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Now citizens demand Wasa water testing Activists under banner Poribesh Bachao Andolon on human chain near the building of state-run water supply company Wasa on April 25, 2019. Photo: Foisal Ahmed Star Online Report Citizens have now demanded testing of Wasa water amid criticism over the company’s claim of supplying “100 per cent drinkable water”. […]

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Prothom Alo English Desk | Update: 12:34, Apr 25, 2019 A coach of Bonolata Express. Photo: UNBPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday launched the first-ever non-stop intercity train service on Dhaka-Rajshahi route fulfilling the long-cherished demand of the people of Rajshahi, reports UNB. She opened the non-stop train service, Bonolota Express, through videoconferencing from her […]

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Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administers the swearing-in of BNP lawmaker-elect Jahidur Rahman Jahid of Thakurgaon 3 at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on April 25, 2019. — Press release photo Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker-elect Jahidur Rahman Jahid from Thakurgaon 3 constituency was sworn in as lawmaker on Thursday afternoon. After taking oath, Jahidur Rahman […]

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File photo of Gono Forum President and Jatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Unwanted incidents are taking place in the country one after another, says Alarmed by the growing number of rape incidents in the country, Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain has urged people to wage a united movement […]

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Turning a blind eye?   We continue to be apathetic to issues of sexual harassment and violence against women and children SOURCE: STEEMIT.COM Mir Aftabuddin Ahmed Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s murder is a gruesome tale of the systematic violation of basic fundamental rights of children and, particularly, young girls in Bangladesh. The statistics pertaining to violence […]

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  Many developing and developed countries introduced such commission many years ago, and ensured budget allocations for LGIs without any discrimination The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Wednesday demanded formation of a local government commission to help local government institutions (LGIs) so that they could contribute to attaining the sustainable development goals. Distinguished Fellow […]

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Previous Next Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the people to raise alarm whenever they see suspicious activities. She issued the warning in her parliament speech hours after consoling her relatives for the death of 8-year-old Zayan Chowdhary in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka. “We’ve firmly stopped such bomb attacks, militant attacks. I would […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is seen during a training session at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday. — Sourav Lasker Bangladesh stalwart Tamim Iqbal on Wednesday emphasised on rotating the players in the upcoming tri-series in Ireland to keep them fresh and injury free for the lengthy ICC World Cup campaign in the […]

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More than 1,110 people were killed in the Rana Plaza disaster. Photo: AFP Zobaida Nasreen The Rana Plaza collapse, the deadliest garment factory accident in history, carries a moral and political significance. It laid bare the deeply unequal globalised supply chain, introduced by the new manufacturing and trade order of the 1990s. The incident was […]

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Abahani Limited players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club in their Dhaka Premier League Super League last match at the BKSP on Tuesday.— BCB photo Soumya Sarkar became the first Bangladeshi player to hit a double hundred in List-A cricket and help Abahani Limited earn their 20th Dhaka Premier League title […]

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Survivors and families of victims of the Rana Plaza disaster hold a candle light vigil in Savar in 2014 on the first anniversary of the tragedy Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Around 1,138 lives were lost in the tragic incident but the wait for justice has not yet ended Six years have elapsed since the Rana […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday said that it was not possible to ‘restore’ democracy in the country without releasing Khaleda Zia from jail. Speaking at a sit-in programme, he urged BNP leaders and activists to get ready for launching a mass movement to have Khaleda released from jail. ‘It’s not […]

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