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Govt probing abnormally high cost of furnishing RNPP apartments

Govt probing abnormally high cost of furnishing RNPP apartments Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune May 19th, 2019 A writ petition has also been filed with the High Court seeking judicial inquiry into purchasing irregularities The government has launched an inquiry into the abnormally high prices of articles being used to furnish apartments in multi-storey buildings at […]

File photo of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Photo from BNP’s Facebook page A BNP leader urged the government not to deprive farmers and to accept the demands of jute mill workers The BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) has announced a two-day program to demand that the government ensure fair prices of paddy […]

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Photo: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) via its Facebook page Previous Next Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance is likely to win a big majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended on Sunday, most exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism early on in […]

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Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim bats during their practice camp at Leicester, England on Sunday.— BCB photo After a historic tri-series triumph in Ireland, the members of Bangladesh cricket team have finally put their attention fully in the upcoming ICC World Cup as they started their practice camp at Leicester in England on Sunday. The Tigers […]

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The Daily Star  May 19, 2019 Writ seeks judicial inquiry into Rooppur ‘graft’ File photo Star Online Report A writ petition was filed at the High Court today seeking judicial inquiry into allegations of purchasing irregularities for the housing project of Rooppur nuclear power plant. Supreme Court lawyer Barrister Sayedul Haque Suman moved the petition, […]

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The Daily Star  May 17, 2019 Loan Defaulters: BB extends fresh rescheduling facility Staff Correspondent In a baffling move, the central bank yesterday extended a set of new facilities to loan defaulters to give them a fresh lifeline, stoking fears of further deterioration in the banking sector’s financial health. As per the new policy, the […]

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The Daily Star  May 20, 2019 Fight Against Sexual Violence Has anything changed after Nusrat? Protestors in front of National Museum, demanding capital punishment for those responsible for the death of Nusrat Jahan Rafi. Photo: Star Zobaida Nasreen “My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you.” -Audre Lorde, Your Silence Will […]

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The Daily Star May 20, 2019 Farmers not doing well Low paddy prices hit growers across country; govt yet to find an immediate fix A farmer staring at his paddy with sheer frustration at Ranir Haat in Chattogram’s Rangunia upazila. At this time of the year, the wholesale market is usually crowded with paddy growers […]

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Efficiency has fallen and corruption risen in service delivery organisations: Nazrul Islam Sohrab Hassan |Prothom Alo May 19, 2019 Retired professor of the geography and environment department at Dhaka University and former chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Nazrul Islam, is presently honourary president of the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS). He has conducted […]

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