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Creating a skilled girlforce Asa Torkelsson, Sathya Doraiswamy and Eshani Ruwanpura International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC), is commemorated on October 11 every year, to highlight the challenges girls face, promote their empowerment and fulfil their human rights. This year, under the theme “With her: A skilled girlforce”, the day is dedicated to bringing […]

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Serious crisis of skilled people, despite abundant labour Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Oct 13, 2018  Prothom Alo      A major barrier to expansion of technical education in Bangladesh today is the negative mindset towards ‘blue-collar’ jobs, a Prothom Alo roundtable was told on Saturday. Also, stakeholders said, while the industry needs a lot of technically […]

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Kamal, B Chy call separate press briefings Prothom Alo English Desk |  Oct 13, 2018       Just before the announcement of the framework of greater national unity, a rift has developed between Kamal Hossain and Badruddoza Chowdhury as they called for separate press conferences today (Saturday) to clear their positions, reports UNB. Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, led […]

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October 13, 2018 US Senate confirms Earl R Miller as new US envoy in Dhaka Earl Robert Miller. Photo taken from Facebook Star Online Report The US Senate Foreign Relation Committee have approved the nomination of Earl Robert Miller as the next US ambassador to Bangladesh, according to a post by the official Facebook page […]

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Digital Security Act: Editors’ Council to form human chain Oct 15 13 October 2018   The Daily Star Members of Editors’ Council during a press conference at Jatiya Press Club on Saturday, October 13. Photo: Amran Hossain Star Online Report The Sampadak Parishad (Editors’ Council) will form a human chain on Monday (October 15) protesting enactment of […]

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Incomplete maybe, but justice nevertheless  Shah Ali Farhad   Dhaka Tribune  October 12th, 2018 An immensely significant verdict Photo: BIGSTOCK Political opposition must be faced politically, not with grenades As Judge Shahed Nuruddin of the Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 started reading out the verdict in the two cases filed in connection with the August 21 grenade […]

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Jatiya Oikya Front formed  Tribune Desk  October 13th, 2018 Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain addresses a a press conference, where new political alliance Jatiya Oikya Front was announced, at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday, October 13, 2018 BNP, Jatiya Oikya Prokriya, Nagorik Oikya and JSD (Rab) come together, demanding an impartial […]

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Rights Groups Raise Concerns as India Starts Steps to Deport Rohingya By Jaishree Balasubramanian on Oct 12, 2018 05:14 pm India has started taking biometric data from Rohingya Muslims, officials said Friday, raising concerns from rights activists who warned that the move could lead to the deportation of thousands of refugees who fled a brutal military […]

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Verdict in Aug 21 Cases: BNP reacts to observations It’s similar to AL’s political speech, says Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir addresses a press conference at the party’s Nayapaltan central office in Dhaka on Friday, October 12, 2018. Photo: Collected Staff Correspondent The Daily Star 12 October 2018 Court’s observations in the […]

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Even dead not spared The Daily Star 12 October 2018 Long after their death, 2 local BNP leaders, another sued for vandalism; home boss asks IGP to look into it Murad prays by the grave of his father Mansur Ali Master, who died a year back, at the Jurain Graveyard on Thursday. Police named Mansur […]

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COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION 2018-V Foreign policies rank prominent in voters mind Shahid Islam   12 October 2018  Weekly Holiday Time may be a great healer, although at times it also adds to the afflictions one endures. Never before did the citizenry of Bangladesh bother so much about the regional and global policies pursued by their governments, […]

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Awami League sets high bar  Fazlur Rahman Raju   Dhaka Tribune  October 13th, 2018 The ruling party wants its strongest available candidates to help fuel a drive for a third consecutive term Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Resolving internal conflicts and picking the right candidates will be the Awami League’s key challenges, say party insiders A cautious Awami League […]

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