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Gain people’s trust to hold credible polls By Staff Correspondent | Last Updated: 1st August, 2017, 00:00

Civil society members have called upon the Election Commission to gain people’s confidence through making their activities acceptable to them ahead of the next national election. …

Gain people’s trust to hold credible polls

Govt to go ahead with Rampal power project

The government will not allow any unplanned large infrastructure except the Rampal coal-fired power plant around the Sundarbans, Prime Minister’s Power and Energy Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury…


10-yr jail for sabotage in power structures

The cabinet on Monday gave final approval to the draft of Biddut Ain, 2017’ with tougher provisions against sabotage, destruction of the power infrastructure and pilferage, reports BSS.


The month of mourning begins

Today is the first day of August, the month of mourning. On the 15th day of this month in 1975, the Bangalee nation lost the greatest son of the millennium, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh…

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New transmission line planned for 1,000MW power from India New transmission line planned for 1,000MW power from India

The government is planning to set up another transmission line from Bheramara to Baharampur of India to import 1,000 megawatts of electricity from the neighbouring country.   The…

Metropolis
BGMEA demands quick service at Ctg port BGMEA demands quick service at Ctg port

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Monday urged the government to take necessary measures to fasten essential services for RMG exporters at the Chittagong port.…

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JICA to train Bangladeshi IT professionals JICA to train Bangladeshi IT professionals

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Miyazaki University jointly organised a symposium on the university campus in Japan on Friday, said a press release from Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo.…

Editorial
Written Submission to Supreme Court by Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam Written Submission to Supreme Court by Barrister M Amir-Ul Islam

The Supreme Court, on July 3, 2017, upheld a verdict of the High Court that declared illegal the 16th amendment to the Constitution which had empowered the parliament to impeach the apex court…

Tours & Travels
Regional connectivity for tourism development Regional connectivity for tourism development

The present era witnesses a strong regional integration across the globe for sustainable economic growth. Given that tourism industry is an effective tool for poverty reduction, job creation and economic…

Asia
Abe, Trump agree to further steps on N Korea ‘threat’ Abe, Trump agree to further steps on
N Korea ‘threat’

TOKYO: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with US President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed to “take further actions on North Korea” in light of its intercontinental ballistic…

World
Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering hajj pilgrimage of its people Qatar accuses Saudis 
of hampering hajj 
pilgrimage of its people

DOHA: The Qatari authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of jeopardising the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah of Qatari pilgrims by refusing to guarantee their safety, reports AFP.  …

Culturetainment
Razzak, Noor together in a TV show for first time Razzak, Noor together in a TV show for first time

Swadhinata Padak winning living legend of the country’s film industry, nayok raj Razzak and the popular personality of TV drama, celebrated actor and Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor—have…

Winner
MoU speculation grows as deadline nears MoU speculation grows as deadline nears

Despite growing speculation that a deal on a new Memorandum of Understanding was close to being brokered, Cricket Australia and the players’ union have declined to comment on the progress of…

My Districts
111 ex-enclaves seen as model for development 111 ex-enclaves seen as model for development

RANGPUR: The continuous development activities in 111 former enclaves have brought significant changes to the life of the over 37,000 people, reports BSS. The change began soon after…

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China police arrest 230 over pyramid scheme China police arrest 230 over pyramid scheme

BEIJING: Chinese police have arrested 230 members of a suspected pyramid scheme, a week after a rare demonstration in Beijing protesting a crackdown on the group, reports AFP. The scheme,…

Business
BB to tighten screw on classified loan BB to tighten screw 
on classified loan

Central Bank Governor Fazle Kabir on Monday called upon banks and financial institutions to come out of default loan culture for maintaining stability in the country’s financial sector.

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