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Election officials among 7 shot dead in Rangamati

Election officials among 7 shot dead in Rangamati
Seven people, including election officials and law enforcers, were killed and 16 others injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them after the end of voting in upazila parishad polls at Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati yesterday. Confirming the news, Rangamati superintendent of police (SP) Alamgir Kabir told The Independent that the attack took place at Sajek union while election officials, along with security agency personnel, were returning to the upazila headquarters after concluding vote counting. The deceased include as M Amir Hossain, assistant presiding officer of a polling centre at Kanglak and a teacher of Kishaloy Govt Primary School, and VDP members M Al Amin, Bilkis, Sohel and Mihir Kanti Dutta, said Superintendent of Police…

Law soon with 2-year jail term

Law soon with 2-year jail term

The Cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of the Fish and Fish Product (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, enhancing the maximum punishment to two-year imprisonment for adulterating fish and fish products, and other offences under the proposed law. The approval came from the weekly Cabinet…
RU students demand re-test of one course

RU students demand re-test of one course

Masters students of psychology department of Rajshahi University have been continuing their demonstration demanding re-examination of one course. The protesting students took position in front of RU’s administration building yesterday and demanded a re-test as one their fellow students could not…
Children need to grow up in prosperity and progress

Children need to grow up in prosperity and progress

On the occasion of the birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman the prime minister underlined the unwavering commitment of her government to provide the best possible facilities for children in education, culture, sports and healthy living. The promise is especially significant at a time when the…
Civil service and ethics

Civil service and ethics

One of the goals of administration should be promotion of moral and ethical values among the public servants as well as the people. An officer can make his contribution in this area, if he himself is developed in ethical values. If he himself does not have moral and ethical values, how can he help in…
Tipu for increasing RMG export to India

Tipu for increasing RMG export to India

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said Bangladesh would take initiatives to increase export of readymade garment (RMG) to Indian market. “India wants Bangladeshi RMG to its market, but there are some problems but necessary measures will be taken to solve those after identification,”…
‘Clear similarities’ between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

‘Clear similarities’ between Boeing crashes in Ethiopia, Indonesia

Flight recorder data recovered from the wreckage of Boeing 737 MAX planes that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia shows "clear similarities," Addis Ababa said Sunday as the US maker announced it was finalizing a software update for its under fire anti-stall system. Pressure was mounting meanwhile…
Serajul Islam, Bulbul Sarwar selected as winners

Serajul Islam, Bulbul Sarwar selected as winners

Professor Serajul Islam Choudhury and Bulbul Sarwar have been selected for ‘IFIC Bank Sahitya Puroshkar 2017’ (IFIC Bank Literary Award 2017). Serajul Islam Choudhury will get the award for his essay ‘Obiram Poth Khonja’, while Bulbul Sarwar will be awarded for his book ‘Swapnobhromon…
BCB chief hints at appointing
psychologist for Tigers

BCB chief hints at appointing psychologist for Tigers

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hassan Papon said Monday that they are mulling to appoint psychologist for counseling the players ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup. Bangladesh national team’s players return home on Saturday night from New Zealand through a horrifying condition,…
Sunflower farming gains popularity

Sunflower farming gains popularity

Suitable land and buoyant yield, coupled with increasing demand, are encouraging more farmers in the region to start sunflower cultivation. Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), which has been conducting trials with sunflower in Sylhet Division for three years, is assisting the farmers.…
Release FIFA official Kiron: Amnesty

Release FIFA official Kiron: Amnesty

Bangladeshi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the international football governing body FIFA’s council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, who faces two years behind bars simply for exercising her right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said in a press statement yesterday.…
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