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Plot to put agri, food sufficiency at stake By Other | Last Updated: 4th May, 2017, 00:00

A vested quarter is hatching a conspiracy to put the country’s agriculture sector and food sufficiency at stake through the acquisition of agricultural lands of the people in different areas.…

Plot to put agri, food sufficiency at stake

Much bigger ADP on cards for next FY

The government is going to pick up a much larger annual development plan in the upcoming budget in a bid to make visible nearly a dozen big infrastructure projects ahead of the next national polls.…


Project launched to strengthen power grid

The government has initiated a new project to enhance the security of the country’s power grid system and to upgrade the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) at an estimated cost of Tk 697 crore.…


BNP expects foreign pressure on govt

BNP is now thinking of bringing foreign pressure on the Awami League-led government to force them to hold the next national election under a neutral regime.   Party sources said…

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BRU VC found involved in corruption BRU VC found involved in corruption

A probe body of University Grants Commission found involvement of Begum Rokeya University (BRU) Vice-Chancellor Prof AKM Nurun Nabi in massive corruption, irregularities and various unethical practices.…

Metropolis
Migration of Bangladeshi women up by 217pc in 5 yrs Migration of Bangladeshi women  up by 217pc in 5 yrs

Migration of women from Bangladesh has ballooned by 217 per cent in the last five years as some new destinations have opened up for their overseas earnings, reports BSS.   The state-owned…

Sun Extra
Call to nurture IT sector Call to nurture IT sector

Subir Kishor Chowdhury, Secretary of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, said information technology-related products or services could be the main exportable items of Bangladesh.

Editorial
Of the Social Pose Of the Social Pose

Society is a big mirror in which we want to see how we are reflected. One day, a student of mine shocked me by asking why I didn’t write like Humayun Ahmed. I instantly answered that if I wrote…

Education
On modification of secondary level textbooks On modification of secondary level textbooks

In response to a debate over the standards of education at the secondary level, the Ministry of Education began a process to improve the quality and as part of the effort the ministry in May last year…

Asia
8 killed in attack on NATO convoy in Kabul 8 killed in attack on NATO convoy in Kabul

KABUL: A powerful blast targeting an armoured NATO convoy in Kabul killed at least eight people and wounded 28 Wednesday, including three coalition troops, officials said in an attack claimed by the…

World
Trump, Putin agree to ‘seek Syria ceasefire’ Trump, Putin agree to ‘seek Syria ceasefire’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to press for a ceasefire to halt the war in Syria, reports BBC.   The two spoke by telephone…

Culturetainment
Hasan Imam, Laila Hasan honoured with ‘Bbarta Gold Medal’ Hasan Imam, Laila Hasan honoured with ‘Bbarta Gold Medal’

Actor couple Syed Hasan Imam and Laila Hasan honoured with ‘Bbarta Gold Medal’ this year’s for their outstanding contributions to the cultural arena.     …

Winner
Tanbir, Prasant star in Sk Jamal’s fourth straight win Tanbir, Prasant star in Sk Jamal’s fourth straight win

Prasant Chopra and Tanbir Hayder starred for Dhaka Premier League outfit Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club as they claimed an authoritative 92-run triumph over Brothers Union in the ongoing Walton Dhaka…

My Districts
Officials hope immediate let-up in Haor ordeal Officials hope
immediate let-up in
Haor ordeal

SUNAMGANJ: Local level key government officials here hope that they would be able to overcome the recent devastation in the haor areas in a few months, reports BSS.   The victims,…

Business
Tourism stakeholders demand policy support, cash incentives Tourism stakeholders demand 
policy support, cash incentives

Leaders from tourism and aviation sector at a programme on Wednesday demanded substantial financial allocation and policy support in the next budget for the sustainable growth of country’s tourism…

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