Fake version of delayed textbooks flooding book stores

August 24, 2014

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board’s delay in releasing three important Higher Secondary Certificate textbooks has led to book markets around country being flush with counterfeit and unauthorised versions of the books. The latest version of the three textbooks – The Bangla Shahitya Path, Bangla Sahapath and English For Today – were introduced 41 days after the start Read more

No bloodletting again: PM

August 24, 2014

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday warned the people to be vigilant so that the BNP-Jamaat could not unleash ‘deadly violence’ again as they did before the January 5 elections in the name of ‘so-called movement’. ‘We do not want them [BNP-Jamaat] to strike Bangladesh time and again. We all have to be vigilant; we would not allow recurrence of such bloodletting Read more

Rivers in central part swelling

August 24, 2014

2 children drown, no respite flood victims from sufferings
Major rivers continued to swell in their downstream on Saturday posing a threat of inundation of new areas in the central part of the country though floods in northern districts remained unchanged with thousands of flood victims still marooned and out of relief.
Thousands of people in several districts on Brahmaputra Read more

Govt fails to pay off cheated clients

August 23, 2014

Jubok’s Embezzlement
Govt fails to pay off cheated clients
None of the over three lakh cheated clients of JUBOK got back the money they had deposited with the fraudster due to the government’s inaction. They have been waiting for years to get back the money as the government promised them while appointing the first commission in 2010 to deal with the issue. A permanent commission was appointed in the following year also to deal with Read more

Applications pile up

August 23, 2014

New Electricity Connections
Applications pile up
Applications for new electricity connections are piling up with power utilities as the government is struggling to increase the capacity of power generation, transmission and distribution to cope with the growing demand, officials said. The number of pending applications has increased at a rate of over one lakh per month between February and July this year, according data available Read more

Marooned still without succour

August 23, 2014

Floods unchanged in the north
Flood situation in northern and north-eastern districts remained unchanged as rivers in Brahmaputra and Surma basins stopped rising on Friday after submerging vast areas and leaving thousands of people marooned. The plight of the marooned people in the flood-hit villages was worsening as scanty relief supplies could not satisfy their need. Many of them did not get any relief supplies Read more

Disarray in flat distribution among wounded freedom fighters

August 23, 2014

The distribution of apartments among freedom fighters wounded during the liberation war – under the Gajnabi Housing Project of the Bangladesh Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust – has fallen into disarray as many of the apartments are already forcefully occupied before allotment.
The government has allotted 33 out of 84 apartments Read more

AL now plans to hold pending district council sessions by December

August 23, 2014

The ruling Awami League now plans to complete the pending council sessions of its organisational districts by December backtracking from its previous decision to do the job by October.
Awami League joint general secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif said that they could not maintain their timeframe for holding the pending council sessions because Read more

Around 70 pc failed the last five teachers’ registration exams

August 23, 2014

About 70 to 80 per cent candidates who appear for the teachers’ registration examination – a pre-qualifying exam to become a teacher at non-government schools and colleges – fail to secure pass marks, according to results of the last five examinations. Exam authorities have decided to hold the exam twice a year from now on, instead of once, to cope with growing unemployment Read more

Israel steps up Gaza onslaught

August 23, 2014

Hamas execute 18 Palestinians accused of having collaborated with Israel
Hamas gunmen executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel in the heart of Gaza City on Friday, as the deadly war between the Islamist movement and Israel reached day 46.
The Palestinian emergency services say another 75 people have died in Gaza since hostilities resumed on Tuesday following a nine-day truce. In Israel, two civilians Read more

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