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Public uni admission tests begin Oct 1

The public universities of the country are set to begin their admission tests from October 1 and will continue to take the tests through to December. The schedules for the 31 public universities were recently announced by the Association of Universities of Bangladesh, a platform of vice chancellors from all public universities. A meeting of […]

Abdul Gaffar Choudhury BNP has suddenly taken a new political turn. For the longest time they have been demanding a general election to be held under a neutral caretaker government. To force the government to accept their demand, they launched two movements before and after the January 5 election in association with Jamaat. They killed […]

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More than 50 members of the Hindu Dalit community converted to Islam near Parliament House here on Saturday afternoon. They recited Kalimah and offered Namaz on the roadside at Jantar Mantar. They had made their intension public a week ago. They had been holding sit-in at Jantar Mantar for over two years seeking justice for […]

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Bangladesh has taken initiatives to bring back 159 more nationals from Myanmar, caught when illegally trying to migrate to other South Asian countries on boats. Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will meet officials of Myanmar’s Immigration and National Registry Department on Monday morning. Lt Col Md Rabiul Islam, commander of BGB 17 Battalion, said the meeting […]

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Guaranteeing human rights is important for all of Bangladesh’s people August 9 marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. For Bangladesh, it is a reminder that, despite some positive moves made in the past two decades, government policy is still failing to fully respect and protect the rights of indigenous peoples and minority […]

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By South Asia Monitor By Surya Valliappan Krishna* Recently, the Gurdaspur terror attack raised questions regarding collusion between Islamist groups such as Laskar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Sikh militant groups pushing for the revival of the Khalistan movement. Although, the idea of two forces with very little in common uniting to fight a common enemy seems like […]

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– 7,38,872 students pass – 42,898 students get GPA 5 – Pass rate last year was 78.33 pc Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid announced the results for HSC and equivalent exams while handing over copy of the results to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina this morning. Students will get results from their centres, education board websites […]

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Six suspected tiger poachers were killed in a “gunfight” with police at Mandarbari of the Sundarbans (west) in Koyra upazila of Khulna today. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. A team of Koyra police arrested the six “tiger poachers” from different areas of the district early today, said Harendra Nath Sarker, […]

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The number of people affected by flooding across Myanmar was approaching 1 million on Sunday, with waters in the low-lying southwestern delta inundating homes and forcing villagers into temporary shelters, the government said. The death toll was on the verge of topping 100. In some places, only the roofs of homes could be seen. International […]

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Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Sunday demanded that all the cases of child killings and rape be disposed of within six months by setting up a tribunal in this regard.   “The government fails to protect the rights of women and children. No one is safe now, even an unborn baby […]

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