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Ashulia RMG workers go berserk again, 100 hurt

More than 300 garment factories were shut as readymade garment workers flew into a rage and clashed with police in Ashulia for third straight day on Wednesday, injuring over 100 people including 10 law enforcers. Our correspondent reports that over 3,000 law enforcers deployed in the area have finally managed to bring the situation under […]

By: Talha Ahmad A bench of the High Court accused the Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament of High Treason (Rastrodruhi) for his alleged comment in the Parliament about a ruling of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He further questioned the depth and breadth of knowledge of the Speaker and asked whether it is appropriate to use […]

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Bangladesh e Erectile Dysfunction No More- Amazing Plan Of Sex Boosting Exercises conomy is likely to grow at 6.4 per cent rate in the upcoming fiscal year (2012-13), a World Bank (WB) report forecasted. Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth has de generic viagra sales clined to 6.3 per cent in the current fiscal (2011-12) […]

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DHAKA — Three two-month-old tiger cubs rescued in the Bangladesh capital this week from smugglers are frail and have been disturbed by hundreds of curious visitors, vets said on Wednesday. Security forces rescued the cubs from a house on Monday in a raid that saw one man arrested. They have since been transferred to a […]

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By: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury December 2013, the ruling Bangladesh Awami League will complete its five-year tenure, while the country will go for another general election by January 25 2014. New election date will be announced by October 2014. In this case, the ruling party will remain in the office for another 18 odd months […]

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'HSBC likely to sell or shut operations in Bangladesh'

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HSBC is planning to sell or shut its branches in Bangladesh and several other weaker Asian markets, a news report has said. The bank has now decided to focus on six core Asian markets outside of Hong Kong, the London-based Financial Times newspaper has quoted Peter Wong, chief executive of HSBC in Asia, as saying. […]

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Humayun Ahmed made spl adviser to UN

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Popular writer Humayun Ahmed has been appointed special adviser to the Bangladesh Mission in United Nations. Ahmed is now staying in USA for treatment of colon cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Reacting to the news of his new appointment, he said: “I am surprised but happy.” Talking to a private television […]

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Democracy has shouted back

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By Mohammad Badrul Ahsan Third time in a row, after Chittagong, after Narayangonj, Comilla has proven it all over again. All these three municipal elections have proven for as many times that when people don’t like something, they can push back. In all three constituencies, notoriety of high profile candidates, all of them having the […]

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Shah Alam Shazu – the cultural reporter of Bangla fortnightly Anandadhara and regular contributor of The Daily Star took an exclusive interview of the versatile actor Humayun Faridee, who died at his home in the city today. This interview was published on 20 September 2011 at The Daily Star. This was the last interview given […]

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Mahfuz Anam The Daily Star When does a government strangulate its capital city by preventing almost all modes of transport from reaching it? When does a government bring to a virtual halt almost all internal city movements? When does a government create such a panicky situation that traders do not open shops out of fear […]

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The net losses incurred by Bangladesh’s state enterprises doubled to 16,880 crore taka (US$2.06 billion) in the current fiscal year compared to the previous year, mainly due to lower selling prices of fuel and electricity than their purchase prices. Of the 48 state enterprises, 36 made a profit of 8,386 crore taka ($1.02 billion), while […]

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