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Madrasa teachers end hunger strike upon assurance

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Teachers of Ebtedayee madrasas

Eight days into waging a hunger strike demanding nationalisation, madrasa teachers today called it an end following assurance that their demand will be placed to the prime minister.

Technical and Madrasa Board Secretary Md Alamgir today conveyed to the demonstrating madrasa teachers that he will convey their message to the premier within three days.


Following the instructions of the prime minister and the finance minister, the Ministry of Education will take an initiative, he told the madrasa teachers.

 

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Three suspected robbers killed in Sundarbans ‘shootout’ with RAB

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Three people were killed in the Sundarbans in what the Rapid Action Battalion or RAB described as a shootout. Bagerhat-based RAB-8 chief Sohel Rana Prince said the incident took place at the forest’s Sharankhola Range around 9am on Thursday. A raid was conducted on a tip-off that robbers, belonging to the gang ‘Sumon Bahini’, were in the Shukhpararchar area, according to him.

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Padma rail project in slow lane

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The Padma rail link project seems uncertain as the government has failed to sign a loan agreement with a China bank in time.

A railway ministry letter sent to the Prime Minister’s Office in November 2016 says the rail ink project must be rolled out in January 2017 for launch in 2019 along with the Padma Pidge.

The rail communication must start simultaneously with the launch of the pidge, as per orders from the prime minister, according to the letter.

 

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35 cops injured in Kushtia road crash

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35 cops injured in Kushtia road crash 

Thirty five policemen were injured as a bus carrying them plunged into a roadside ditch in central bus terminal area of the district town on Saturday night.


The bus carrying 40 policemen plunged into the ditch as the driver lost control over the steering and hit a roadside tree while giving side to a truck around 10:30 pm, said Joynul Abedin, additional superintendent of Kushtia Police.

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Cold wave may continue till Jan 9

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The cold wave sweeping over the country may continue for the next two days while the chilling condition is likely to

improve from January 10, according to an official of the met office.


"The severe cold wave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Pabna, Dinajpur and Kushtia regions and it may continue for the next two days," Nijhum Rokeya Ahmed, a meteorologist at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), told BSS on Sunday morning.

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Victory Day for Democracy observed

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The Victory Day for Democracy was observed today across the country through different programmes marking the January 5, 2014 polls as the national election helped continue the democratic and constitutional process.


Awami League (AL), the party which successfully led the nation's War of Liberation, won the 10th Jatiya Sangsad elections on that day, defeating all conspiracies and overcoming all barriers, and formed the government for the third time.

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50 sick so far in teachers’ hunger strike for MPO

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Non-MPO Teachers' hunger strike

So far, 50 teachers have fallen sick as their hunger strike demanding enlistment into the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) system enters day four in unwavering spirit.

They are adamant on receiving words and assurance directly from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before abandoning their demonstration and going back home.

 

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Six coaching centres in Dhaka stripped off licence for causing visual pollution

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The Dhaka North City Corporation or DNCC has revoked trade licences of six coaching centres for not taking down their billboards, posters, banners, and signboards despite warnings.


The centres are University Coaching Centre or UCC, UNIAID Coaching Centre, Icon Coaching Centre, Icon Plus Coaching Centre, Omega Coaching Centre and Paragon Coaching Centre.

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DNCC by-polls: Feb 24 and 25 SSC exams to be rescheduled

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DNCC by-polls: Feb 24 and 25 SSC exams to be rescheduled  

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations of Dhaka Board of February 24 and 25 will be rescheduled to March due to the by-polls of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC).


Acting secretary of Election Commission (EC) Helal Uddin Ahmed confirmed the matter, after attending a meeting with chairmen of Dhaka Education Board, Madrasah Education Board and Technical Education Board at the secretariat this afternoon.

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Ex-BCL leader arrested on multiple rape charge

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Former general secretary of a local unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, Arif Hossain Hawlader, has been arrested in Shariatpur on Tuesday on charge of raping six women.


Police arrested him from Saikka Bridge area of Goshairhat upazila of Shariatpur district, at 4:30pm, according to media reports.

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Dialogue with pry teachers on pay scale soon

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The government will sit with the assistant teachers of government primary schools soon over the demand to upgrade their pay scale, said Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Tuesday.


"We've sought a list of teachers' representatives to initiate the talks," he said while talking to UNB.

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30 more primary teachers fall sick as strike continues

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Assistant teachers of government primary schools continued their hunger strike for the second consecutive day on Sunday for eliminating difference in salaries between trained head teachers and trained assistant teachers.


Over 1,000 teachers from across the country staged the demonstration since Saturday morning and sat on the hunger strike to press their one point demand at the Central Shaheed Minar in the city.


Though thirty-two hours already have elapsed when the report was filed on Sunday evening yet to any representative from the government show any response to the movement said teachers’ leaders.

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Man held with human skulls, bones in Rajshahi

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Rajshahi: Police arrested an alleged smuggler along with nine human skulls, and bones from shore of Padma river in Rajshahi city's Srirampur area on Sunday afternoon.


Arrested Shukur Ali, 28, son of late Anwar Hossain, is a resident of the area.


Sources in police said on secret information that some human bones have been smuggled in the city from India.

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Concept of BCL school committee wrong: Quader

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Concept of BCL school committee wrong: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said Bangladesh Chhatra League’s concept of having school committees was not right.

There is no need to burden the school children with politics as they are already taking the load of books, Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoted Quader as saying.

 

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Nearly 90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding

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A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday, reports Reuters.


The casualties, most of them inflicted late on Friday, were all on the main southern island of Mindanao, they said.


"We're are still trying to confirm reports of a farming village buried by a mudslide," said Ryan Cabus, an official in Tubod town.

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193 govt officials promoted to joint secretaries

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The government has promoted 193 deputy secretaries and officials of equivalent ranks to joint secretaries despite having no permanent posts for them.


They were attached to the public administration ministry as officers on special duty on Thursday as part of the procedure.


The number of joint secretaries now stands at 842, whereas the number of permanent posts is only 430, quoting public administration ministry officials, bdnews24.com reports.

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Fog disrupts ferry service

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People in the country have started feeling the chill in the air; the days are shrouded with fog in early mornings and late at nights as winter has finally arrived, albeit a little late.


The two-month long season that begins with the arrival of Bangla month of Paush continues till end of Magh.


According to the met office in Dhaka, the lowest temperature recorded yesterday was 12.5 degrees Celsius in Panchagarh's Tentulia and the highest 29.7 degree Celsius in Cox's Bazar.


As the mercury dropped the people in the capital are also feeling a chill in the air; Dhaka's lowest temperature was recorded at 14.5 degrees Celsius yesterday.

 

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