14-Party Alliance: New US visa policy sparks friction

Partners of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance were divided over the new US visa policy yesterday as left-leaning parties at a meeting welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s firm stance.

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Pry schools to stay shut June 5-8

All government primary schools across the country will remain closed for four days from today because of the ongoing heatwave.

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Turning plastic perils into a prize

The country has been seeing a worsening plastic waste problem over the last decade and a half, and recently, a small step has been taken towards possible mitigation.

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Not improving anytime soon

Nobody knows exactly when the power cuts will end.

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Mob beats, stabs youth over FB post, 10 cops hurt

A shopkeeper was beaten and stabbed by a mob in front of Police Staff College in the capital’s Mirpur-13 yesterday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.

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Operations on to nab ‘terrorists’ in CHT

Chief of Bangladesh Army General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed yesterday said army teams are finding out and capturing the suspected terrorists from their hideouts in different hills and have already succeeded to take control of their main training camp.

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‘He laid foundation for six-point demand’

The concept of the six-point demand emerged from the writings of visionary economist Prof Nurul Islam in the late 1950s, said speakers at an event yesterday.

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Councillor candidate injured in knife attack

Three people, including a councillor candidate of the Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) election, were injured in a knife attack during a clash between followers of two candidates on Saturday.

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Elections to city corporations / ‘They’re dishonest, traitors’

BNP has expelled 19 candidates, including independent mayoral candidate Kamral Ahsan Rupan, and 18 councillor candidates, due to their participation in the Barishal City Corporation election against party directives.

Elections to city corporations / 41 BNP leaders show-caused for contesting SCC polls

BNP has served show cause notices on 41 candidates for participating in the Sylhet City Corporation elections in defiance of the party decision to boycott the city polls. 

World Environment Day / Plastic waste plagues Kuakata

Patuakhali’s scenic coastal town of Kuakata is grappling with the persistent issue of non-biodegradable plastic waste, including one-time use plastic products and polythene, which are causing significant damage to the environment and neighbouring rivers.

People in pain due to inflation, power cuts

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said inflation and power cuts are making people suffer.

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Plastic most lethal among all waste

Plastics are silently piling on the environmental miseries of Bangladesh, one of the most climate change-vulnerable countries in the world.

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PM to decide when election- time govt will be formed

Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would decide when the election-time government would be formed.

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Azmat appointed Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha chair

Gazipur City Awami League President Azmat Ullah has been appointed as chairman of Gazipur Unnayan Kartripakkha.

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6 congressmen’s letter to Biden ‘false projection’

Several noted minority community leaders yesterday said the picture of Bangladesh’s minorities depicted in a letter sent by the six US congressmen to President Biden is “absolutely false”.

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Fakhrul talks nat’l election with Japanese ambassador

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori met BNP’s Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday and discussed the country’s next general election and the overall political situation.

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Eight injured in oil tanker explosion

Eight people suffered burn injuries in an oil tanker explosion on the Shitalakkhya in Narayanganj’s Rupganj early yesterday.

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Contempt of court petition filed against Taposh

A contempt of court petition has been filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh for his comments about a former chief justice and civil society.

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3 more die of dengue

Three people died of dengue and 97 others were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till yesterday morning.

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Dhaka’s bustling farmer’s market

Urban villages around Dhaka are pockets of areas that have gotten cramped amidst the rapidly rising city. One finds them in Uttara Residential Area (3rd Phase) -- an extension to the Uttara Model Town,

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