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Indian election: Possible impact on Bangladesh

THE 16th parliamentary election of the Lower House (Lok Sabha) is being held from 7th April in nine phases until 12th May. The results will be announced on 16th May and a new government will be formed thereafter. Naturally everyone in Bangladesh is thinking how will relation between Bangladesh and India develop after the Indian elections?  Will it be the same or different?    Answers to the questions will depend on which parties are likely to secure the largest number of...

Inaction Over Tannery Relocation

14 top officials face contempt

14 top officials face contempt

The High Court yesterday issued a contempt of court rule on 14 present and former government officials for failing to ensure relocation of tannery industry from Hazaribagh to save the Buriganga river from pollution. The HC order came following a petition filed by a human rights organisation on April 13. About five years back, the...

United Airways in trouble

Private carrier United Airways (BD) Ltd may face operational suspension due to outstanding aeronautical and non-aeronautical charges of around Tk 77 crore to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab). The airlines regulator has already imposed a ban on sale or purchase of aircraft by United Airways until it clears all current and outstanding charges in the next one year. “If the airline fails to pay the charges within the scheduled timeframe, we might stop their operation anytime,” Caab Chairman Air...

6th phase UZ polls May 19

6th phase UZ polls May 19

Election to 14 upazila parishad across the country will be held on May 19 in sixth phase, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad declared today. According to the polls schedule, the last date of filing nomination paper is April 24 while the papers will be scrutinised on April 26. The last date for withdrawal...

Pubali Bank official held for embezzling Tk 1.48cr

Pubali Bank official held for embezzling Tk 1.48cr

The officials of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) today arrested an official of Pubali Bank for misappropriating Tk 1.48 crore through issuing fake vouchers against bank drafts. Mashiul Alam, who is posted at the bank's in RK Mission Road branch in the capital, remains suspended. A team of ACC picked him up from Tejgaon area in the...

Make policy to protect arable land: HC

Make policy to protect arable land: HC

The High Court today ordered the government to immediately form an expert committee to formulate a policy for protecting agricultural land from reduction. According to the order, the committee will have to submit a report along with necessary recommendations to the court in 90 days. In response to a writ petition, the HC also issued...

Saad Murder

BAU protesters call off agitation as 5 officials quit

BAU protesters call off agitation as 5 officials quit

Teachers and students protesting the murder of a student of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh have called off their agitation.  They came up with the decision today hours after five officials of the BAU resigned in face of the protests, reports our BAU correspondent. The agitators however threatened to go for tougher programme if their demands including filing a case against the culprits and making a report on the incident are not fulfilled by Tuesday. Saad Ibne Momtaj, a final-year fisheries student of the BAU, was murdered on April 1. BAU student affairs adviser Prof Sultan...

Gonojagoron activist stabbed in capital

Gonojagoron activist stabbed in capital

A Gonojagoron Mancha activist was stabbed by unidentified miscreants this afternoon at Bangla Motor in the capital. Shishir, 30, came under the attack around 4:45pm near Bangla Motor foot over-bridge on his way back to Shahbagh from Bashundhara city shopping mall, Muktijodha Projonmo President Mehdi Hasan told The Daily Star. Locals later rushed Shishir, also...

Tarique revealed truth of history: Fakhrul

Tarique revealed truth of history: Fakhrul

BNP leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today advised Awami League leaders to read books on history and said Tarique Rahman has “revealed truth of history” from different books. Comparing the BNP senior vice-chairman with Cuban undisputed leader Fidel Castro, the BNP acting secretary general said, “After his revolution, Castro in a court said I...

Govt ready to offer subsidy to renewable energy: minister

The government stands ready to provide subsidies to the renewable energy sector to encourage exploring alternatives to costly fossil fuels, State Minister for Energy and Power Nasrul Hamid said yesterday. "We have to take a decision on it. We have to decide about subsidies in rural and urban areas. Otherwise, there might be wastages," he said.    The state minister spoke at a roundtable on the revised renewable energy policy, at Bidyut Bhaban in the capital. The Energy and Power magazine...

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'Polls battle between two ideologies'

'Polls battle between two ideologies'

Priyanka Gandhi yesterday .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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