one of the largest
political parties. How is it
possible to hold
keeping BNP away?."
ATM SHAMSUL HUDA
Chief Election Commissioner.
"It won't be possible to fulfil the conditions of the RPO without holding a party council. It is not possible to hold a party council within this period amidst a state of emergency."
AMIR HOSSAIN AMU
Awami League presidium member
about the newly promulgated Representation of the People's Order (RPO).
“Unless we consider it a right, corruption is unlikely to end in the sector.”
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB)
revealing massive corruption in the pension system.
The government officials and employees have to pay on average Tk 7,660 bribe and spend additional Tk 3,720 for transport and meals each to process their pension documents, the non-governmental corruption watchdog has noted.
"Movement across the border is not allowed from sunset to sunrise. Curfew-like situation remains at night and if anyone wants to cross the border… will do so at his or her own risk."
ASHISH KUMAR MITRA
of India's Border Security Force.
"The spirit and determination I see in the youth of today gives me the courage to continue my job…Together, we will beat corruption."
HASAN MASHHUD CHOWDHURY
"I sold the largest hilsa of this season weighing 1.5kg at Tk 1,000 per piece on Friday…At this time last year the same size hilsa sold at Tk 500-600 per piece as the supply was adequate."
a fishmonger at Karwan Bazar.
"I earned about Tk 20,000 by selling about 60 kilograms of coffee last winter. I hope I will get more this year."
a farmer in Barpilak village in Ramgarh, The area also produces green coffee.
Coffee growers however complain that the area does not have proper processing facilities.
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