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Hopes and fears ring in 2013

Customers visit a flower shop on New Year's Eve in Dhaka yesterday. Photo: STARSohel Parvez Bangladesh rings in the New Year on a cautious note shaped by a mix of hope and uncertainty. A positive outlook on the economic front may fizzle out in the face of sluggish exports and risks of a further fall […]

Retaining its position as the 2nd largest RMG exporter Refayet Ullah Mirdha Bangladesh enters 2013 with a firm footing as the world's second largest garment exporter, raising hopes for a new wave of business despite turbulent times in parts of the globe. The World Trade Organisation declared Bangladesh as the second largest RMG exporter after […]

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Aishwarya Rai: The return of the queen?

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Aishwarya Rai: The return of the queen? The Queen of Bollywood, and one of the most beautiful women in the world, talks for the first time about courting contro canadian pharmacy cialis versy on-screen, her weight, and whether she will return to film. Sir David Frost travels to Mumbai to meet Aishwarya Rai, one of […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF MARITIME SECTOR IN NATIONAL ECONOMY

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by F R Chowdhury   Bangladesh is small in size but big in population, perhaps the most densely populated country in the world. Its greatest asset is its vast population. If we can educate and train the people in the right manner then we can make the entire population a productive force and make social […]

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Energy crisis: who is to blame?

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Photo: Shafiq Islam/ Drik NewsSyed Mansur Hashim When we are informed at fag end of the year that the Sunetra gas field purported to have gas reserves anywhere from 2-3 trillion cubic feet may not be giving us the dividends we had hoped for, there is something fundamentally wrong with our planning. The incumbent party […]

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PM launches free textbooks distribution

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina poses for a photograph with school students at Gono Bhaban in the capital on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for school students on Monday. She opened the programme through handing over textbooks among the students of different classes at a simple ceremony at Gono […]

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AL ready for poll dialogue

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The ruling Awami League wants to sit with BNP for dialogues any moment, said the Local Government and Rural Development Minister on Monday. “The only way to reach a solution is through dialogues. No other alternative is available,” said LGRD minister Syed Ashraful Islam, who is also the General Secretary of Awami League. “The sooner […]

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Don't vote for corrupt politicians: ACC chief

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Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Ghulam Rahman on Monday speaks at a rally in front of the ACC headquarters in the capital after attending an anti-graft procession and human chain for creating mass awareness to fight graft. Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Ghulam Rahman on Monday urged people not to vote for any corrupt politicians in upcoming parliamentary elections. […]

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The government, for the first time, on Monday awarded special cards to 10 companies and 10 individuals for being the highest taxpayers in fiscal 2009-10. Finance Minister AMA Muhith handed over the certificates, Tax Card, to the recipients at a ceremony at Officers Club in Dhaka. The recipients are entitled to some privileges for a […]

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Tazreen fire preplanned: BGMEA probe

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Last month's fire at the Tazreen Fashions Limited was 'planned', a probe by the manufacturing association said on Monday. A devastating blaze swept through the ill-fated multi-storied readymade garments factory in Ashulia industrial belt killing 111 workers. The Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers' and Exporters' Association (BGMEA) probe report accused several factory officials of being involved with […]

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Hillary hospitalised with blood clot

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Hillary ClintonReuters, Washington US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital on Sunday with a blood clot linked to a concussion she suffered earlier this month, the State Department said in an announcement that looked sure to stir up speculation over the health of one of America's best-known political figures. […]

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KL job seekers’ registration from Jan 13

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Khandker Mosharraf Hossain The government would start registering the names of Bangladeshis seeking jobs in Malaysia from January 13 next year, Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, expatriates' welfare and overseas employment minister, said on Monday. Registration will be done at 4,500 information and service centres at union parishad offices across the country, the minister said at a […]

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