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Bangladesh enters 45th year of independence

Bangla Mirror Desk: Bangladeshis living in the UK and elsewhere in the world celebrated the 45th Independence and National Day on Thursday to mark the declaration of independence. The country has made remarkable progress in a number of areas over the years after independence although there is a long way to go to attain advanced stage of development. Bangladesh’s independence ...

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Bangladesh Wins the WIP Award for reducing gender gaps

 World Economic Forum study reveals that Bangladesh is one of the top 10 countries in the world in reducing gender gaps and this leads the country to win the prestigious Women in Parliaments (WIP) Global Forum Award for “regional leadership in closing the gender gap in politics”.   Based on the rankings of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Gender Gap Report”, WIP Awards were ...

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Think-tank demands urgent action in Dhaka

A leading think-tank in Bangladesh has called for environmental issues in the country’s textile industry to be addressed as a matter of urgency as declining water levels, continued toxic discharges from dyeing and finishing factories, and a major lack of effluent treatment plants (ETPs) continue to raise serious question marks about the long-term sustainability of the industry .The Policy Research ...

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Annisul, Kabari and Pintu pick up nomination papers

Businessmen Annisul Huq, claimed to be an Awami League-backed candidate, has picked up nomination form to compete for mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation on Monday. Former AL MP and actress Sarah Begum Kabari, despite not receiving her party’s nod, claimed to have had the nomination form picked up.  BNP leader Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu, serving life term for his role ...

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Cabinet nod for medical universities in Chittagong, Rajshahi

The government has decided to set up medical universities in two divisional headquarters, Chittagong and Rajshahi. Print Friendly and PDF Monday’s regular cabinet meeting chaired by the prime minister approved, in principle, the drafts of the ‘Chittagong Medical University Act 2015’ and ‘Rajshahi Medical University Act 2015’.  The move will take the number of medical universities in the country to ...

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Khaleda vows to continue movement

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia said yesterday (Friday) that the 20-party alliance would continue its “peaceful movement”. “Since the ruling party has not taken any initiative to restore normalcy and instead worsened the situation by its provocative behaviour, our peaceful movement will continue until it reaches a logical conclusion,” she told reporters at her Gulshan office in Dhaka. The former PM ...

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Mongla factory collapse toll 6; army, govt launch enquiries

Death toll in Mongla factory building collapse has climbed to six after rescuers found two more bodies. Many others are feared trapped under the debris of the under construction milling house of army-run Mongla Cement Factory in Bagerhat. The roof of the building crumbled in a heap at around 1pm on Thursday. The government has launched an investigation. Fire Service’s ...

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HC asks govt about validity of freedom fighters’ list

STAFF REPORTER The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule asking the government to explain within four weeks why releasing the final list of freedom fighters without determining the definition of the freedom fighter should not be declared as illegal. In response to a writ petition, a vacation bench of the HC, comprising Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Khijir ...

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Dhaka, Ctg city polls on April 28

Putting an end to a long spell of speculation over polls to the bifurcated Dhaka City Corporations, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Wednesday announced the schedule of elections to the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Chittagong City Corporation (CCC). Elections for all three corporations will be held on April 28. As ...

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ACC plans crackdown on illegal ‘second homes’

Staff Correspondent The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has warned of legal action against those Bangladeshis who have illegally invested in Malaysia in the name of second home. Bangladesh and Malaysia would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard, ACC commissioner M Sahabuddin said yesterday. “Those who have a second home in Malaysia are high profile people and we ...

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