tamim Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman sent back to the pavilion. Tamim scored 20, while...

Amend Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Act 2012

Bangladesh is going ahead with the construction of a 2000 MWe nuclear power plant at Rooppur with Russian assistance. In doing so, the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) was formed in 2013 following the enactment of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Act 2012. The BAERA has the primary responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of the general public and the plant workers against any harmful effects arising from peaceful uses of nuclear energy. In order to carry...

Formulate specific MPO policy, PM asks education ministry

Formulate specific MPO policy, PM asks education ministry

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the education ministry to formulate a specific policy for the enlistment of the schools and colleges under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) system. “You have to formulate a policy for the MPO enlistment across the country,” she said while addressing the high officials of the Education Ministry and...

Myanmar agrees to take back its verified citizens

Myanmar agrees to take back its verified citizens

In a major breakthrough, Myanmar has agreed to take back its verified citizens living in two refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh in next two months.  Initially, they will take back 2,415 people, who have been verified as Myanmar citizens in 2005, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque told reporters after a meeting...

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Chaos at BCL rally venue

Two factions of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) threw chairs to each other following an altercation over sitting arrangement just before its rally began at Suhrawardi Uddyan in Dhaka this afternoon. BCL organised the programme commemorating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Bangamata Fazilatunnesa, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. The chaos erupted between the BCL leaders and...

Leading editors discuss challenges before mass media

Leading editors discuss challenges before mass media

Editors of leading national dailies met in the capital, Dhaka, today to share their views on the challenges the mass media is facing at the moment. Titled 'Challenges before mass media', the discussion, organised by Editors' Council, began at 3:30pm at Cirdap auditorium. The discussants focused on the issues arising out of the formulation of policies and laws and other government moves concerning the mass media. Editor of Bangla daily Samakal Golam Sarwar, also the president of Editors' Council, presided over the event. Mahfuz Anam, general secretary of teh Council and editor and publisher of The Daily Star, delivered the introductory speech titled 'A Retrogressive Policy'. Click here to read Mahfuz Anam's note in...

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

3 BCL men suspended for assaulting RU staff

The Rajshahi University authorities today suspended three BCL men for beating up the acting chief engineer and two employees of the university. The three are: SM Touhid-Al-Hossain Tuhin, the recently removed general secretary; Tanmoy Ananda Avi, vice-president, and Mamun-Ur-Rashid Mamun, an activist, of the university unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, student wing of the...

Chhatra Sena calls half-day hartal for tomorrow

Chhatra Sena calls half-day hartal for tomorrow

Islami Chhatra Sena, student wing of Bangladesh Islami Front, has called a countrywide half-day hartal for tomorrow demanding arrest of the killers of Supreme Court mosque imam Sheikh Nurul Islam Faruqi. Nurul Haque Chisty, president of the organisation, announced that they would enforce the general strike from 6:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday.   The Chhatra...

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Zia involved in Bangabandhu killing, PM reiterates

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today reiterated that BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the assassination of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975. "Mushtaq (Khandaker Mushtaq Ahmed) appointed Ziaur Rahman as army chief after August 15," the premier said posing a question how did he get such a big post if he had no relation...

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