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Three killed in ‘gunfights’ in 3 districts

Bigstock The ‘gunfights’ took place early Sunday Three suspected criminals have been killed in separate “gunfights” with members of law enforcement agencies in Barishal, Feni, and Mymensingh districts. The “gunfights” occurred early Sunday. In Barishal, an unidentified member of a suspected robber gang was killed in a “gunfight” with a team of detectives at Bottola […]

Why the growing unemployment rate should worry us Almost two million jobseekers enter the market every year but the country cannot give formal jobs to even one-fourth of them. Source: CORPORATESANGBAD Biru Paksha Paul When I approached a car insurance company to discuss ways to reduce my insurance cost, the manager advised me to take […]

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A file photo shows a customer choosing products at a super shop in Dhaka. The government is planning to merge several VAT rates into at least two rates in the upcoming national budget for the fiscal year 2018-2019. — New Age photo The government is planning to merge several value-added tax rates into at least […]

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West Indies and Bangladesh will play two Twenty20 matches in Florida in August, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Tuesday. The scheduling continues CWI’s efforts to make inroads into the largely untapped North American market, following on the heels of two matches between West Indies and India at the same venue two years ago. The […]

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বিবিসি বাংলার সংবাদদাতার চোখে বাংলাদেশে খুলনা সিটি কর্পোরেশন নির্বাচন অনলাইন | ১৮ মে ২০১৮, শুক্রবার জাতীয় নির্বাচনের কয়েক মাস আগে অনুষ্ঠিত খুলনা সিটি নির্বাচন নিয়ে চলছে নানা আলোচনা বিচার-বিশ্লেষণ। প্রথমবারের মতো দলীয় প্রতীকে এ নির্বাচন সারা দেশের নজর কাড়ে। ভোটশেষে বিএনপি ব্যাপক ভোট জালিয়াতির অভিযোগ করলেও আওয়ামী লীগ একে ভিত্তিহীন এবং অপপ্রচার হিসেবে আখ্যায়িত করছে। […]

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Are dictators on the way out – or on the way up? Natasha Ezrow, University of Essex All around the world, democracy is looking shaky. While consolidated democracies are struggling to stay healthy, many flawed ones have turned into outright authoritarian regimes – most notably Russia under Vladimir Putin and Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. […]

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Down The Memory Hole: Dismantling Democracy, Word By Word May 18, 2018  The National Memo Reprinted with permission from Tomdispatch. Consider us officially in an Orwellian world, though we only half realize it. While we were barely looking, significant parts of an American language long familiar to us quite literally, and in a remarkably coherent […]

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Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election Despite his 20 percent approval rate, President Nicolas Maduro is almost assured a win in Venezuela’s May 20 election. The opposition says the vote is a “farce.” REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Marco Aponte-Moreno, St Mary’s College of California Venezuela’s May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. […]

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US for participatory polls in Bangladesh UNB May 17th, 2018 USAID Administrator Mark Green Collected Experience shows responsive democratic governance is an irreparable ingredient in long-term sustainability and successful economic development, Mark Green says The United States has underlined the importance of holding “free, fair and participatory election” in Bangladesh that truly reflects the will of […]

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THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE Police swoop on disgraced Malaysian ex-premier’s home By AFP The unexpected result has been blamed in large part on public anger over the scandal involving the fund, called 1MDB. PHOTO: AFP KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police converged on the home of scandal-tainted former premier Najib Razak late Wednesday as local media quoted officials saying they […]

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খুলনা সিটিতে ‘নিয়ন্ত্রিত’ নির্বাচনের নতুন রূপ Prothom Alo টিপু সুলতান ও সেলিম জাহিদ, খুলনা থেকে ১৭ মে ২০১৮, ১১:১৮ আপডেট: ১৭ মে ২০১৮ খুলনা সিটি করপোরেশন নির্বাচন ছিল এই শহরের মানুষের জন্য এক নতুন অভিজ্ঞতা। কোনো দাঙ্গা-হাঙ্গামা না বাধিয়ে কেবল সংশ্লিষ্ট পক্ষগুলোকে নিয়ন্ত্রণে রেখে এবং প্রতিপক্ষকে চেপে ধরে ভোট নেওয়ার এমন দৃশ্য এই শহরের মানুষ […]

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Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against US embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018Reuters It will be the 28th special session of the council. The most recent one was […]

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