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  • AL considers amending RPO

    AL considers amending RPO

    Chance for further constitutional amendment is slim

    The ruling Awami League is considering to bring amendments to the Representation of the People Order (RPO) to facilitate the next parliamentary elections under a partisan government.

    Senior party leaders discussed the issues at a meeting at the Indira Road residence of Law Minister Shafique Ahmed on Friday night. It was attended by advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Suranjit Sengupta, HT Imam and Mashiur Rahman, and Law Secretary (legislative and drafting) Shahidul Haque.

  • BR land gobbled up by government, grabbers

    BR land gobbled up by government, grabbers

    Bangladesh Railway figures show that influential people and non-governmental organisations are illegally using over 3,543 acres of land in different parts of the country

    Bangladesh Railway is now struggling to reclaim over 4,465 acres of its land gobbled up by different government and autonomous bodies, and land grabbers across the country.

    Bangladesh Railway (BR) figures show that influential people and non-governmental organisations are illegally using over 3,543 acres of land in different parts of the country.

    Government, semi-government and autonomous bodies are also occupying over 922 acres without legal authority, the figures say.

  • BR land gobbled up by government, grabbers

    BR land gobbled up by government, grabbers

    Bangladesh Railway figures show that influential people and non-governmental organisations are illegally using over 3,543 acres of land in different parts of the country

    Bangladesh Railway is now struggling to reclaim over 4,465 acres of its land gobbled up by different government and autonomous bodies, and land grabbers across the country.

    Bangladesh Railway (BR) figures show that influential people and non-governmental organisations are illegally using over 3,543 acres of land in different parts of the country.

    Government, semi-government and autonomous bodies are also occupying over 922 acres without legal authority, the figures say.

  • ‘Two-finger test’ deters rape victims from seeking justice

    ‘Two-finger test’ deters rape victims from seeking justice

    Forensic experts say the test is entirely unnecessary, but doctors still continue with it
    Under Bangladeshi law, forensic experts examining rape cases must follow a government-prescribed medical examination procedure which requires them to give details of the victim’s internal organs.

    The procedure, among other medical tests, includes a “two-finger test” that doctors must do to “know the condition of the hymen.” Many victims feel humiliated by this test and sometimes refrain from seeking legal support just to avoid it.

  • ‘Two-finger test’ deters rape victims from seeking justice

    ‘Two-finger test’ deters rape victims from seeking justice

    Forensic experts say the test is entirely unnecessary, but doctors still continue with it
    Under Bangladeshi law, forensic experts examining rape cases must follow a government-prescribed medical examination procedure which requires them to give details of the victim’s internal organs.

    The procedure, among other medical tests, includes a “two-finger test” that doctors must do to “know the condition of the hymen.” Many victims feel humiliated by this test and sometimes refrain from seeking legal support just to avoid it.

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    Seven new private universities set for approval, educationists decry move

    Experts fear education standards will be lowered
    At least seven new private universities with reported links to the ruling party are awaiting approval as the present government nears the end of its term, despite claims that most of the existing higher education institutions in the private sector are underperforming and struggling to attract students.

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the Dhaka Tribune Saturday that the process of approving the new private universities was under way.

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    Seven new private universities set for approval, educationists decry move

    Experts fear education standards will be lowered
    At least seven new private universities with reported links to the ruling party are awaiting approval as the present government nears the end of its term, despite claims that most of the existing higher education institutions in the private sector are underperforming and struggling to attract students.

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid told the Dhaka Tribune Saturday that the process of approving the new private universities was under way.

  • Below par Bangladesh dismantled by hosts

    Below par Bangladesh dismantled by hosts

    Bangladesh found themselves on brink of elimination after just one game

    Bangladesh have found themselves on brink of elimination after just one game. A demoralising 2-0 loss to hosts Nepal inthe first game of the SAFF Championship at the Dasharath Stadium yesterday left red and greens both red in the face and green with envy.

  • Below par Bangladesh dismantled by hosts

    Below par Bangladesh dismantled by hosts

    Bangladesh found themselves on brink of elimination after just one game

    Bangladesh have found themselves on brink of elimination after just one game. A demoralising 2-0 loss to hosts Nepal inthe first game of the SAFF Championship at the Dasharath Stadium yesterday left red and greens both red in the face and green with envy.

  • Banks put a price on Earth’s life support

    Banks put a price on Earth’s life support

    The 43 financial institutions, including the World Bank, are setting up a working party as a consequence of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 when the initial 39 large banks signed a Natural Capital Declaration
    It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world’s biggest banks is attempting to do.

    They have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable, Climate News Network reported Friday.

  • Banks put a price on Earth’s life support

    Banks put a price on Earth’s life support

    The 43 financial institutions, including the World Bank, are setting up a working party as a consequence of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 when the initial 39 large banks signed a Natural Capital Declaration
    It is not easy to put a value on a forest, a clean river, or unpolluted air, but that is what a group of the world’s biggest banks is attempting to do.

