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UN honours 3 Bangladeshi women for innovative approach towards gender equality

Innovative Approach Towards Gender Equality award winners with ILO, UNFPA and UN Women country heads. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Mar 14 : The UN has honoured three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women. They became a successful community activist, an entrepreneur and an employee in a non-traditional ...

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Ruqayyah Hall girls withdraw hunger strike

Threaten to resume strike if demands not met by one day Five female students of Dhaka University’s Rokeya Hall began a fast unto death over 3-point demand related to the recently held Ducsu election, taking up position in front of their dormitories on campus from Wednesday night. File photo Dhaka, Mar 14 : Five female students of Dhaka University’s Ruqayyah ...

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PM urges affluent persons to stand beside the distressed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the affluent people of the country to come forward for the welfare of the distressed people following the example set by Ranada Prasad Shaha through his philanthropic activities. “He (Ranada Prasad) had founded many service-providing institutions in such a remote village. What he did was to serve people. So, I think, there’re many ...

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Democratic values to boost up thru school cabinet elections: Minister

Photo: Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni speaks at Begum Sufia Model High School in Kaliakoir upazila on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Gazipur, Mar 14 : Through elections to ‘student cabinet’, the children of the country will grow up with the values of democracy, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday. “These elections will help students to learn how to ...

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Freedom Fighter Faruk murder: AL ex-MP Rana gets High Court bail

The High Court on Thursday granted a six-month bail to former Awami League lawmaker Amanur Rahman Khan Rana in the Freedom Fighter Faruk Ahmed murder case.   The HC bench of Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Justice SM Mozibur Rahman passed the order after hearing a petition filed by Rana seeking bail in the case.  On January 18, 2013, Faruk Ahmed, ...

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HC for legal action against Coca-Cola for using offensive Bangla words

Dhaka, Mar 14 : The High Court on Thursday issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain as to why directives should not be given for taking legal action against beverage company Coca-Cola for using offensive Bangla words in its advertisement. The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahasan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader issued the rule following a ...

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Khaleda challenges Zia Orphanage Trust graft case verdict

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photo Dhaka, Mar 14 : BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday filed an appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court challenging the High Court verdict in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. On behalf of Khaleda Zia, a former prime minister, lawyer Kaisar Kamal filed the petition in the morning. She also sought ...

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No written test for admission to class one: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks while inaugurating the National Primary Education Week-2019 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Photo: PID Dhaka, Mar 13 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the ongoing written admission test system for class one in primary schools terming it a ‘mental torture’ on children. “This is completely ...

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Left parties threaten hartal if move to raise gas prices not scrapped

Dhaka, Mar 13 : Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) held its public hearing on proposals for raising gas prices for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as left-leaning parties threatened to go for action programmes like hartal if the government does backtrack on its move. On the third day of the public hearing, state-owned Bakhrabad and Jalalabad gas distribution companies ...

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Bangladesh poised to emerge as 30th largest economy: MIGA VP Iyer

He is in Dhaka to discuss ways to enhance private sector investments in key industries S Vijay Iyer. Photo taken form twitter.com/sviyer9. Dhaka, Mar 13 : Bangladesh is poised to emerge as the world’s 30th largest economy over the next few years with a trillion-dollar GDP, a top official of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) said Wednesday. “In order to ...

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