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MAY DAY Workers’ welfare foundation limps without fund

The government has taken virtually no initiative to institutionalise Bangladesh Workers’ Welfare Foundation into an entity, by providing manpower or enhancing its fund. Since the formation of the foundation in 2006, the government has made no contribution to the fund and has not designed an organogram to hire manpower to collect contributions from public companies […]

Says female officials face ‘gender harassment’ Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked scheduled banks not to impose extra pressure on their officials to collect deposits and not to keep them (officials) in banks’ branches for extra hours after closing the daily work. The central bank found allegations that the female officials of the banks are facing […]

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Nepal in need of tents; quake death toll above 5,500 Nepalese police personnel carry Pemba Tamang, 15, on a stretcher after his rescue from a destroyed hotel building in Kathmandu on April 30, 2015, bringing a rare moment of joy to the earthquake-hit city. Half a million tents are urgently needed for the huge number […]

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The Bangladesh cricket fraternity suddenly embraced the good news yesterday that Bangladesh had jumped above Pakistan to the eighth position as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) latest ODI rankings following their 3-0 whitewash against Pakistan at home. The new rankings, which have brightened the Tigers chances of playing the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, came […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has remarked that there is no democracy in Bangladesh now and the rights of people from all class and profession are not secured anymore. “Democracy in Bangladesh is banished. Democratic tradition and institutions have been destroyed,” she said. The BNP chief made the remarks through a statement sent to media on […]

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 by David Bergman Here are eight key take-aways from Mayor election. 1. Now we know what the Prime Minister means by ‘free and fair elections’. In January 2014, the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina promised there would be ‘free and fair’ national elections, even without a caretaker government. The BNP and opposition parties boycotted it, arguing […]

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Unidentified miscreants damaged the grave of former president Ziaur Rahman at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital. Dhaka Metropolitan Police additional deputy commissioner of Tejgaon division, Wahidul Islam, confirmed the incident on Thursday. A number of 10 to 12 pieces of marble tiles of the round-shaped shrine of Ziaur Rahman, also the founder of Bangladesh Nationalist […]

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US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday evening. Biswal will arrive in Dhaka in the afternoon to participate in the two-day fourth annual partnership dialogue between Bangladesh and the United States (US), started in city on Thursday. Nisha […]

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Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members were accused of looting a Maitree Express train from India on the pretext of raiding near Ishwardi junction in Pabna on Tuesday afternoon. However, Kushtia’s Mirpur 47 BGB nayeb subedar Mohammad Hazrat Ali denied the allegation. He said they seized 11 bags and recovered illegally imported Indian sarees and cosmetics. Owners […]

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Jamuna Resort. The Supreme Court today extended its chamber judge’s order that issued a status quo on the possession of Jamuna Resort till May 17. The resort located on the south bank of Jamuna River in Tangail, will remain under the possession of Bangladesh Bridge Authority (BBA) following the SC order, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam […]

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Malala Yousafzai. A court in north-west Pakistan has jailed 10 men for life for the 2012 gun attack on education activist Malala Yousafzai, media reports say. Yousafzai, who was 15 at the time, was shot in the head on board her school bus in the Swat valley. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in […]

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The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Thursday said directives have been given to keep the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and other airports ready for handling the international relief materials coming for the Nepalese quake victims. She said her government has already talked to India so that the relief materials could go to Nepal through the […]

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