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DNA test findings : Tonu’s parents now hopeful for justice

The parents of Sohagi Jahan Tonu have expressed satisfaction over the DNA test report by the Criminal Investigation Department, saying the positive results of the test are a clear way to justice. “We’re happy with the report. Now it seems that we’re going to have justice,” said Tonu’s parents Yaar Hossain and Anwar Begum while talking to reporters in front ...

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Mobile number portability gets PM’s nod

 Subscribers will soon be able to keep their existing number even after they switch from one operator to another as the prime minister’s office has approved a guideline for mobile phone number portability. Named the Mobile Number Portability or MNP, the service will bring competition to the market and push it to maturity, said Md Faizur Rahman Chowdhury, the telecom ...

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Journalist Mukul Talukder dies

Former president of Dhaka Sub-Editors’ Council (DSEC) Mukul Talukder died of cancer at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday. He was 50. Mukul had been undergoing treatment at the ICU of Holy Family Hospital in the capital and shifted to the DMCH four days ago following deterioration of his condition. Mukul will be buried at a graveyard at his ...

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Primary education now up to class VIII

The government finalises its decision to extend primary education level up to class VIII from V, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid says on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The photo shows a crowded classroom in Gandaria Mahila Samity Govt Primary School. Star file photo Star Online Report In light of the National Education Policy, the government has finalised its decision to ...

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Holding ears, netizens protest

Netizens are changing their Facebook profile pictures with holding their ears in solidarity with a school headmaster who recently was humiliated publicly, reports UNB. In a unique form of protest, people from all walks of life are uploading their images on different social media platforms, holding their ears and apologising with the hashtags #SorrySir or #wersorrysir or #WeAreSorrySir. The outrage ...

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RMG factories much safer now : ACCORD

Approximately 60 per cent of the safety hazards in factories covered by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (‘the Accord’), identified through initial inspections, have now been reported, or verified, as repaired. “This is a significant accomplishment and factories are becoming much safer. However, remediation now needs to be completed without further delay,” said Rob Wayss, Accord ...

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Shyamal sir is dead’

“Shyamal sir is dead. He is breathing but not alive.” This is how Piyar Sattar Latif High School’s headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta described himself after being subjected to public shaming and his suspension from the school. Headmaster Shyamal Kanti Bhakta is undergoing treatment at Narayanganj’s 300-bed hospital He spoke to the Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday at Narayanganj’s 300-bed hospital where ...

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Police disperse non-MPO ICT teachers using water cannons

Police on Tuesday dispersed agitating information and communications technology teachers seeking enrolment in monthly-payment order system using water cannon in front of National Press Club in the city. The teachers began sit-in on the pavement since morning and at one stage a speeding vehicle hit one of the protesters, Aftab Uddin, 35. He was the ICT teacher of Palashpur High ...

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Arrest warrants against 29 BNP men

A court on Wednesday issued warrants to arrest 29 BNP leaders and activists in an arson case filed with Paltan Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Session Judge M Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order after taking cognisance of the charge sheet submitted against them, reports UNB. Joynal Abedin Faruq, Shimul Biswas, Abdul Awal Mintoo, Barkatullah Bulu and Barrister Rafiqul Islam Miah ...

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Waterbus service, a flop story

Waterbus services between Sadarghat and Gabtoli, and Narayanganj and Tongi, linking Kanchpur routes, have failed to catch on, allegedly due to a lack of proper infrastructure development and mismanagement. The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) introduced the waterbus service (with two buses) on August 28, 2010, in a bid to ease Dhaka’s traffic congestion and ensure a smooth journey ...

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