    They have agreed that the way the present economic system uses and often destroys the environment without paying to do so is not sustainable, Climate News Network reported Friday.

  • Hats off to Jamal Bhuiyan

    Hats off to Jamal Bhuiyan

    The first non-resident Bangladeshi to play for Bangladesh was the pick of the team

    Jamal Bhuiyan, the first non-resident Bangladeshi to play for Bangladesh, was the pick of the team in the 0-2 defeat against Nepal at the Dasharath Stadium in Nepal yesterday.

    Jamal did his best to inspire the team as he carried out his defensive role while trying to communicate to the players upfront as well. He seemed to have the stamina to run non-stop for 90 minutes and never paused for breath in the game.

  • Hats off to Jamal Bhuiyan

    Hats off to Jamal Bhuiyan

    The first non-resident Bangladeshi to play for Bangladesh was the pick of the team

    Jamal Bhuiyan, the first non-resident Bangladeshi to play for Bangladesh, was the pick of the team in the 0-2 defeat against Nepal at the Dasharath Stadium in Nepal yesterday.

    Jamal did his best to inspire the team as he carried out his defensive role while trying to communicate to the players upfront as well. He seemed to have the stamina to run non-stop for 90 minutes and never paused for breath in the game.

  • Steps may cut illegal recruitments in Gulf states

    Steps may cut illegal recruitments in Gulf states

    There are an estimated 800,000 Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE

    Bangladesh has planned to curb illegal recruitment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf States, said Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran.

    “To curb illegal recruitment, Bangladesh plans to extend its national database project to cover their overseas workers bound for the UAE and other Gulf states,” he told UNB.

  • Steps may cut illegal recruitments in Gulf states

    Steps may cut illegal recruitments in Gulf states

    There are an estimated 800,000 Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE

    Bangladesh has planned to curb illegal recruitment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other Gulf States, said Bangladesh Ambassador to the UAE Muhammad Imran.

    “To curb illegal recruitment, Bangladesh plans to extend its national database project to cover their overseas workers bound for the UAE and other Gulf states,” he told UNB.

  • Traffic jam eases at Daulatdia as ferry services resume

    Traffic jam eases at Daulatdia as ferry services resume

    BIWTC and BIWTA dredged the Daulatdia–Paturia river channel to facilitate ferry movement
    Traffic jam in Daulatdia eased slightly Saturday after nine hours of frantic efforts by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority.

    BIWTC and BIWTA dredged the Daulatdia–Paturia river channel to facilitate ferry movement.

    Ferry operation on the river route was suspended due to emergence of hidden shoals and poor navigability at the entrance points on both sides of the ferry ghats.

  • Traffic jam eases at Daulatdia as ferry services resume

    Traffic jam eases at Daulatdia as ferry services resume

    BIWTC and BIWTA dredged the Daulatdia–Paturia river channel to facilitate ferry movement
    Traffic jam in Daulatdia eased slightly Saturday after nine hours of frantic efforts by Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation and Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority.

    BIWTC and BIWTA dredged the Daulatdia–Paturia river channel to facilitate ferry movement.

    Ferry operation on the river route was suspended due to emergence of hidden shoals and poor navigability at the entrance points on both sides of the ferry ghats.

  • Power transfer will be peaceful: Hasina

    Power transfer will be peaceful: Hasina

    The Prime Minister pledges to hand over power peacefully and claimed that earlier, the state power had not been handed over peacefully except for 2001 when her party was in power
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the country would run in accordance with the constitution so that no unconstitutional force could usurp power.

    “Our aim is to run the country in accordance to the constitution so that none can assume state power unconstitutionally.

    The constitutional process keeps democracy firm while economic freedom is not possible without democratic process,” she said while addressing a discussion marking the National Mourning Day in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

  • Power transfer will be peaceful: Hasina

    Power transfer will be peaceful: Hasina

    The Prime Minister pledges to hand over power peacefully and claimed that earlier, the state power had not been handed over peacefully except for 2001 when her party was in power
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the country would run in accordance with the constitution so that no unconstitutional force could usurp power.

    “Our aim is to run the country in accordance to the constitution so that none can assume state power unconstitutionally.

    The constitutional process keeps democracy firm while economic freedom is not possible without democratic process,” she said while addressing a discussion marking the National Mourning Day in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.

  • Frustrated Kruif clueless of what went wrong

    Frustrated Kruif clueless of what went wrong

    Bangladesh head coach was clueless of what went wrong in their 2-0 defeat against Nepal

    Bangladesh head coach Lodewijk de Kruif was clueless of what went wrong in their 2-0 defeat against hosts Nepal at the Dashrath Stadium yesterday.

    The coach looked frustrated about the footballers and said, “What I have taught to them and what they showed, I told the defenders to stand in the far post during a set piece and nobody was there during the first goal.After month of discussion and video analysis is this the output?”

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