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  • Prime minister Sheikh Hasina leafs through a book after inaugurating the Amar Ekushey Book Fair organised by Bangla Academy in Dhaka on Saturday. — BSS photo

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Ekushey book fair starts off on bad note

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina leafs through a book after inaugurating the Amar Ekushey Book Fair organised by Bangla Academy in Dhaka on Saturday. — BSS photo
Amar Ekushey Book Fair, this time expanded into Suhrawardy Udyan, started off on a bad note at the Bangla Academy on Saturday, with organisers failing in management and many publishing houses yet to have books on display for sales. Low vigilance, poor... Full story

187sq km of Dhaka wetland destroyed in 13 years

The government and private developers have dirt-filled an estimated 187 square kilometres of permanent and seasonally-flooded wetlands in and around Dhaka in 13 years since the passage of the Wetland and Open Space Conservation Act 2000. Full story

Half of apparel workers live in disaster fears: Alliance

Almost a half of apparel workers in Bangladesh are worried about safety in their work place and think that they could not be able to leave the factory buildings quickly in emergencies, according to a half-yearly report of the Alliance... Full story

BNP leaders set out on tour of dists today

Leaders of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party will set out on Sunday on a tour of districts to pick up single candidates from the party aspirants for each post in the coming upazila parishad elections. Full story

Shots, blasts as protest rivals clash on Thai election eve

Explosions and heavy gunfire rattled Bangkok on Saturday as pro- and anti-government protesters clashed on the eve of controversial Thai elections seen as unlikely to end a cycle of violence in the kingdom after months of opposition rallies. Full story

Warrant against Paresh Baruah, Nurul Amin soon

The court will issue warrants soon against the United Liberation Front of Asom leader Paresh Baruah and former additional secretary of industries Nurul Amin, the two absconding convicts among the 14 people who were sentenced... Full story

Jamaat defers hartal to Thursday

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami on Saturday deferred to Thursday its dawn-to-dusk countrywide general strike for smooth return of Muslim devotees from Biswa Ijtema and for Saraswati Puja, one of the religious festivals of Hindus. Full story


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