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Implement PRSP to reduce urban poverty
Speakers urge govt at dialogue
Coordination among different government bodies, national and international NGOs, development organisations and donors are a must to reduce poverty in urban areas, said speakers at a dialogue yesterday.
Joint statement of Eighth Bimstec Ministerial Meet
At the conclusion of the Eighth Bimstec Ministerial Meeting, the heads of delegation issued the following joint statement, says an official release.
Int'l Confce Begins
'Formulate policy to save elephants'
A two-day international conference began here yesterday to develop policy and programmes for the conservation of endangered animal elephant in this region.
Call for concerted efforts to stamp out militancy
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday called for concerted efforts by all to stamp out militancy and boost economy.
'Ensure right to edn of children with disability'
Speakers at a view exchange meeting yesterday underscored the need for creating awareness among people about the right to education of the children with disability at the same institution along with the
10 killed, 58 injured in road accidents
At least 10 people were killed and 58 injured in road accidents in Barisal, Sirajganj, Brahmanabaria and Pabna yesterday and the night before.
'Greed for power hinders nat'l progress'
Politicians' greed for power has held back the progress of the country, said the speakers at a roundtable yesterday.
Scholastica launches Speed
Scholastica, an English medium education provider at primary, secondary and higher secondary level, launched a training institute in the city on Sunday to facilitate English medium teaching in Bangladesh.
College girl commits suicide
A college girl committed suicide at DOHS in the city Sunday evening.
WID efficient method to improve navigability
Experts say at workshop
The Water Injection Dredging, a new technique developed in the Netherlands, is the most economical and appropriate method to revive the faded navigational channels and keep the waterways alive, experts
Fulfil demand for children's access to information
Speakers tell meeting
Children's demand for access to information must be fulfilled to ensure their rights, said the speakers at a view exchange meeting yesterday.
Controversially appointed RU employees stage demonstrations
Controversially appointed employees of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday threatened to resist the appointment of a computer operator at the computer science department on December 22 at any cost.
Four injured as copís shotgun discharged accidentally
Four people were wounded when a shotgun of a police constable was discharged accidentally at Rampura in the city yesterday.

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