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Budget to focus on bridging rural-urban gap By Other | Last Updated: 11th June, 2019, 00:00

The government is going to unveil its budgetary plan for the first fiscal with a focus on reducing the gap between rural and urban facilities as per its electoral pledges. The ruling Awami League…

Budget to focus on bridging rural-urban gap

Resolute Tigers look to salvage WC campaign

Bangladesh look to get back into the groove again in the ICC World Cup 2019 as they take on their familiar foes Sri Lanka in their fourth match of the tournament at Bristol today. The match…


Canadian University gets Rajuk’s Purbachal plot ‘in breach of rules’

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has violated rules in allocating a plot to the Canadian University of Bangladesh under the Purbachal New Town project, the housing and public works ministry believes,…


Part-timers dominate academic activities

Most of the country’s private universities, including some renowned ones, are carrying out academic activities with part-time teachers, ignoring the needs for ensuring quality education and violating…

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Govt may inject 1,500cr into state-run banks Govt may inject 1,500cr into state-run banks

The government is likely to set aside Tk 1,500 crore in the upcoming budget to help the struggling state-owned commercial banks overcome capital shortfalls.  The move comes after the central…

Metropolis
Recognise women’s unpaid work: MJF Recognise women’s unpaid work: MJF

Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) on Monday urged the government to recognise the contribution of women’s unpaid work to the economy, reports UNB. It also called for taking concrete steps…

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Federal Reserve is ‘very, very destructive’ to economy: Trump Federal Reserve is ‘very, very destructive’ to economy: Trump

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday the US central bank has been “very, very destructive” to the economy by raising interest rates too quickly, reports AFP. Trump has…

Editorial
Lessons for Dhaka from Mumbai Self-Redevelopment Project Lessons for Dhaka from Mumbai Self-Redevelopment Project

The self-redevelopment model, where residents rebuild their homes without a builder, is gaining momentum in Mumbai. The Bhendi Bazaar redevelopment project in South Mumbai has emerged as a model for…

Business
Nepal wants to supply 688MW hydropower to Bangladesh Nepal wants to supply 688MW hydropower to Bangladesh

A Nepalese hydropower company has recently proposed the government to supply 688MW of electricity to Bangladesh. The newly formed firm --Betan Karnali Sanchayakarta Hydropower Company Ltd --…

Human Rights
Quality Education and Equal Participation for Progress Quality Education and Equal Participation for Progress

Shila (pseudonym), daughter of ambitious parents whose thoughts were that “investment in children is the best and the safest investment” as none can steal or destroy the non-decaying asset…

Asia
China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes ‘foreign interference’ China backs Hong Kong extradition law, opposes ‘foreign interference’

BEIJING: China on Monday strongly backed the Hong Kong government on a controversial bill that would allow extraditions to the mainland, and voiced opposition to “outside interference”…

World
Race to become UK’s next PM formally begins Race to become UK’s next PM formally begins

LONDON: The contest to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader formally began on Monday, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of frontrunner…

Culturetainment
Bobita celebrates Eid with underprivileged children Bobita celebrates Eid with underprivileged children

Renowned film actress and Distressed Children & Infants International-DCII’s goodwill ambassador Farida Akhter Bobita celebrated Eid festival with some underprivileged children on Monday. …

Winner
Can’t afford to relax, says Mashrafe Can’t afford to relax, says Mashrafe

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said that they are not taking anything for granted against Sri Lanka as he believes both teams are placed equally in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. During a pre-match…

My Districts
Record 21.66 lakh tonnes Boro paddy produced in Rangpur region Record 21.66 lakh tonnes Boro paddy produced in Rangpur region

RANGPUR: With multi-dimensional assistance of the government, farmers have produced an all-time record 21.66-lakh tonnes of clean Boro rice this season in Rangpur agriculture region, reports BSS.…

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95 killed in attack on central Mali village 95 killed in attack on central Mali village

BAMAKO: Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said Monday, giving a provisional…

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