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Teachers’ movement frustrates Hasina

Students won’t accept disruption in academic life, PM cautions Teachers of 37 public universities went on an indefinite strike yesterday to protest against alleged discrimination in the Eighth National Pay Scale, saying that they were compelled to go for such programmes as no one in the government had paid any heed to their demands for the last eight months. “We ...

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BB to launch $300m foreign-fund scheme for green energy

Panelists at a conference here on Tuesday observed that a huge potential of renewable energy, especially solar power generation, lies with the country’s irrigation pumps and building rooftops, reports UNB. But, inadequate low-cost funding, absence of government incentives, non-existence of feed-in-tariff and lack of a concrete pro-investment policy have been the stumbling blocks in the way of promoting the renewable ...

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BSF aircraft crashes near Delhi, 10 dead

An aircraft crashed into a wall and burst into flames on the outskirts of the Indian capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday, killing all 10 people on board, officials said. The Super King plane, chartered by the Border Security Force (BSF), was heading to the eastern city of Ranchi when it crashed shortly after taking off, a spokesman for the security ...

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Madrassa student’s death sparks violence in B’baria : BGB, RAB deployed in town; ASP, OC closed

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and additional police were deployed to restore order in Brahmanbaria following widespread violence by madrassa students after the death of a fellow student on Tuesday, who was injured in clashes with police, traders and Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) supporters on Monday evening. The madrassa students ransacked the railway station and the local ...

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CJ joins clean Dhaka drive

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to free Dhaka City from pollution and said he would not mind walking to work every day to help keep the city free from pollution. Speaking at a cleanliness campaign organised by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and the Supreme Court at the apex court premises, the Chief ...

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Aspersion over Liberation War won’t be tolerated: PM

Criticising BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia’s controversial comments about the number of the martyrs of the War of Independence, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday made a stark warning on making confusing or mendacity remarks over the great Liberation War. No innuendo over Liberation War will be tolerated, Prime minister warned while she was addressing the nation this evening marking ...

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Review plea filed for Sayedee’s death penalty

Prosecution on Tuesday filed a review petition seeking death penalty for influential Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee for his crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. Attorney General Mahabubey Alam said state counsel Syed Mahbubur Rahman filed the review petition with a Supreme Court bench concerned for his case, UNB reports, The move came nearly two weeks after ...

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President puts the democracy back in development

President Abdul Hamid has said that ‘active involvement’ of the citizenry in the country’s development – in effect a democratization of the development process – can make it more effective as well as expedite it. “Development and democracy are complimentary to each other,” the president asserted, while inaugurating the Greater Mymensingh Cultural Festival on Saturday, jointly organised by the Greater ...

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Metro rail work to begin at end of February: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the work on metro rail project in the capital will begin at the end of the next month, reports UNB. “The first-phase work of the project will be completed by 2019 although the initial deadline for completing the work was 2024, said the minister at a roundtable titled ‘Padma Bridge: ...

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8,642 killed in road mishaps in 2015

A total of 8,642 people were killed and 21,855 injured in road crashes across country last year, a report of Bangladesh Passengers’ Welfare Association said today. It also stated that 6,581 road crashes took place in the country last year – taking into account reports through January to December 15 last month. The organisation at a press conference in Jatiya ...

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