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Shahjalal airport braces for chaos

Runway repair to stop flight operations for 9 hrs every day in next 5 months The 24-hour Shahjalal International Airport becomes a 15-hour airport for five months from today, as its only runway gets a fresh coat of tarmac. Airlines and passengers fear delays and chaos as the airport would have to handle around 185 […]

  International buyers yesterday recommended the garment makers of Bangladesh immediately upgrade fire safety system at the factories to avert fire deaths. They also suggested Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) strengthen its fire safety cell and train the owners first and then the mid-level officials and workers. The owners called on the representatives […]

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Statehood status upgraded despite opposition from Israel, US Agencies The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, in the face of strong opposition from Israel and the US. The victory for president Mahmud Abbas triggered scenes of joy in the occupied West Bank, where thousands celebrated with bursts of […]

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IK Gujral passes away

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Inder Kumar Gujral. Former Indian prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral has passed away after a long illness in a hospital near the capital, Delhi, aged 92. Gujral was admitted to the hospital in Gurgaon on 19 November and was suffering from a lung infection. He became India’s 12th prime minister, heading a United Front coalition […]

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Forest department officials on Friday arrested a smuggler along with 40 live turtles and 200 dried turtle shells in Narayanganj. Saleque Ahmed Mollah, a forester of wildlife division, detained Farid Ahmed, 40, and recovered the turtles of three different species — spotted flat-shell, Assamrup turtle and soft-shell turtle — at Ghat No 3 of Narayanganj. […]

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Shahed Chowdhury and Elias Khan . Shahed Chowdhury, chief reporter of the daily Samakal, and Elias Khan, of the daily Amar Desh, were elected president and general secretary of the Dhaka Reporters Unity on Friday. Shahed bagged 647 votes while his rival Asaduzzaman Samrat got 141. Elias polled 352 votes while incumbent DRU general secretary […]

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Bangladesh lead the five-match series 1-0 Bangladesh’s players celebrate after dismissing West Indies’ captain Darren Sammy during the first ODI at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday. Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed 58 off 51 and Naeem Islam hit an unbeaten half-century steering Bangladesh to comfortable seven-wicket victory over West Indies in the opening […]

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Bangladesh-India border. Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a cattle trader at Gotamari border in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat Thursday evening. The BSF members also took away the body, reports our Lalmonirhat correspondent. The deceased was an Indian citizen, BSF informed the message to BGB around 10:30 am on Friday morning, BGB official said. […]

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This November 25 photo shows fire service men tried to extinguish the blaze at Tazreen Fashions Ltd at Nishchintapur on the capital’s outskirts Ashulia.  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday allocated Tk 2 lakh for each of the families of the identified people killed in a garment factory fire in Ashulia and flyover collapse in […]

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by Jessica Shepherd World education rankings show how countries do atreading, maths and science. A pupil in a science lesson. Photograph: David Sillitoe/Guardian The world education rankings from the OECD are out. The UK is slipping down in maths, reading and science, and has been overtaken by Poland and Norway, this major study of 65 […]

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  By THOMAS FULLER Published: November 30, 2012 SITTWE, Myanmar – The Buddhist monastery on the edge of this seaside town is a picture of tranquillity, with novice monks in saffron robes finding shade under a towering tree and their teacher, U Nyarna, greeting a visitor in a sunlit prayer room. But in these placid […]

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Twelve out of 47 banks in the country held 72 per cent of classified loan or default loan of the banking sector as on September 31 of this year as they disbursed significant amount of loans unlawfully to the clients, said Bangladesh Bank officials.   According to the latest BB data, the classified loans in […]

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