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    BRTA declares Uber service illegal

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:47am on November 26, 2016

    The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority declared Uber taxi service illegal on Friday just three days after its inauguration...

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    People urged to join nat’l committee march

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on November 26, 2016

    National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports on Friday urged people to join ‘Dhaka march’ to press the government for scrapping the coal-based power plant at Bagerhat’s Rampal....

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    Antibiotics-fed poultry pose threat to public health

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:20am on November 26, 2016

    Indiscriminate use of antibiotics for preventing livestock and poultry diseases as well as fattening them pose serious threat to public health, said microbiologists...

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    GIRLS’ MARRIAGE AGE: Experts worried about child rights, women dev

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:14am on November 26, 2016

    The government’s plan to add special provision allowing marriage of girls under 18 in the Child Marriage Prevention Bill 2016 will deprive children of their basic rights, say sociologists, educationists and rights activists...

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    Evicted Santals receive harvested rice

    Mahamudul Hasan | Updated at 01:10am on November 26, 2016

    Evicted Stantals on Friday received rice, which was grown by them on the land of Shahebganj-Bagda Farm of the state-owned Rangpur Sugar Mills Limited and harvested by the mill authority, to distribute among the growers of the rice...

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    ETHNIC MINORITY CHILDREN: 60pc not to get textbooks in own languages

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 01:07am on November 26, 2016

    The government would provide textbooks to pre-primary students belonging to five ethnic minority communities printed in their own languages on January 1, 2017 keeping about 60 per cent children of the ethnic minority groups out of the coverage...

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    AI urges Dhaka, Yangon to allow aid workers access to Rohingyas

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:00am on November 26, 2016

    Amnesty International urged Myanmar and Bangladesh authorities to allow aid workers’ unfettered access to Rohingya Muslim minorities to lessen their sufferings on both sides of the borders...

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    AL finalises nominations for Zila Parishad polls

    Moloy Saha and Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 10:34pm on November 25, 2016

    The ruling Awami League on Friday finalised party nominations for the maiden elections to Zila Parishads in 61 districts across the country scheduled for December 28.

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    BRTA declares Uber service illegal

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:31pm on November 25, 2016

    Bangladesh Road Transport Authority has declared Uber, an app-based taxi service, illegal for launching its service in the city without permission from the authorities concerned...

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    Child marriage : Sultana Kamal condemns marriage prevention bill

    staff correspondent | Updated at 04:12pm on November 25, 2016

    The National Committee chairman of Amrao Pari Paribarik Nirjatan Pratirodh Jote, Sultana Kamal, has condemned the cabinet decision that approved the child marriage prevention bill with discrepancies...