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Ensure access to ICT to boost rural economy
Experts tell workshop
Ensuring access to information and communication technology (ICT) for the rural people would help reduce the cost of doing business and boost rural economy, experts at a workshop said yesterday.
Call for united movement to protect indigenous people
Speakers at a national seminar yesterday said the rights of indigenous people would not be established until their philosophy, culture, wisdom and traditional knowledge are duely appreciated by the majority
Electronic University U21 Global Inaugurated
Build knowledge-based society
President urges well-off section
President Iajuddin Ahmed called upon various organisations and well-off sections of the people to help foster talents and genius for building a knowledge-based society that could lead the nation on ahigher
Private Universities
Task force to ensure closure of outer campuses
University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Nazrul Islam yesterday said the caretaker government following the recommendation of the UGC decided to close down all approved and unapproved outer campuses
'Political will needed to build gender equitable society'
Speakers at a workshop yesterday underscored the need for political will and conceptual clarity of 'gender mainstreaming' in order to build a gender equitable society.
Road accidents kill 6
At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Sirajganj, Comilla and Brahmanbaria yesterday.
More bodies come to aid of flood victims
More organisations and individuals came to the aid of flood-affected people yesterday as relief operations continued in areas reeling under floods.
Minor tremor jolts capital
A minor earthquake, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, jolted the capital and adjoining areas yesterday. The epicentre of the tremor that was felt at about 14hours 28 minutes 41.
Lutfur made Ctg Customs (Import) Commissioner
Lutfur Rahman, commissioner of of VAT Appeal Commissionerate Chittagong, took over the office of Commissioner of Chittagong Customs (Import) here yesterday.
Four fishermen missing after trawler capsizes
Four fishermen went missing as a hilsha-laden trawler capsized in the Boleshher river in Sarankhola upazila on Sunday night as fishing fleets returning to coast from rough sea amid a monsoon depression.
Land depression over W Bengal, adjoining Bangladesh
The land depression moved slightly northwestwards and lies over West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh yesterday afternoon.
Camel Jockeys in UAE Bangladeshi children to get compensation
Bangladeshi children who worked as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at any time after January 1, 1993 and suffered physical and mental illness will get compensation from the UAE, says a
Nat'l English Debate
IBA Team 1 becomes champion
The prize giving ceremony of the National English Debate Championship 2007 organised by the Communication Club of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University, was held at Radisson
Rehab president resigns
Engineer Mohammad Abdul Awal resigned as president of Real Estate Housing Association of Bangladesh (Rehab) yesterday.

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