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    Public univs in Bangladesh tight-fisted when it comes to research

    Mohiuddin Alamgir | Updated at 11:19am on June 30, 2018

    Public universities earmark only two to five per cent of their total budget for research when bulk of it, almost three-fourths, goes to salaries, allowances and pensions of the teaching and other staff....

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    Victorious girls await gala reception

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:39pm on June 11, 2018

    History-making Bangladesh women’s national team will be given a gala reception when they will return home today after being crowed as champions in the ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia....

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    AL allies, critics mock Muhith over budget remark

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05pm on June 10, 2018

    Economists and allies of the ruling Awami League mocked finance minister AMA Muhith as he called them ‘stupid’ and ‘not patriots’ for criticising...

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    Development at the cost of environment!

    Mowdud Rahman | Updated at 12:37pm on June 05, 2018

    THE twenty first century capitalism can yield profit from any crisis. Not just it exploit crisis for profiteering interest, it even produce crisis to come up with a business solution. It wages war and then sells arms in the name of...

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    3 more killed in police custody, ‘gunfights’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:59pm on June 04, 2018

    Three more people — two of them ‘drug peddlers’ and another ‘drug-addict’ — were killed in police custody and in reported gunfights in Tangail, Rangpur and Panchagarah early Sunday taking the death counts in the ongoing anti-drug drives to 135 in 20 days....

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    12 more killed, scores held in anti-drug crackdown

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:46pm on May 29, 2018

    At least 12 more suspected drug peddlers were killed in reported gunfights in nine districts early Monday as law enforcement agencies continued anti-drug drives across the country....

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    Gas supply shortage hits Dhaka life hard

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:27pm on May 21, 2018

    Thousands of households in Dhaka have been facing severe shortage of gas supply for the past one week although the supplies to other major consumers like...

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    PM urges journalists to refrain from character assassination

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:44pm on May 18, 2018

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the journalists to refrain from character assassinations of people and institutions. Personal attack, character assassination in the name of...

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    Protests to resume as no headway in gazette

    DU Correspondent | Updated at 11:54am on May 08, 2018

    Protesters on Monday threatened to resume protests for reform of the quota system in public service recruitment as no headway was made in the issuance of a gazette notification on abolition of quota in the civil service announced by the prime minister....

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    Sorcery on cultural heritage list

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 01:22pm on April 21, 2018

    Cultural activists have criticised National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage published by cultural affairs ministry on its website, terming it incomplete, unacceptable and misleading....