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Many obligatory laws yet to be enacted By Other | Last Updated: 5th April, 2017, 00:00

The government is yet to enact many constitutionally obligatory laws, including one on formation of the Election Commission, even after 45 years of the country’s independence.  …

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Savings rates take a hit from bad loans

The deposit rates at banks have by almost halved in the last five years as the banks had to adjust their capital by rescheduling bad loans and giving lower returns to the depositors.  …


Draft resolution on stopping external interference adopted

The draft resolution on the role of parliaments in preventing outside interference in the internal affairs of any sovereign states was on Tuesday adopted by 44-10 votes at a special committee meeting…


‘Chemical attack’ kills 58 in Syria

KHAN SHEIKHUN:  A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, prompting widespread outrage and calls for international action,…

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People cry for water in city People cry for water in city

Water crisis has deepened in many areas of the capital before the start of the summer, causing immense sufferings to the city dwellers.   Sometimes water supply remains stopped in…

Metropolis
Inter-ministerial co-op needed for tobacco-free country: Nasim Inter-ministerial co-op needed for tobacco-free country: Nasim

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday said that Bangladesh will not be free from tobacco by 2040 as per the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina if there is no cooperation…

Editorial
Rationality versus Irrationality Rationality versus Irrationality

Any introductory textbook on economics always starts with the fundamental assumption of rationality. The rationality axiom guarantees that given scarce resources, a consumer always tries to maximise…

Post-logue
In Pursuit of Quality Higher Education in Bangladesh In Pursuit of Quality Higher Education in Bangladesh

The higher education field in Bangladesh has shown the entire upward trend. The number of university was only 6 at the time of liberation and it is now 138 of which 96 are owned and managed by the…

World
UN warns Syria refugee aid funds ‘desperate’ UN warns Syria refugee aid funds ‘desperate’

BRUSSELS: The UN warned Tuesday the plight of millions of Syrian refugees was becoming “desperate,” with aid funds running low as donors and humanitarian groups met in Brussels to discuss…

Culturetainment
Badhon, Alvi, Nadia Mim acting in same drama serial Badhon, Alvi, Nadia Mim acting in same drama serial

The three popular artistes Badhon, Alvi, Nadia Mim are acting together in the same drama serial for the first time.     They are appearing in the ongoing drama serial ‘the…

Winner
Mashrafe bids adieu to T20 internationals Mashrafe bids adieu to T20 internationals

Bangladesh ODI and T20I skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has announced his retirement from T20 internationals. He decided to quit the shortest format of the game after the current series against Sri Lanka…

My Districts
Use of modern fish farming technology stressed Use of modern fish farming technology stressed

RAJSHAHI: Public representatives and experts concerned urged the fish farmers to use modern fish farming technologies for boosting yield to mitigate the society’s nutritional deficiency, reports…

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Afghanistan sacks top generals over hospital attack Afghanistan sacks top generals over hospital attack

KABUL: Afghanistan on Tuesday sacked 12 army officers including two generals for negligence over an insurgent attack on the country’s largest military hospital, which pointed to a spectacular…

Business
Ecnec okays 7 projects involving Tk 7,890cr Ecnec okays 7 projects 
involving Tk 7,890cr

The government on Tuesday gave nod to seven development projects involving Tk 7,890 crore, including a scheme to extend accommodation facility to government employees in Chittagong.  …

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